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Rural–Urban Disparities in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Mortality in the USA: Preliminary Findings from the National Inpatient Sample

By Fadar Oliver Otite, Emmanuel Oladele Akano, Emmanuel Akintoye, Priyank Khandelwal, Amer M. Malik, Seemant Chaturvedi & Jonathan Rosand First Online: 30 March 2020 Objectives To compare in-hospital mortality between intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients in rural hospitals to...


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Intraventricular Hemorrhage Growth: Definition, Prevalence and Association with Hematoma Expansion and Prognosis

By Qi Li, Rui Li, Li-Bo Zhao, Xiao-Min Yang, Wen-Song Yang, Lan Deng, Xin-Ni Lv, Guo-Feng Wu, Zhou-Ping Tang, Miao Wei, Yi-Neng Zheng, Fa-Jin Lv, Xiao-Chuan Sun, Joshua N. Goldstein & Peng Xie First Online: 26 March 2020 Background/Objectives The objective of this study is to...


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Brain Exposure to Piperacillin in Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients Assessed by Cerebral Microdialysis and Population Pharmacokinetics

By Sami Ullah, Ronny Beer, Uwe Fuhr, Max Taubert, Markus Zeitlinger, Alexander Kratzer, Christoph Dorn, Usman Arshad, Mario Kofler & Raimund Helbok First Online: 26 March 2020 Background The broad antibacterial spectrum of piperacillin/tazobactam makes the combination suitable for...


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Intracranial Hemorrhage in Hospitalized Patients: An Infrequently Studied Condition with High Mortality

By Andrea Loggini, Victor J. Del Brutto, Faten El Ammar, Zachary B. Bulwa, Faddi Saleh Velez, Cedric McKoy, Raisa C. Martinez, James Brorson, Fernando D. Goldenberg & Agnieszka A. Ardelt First Online: 24 March 2020 Background Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) may occur in patients...


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Incidence and Effect of Diabetes Insipidus in the Acute Care of Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By Andrés Gempeler, Eduardo Orrego-González, Andrés Hernandez-Casanas, Andrés M. Castro, Juan D. Aristizabal-Mayor & Jorge H. Mejia-Mantilla First Online: 23 March 2020 Background Literature on diabetes insipidus (DI) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is scarce. Some studies...


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Delirium Screening in Neurocritical Care and Stroke Unit Patients: A Pilot Study on the Influence of Neurological Deficits on CAM-ICU and ICDSC Outcome

By Judith von Hofen-Hohloch, Carolin Awissus, Marie Michèle Fischer, Dominik Michalski, Jost-Julian Rumpf & Joseph Classen First Online: 20 March 2020 Background/Objective Delirium is a common complication in critically ill patients with a negative impact on hospital length of stay,...


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Validation of the 2HELPS2B Seizure Risk Score in Acute Brain Injury Patients

By Eric W. Moffet, Thanujaa Subramaniam, Lawrence J. Hirsch, Emily J. Gilmore, Jong Woo Lee, Andres A. Rodriguez-Ruiz, Hiba A. Haider, Monica B. Dhakar, Neville Jadeja, Gamaledin Osman, Nicolas Gaspard & Aaron F. Struck First Online: 27 February 2020 Background and Objective Seizures...


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Neurological Pupil Index as an Indicator of Neurological Worsening in Large Hemispheric Strokes

By Tae Jung Kim, Soo-Hyun Park, Hae-Bong Jeong, Eun Jin Ha, Won Sang Cho, Hyun-Seung Kang, Jung Eun Kim & Sang-Bae Ko First Online: 24 February 2020 Background/Objective Cerebral herniation due to brain edema is the major cause of neurological worsening in patients suffering large...


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Diagnostic Accuracy of Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein and Ubiquitin Carboxy-Terminal Hydrolase-L1 Serum Concentrations for Differentiating Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage from Ischemic Stroke

By Sebastian Luger, Henriette S. Jæger, Joanna Dixon, Ferdinand O. Bohmann, JanHendrik Schaefer, Steven P. Richieri, Karianne Larsen, Maren R. Hov, Kristi G. Bache, Christian Foerch & for the BE FAST III Study Group First Online: 24 February 2020 Background Biomarkers indicative of...


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Burst Suppression: Causes and Effects on Mortality in Critical Illness

By Jacob Hogan, Haoqi Sun, Hassan Aboul Nour, Jin Jing, Mohammad Tabaeizadeh, Maryum Shoukat, Farrukh Javed, Solomon Kassa, Muhammad M. Edhi, Elahe Bordbar, Justin Gallagher, Valdery Moura Junior, Manohar Ghanta, Yu-Ping Shao, Oluwaseun Akeju, Andrew J. Cole, Eric S. Rosenthal, Sahar Zafar &...