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Use of Flipped Classroom and Screen-Based Simulation for Interdisciplinary Critical Care Fellow Teaching of Electroencephalogram Interpretation

By Brenda G. Fahy, Terrie Vasilopoulos & Destiny F. Chau First Online: 18 May 2020 Continuous electroencephalography (EEG) is an important intensive care unit (ICU) monitor; ICU physicians need training to identify and treat time-sensitive EEG patterns [ 1 , 2 ]. EEG familiarity...


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Relations Between Early Neuromuscular Alterations, Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, and Clinical Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients: An Exploratory Single-center Cohort Study

By Felix Klawitter, Johannes Ehler, Daniel A. Reuter & Robert Patejdl First Online: 03 April 2020 Introduction Several pathophysiological conditions are known to promote alterations of gastrointestinal (GI) motility and malnutrition in the critically ill [1]. Among these are lesions...


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Electroencephalogram Changes During Cheyne–Stokes Respiration in Acutely Ill Hospitalized Patients

By Kelsey M. Smith, Jeffrey W. Britton & David B. Burkholder First Online: 28 February 2020 Introduction Cheyne–Stokes respiration (CSR) is a central apnea with alternating hyperpnea and hypopnea, or apnea intervals. It is commonly sleep related in patients with congestive...


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Resource Allocation: Stable Patients Remain Stable 12–24 h Post-tPA

By Sheena Khan, Alexandria Soto, Elisabeth B. Marsh First Online: 09 December 2019 Background and Purpose Stroke patients are currently monitored for neurological deterioration for 24 h following treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) or mechanical thrombectomy....


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Neurocritical Care Quality Improvement Practices: A Survey of Members of the Neurocritical Care Society

By Abhijit V. Lele, The Quality Committee of the Neurocritical Care Society, Asma M. Moheet First Online: 15 October 2019 Background To describe current state of quality improvement (QI) processes implemented in neurocritical care units (NCCU). Methods A 27-question-survey was sent to...


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Palliative Care in the Neuro-ICU: Perceptions, Practice Patterns, and Preferences of Neurointensivists

By Barak Bar, Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Michael A. Rubin First Online: 29 August 2019 Introduction The proportion of hospitals with specialist palliative care services in the USA has increased substantially over the past decade. Severe acute brain injury presents with unique challenges,...


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Burnout and Resilience Among Neurosciences Critical Care Unit Staff

By Taylor E. Purvis, Neurocritical Care and Chaplaincy Study Group, Deanna Saylor First Online: 14 August 2019 Background Preventing burnout and promoting resiliency are important for health professionals’ well-being and quality of patient care, as individuals with high levels of burnout...