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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: 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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    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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  6. 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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