Neuro-Critical Care

Hypercapnic Acidosis Associated With Increased Mortality Risk in Acute Cerebral Injury

Hypercapnic Acidosis Associated With Increased Mortality Risk in Acute Cerebral Injury

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Hypercapnic acidosis may be associated with increased mortality in mechanically ventilated patients with acute cerebral injury.

Predicting Neurological Outcome in Unconscious Cardiac Arrest With White Matter Fractional Anisotropy

Predicting Neurological Outcome in Unconscious Cardiac Arrest With White Matter Fractional Anisotropy

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The normalized WWM-FA value demonstrated the greatest prognostic accuracy compared with MRI sequences or standard criteria for unfavorable neurological outcome.

Predicting Cerebral Edema Severity After Stroke

Predicting Cerebral Edema Severity After Stroke

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There is some evidence that suggests intravenous thrombolysis for stroke may impair the blood-brain barrier and cause cerebral edema.

Awake Neurologic Testing During Aneurysm Repair Decreases Ischemic Injury Risk

Awake Neurologic Testing During Aneurysm Repair Decreases Ischemic Injury Risk

The treatment of brain aneurysms may be improved with "awake" brain surgery.

No Neurologic Benefit for Longer Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

No Neurologic Benefit for Longer Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

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Further research in a larger cohort may be required to detect any changes in treatment effect in this patient group.

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

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Despite disappointing results, tenecteplase's story in stroke treatment might not be over.

Longer Cooling Doesn't Improve Outcomes in Neonatal Hypoxic Encephalopathy

Longer Cooling Doesn't Improve Outcomes in Neonatal Hypoxic Encephalopathy

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Longer durations and greater depth of cooling did not reduce later mortality and disability.

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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For survivors of nontraumatic cardiac arrest, brain injury becomes a major factor in disability and long-term survival.

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