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Critical care neurology

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By Aashish Patel Neurointensivist and stroke neurologist
Yasuhiro Kuroda
This update comprises six important topics under neurocritical care that require reevaluation. For post-cardiac arrest brain injury, the evaluation of the injury and its corresponding therapy, including temperature modulation, is required. Analgosedation for target temperature management is an essential strategy to prevent shivering and minimizes endogenous stress induced by catecholamine surges. For severe traumatic brain injury, the diverse effects of therapeutic hypothermia depend on the complicated pathophysiology of the condition...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
Timothy G Lukovits, Richard P Goddeau
Patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke are often managed in a critical care setting. Disturbances in BP, body temperature, and serum glucose are commonly observed but their management remains controversial. The reversal of antithrombotic medications and prognostication are especially challenging for intracerebral hemorrhages. This review highlights recent clinical trials and the recommendations found in international guidelines relevant to these topics. We aim to provide a practical and brief, yet current, review of these more problematic areas of stroke care...
March 2011: Chest
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