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Neurocritical care for neonates.
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PMID:  21874296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Neurocritical care is an emerging subspecialty that combines expertise in neurology, critical care medicine, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery. Increasing evidence from the adult literature suggests that specialized neurocritical care can lead to improved outcomes following acute brain injury. Critically ill neonates with neurologic conditions may also benefit from specialized neurocritical care. Adherence to guidelines and managing patients in intensive care nurseries with dedicated, multidisciplinary neurocritical care personnel may optimize outcomes. This goal may be achieved by more quickly recognizing neurologic impairment, preventing secondary brain injury by maintaining basic physiologic functions, and rapidly implementing therapies. Nurseries that care for neonates with suspected acute brain injury should be prepared to adequately support multiorgan involvement, monitor the brain to detect seizures, evaluate for brain injury using MRI, and follow development through school age.
Hannah C Glass; Sonia L Bonifacio; Thomas Shimotake; Donna M Ferriero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current treatment options in neurology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1534-3138     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Neurol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-03     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-07-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815940     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  574-89     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of Neurology & Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, Box 0663, 521 Parnassus Avenue, C-215, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0663, USA,
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