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Executive Health Management

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

ICU Management

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

IMAGING Management

European Neuro Convention 2020

2020 17 Mar

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ICU Management

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

IMAGING Management

ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

2019 11 May

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IT Management

'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

ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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ICU Management

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

IMAGING Management

MRI Improves Diagnosis of Fetal Brain Abnormalities

2016 19 Dec

New research published in The Lancet suggests that adding MRI after the mid-pregnancy scan could provide more certainty in diagnosing fetal brain abnormalities. The study involved 570 women whose mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan revealed a potential brain abnormality in the fetus. Within two weeks of their first scan they were given an extra scan using... Read more