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Emotional Support of Neurocritical Care Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Stephen A. Trevick, MD, Northwest Neurology, IL The emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt throughout society for months and years to come. This impact will come in many guises and patterns throughout medicine and certainly in the acute care of neurocritical care patients....


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Turning a Neuro ICU Into a COVID-19 ICU: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Experience

By Lucie Pelunkova, MSc, Critical Care Nursing, Nurse Educational Specialist, Neurologic Critical Care Unit, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Nouran Salem, PharmD, BCCCP, MBA, Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Seby John, MD, Consultant Neurologist, Vascular...


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Recap of the 11th Chinese Conference of Neurocritical Care

By Yingying Su, MD, PhD The 11th National Conference of Neurocritical Care Committee of the Chinese Society of Neurology (NCC/CSN) was held on Aug. 23-29 2020. We would like to thank Prof. Jose, the director of Neurocritical Care, and Prof. Gene and Brophy, the former director of Neurocritical...


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Milrinone for the Treatment of Delay Cerebrovascular Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Is Aggressive Therapy the Answer?

By Thomas D. Bernier, PharmD; and Michael Schontz, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) accounts for 5% of all strokes, and due to a multitude of complications, patients are at exceptional risk of mortality and morbidity. 1 The incidence of aSAH is geographically...


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On the Frontline of COVID-19 in Qatar: Navigating Through Crisis, Embracing Change and Leading Innovation

By Ahmad Abdussalam, MD, MRCP UK, neuro intensivist, UCNS Certified; Dana Bakdach, BSC, PharmD, clinical pharmacist; Sundus Sardar, MBBS, medical resident; Nadir Kharma, pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; Ali Ait Hssain, MD, DESAR, ECMO consultant; Adel Royce Mangodato, senior RN; and...


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Establishing Regional Critical Care Chapters to Encourage Interdisciplinary Collaboration

By Padmaraj Duvvuri, MD; Editor Lauren Koffman, DO, MS Over the past two years, there has been an ongoing effort to establish a Midwest Chapter within the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). I have tried to become an active member of the chapter and will be speaking at the upcoming...


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Clinical Neurotoxicology: A Focus on Drug-induced Seizures

By Anthony Jaworski, PharmD, BCCCP A reported 6% of new onset seizures and 9% of status epilepticus cases are attributed to drug neurotoxicity. 1,2 Over the years, there has been a decline in cases of seizures from cocaine, theophylline and tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity. There...


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Adjunctive Agents for Agitation Management in Neurocritical Care Patients

By Brian R. Schuler, PharmD, senior pharmacist; Kaylee K. Marino, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, clinical pharmacy specialist; and Michael Reznik, MD As pharmacists and clinicians working in the neurosciences intensive care unit (ICU), we understand the importance of agitation and delirium...


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Surviving COVID-19 as an Intensivist in a Developing Country

By Telmo E. Fernandez-Cadena, Intensive Care, Guyaquil, Ecuador; Manuel Jibaja, director, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Eugenio Espejo, Quito, Ecuador; Nelson Maldonado, MD, Neurocritical Care, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ); Miguel Andrade, MD Perspectives from Guayaquil,...


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Volunteering in a COVID-19 ICU: My NYC Experience

By Pravin George, DO, assistant professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine; staff, Neurointensive Care, Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic More than three months ago, New York City experienced the largest reported metropolitan surge of COVID-19 patients in the...