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Stories of Hope: Myra

Stefanie P. Cappucci, MD Neurology Resident Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Corey R. Fehnel, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Neurology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology ...


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Reflections From a Deployed NYC COVID-ICU Nurse Practitioner

By Mary Presciutti, NP, CCRN, CNRN, Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery Weeks before deployment, my fellow advanced care providers (APP) and I were told that our New York City hospital was in the process of rearranging healthcare personnel to meet the impending surge of patients...


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Taking a Closer Look into Neurocritical Care Mechanical Ventilation During the COVID19 Pandemic and the Use of Anesthesia Machines in the Neuro ICU

Taking a Closer Look into Neurocritical Care Mechanical Ventilation During the COVID19 Pandemic and the Use of Anesthesia Machines in the Neuro ICU By Shaun Golden, MSN, RN; and Sarah Beth Thomas, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic,...


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AnaConDa: Anesthetic Gases in the NICU Are No Laughing Matter!

By Francisco Gomez, MD 1 ; Alyssa Polliti 1 ; and Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD 2 1 Deparment of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania 1 Department of Neurology, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School 2 Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center at New...


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Neurointensivists! Let's Step into the Frontline of Coronavirus Battle Field

By Jeong-Ho Hong, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea Recently, I was working as a neurointensivist at one of the hub-hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, Daegu Dongsan Hospital (branch hospital) and one of tertiary hospitals, Keimyung...


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Cooling Techniques and Devices for Targeted Temperature Management in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients

Cardiac Arrest and Cooling Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has an incidence of about 110.8 per 100,000 in all ages, while in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) has an estimated incidence of about 292,000 cases per year in the United States. In view of the recent HYPERION trial,...


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COVID-19: Difficulties and Countermeasures in the Prevention and Control of Neuro ICU Infection and Medical Quality Control in China

Yingying Su COVID-19: Difficulties and Countermeasures in the Prevention and Control of Neuro ICU Infection and Medical Quality Control in China By Yingying Su From February to March 2020, the epidemic of COVID-19 peaked in China. The situations for neuro ICU were as follows: In...


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COVID-19 and the Changing Landscape of Neurocritical Care

By Alexis Steinberg, MD; Matthew R. Leach, MD; Angela Hays Shapshak, MD; and Lori Shutter, MD The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the practice of critical care, and neurocritical care has not been immune to these changes. As ICUs across the country experience a swell in COVID...


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The Role of Neurocritical Care Ethics in the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Stephen Trevick, MD I am writing from Chicago on March 20. I feel this is important to share as the COVID-19 pandemic is developing so rapidly that some concerns that I discuss here may be less relevant by the time you read this. There is an incredible amount of uncertainty in the...


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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is unprecedented in scale, with devastating effects seen in the economic and social spheres of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, after the number of cases outside of China...