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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091723/changes-in-the-severity-and-subtype-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-admitted-to-a-specialist-neuromedical-icu-over-a-25%C3%A2-year-period
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C J Taylor, N P Hirsch, D M Kullmann, Robin S Howard
We report a retrospective review of 110 patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admitted to a specialised intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary referral centre over a 25 year period, the start of which coincided with the widespread introduction of plasma exchange (PE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). The results were analysed by comparing 52 patients admitted in the first decade (1991-2000; Group 1) with 58 patients admitted between 2001-2014 (Group 2). Patients in both groups were comparable with respect to age and sex, and had a similar incidence and range of ICU complications...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054288/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-complicated-grief-are-common-in-caregivers-of-neuro-icu-patients
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Stephen A Trevick, Aaron S Lord
BACKGROUND: To explore the effect of end of life and other palliative decision making scenarios on the mental health of family members of patients in the neuro-intensive care unit. METHODS: Decision makers of patients in the neuro-ICU at a large, urban, academic medical center meeting palliative care triggers were identified from November 10, 2014, to August 27, 2015. Interviews were conducted at 1 and 6 months post-enrollment. At 1 month, the Inventory of Complicated Grief-Revised (ICG-R), Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R), and the Family Satisfaction-ICU (FS-ICU) were performed along with basic demographic questionnaires...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030487/neuro-trauma-or-med-surg-icu-does-it-matter-where-polytrauma-patients-with-tbi-are-admitted-secondary-analysis-of-aast-mitc-decompressive-craniectomy-study
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Sarah Lombardo, Thomas Scalea, Jason Sperry, Raul Coimbra, Gary Vercruysse, Gregory J Jurkovich, Ram Nirula
INTRODUCTION: Patients with non-traumatic acute intracranial pathology benefit from neurointensivist care. Similarly, trauma patients with and without TBI fare better when treated by a dedicated trauma team. No study has yet evaluated the role of specialized neurocritical (NICU) and trauma intensive care units (TICU) in the management of TBI patients, and it remains unclear which TBI patients are best served in NICU, TICU, or general (Med/Surg) ICU. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Committee (AAST-MITC) decompressive craniectomy study...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009337/wireless-multichannel-electroencephalography-in-the-newborn
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Z H Ibrahim, G Chari, S Abdel Baki, V Bronshtein, M R Kim, J Weedon, J Cracco, J V Aranda
OBJECTIVES: First, to determine the feasibility of an ultra-compact wireless device (microEEG) to obtain multichannel electroencephalographic (EEG) recording in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Second, to identify problem areas in order to improve wireless EEG performance. STUDY DESIGN: 28 subjects (gestational age 24-30 weeks, postnatal age <30 days) were recruited at 2 sites as part of an ongoing study of neonatal apnea and wireless EEG. Infants underwent 8-9 hour EEG recordings every 2-4 weeks using an electrode cap (ANT-Neuro) connected to the wireless EEG device (Bio-Signal Group)...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000130/early-mobilization-in-the-neuro-icu-how-far-can-we-go
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Brian F Olkowski, Syed Omar Shah
Immobility that is frequently encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU) can lead to patient complications. Early mobilization of patients in the ICU has been shown to reduce the complications associated with critical illness; however, early mobilization in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU) presents a unique challenge for the multidisciplinary team. The early mobilization of patients with acute neurologic injuries such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and neurotrauma varies because of differing disease processes and management...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987330/protection-of-dexmedetomidine-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-apoptotic-insults-to-neuronal-cells-occurs-via-an-intrinsic-mitochondria-dependent-pathway
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Gong-Jhe Wu, Jui-Tai Chen, Hsiao-Chien Tsai, Ta-Liang Chen, Shing-Hwa Liu, Ruei-Ming Chen
Dexmedetomidine, an agonist of alpha2-adrenergic receptors, is used for critically ill patients to induce and maintain sedation and analgesia. Brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) usually causes severe neuronal injuries to intensive care unit patients. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of dexmedetomidine on I/R-induced insults to neuronal cells and the possible mechanisms. Treatment of neuro-2a cells with dexmedetomidine did not affect cell viability but could protect against I/R-induced cell death. Separately, the I/R-triggered cell shrinkage, DNA fragmentation, and apoptosis in neuro-2a cells were alleviated by dexmedetomidine...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928632/ventriculostomy-related-infections-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-incidence-etiology-and-antimicrobial-therapy
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Johan Widén, Britt-Marie Eriksson, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström, Per Enblad, Gabriel Westman
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the incidence and etiology of ventriculostomy-related infections (VRIs) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and to assess adherence to local clinical guidelines regarding empirical antimicrobial therapy and diagnostic routines. METHODS: A total of 191 consecutive SAH patients treated in the neuro-intensive care unit of Uppsala University Hospital between 2010 and 2013 were included retrospectively. Information regarding cerebrospinal fluid samples, bacterial cultures, ventriculostomy treatment, patient characteristics, and antibiotic treatment were collected from electronic patient records...
