Decompressive Surgery · discussions · ICP/CPP management · TBI General · Traumatic Brain Injury

RESCUEicp Trial Results Finally Out: Craniectomy in TBI Lowers Mortality, But Survivors Suffer Worse Neurological Outcomes

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

Conferences · discussions · SMACC Dublin · TBI General · Traumatic Brain Injury

SMACC Dub Neuro Take Home

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

Coagulopathy and Bleeding · discussions · Intracranial Surgery General

Anticoagulants and Neurosurgery – What´s Your Policy?

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?