Meyfroidt and colleagues recently published a commentary in Intensive Care Medicine addressing ten tenets in neurocritical care that merit debate. The article deals with the following ten statements: 1. Only neurointensivists should care about the brain. 2. Clinical examination of neurocritically ill patients is impossible. 3. We should no longer monitor ICP in traumatic brain… Continue reading Meyfroidt et al in ICM: Ten false beliefs in neurocritical care
From our fellow anaesthetist Lars Prag Antonsen comes this eye-opening essay on cognitive processes and how we apply them in high-pressure settings. Very relevant for anaesthetic practice as well as being an enjoyable read. Find the full-text article in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association here.
After completing recruitment of some 408 TBI patients in 2014, the RESCUEicp group finally published the results from this eagerly awaited trial. The article by Hutchinson et al, titled Trial of Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension, was published on September 7th in the New England Journal of Medicine. So let´s go straight to the core: The study… Continue reading RESCUEicp Trial Results Finally Out: Craniectomy in TBI Lowers Mortality, But Survivors Suffer Worse Neurological Outcomes
SMACC Dublin is behind us. It was a phenomenal 3 days of inspiring talks, discussions and events. Here are a few neuro-related impressions: Martin Smith (Neurocritical Care consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the UK) gave a solid talk highlighting the challenges pertaining to the concept of brain death, especially the… Continue reading SMACC Dub Neuro Take Home
On behalf of our colleague Dr. Ann-Christine Lindroos of Töölö Hospital in Helsinki, Finland we´d like to solicit your opinion on the discontinuation of anticoagulant medication in neurosurgical practice. We´d love to hear from as many of our colleagues as possible. Feel free to comment below and share your institution´s policy with NeuroScand users. In Dr. Lindroos´own… Continue reading Anticoagulants and Neurosurgery – What´s Your Policy?
I´m at Sundvolden presenting Neuroscand and a TBI-lecture for the Neuroclinic, Oslo university hospital. Thank you for inviting me.
Read the neuroanaesthesiology program here. I will participate and hope to see you there 🙂 But first, EuroNeuro/ Barcelona…
We will be there. The Scandinavian Networkgroup is planning to meet over dinner on Friday evening 15. april. You are very welcome:) Please let us know by Thursday 17th March. Link to the congress homepage.
A colleague wants to hear if anyone has experience with dexmedetomidine in neurocritcal care: adults and children ? We want to open a discussion on the subject and would like your input. Please add you comments below.