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Complex Approaches for a Complex Organ

By Anthony Figaji First Online: 30 April 2021 Do complex systems improve our care of patients with brain injury? It is easy to argue that they do, at least in concept. The brain is the most complex organ of the human body and even more so when injured. A multitude of pathophysiological...


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Complex Approaches for a Complex Organ

By Anthony Figaji First Online: 30 April 2021 Do complex systems improve our care of patients with brain injury? It is easy to argue that they do, at least in concept. The brain is the most complex organ of the human body and even more so when injured. A multitude of pathophysiological...


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Invited Commentary on Intracerebral Hemorrhage in COVID-19 Patients with Pulmonary Failure: A Propensity Score-Matched Registry Study

By Brett Cucchiara First Online: 02 April 2021 Early in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, reported cases of ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) complicating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection caused considerable alarm. As more...


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Critical ICP in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: How High and How Long?

By Andreas H. Kramer First Online: 02 March 2021 There are numerous reasons why intracranial pressure (ICP) may be elevated in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH): When an aneurysm ruptures, it precipitates a cascade of events that may result in global cerebral edema....


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Cerebral Autoregulation: The Concept the Legend the Promise

By Christos Lazaridis First Online : 25 January 2021 Pressure-flow autoregulation refers to the physiologic phenomenon of the maintenance of steady flow within a range of arterial blood pressure (ABP). It is one of the mechanisms that collectively contribute to the regulation of cerebral...


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Cerebral Autoregulation: The Concept the Legend the Promise

By Christos Lazaridis First Online: 25 January 2021 Pressure-flow autoregulation refers to the physiologic phenomenon of the maintenance of steady flow within a range of arterial blood pressure (ABP). It is one of the mechanisms that collectively contribute to the regulation of cerebral...


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Cognitive Assessments in Critical Care Patient Populations: Methodological Considerations

By Sachin Agarwal & Marykay Pavol First Online: 20 January 2021 The high incidence of neuropsychological deficits after critical illnesses and their decisive impact on long-term recovery are well described in the literature [1,2,3]. Early cognitive testing after acute stabilization has...


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Should We Assess Diaphragmatic Function During Mechanical Ventilation Weaning in Guillain–Barré Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis Patients?

By Nicolas Weiss First Online: 09 January 2021 Acute respiratory failure is the main reason for the admission of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) and myasthenia gravis (MG) patients to the ICU. About 30% of GBS patients and 10 to 30% of MG patients will require mechanical ventilation (MV) over...


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Advanced Bio-signal Analytics for Continuous Bedside Monitoring of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Future

By Frederick A. Zeiler First Online: 05 January 2021 Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic expansion of cerebral physiologic monitoring devices in neurocritical care [1,2,3,4]. This type of monitoring can take many forms, including, but not limited to, intracranial pressure...


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Ventriculostomy Without Decompressive Suboccipital Craniectomy for a Devastating Posterior Fossa Mass Lesion: Doing “Everything” for the Family

By David Y. Hwang Published: 02 December 2020 What are neuro-ICU and neurosurgery teams obligated to provide when a family asks for “everything” to be done for a patient with a clearly devastating brain injury? This question comes up routinely in the practice of neurocritical care....