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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. Research

    Long-term cognitive outcomes among unselected ventilated and non-ventilated ICU patients

    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...

    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

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:18

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  2. Review

    Neurocritical care update

    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...

    Yasuhiro Kuroda

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:36

    Published on: 28 May 2016

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

  3. Review

    RETRACTED ARTICLE: Brain injury following cardiac arrest: pathophysiology for neurocritical care

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

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

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:31

    Published on: 27 April 2016

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

  4. Review

    Traumatic brain injury: pathophysiology for neurocritical care

    Severe cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) require neurocritical care, the goal being to stabilize hemodynamics and systemic oxygenation to prevent secondary brain injury. It is reported that approximately 4...

    Kosaku Kinoshita

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:29

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  5. Review

    Targeted temperature management in traumatic brain injury

    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...

    Shoji Yokobori and Hiroyuki Yokota

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:28

    Published on: 27 April 2016