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NEWS: Late Awakening in Survivors of Postanoxic Coma: Early Neurophysiologic Predictors and Association With ICU and Long-Term Neurologic Recovery

Authors: Rey A. Rossetti AO, et al. Late Awakening in Survivors of Postanoxic Coma: Early Neurophysiologic Predictors and Association With ICU and Long-Term Neurologic Recovery. Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Jan 1;47(1):85-92. Reviewed by: Wazim Mohamed, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology,...


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NEWS: Association Between Elevated Mean Arterial Blood Pressure and Neurologic Outcome After Resuscitation From Cardiac Arrest: Results From a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study

Authors: Roberts BW, Kilgannon JH, Hunter BR, et al. Association Between Elevated Mean Arterial Blood Pressure and Neurologic Outcome After Resuscitation From Cardiac Arrest: Results From a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Critical Care Medicine. 47(1):93–100. Reviewed by: Lara L....


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NEWS: Can Antiplatelet Therapy After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Reduce Delayed Cerebral Ischemia?

Authors: Oppong MD, Gembruch O, Pierscianek D, et al. Post-treatment antiplatelet therapy reduces risk for delayed cerebral ischemia due to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2018; 0: 1-7. Reviewed by: Kyle Hobbs, MD, Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Assistant Professor...


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NEWS: Does Early Prophylactic Hypothermia Improve Outcomes After Severe TBI? Results of the Prophylactic Hypothermia to Lessen Traumatic Brain Injury-Randomized Clinical Trial (POLAR-RCT)

Authors: Cooper DJ, Nichol AD, Bailey M, Bernard S, Cameron, PA, Fili-Floury S, Forbes A, Gantner D, Higgins AM, Huet O, Kasza J, Muray L, Newby L, Presneill JJ, Rashford S, Rosenfeld JV, Stephenson M, Vallance S, Varma D, Webb SAR, Trapani T, McArthur C. “Effect of early sustained prophylactic...


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NEWS: Risk Factors for Post-Traumatic Hydrocephalus Following Decompressive Craniectomy

Authors: Nasi D, Gladi M, Di Rienzo A, et al. Risk factors for post-traumatic hydrocephalus following decompressive craniectomy. Acta neurochirurgica . 2018 Sep 1;160(9):1691-8. Reviewed by: Wazim Mohamed, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care...


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NEWS: Prophylactic Levetiracetam and Health-Related Quality of Life After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Authors: Naidech AM, Beaumond J, Muldoon K, et al. Prophylactic seizure medications and health-related quality of life after intracerebral hemorrhage . Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep;46(9):1480-1485. Reviewed by: Lara Zimmermann, MD, Co-Director, Neurocritical Care Service, Assistant Professor of...


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NEWS: Autoimmune Encephalitis Is Common After HSV Encephalitis

Authors: Armangue T, Spatola M, Vlagea A, et al. Frequency, symptoms, risk factors, and outcomes of autoimmune encephalitis after herpes simplex encephalitis: a prospective observational study and retrospective analysis. Lancet Neurol 2018; 17:760-72. Reviewed by: Kyle Hobbs, MD, Director,...


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NEWS: Lacosamide Compared to Fosphenytoin: Is There a Difference in Response to Treatment in Patients With Nonconvulsive Seizures?

Authors: Husain, AM, Lee, JW, Kolls, BJ, et al. “Randomized trial of lacosamide versus fosphenytoin for nonconvulsive seizures.” Ann Neurol 2018; 83:1174-1185 Reviewed by: Sara Stern-Nezer, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine Read the article .* * You...


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By Aimee Aysenne, MD (left), MPH, and Kyle Hobbs, MD (right) Kidney injury is common in the neurocritical care unit. It has a significant impact on ICU length of stay and ultimate recovery, and can be aggravated by interventions undertaken for neurologic disease. The reviewed studies below...


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NEWS: Does Vitamin D Status Affect Outcomes in the Neurocritical Care Population?

Authors: Guan, J., Karsy, M., Brock, A. et al. “Vitamin D status and 3-month Glasgow Outcome Scale scores in patients in neurocritical care: prospective analysis of 497 patients.” J Neurosurg 128: 1635-1641 Reviewed by: Sara Stern-Nezer, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of...