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17.07.2019 | Original Work

Inducing Brain Cooling Without Core Temperature Reduction in Pigs Using a Novel Nasopharyngeal Method: An Effectiveness and Safety Study

The annual incidence of patients with acute brain lesions (0.44%) constitutes an alarming public health concern worldwide [ 1 – 4 ]. This high incidence is caused by hypoxic–ischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest as well as severe traumatic …

16.07.2019 | Take Notice: Technology

Development of a Homemade Spinal Model for Simulation to Teach Ultrasound Guidance for Lumbar Puncture

Spinal procedures such as lumbar punctures (LPs) are essential components to clinical practice but are challenging to teach, learn, or practice on real patients due to patient safety and comfort limiting the number of attempts. Simulators can be …

16.07.2019 | Original Work

Stress-Induced Hyperglycemia and Remote Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Lesions in Primary Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most serious and least treatable kind of acute stroke [ 1 ]. Limited prognostic factors have been discovered including clinical severity and location and volume of hematoma, etc. [ 2 ]. With the application of …

16.07.2019 | Original Work

A Pilot Study of Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation for Orally Intubated ICU Patients with Dysphagia

Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are commonly observed in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) (incidence 3% to 84%) and significantly impacts patient outcome [ 1 – 4 ]. Swallowing disorders may cause aspiration pneumonia and often …

12.07.2019 | Review

Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Traumatic Brain Injury: A Meta-analysis

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most severe complications in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is considered a risk factor for poor outcomes. However, the incidence of VAP among patients with TBI reported in …

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Neurocritical Care is a peer reviewed scientific publication whose major goal is to disseminate new knowledge on all aspects of acute neurological care. It is directed towards neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, and critical care nurses treating patients with urgent neurologic disorders. These are conditions that may potentially evolve rapidly and could need immediate medical or surgical intervention. Neurocritical Care provides a comprehensive overview of current developments in intensive care neurology, neurosurgery and neuroanesthesia and includes information about new therapeutic avenues and technological innovations. Neurocritical Care is the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society.

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