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Stories of Hope: Sten Anderson

Contributor: Leighton Mohl, MD, Neurology Resident University of Minnesota (left); Contributor: Christopher Streib, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Stroke Director, University of Minnesota (center); Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD,...


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Featured Program: Neurointensive Care in Liberec, Czech Republic

By Vera Spatenkova, MD, PhD, head of Liberec NICU, the Academy of Neurointensive Medicine, and the Neurointensive Section of the Czech Society of Intensive Care Medicine The neurointensive care unit (NICU) of the Neurocenter at the Regional Hospital in Liberec is the first combined...


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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for ICU Acquired Weakness (ICUAW)

By Francisco Gomez (left), MD, Mohammad El-Ghanem (center), MD and Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD (right) The authors have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the topics discussed in this column. This article may discuss non-FDA approved devices and “off-label” uses. The...


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Hyperchloremia in the Neurocritically Ill Patient

By Caroline Der Nigoghossan, PharmD, BCCCP, and Shivani Ghoshal, MD (pictured) Intravenous crystalloid administration is one of the most common interventions performed in critically ill patients. However, during the last decade, a growing body of literature suggests potential harm with 0.9...


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Clinical Pharmacy Practice in Acute Neurological Illness in Germany

By Stefanie Amelung, RPh, Dipl.-Pharm. 1,2 (left), and Carina Hohmann, RPh, PhD 3 (right) Affiliations: 1 Pharmacy Department, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany 2 Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, Heidelberg University Hospital,...


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Neurocritical Care in Tanzania: An Interview With Dr. Hamisi K Shabani

By Faheem Sheriff, MD, and Hamisi K. Shabani, MD The Muhimbili National Hospital is the largest referral hospital in Tanzania, handling a broad spectrum of pathology, including critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical cases of the highest complexity. It is affiliated with the Muhimbili...


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Neurotrauma and Critical Care in Tanzania: Collaboration With Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI), Dar-es-Salam

By Halinder S. Mangat, MD My wife and I both lived in Africa at different stages of our lives, so there was no hesitation when opportunity arose via the Global Health Department at Weill Cornell Medicine to return to this enigmatic continent. In addition to teaching the curriculum in...


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The Evolution of Neurocritical Care in the Philippines

By Joanne B. Robles, MD and Geraldine Siena L. Mariano, MD (pictured) In the Philippines, cerebrovascular diseases rank as the second most common cause of mortality in the National Statistics Office epidemiological reports in 2017. Other neurological diseases that require intensive care...


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Neurocritical Care in the Middle East and Africa

By Yasser B. Abulhasan, MBChB, FRCPC, Chairman, Neurocritical Care-MENA Chapter of IPACCMS The International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS) and the AsianAfrican Conference of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) conduct their...


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Expanding Neurologic Education in the Dominican Republic

By Lauren Koffman and Starane Shepherd Drs. Starane Shepherd and Lauren Koffman, neurointensivists, from Rush University Medical Center, located in Chicago, Illinois, recently spent several days in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, kicking off a series of educational...