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The Continuum of Consent

By Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta, MD, MSc, MPhil UC San Diego, Dept of Neurosciences, Division of Neurocritical Care In a prior Currents article , I discussed that in order to obtain informed consent or refusal for medical care, a clinician must ensure decision-making capacity; disclose...


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It’s OK for Patients to Refuse Medical Care

By Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta, MD, MSc, MPhil UC San Diego, Dept of Neurosciences, Division of Neurocritical Care Informed consent is the complex basis of shared decision-making in the medical realm. It involves sharing information with a patient or surrogate decision-maker and asking for...


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Intra-Arterial Selective Cooling in Acute Systemic Stroke

Intra-Arterial Selective Cooling in Acute Systemic Stroke By Francisco Gomez, MD 1 ; Ivo Bach, MD 2 ; and Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD 3 1 Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania 2 Department of Neurology, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School 3 Department of Neurology and...


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Tech Corner: Bridging the Gap Between the ICU Bedside and the EEG Interpreter: The Brain’s Rorschach Simplified and Brain Stethoscopes

By Scott Woolf, DO, (left) Sydney Moseley, MD, (center) Hussein Alshammari, MD (center) and Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD 1 (right) 1 Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College The authors have no...


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The Neurosciences at SCCM Congress

By Winnie Lau, MD No one was expecting rain in San Diego, but that did not stop the hordes of intensivists and critical care providers from converging on SCCM 2019. Neurocritical care providers were no exception, and the presence of the neurosciences was certainly palpable this year. The...


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Certification for Nurses: Recognition for Knowledge and Skill

By Wendy Dusenbury, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, CNRN; (left) Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, CCRN, FAAN; (center) Fern Cudlip, MSN,FNP-BC, CNRN, NVRN-BC, ANVP-BC, FNCS; (center) and Audrey Paulson, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN (right) Many of the RNs and...


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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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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...