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Neurocritical care

Edited by Prof. Yasuhiro Kuroda

Neurocritical care is the intensive care provided to patients with severe neurological and neurosurgical conditions; it provides the interface between the brain and the other organ systems. The injured brain (post-cardiac arrest, brain trauma, stroke, status epilepticus, et al.) has a low tolerance for homeostatic disruption (fever, hypotension, et al.), yet brain injury itself often causes or facilitates exactly these disruptions. In this review series, published in Journal of Intensive Care, the role of monitoring is highlighted to guide the treatment and therapeutic intervention tailored for the pathophysiologic degree of brain injury.

This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with final decisions made by the Editor in Chief. The Series Editor and Editor in Chief declare no competing interests.

  1. Content type: Review

    Seizures are a considerable complication in critically ill patients. Their incidence is significantly high in neurosciences intensive care unit patients. Seizure prophylaxis with anti-epileptic drugs is a comm...

    Authors: Sushma Yerram, Nakul Katyal, Keerthivaas Premkumar, Premkumar Nattanmai and Christopher R. Newey

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2018 6:17

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  2. Content type: Research

    Stroke patients requiring decompressive craniectomy are at high risk of prolonged mechanical ventilation and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Tracheostomy placement may reduce the duration of mechanical ...

    Authors: Michael P. Catalino, Feng-Chang Lin, Nathan Davis, Keith Anderson, Casey Olm-Shipman and J. Dedrick Jordan

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2018 6:1

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  3. Content type: Research

    Cognitive dysfunction is an important long-term complication of critical illness associated with reduced quality of life, increase in healthcare costs, and institutionalization. Delirium, an acute form of brai...

    Authors: José Raimundo A. de Azevedo, Widlani Sousa Montenegro, Djane Pereira Rodrigues, Suellen C. de C. Souza, Vanessa F. S. Araujo, Margareth Pereira de Paula, Patricia H. C. P. Prazeres, Adenilde da Luz Leitão and Adriana V. N. Mendonça

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:18

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  4. Content type: Review

    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 temper...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Kuroda

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:36

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:49

  5. Content type: Review

    Cardiac arrest induces the cessation of cerebral blood flow, which can result in brain damage. The primary intervention to salvage the brain unde...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Uchino, Yukihiko Ogihara, Hidekimi Fukui, Miyuki Chijiiwa, Shusuke Sekine, Naomi Hara and Eskil Elmér

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:31

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:61

  6. Content type: Review

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is recognized as the significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. To reduce unfavorable outcome in TBI patients, many researches have made much efforts for the innova...

    Authors: Shoji Yokobori and Hiroyuki Yokota

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:28

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