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Stories of Hope: Ayanna

Contributors: Lindsay Marchetti, RPA-C, Lead APP, NMICU 1 ; Kathryn Zelazny, RPA-C 1 ; Betty Rosabal, LMSW 1 ; Chris Zammit, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Medicine 1,2 1 University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital ...


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The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys Campus

By Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD; Alejandro Rabinstein, MD; Sara Hocker, MD; and Jennifer Fugate, DO Division of Critical Care Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (neuro-ICU) at Mayo Clinic Rochester was arguably one of the first combined neurology...


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Acute Neurological Care at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

By Jacob Manske, MD, and Teresa Lee, MD The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia, is the largest hospital in the country. With over 1,600 beds, it serves as the main referral hospital and trains many of Zambia’s medical students, residents and nurses. Through a partnership...


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The Dead Donor Rule in the Era of Extremes in End-of-Life Care

By Deepa Malaiyandi, MD From ECMO to assisted dying, the options for end-of-life care truly span the spectrum of therapeutic intensity. In the age of autonomy, global perspectives from all along this spectrum contribute to medical, ethical and legal opinions of death, dying and organ donation...


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Literature Review

By Kyle Hobbs, MD, and Sara Stern-Nezer, MD Due to their efficacy and favorable rates of complications when compared to vitamin K antagonist therapy, direct or novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC/DOAC) use is now widespread, and reversal agents exist for many of these medications. The studies...


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Neurocritical Care in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

By Jensen Ng, MBBS, MMed Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) was founded in 1844 and is the second largest hospital in Singapore with a capacity exceeding 1,500 beds. It is strategically located in Central Singapore, at the intersection of two major highways. The Neuroscience ICU (NICU) of TTSH...


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Caring for the Post Procedure Mechanical Thrombectomy Patient

By Catrice Nakamura, RN, MSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, and Diana Serondo, RN, NVRN-BC Mechanical thrombectomy in the setting of a large vessel occlusion has become a standard of care in the management of acute ischemic stroke. Despite the ample literature available to support care before and during...


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Violence and Sexual Harassment in Healthcare a Growing Issue

By Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC The last number of months has brought the issue of violence and sexual harassment into the news cycle. Employers and universities have rolled out programs to address discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Health professionals and support...


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Regional Meeting in Dubai

By Yasser B. Abulhasan, Chairman, Neurocritical Care-MENA Chapter of IPACCMS, and Hussain N. Al Rahma, President, IPACCMS It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the first Regional Neurocritical Care Meeting in the Middle East and Africa, which was developed in partnership between the...


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Cleveland Clinic’s Neurocritical Care Is in Abu Dhabi

By Jamil R. Dibu, MD, Section Head, Neurologic Critical Care Unit, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Why is Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi? As a direct expansion of the Cleveland Clinic model of care, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi builds on almost 100 years of excellence at...