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Trending Neuroscience Topics in ICU Management

Guest Editor:
Marek Mirski: Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 15 August 2023

Critical Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on Trending Neuroscience Topics in ICU Management.

About the collection

Current management of patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, sepsis, and even general critical illness are subject to requiring therapeutics that often involve complex neurological assessment, monitoring, and interventions. In this series we have compiled several articles, each succinctly reviewing the latest information with respect to Septic-Encephalopathy, Critical Illness Weakness & Neuropathy, EEG Utility in the ICU, Ventilation Concerns & Therapeutics in TBI & Stroke, and a Clinical Algorithm for Neurological Multi-Modal Monitoring.

We hope you will enjoy reading the articles and find them applicable towards further optimizing your patient care.

  1. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to profound neurologic sequelae, and the provision of life-supporting treatment serves great importance among this patient population. The decision for withdrawal of li...

    Authors: Husain Shakil, Armaan K. Malhotra, Rachael H. Jaffe, Christopher W. Smith, Erin M. Harrington, Alick P. Wang, Eva Y. Yuan, Yingshi He, Karim Ladha, Duminda N. Wijeysundera, Avery B. Nathens, Jefferson R. Wilson and Christopher D. Witiw
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:448
  2. Severe weakness associated with critical illness (CIW) is common. This narrative review summarizes the latest scientific insights and proposes a guide for clinicians to optimize the diagnosis and management of...

    Authors: Nicola Latronico, Frank A. Rasulo, Matthias Eikermann and Simone Piva
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:439

    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Critical Care 2023 27:469

  3. Shared decision-making is a joint process where patients, or their surrogates, and clinicians make health choices based on evidence and preferences. We aimed to determine the extent and predictors of shared de...

    Authors: Victoria Fleming, Abhinav Prasad, Connie Ge, Sybil Crawford, Shazeb Meraj, Catherine L. Hough, Bernard Lo, Shannon S. Carson, Jay Steingrub, Douglas B. White and Susanne Muehlschlegel
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:403
  4. Sepsis-associated encephalopathy is a severe neurologic syndrome characterized by a diffuse dysfunction of the brain caused by sepsis. This review provides a concise overview of diagnostic tools and management...

    Authors: Romain Sonneville, Sarah Benghanem, Lina Jeantin, Etienne de Montmollin, Marc Doman, Augustin Gaudemer, Michael Thy and Jean-François Timsit
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:386
  5. The primary aim was to explore the concept of isolated and combined threshold-insults for brain tissue oxygenation (pbtO2) in relation to outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

    Authors: Teodor Svedung Wettervik, Erta Beqiri, Anders Hånell, Stefan Yu Bögli, Michal Placek, Mathew R. Guilfoyle, Adel Helmy, Andrea Lavinio, Ronan O’Leary, Peter J. Hutchinson and Peter Smielewski
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:370

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in Critical Care 2023 27:396

  6. This study aims to determine the relationship between spinal cord perfusion pressure (SCPP) and breathing function in patients with acute cervical traumatic spinal cord injuries.

    Authors: Ravindran Visagan, Ellaine Boseta, Argyro Zoumprouli, Marios C. Papadopoulos and Samira Saadoun
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:362
  7. The primary aim was to explore the association of global cerebral physiological variables including intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebrovascular reactivity (PRx), cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), and deviati...

    Authors: Teodor Svedung Wettervik, Erta Beqiri, Stefan Yu Bögli, Michal Placek, Mathew R. Guilfoyle, Adel Helmy, Andrea Lavinio, Ronan O’Leary, Peter J. Hutchinson and Peter Smielewski
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:339

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in Critical Care 2023 27:452

  8. Acute brain injury (ABI) covers various clinical entities that may require invasive mechanical ventilation (MV) in the intensive care unit (ICU). The goal of MV, which is to protect the lung and the brain from...

    Authors: S. Frisvold, S. Coppola, S. Ehrmann, D. Chiumello and Claude Guérin
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:247
  9. Sepsis is the most common cause of admission to intensive care units worldwide. Sepsis patients frequently suffer from sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) reflecting acute brain dysfunction. SAE may result ...

    Authors: Barbora Bircak-Kuchtova, Ha-Yeun Chung, Jonathan Wickel, Johannes Ehler and Christian Geis
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:214
  10. A previous retrospective single-centre study suggested that the percentage of time spent with cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) below the individual lower limit of reactivity (LLR) is associated with mortality...

    Authors: Erta Beqiri, Frederick A. Zeiler, Ari Ercole, Michal M. Placek, Jeanette Tas, Joseph Donnelly, Marcel J. H. Aries, Peter J. Hutchinson, David Menon, Nino Stocchetti, Marek Czosnyka and Peter Smielewski
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:194

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in Critical Care 2023 27:311

  11. There is insufficient evidence to guide ventilatory targets in acute brain injury (ABI). Recent studies have shown associations between mechanical power (MP) and mortality in critical care populations. We aime...

    Authors: Sarah Wahlster, Monisha Sharma, Shaurya Taran, James A. Town, Robert D. Stevens, Raphaël Cinotti, Karim Asehoune, Paolo Pelosi and Chiara Robba
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:156
  12. Lung protective ventilation (LPV) comprising low tidal volume (VT) and high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) may compromise cerebral perfusion in acute brain injury (ABI). In patients with ABI, we inves...

    Authors: Erta Beqiri, Peter Smielewski, Claude Guérin, Marek Czosnyka, Chiara Robba, Lars Bjertnæs and Shirin K. Frisvold
    Citation: Critical Care 2023 27:115

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Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editor has competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.