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.