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By Aimee Aysenne, MD (left), MPH, and Kyle Hobbs, MD (right) Kidney injury is common in the neurocritical care unit. It has a significant impact on ICU length of stay and ultimate recovery, and can be aggravated by interventions undertaken for neurologic disease. The reviewed studies below...


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NEWS: EEG Signals Show Cognition in Brain Injured

Authors: Curley, W.H., Forgacs, P.B., Voss, H.U., at al. Characterization of EEG signals revealing covert cognition in the injured brain. Brain. 141: 1404-1421, 2018. Reviewed by: Aimee Aysenne MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University, School of Medicine Read...


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By Aimee Aysenne, MD, MPH, (left) and Kyle Hobbs, MD (right) Antihypertensive medications are ubiquitous in ICUs. Still, complete understanding of the effect on the brain in neurologically patients is not well understood. In these reviews, we examine the cerebrovascular consequence of...


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NEWS: Nicardipine May Increase Arterial Contractility in SAH as per TCD Measurements

Authors: Lahiri, S., Nezhad, M., Schlick, K.H., et al. Paradoxical cerebrovascular hemodynamic changes with nicardipine. J Neurosurg 128: 1015-1019, 2018. Reviewed by: Aimee Aysenne MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University, School of Medicine Read the article * ...


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By Aimee Aysenne, MD, MPH, and Kyle Hobbs, MD Recently, two landmark studies supporting an extended time window for the treatment of large vessel occlusion (LVO) have been published. DAWN, published in November, investigated thrombectomy between six and 24 hours from last known well time (LKW...


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NEWS: DEFUSE3, Thrombectomy in the Extended 6 to 16 Hour Window

Author: Albers, G. W., Marks, M.P., Kemp, S., et al. Thrombectomy for Stroke at 6 to 16 Hours with Selection by Perfusion Imaging. NEJM Jan 2018. Reviewed by: Aimee Aysenne MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University, School of Medicine Summary DEFUSE3 is a...


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NEWS: CT Angiography Validated as a Brain Death Confirmatory Test

Read the article . Listen to the podcast . Author: Garrett, M.P., Williamson, R.W., Bohl, M.A., et al. Computer tomography angiography as a confirmatory test for the diagnosis of brain death. J Neurosurg 128: 639-644, 2018. Reviewed by: Aimee Aysenne MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical...


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By Aimee Aysenne, MD, MPH, and Chitra Venkatasubramanian MBBS, MD, MSc The treatment of TBI has been recently reviewed in several articles. BOOST-II is a multicenter, phase II randomized study evaluating the feasibility of monitoring and treating the partial pressure of brain tissue...


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By Aimee Aysenne, MD, MPH (left), and Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MSc (right) Neuroprognostication remains the elusive and crucial component of neurocritical care. Being able to rapidly and precisely distinguish patients who have a chance at meaningful neurological recovery from those...


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By Aimee Aysenne (left), MD and Chitra Venkatasubramanian (right), MBBS, MD, MSc This spring has brought us several novel approaches to the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage. Here are three of the most anticipated studies. Intraventricular tPA – “CLEAR”ing the intraventricular...