Case Studies in Neurocritical Care

Amra Sakusic, Alejandro Rabinstein

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Abstract

The practice of neurocritical care encompasses multiple acute neurologic and neurosurgical diseases and requires detailed knowledge of neurology and critical care. This article presents 5 cases that illustrate just some of the conditions encountered in the daily practice of neurocritical care and exemplify some of the common diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic challenges facing the neurointensivist. Life-threatening medical complications after severe acute ischemic stroke, seizures and extreme agitation from autoimmune encephalitis, refractory seizures after subdural hemorrhage, neurologic and systemic complications related to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and status epilepticus after cardiac arrest are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-697
Number of pages15
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Seizures
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subdural hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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