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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    The α2-adrenoreceptor agonist dexmedetomidine is known to provide neuroprotection under ischemic conditions. In this study we investigated whether dexmedetomidine has a protective effect in an in vitro model for ...

    Authors: Marc Schoeler, Philip D Loetscher, Rolf Rossaint, Astrid V Fahlenkamp, Georg Eberhardt, Steffen Rex, Joachim Weis and Mark Coburn

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:20

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this paper is to examine factors associated with discharge destination after acquired brain injury in a publicly insured population using the Anderson Behavioral Model as a framework.

    Authors: Amy Y Chen, Brandon Zagorski, Daria Parsons, Rika Vander Laan, Vincy Chan and Angela Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:16

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Infection with severe malaria in African children is associated with not only a high mortality but also a high risk of cognitive deficits. There is evidence that interventions done a few years after the illnes...

    Authors: Paul Bangirana, Peter Allebeck, Michael J Boivin, Chandy C John, Connie Page, Anna Ehnvall and Seggane Musisi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:96

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