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The Business of Neurocritical Care: Getting Started

Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS, NVS, RPNI, CPB, FNCS This series will be a running feature highlighting billing, coding, practice management, and other business aspects of neurocritical care. Although all of us received extensive education and training in the care of neurocritical care patients, few...


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Emergency Department Boarding of Neurocritical Care Patients

J. Spencer Dingman, PharmD, BCCCP Neurocritical Care Pharmacy Specialist Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS James.dingman@wesleymc.com Brian W. Gilbert, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS Brian.gilbert@wesleymc.com With ...


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Neurocritical Care in the Last Frontier – a Pharmacist’s Perspective

Dyan Fleming, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCPS Treating neurocritical care patients in Alaska, land of the midnight sun, comes with unique geographical, environmental, and seasonal challenges. Navigating these challenges requires careful planning coupled with complex coordination of medical care to...


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Stories of Hope: Naema

Bindi Parikh, MD, Neurology Resident, University of Minnesota Christine Yeager, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota Section Editor Lauren Koffman, DO, MS One Thursday, amidst the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Naema had been working from home as a...


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Burden of Neurological Disorders in Adult Intensive Care Unit in Bahrain: Five Years’ Experience

By Sana Alkhawaja, MD, CABEM; Nehad Al Shirawi, MD, MRCP; Hasan Mohammed Naser, MBBS, Najat S. Hameed Naser, RN; Asrar A. Majeed Al Asheeri, RN; Redha Abdulla Al Hammam, RN; Amina Maki Husain, RN The Kingdom of Bahrain, home of the ancient Dilmun civilization, is a Middle Eastern island...


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What Did We Do? Was it Unwise to Ban Family from the ICU?

By Peter J Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC, FNIV During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, critical care practitioners throughout the United States and the world were instructed by health agencies, government leaders and hospital administration to ban family members from visiting critically ill...


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Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy: Same Particle, Different Wave

By Kia Ghiassi, Department of Neurology, Missouri University, Columbia Missouri; Jesyree Veitia, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; and Francisco Gomez, Department of Neurology, Missouri University, Columbia Missouri Adequate cerebral blood flow (CBF) is a key component in...


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What is Open Access (OA) Publishing and Why Should I Care?

By Michael Diringer, MD The financial infrastructure for scientific publishing is being completely transformed by a desire to ensure that scientific knowledge is freely accessible to all. The power behind this transformation resides with those who fund research; they are insisting that...


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The Great Political Divide in Medicine

By Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta, MD, MSc, MPhil, Division of Neurocritical Care,Department of Neurosciences, UC San Diego Health In the early 1990s, most physicians were Republicans. Three decades later, the demographic composition of the medical workforce has shifted 1, 2 , and so has the overall...


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INCC on DEI: A Look at the Inequities in Medicine First Requires a Good Look at Ourselves

By Tommy T. Thomas, MD, PhD; Ebonye Green MNSc, ACNPC-AC, CNRN, SCRN, APRN; Deepa Malaiyandi, MD and Hana Nobleza, MD Some of us watched the videos. A doctor’s cry for help from the very medical establishment to which she belongs. A CEO expresses contrition by saying that there were ...