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BMC Neurology

Neurocritical care

Section edited by Andreas Meisel

This section covers life-threatening diseases of the central or peripheral nervous systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, coma, status epilepticus, intracranial hemorrhages, neurotrauma, delirium, metabolic encephalopathies, severe stroke, anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, central nervous system infections and inflammations, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis crises, intoxications and withdrawal states.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Physicians treating patients in the vegetative state (VS) must deal with uncertainty in diagnosis and prognosis, as well as ethical issues. We examined whether physicians’ attitudes toward medical and ethical ...

    Authors: Katja Kuehlmeyer, Nicole Palmour, Richard J Riopelle, James L Bernat, Ralf J Jox and Eric Racine

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:119

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Hyponatremia has been reported from patients with severe neurological disease, and the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone and cerebral salt wasting syndrome are the two main etiologies...

    Authors: Jeong-Min Kim, Kwang-Yeol Park, Do Hyoung Kim, Jae-Han Bae, Dong-Woo Shin, Young Chul Youn and Oh-Sang Kwon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:111

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    To describe the design of the study aiming to examine intensive targeted cognitive rehabilitation of attention in the acute (<4 months) and subacute rehabilitation phases (4–12 months) after acquired brain inj...

    Authors: Aniko Bartfai, Gabriela Markovic, Kristina Sargenius Landahl and Marie-Louise Schult

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:102

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We sought to characterize the cognitive function and neuropsychiatric symptoms in cerebral radionecrosis (CRN) patients who have received conformal radiation for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

    Authors: Xiaohong Wu, Mofa Gu, Guijuan Zhou, Xue Xu, Mengmeng Wu and Haiwei Huang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:10

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an important global public health problem made all the more important by the increased likelihood of disability following a hospital admission for TBI. Understanding those group...

    Authors: Tara Shivaji, Andrew Lee, Nadine Dougall, Thomas McMillan and Cameron Stark

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:2

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  6. Content type: Case report

    TNFα blockers have drastically improved rheumatoid arthritis prognosis by preventing joint destruction in DMARD resistant patients. Altering cytokine balance in immune diseases may expose to paradoxical advers...

    Authors: Cécile-Audrey Durel, Elodie Feurer, Jean-Baptiste Pialat, Emilie Berthoux, Roland D Chapurlat and Cyrille B Confavreux

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:212

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Quantification of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) by transbulbar sonography is a promising non-invasive technique for the detection of altered intracranial pressure. In order to establish this method as...

    Authors: Jochen Bäuerle, Florian Schuchardt, Laure Schroeder, Karl Egger, Matthias Weigel and Andreas Harloff

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:187

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Infections are the leading cause of death in the acute phase following spinal cord injury and qualify as independent risk factor for poor neurological outcome (“disease modifying factor”). The enhanced suscept...

    Authors: Marcel A Kopp, Claudia Druschel, Christian Meisel, Thomas Liebscher, Erik Prilipp, Ralf Watzlawick, Paolo Cinelli, Andreas Niedeggen, Klaus-Dieter Schaser, Guido A Wanner, Armin Curt, Gertraut Lindemann, Natalia Nugaeva, Michael G Fehlings, Peter Vajkoczy, Mario Cabraja…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:168

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A visual pursuit response is reportedly observed in ~20-30% of subjects in vegetative state (VS/UWS) and predicts better outcome; it is a key marker of evolution into the minimally conscious state (MCS). The p...

    Authors: Francesco Riganello, Maria D Cortese, Giuliano Dolce and Walter G Sannita

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:164

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Axonal damage in large myelinated nerve fibres occurs in about 70% of patients with severe sepsis, known as critical illness polyneuropathy and contributes significantly to an increased short- and long-term mo...

    Authors: Hubertus Axer, Alexander Grimm, Christine Porzelius, Ulrike Teschner, Ulrike Schumacher, Otto W Witte and Frank M Brunkhorst

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:159

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Data on encephalitis in Thailand have not been completely described. Etiologies remain largely unknown. We prospectively analyzed 103 Thai patients from 27 provinces for the causes of encephalitis using clinic...

    Authors: Abhinbhen Saraya, Aekkapol Mahavihakanont, Shanop Shuangshoti, Nuntaporn Sittidetboripat, Tayard Deesudchit, Michael Callahan, Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Henry Wilde and Thiravat Hemachudha

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:150

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  12. Content type: Case report

    This work aims to add evidence and provide an update on the classification and diagnosis of monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) and primary central nervous system low-grade lymphomas. MIDD is c...

    Authors: Marco Skardelly, Georgios Pantazis, Sotirios Bisdas, Guenther C Feigl, Martin U Schuhmann, Marcos S Tatagiba and Rainer Ritz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:107

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of neuroendoscopy compared with non-neuroendoscopic procedures for treating patients with arachnoid membrane cysts in the lateral ventricles.

    Authors: Peng Zhao, Xinsheng Wang, Chuzhong Li, Songbai Gui, Xuyi Zong and Yazhuo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:59

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an ubiquitous pathogen capable of modulating the host immune system. Immune dysfunction is common during CMV infection and includes autoimmune phenomena. Here we focus on a case ...

    Authors: Xinling Xu, Peter Bergman, Thomas Willows, Charlotte Tammik, Marie Sund, Tomas Hökfelt, Cecilia Söderberg-Naucler and Stefania Varani

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:87

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is often associated with trauma or occurs spontaneously, inevitably causing some neurological deficits. Even though acute infection can be related to the development of sponta...

    Authors: Xudong Pan, Aijun Ma, Kun Wang, Shumin Nie and Mei Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:79

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) from traumatic and non traumatic causes is a leading cause of disability worldwide yet there is limited research summarizing the health system economic burden associated with ABI. T...

    Authors: Amy Chen, Ksenia Bushmeneva, Brandon Zagorski, Angela Colantonio, Daria Parsons and Walter P Wodchis

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:76

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