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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in Severe Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

By Niall A. Buckley, Mustafa K. Baskaya & Marin E. Darsie First Online: 30 September 2020 There is an absence of literature discussing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) management in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with post-traumatic cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). ...


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Brain abscess complicating venous ischemic stroke: a rare occurrence

By Monique Boukobza First Online: 13 August 2020 A previously healthy 52-year-old right-handed man experienced a 7-day history of frontal headaches and abrupt onset of two episodes of right-hand weakness, lasting 5–10 min each speech difficulties and right partial motor seizures. At...


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Refractory Psychomotor Agitation Responding to Dexmedetomidine Infusion: A Rare Presentation of Bickerstaff Brainstem Encephalitis (BBE)

By Yohei Harada, Mhd Ezzat Zaghlouleh & Vishank Shah First Online: 20 July 2020 Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is characterized by ophthalmoplegia, blepharoptosis, facial weakness, ataxia, bulbar palsy and altered mental status (AMS) [1]. AMS is seen in all patients with BBE,...


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Pretruncal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in a Patient with Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

By Kristen M. Scheitler, Cody L. Nesvick & Eelco F. Wijdicks First Online: 25 June 2020 Pretruncal non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (PNSAH; also called perimesencephalic hemorrhage or perimesencephalic pattern angiographically-negative SAH) is a distinct subtype of SAH...


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The CSF Diversion via Lumbar Drainage to Treat Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome in the Critically Ill Neurological Patient

By Christopher S. Hong, Kevin Wang, & Guido J. Falcone First Online: 06 May 2020 Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is a clinical syndrome of neurologic deterioration resulting from cerebral edema seen in patients undergoing dialysis [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ]. DDS is most prevalent...


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Sugammadex Administration to Facilitate Timely Neurologic Examination in the Traumatic Brain Injury Patient

By Jonathan M. Curley, David P. Ciceri, William C. CulpJr. First Online: 02 January 2020 Introduction Neuromuscular blocking agents are frequently administered to traumatic brain injury patients during initial airway management; however, paralytics can delay diagnosis and treatment by...


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Sonographic Demonstration of a Perfusion-Dependent Stroke with Negative MRI and a Flow-Limiting Stenosis

By Jonathan Gomez, Stacey Wolfe, Aarti Sarwal First Online: 29 October 2019 Perfusion dependence of stroke is a phenomenon often investigated in an acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion while patients are being evaluated for endovascular interventions. Perfusion-dependent...


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Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome Responsive to Intravenous Milrinone

By Maximiliano A. Hawkes, Alejandro A. Hlavnicka, Nestor A. Wainsztein First Online: 30 September 2019 Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) causes reversible multifocal constriction of cerebral arteries. It is triggered by several conditions, including vasoactive medications...


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Microdialysis Findings in a Patient with New Onset Refractory Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus

By Helene Hurth, Dennis Schlak, Florian Heinrich Ebner First Online: 25 September 2019 Introduction Microdialysis is a well-established tool routinely used in neurocritical units. Metabolic changes in patients with a subarachnoid hemorrhage or traumatic brain injury appear earlier than...


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The Physiology of the Apnea Test for Brain Death Determination in ECMO: Arguments for Blending Carbon Dioxide

By William B. Beam, Phillip D. Scott, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 08 August 2019 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of extracorporeal life support which can be utilized as a rescue modality in patients with treatment refractory cardiac or respiratory failure. ECMO...