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A Stroke Awareness Campaign in Kuwait

By Amr A. Akl, BMSc, Medical Student, Kuwait University (left); Brouj Miskin, BMSc, Medical Student and Biomedical Sciences MSc Student, Kuwait University (center); Azzah A. Alrashidi, BMSc, Medical Student, Kuwait University (center); Hamad J. AlKhader, BMSc, Medical Student, Kuwait...


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Neurocritical Units Partner with First Responders

By P.J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, Director Critical Care Medicine University of Rochester and police surgeon for the New York State Police It should be the goal of every neurocritical care unit to provide community health education in conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury....


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Pharmacologic Neurostimulant Therapy in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury – Should the Seizure Risk Preclude Therapy?

By Megan E. Barra, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Brian L. Edlow, MD The efficacy of pharmacologic stimulant therapy in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) was demonstrated in a 2012 randomized controlled trial that provided Level I evidence for using amantadine to accelerate subacute...


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Tech Corner: Continuous Simultaneous Intracranial Pressure Monitoring and Cerebral Spinal Fluid Drainage

By: (from left to right) Sydney Moseley, MD, Hussein Alshammari, MD, Scott Woolf, DO, Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD 1 1 Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College The authors have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the...


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Reversal of Factor Xa Inhibitors: Prothrombin Complex Concentrates or Andexanet?

By: Danielle Marut, PharmD (left), Jessica Traeger, PharmD, BCCCP (right) The use of oral factor Xa inhibitors, including rivaroxaban and apixaban, has increased over the last several years. Historically, strategies for the treatment of bleeding patients taking these agents included...


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Neurocritical Care in Erbil, Iraq

By Bnar Shawki, MD, MBChB, F.I.C.M.S, FIPP, Head of Anesthesia Department in RozhHalat Emergency Hospital, Erbil, Iraq (left); Firas Abdulmajeed, MBChB, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, USA (right) The population of Iraq is 37,203,000,...


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Reflections on Teaching Emergency Neurological Life Support Course at Two Major Hospitals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

By Ariana Barkley, MD (left); Jonathan Medina-Beckwith DNP, ARNP, NP-C (center); Abhijit Lele, MBBS, MD, MS, FNCS (right) Neurocritical care educational initiatives for staff at two hospitals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia emerged as a capacity development initiative that native healthcare providers...


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New Collaborations in Neurocritical Care: CAR T Cell Therapy and Beyond

By: Daniel B. Rubin, MD, PhD (left); Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD (right) As the field of neurocritical care becomes increasingly recognized as essential to the care of patients with serious neurologic injury, we are necessarily encountering a more complex and diverse patient population. As a...


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Role of the Neurocritical Care Consultant in Perioperative Care of Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients – Neuromonitoring and Clinical Cases

By Jonathan Gomez (left), Aarti Sarwal (left), John Bennett (center), Chandrika Garner (center), Adrian Lata (right), Charles Tegeler IV (right) Neurological complications in the perioperative period of cardiothoracic (CT) interventions occur in about 50-60 percent of patients. These...


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Stories of Hope: Steve

By Jeb Rodgers, MD, Resident Physician, University of Missouri Department of Emergency Medicine (left); Niraj Arora, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Missouri Department of Neurology (center); and Section Editor Michael Reznik, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology ...