An Introduction to Brain Trauma
Traumatic brain injury is generally associated with long-term medical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes. The treatment pathway is highly dependent on the severity of the trauma, but can follow a surgical, pharmacological and/or rehabilitative pathway. Ongoing research to understand the mechanisms and processes that underlie recovery, and the development of better diagnostic tools, may help to improve patient outcomes.
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Highlights from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference—AAIC 2018
US Neurology. 2018;14(2):66–7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2018.14.2.66
This year, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) took place in Chicago, IL, US, July 22–26, 2018. During this major annual international meeting dedicated to the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia science, an impressive array of the world’s leading scientists, clinical researchers, rising-star investigators, clinicians, and the care research community come together […]
Not “Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again”
US Neurology. 2018;14(1):29–30 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2018.14.1.29
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Though the quote appears to be misattributed to Albert Einstein, its prudence is undeniable.1 CLEAR III (NCT00784134) provides ample evidence that this axiom has useful wisdom and perhaps even provides direction for physicians wanting to improve the outcomes of hemorrhagic stroke […]
Targeted Temperature Management in Non-anoxic Brain Injury
European Neurological Review, 2017;12(Suppl. 3):3–10
Neuroprotective Strategies in Traumatic Brain Injury Peter JD Andrews Western General Hospital NHS Trust and University of Edinburgh, UK Any severe trauma to the brain results in the activation of a cascade of biochemical pathways and release of chemical mediators. The innate response includes pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines etc., that are responsible for aggravating brain injury, […]
Targeted Temperature Management as the Standard of Care – Aligning Practice, Evidence and Guidelines
European Neurological Review, 2017;12(Suppl. 2):3–7
Scope of the fever problem in the neurological intensive care unitPresented by Stephan A MayerNeurocritical Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, New York, US Fever-related brain injury in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU) has been reported across several indications, including stroke,1 subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH),2 and intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH).3 Deleterious […]
Tailored Temperature Management in Neurocritical Care
European Neurological Review, 2016;11(Suppl. 1):2–4
Report from a Satellite Symposium held at the 28th Annual Congress of the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine, Berlin, Germany, 5 October 2015 Temperature management to avoid fever is standard practice in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke. The aim is to reduce post-injury oedema and control elevated intracranial pressure […]
ECR On Demand Preview: CNS Trauma & Neurovascular Injury – MC 522, A 123 (H.A. Rowley)
A short preview of lecture A-123 ‘CNS Traum and Neurovascular Injury’, from the session ‘CNS Emergencies’ at ECR 2014, given by H.A. Rowley from Madison, USA.
Post-Concussion Syndrome After Psychiatric Referral
Arun S. Chhabra, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, advises that upon referral to a psychiatric specialist, neurologists should follow up with patients to discuss concussion-related concerns that the patient may not feel comfortable discussing with the psychiatric specialist.
How Do Concussion Symptoms Differ in Younger Children vs. Adolescents?
Rejean M. Guerriero, DO, of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, found that children younger than 10 years old recover faster from concussion than those older than 10, a difference that may be the result of more preexisting comorbidities that inhibit recovery in older patients.
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