Search Tag: Brain

ICU Management

2022 21 Jan

One clinical factor complicating the work of ICU physicians and nurses is the difficulty of diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE)—an invisible condition that must be managed aggressively to prevent lasting damage to the brain. Because the prevalence of NCSE among neurological patients can reach up to 60%, and because it becomes increasingly... Read more

A Long and Winding Road from Surgery to PORT?

2021 22 Mar

Researchers from the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (BSUH) presented results from a study on “ Time from Surgery to Post-operative Radiotherapy ” at the Annual Radiotherapy and Oncology Meeting of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) from 17 to 19 March 2021.   Survival rates are significantly worse for patients with head and... Read more

How the Brain Works: Looking Inside to Target Treatments

2019 02 Oct

Summary: Groundbreaking study at the University at Buffalo uses brain stimulation to assess how large-scale patterns of brain activity could vary between cognitive systems and across people. Our research at the University at Buffalo explores brain activity and its association with cognitive systems. Each cognitive system consists of a network... Read more

Withdrawing Life Support for Patients with Brain Injury

2019 03 Jul

The decision to withdraw life support from patients with severe brain injuries is one that cannot be taken lightly. In a study conducted in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), critical care physicians were asked about the decision-making process when it comes to withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.   The qualitative interview study was... Read more

European Neuro Convention 2020

2020 17 Mar

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Imaging and intensive care medicine

2019 24 Jan

An evolving partnership A major evolution is underway involving critical care and imaging.  The intensive care patient population is changing. Increasingly intensive care units (ICUs) are treating older patients, with more comorbidities, and variable prognosis, at a time when family expectations are different and often with higher expectations... Read more

ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

2019 11 May

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'Human brain' supercomputer turned on for first time

2018 14 Nov

The world’s largest supercomputer designed to work like a human brain has been switched on for the first time.   After it was fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core, the ‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ (SpiNNaker) was turned on at The University of Manchester’s School of Computer Science.   SpiNNaker can process... Read more

Utility of Brain Ultrasound in Neurocritical care

2017 16 Mar

Evidence shows that sonography of the brain can be used to visualise most of the intracranial structures, allowing estimation of the risk posed by life-threatening conditions, such as raised ICP, intracranial haematoma, hydrocephalus and midline shift. Brain ultrasound is increasingly used in the critical care setting. This technology is... Read more