December 7, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907954/today-s-approach-to-treating-brain-swelling-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
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Shreyansh Shah, W Taylor Kimberly
Brain swelling is an urgent clinical problem that frequently accompanies ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury; it increases morbidity and mortality associated with them. It occurs due to failure of membrane transporters and leakage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), resulting in combination of cytotoxic, ionic, and vasogenic edema. Currently, decompressive craniectomy and osmotherapy are the mainstays of management, but these therapies do not halt the underlying molecular cascade leading to brain swelling...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893741/downregulation-of-blood-monocyte-hla-dr-in-icu-patients-is-also-present-in-bone-marrow-cells
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Valérie Faivre, Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Didier Payen
BACKGROUND: The downregulation of blood monocyte HLA-DR expression also occurs in tissue infiltrative cells in a context of acute clinical inflammation, especially sepsis. This context favors the development of secondary infections and results from various mechanisms. Little is known about HLA-DR expression on bone marrow (BM) cells of the monocyte lineage, the source of circulating monocytes. This study analyzed the BM HLA-DR expression in ICU patients compared to BM monocytes from non-ICU patients and to blood monocytes of control healthy donors...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850456/818-dedicated-afternoon-rounds-for-neuro-icu-patients-families-and-family-satisfaction-with-care
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Urs Weber, Jennifer Johnson, Nathanial Anderson, Andrea Knies, Belinda Nhundu, Cynthia Bautista, Kelly Poskus, David Hwang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850435/797-low-dose-four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-in-reversal-of-xa-inhibitors-in-a-neuro-icu
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Teresa Allison, Heather Hartman, Jennifer Gass, Pei Jen Lin, Kenneth Chong, Huimahn Choi, Miguel Escobar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850426/788-implementing-cam-icu-screening-in-the-neuro-icu-results-of-an-ongoing-initiative
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Valerie Musolf, Amy Blackwood, Nicholas Panos, Stephanie Yohannan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850416/778-domains-of-communication-that-impact-participant-satisfaction-in-family-discussions-in-a-neuro-icu
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Russell Stewart, Kris Dixon, Mary Petrulis, Mollie Canzona, Jannat Khan, Roberto Navarette, Aarti Sarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849773/129-routine-use-of-noninvasive-cardiac-output-monitor-to-post-sah-hemodynamic-management-in-neuro-icu
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Kazumasu Sasaki, Tatsushi Mutoh, Tomoko Mutoh, Yasuyuki Taki, Tatsuya Ishikawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810565/frequency-and-predictors-of-acute-hospitalization-before-death-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Eli L Diamond, Katherine S Panageas, Alexis Dallara, Ariel Pollock, Allison J Applebaum, Alan C Carver, Elena Pentsova, Lisa M DeAngelis, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Glioblastoma (GBM) is a devastating and incurable neuro-oncologic disease, and issues related to the end of life are almost invariably a matter of "when," not a matter of "if." Optimizing symptom management and quality of life in later stages of disease is of the utmost priority. OBJECTIVES: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with late acute hospital admission before death in patients with GBM. METHODS: Case-control study comparing patients with GBM admitted to the hospital within one month of death to those without late hospital admission...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789620/scalp-congenital-hemangioma-with-associated-high-output-cardiac-failure-in-a-premature-infant-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Alexandra R Ramnath, Emmalee S Bandstra, Dileep R Yavagal
INTRODUCTION: Scalp congenital hemangiomas (CHs) are rare vascular malformations among infants; they can be associated with an array of complications, including cardiac and cosmetic issues. Here, we report the endovascular treatment of a premature infant with a suspected large right parietal scalp hemangioma and associated high-output cardiac failure. CASE DESCRIPTION: A two-day-old female premature infant (29 weeks gestational age; 1330 g birth weight) was referred by the neonatologists to our department for consultation and potential treatment of a large right parietal CH causing abrupt hypotension and high-output cardiac failure...
October 27, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771198/yield-of-repeated-intermittent-eeg-for-seizure-detection-in-critically-ill-adults
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Yannick Fogang, Benjamin Legros, Chantal Depondt, Nicolas Mavroudakis, Nicolas Gaspard
INTRODUCTION: Seizures are common in critically ill patients and prevalence can exceed 30% in the neuro-intensive care unit (ICU). Continuous EEG monitoring (cEEG) is the gold standard for seizure detection in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the yield of intermittent EEG (iEEG) to detect critically ill adult patients with seizures and to identify the factors that affect this yield. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed cEEG data and medical records from 977 consecutive critically ill patients undergoing cEEG...
October 19, 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763820/is-there-hope-is-she-there-how-families-and-clinicians-experience-severe-acute-brain-injury
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Rachael E C Schutz, Heather L Coats, Ruth A Engelberg, J Randall Curtis, Claire J Creutzfeldt
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe acute brain injury (SABI) raise important palliative care considerations associated with sudden devastating injury and uncertain prognosis. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore how family members, nurses, and physicians experience the palliative and supportive care needs of patients with SABI receiving care in the neuroscience intensive care unit (neuro-ICU). DESIGN: Semistructured interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed using thematic analysis...
February 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749460/utility-of-continuous-eeg-monitoring-in-noncritically-lll-hospitalized-patients
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Santoshi Billakota, Saurabh R Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring is used in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting to detect seizures, especially nonconvulsive seizures and status epilepticus. The utility and impact of such monitoring in non-ICU patients are largely unknown. METHODS: Hospitalized patients who were not in an ICU and underwent cEEG monitoring in the first half of 2011 and 2014 were identified. Reason for admission, admitting service (neurologic and nonneurologic), indication for cEEG, comorbid conditions, duration of recording, EEG findings, whether an event/seizure was recorded, and impact of EEG findings on management were reviewed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748789/implementation-of-a-proactive-nutrition-protocol-improves-enteral-nutrition-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-admitted-to-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
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Beatrice Cl Lim, Chin Ted Chong, Sean Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
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