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2014-09-08 08:30:17

SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neurocritical Care Society is honored to announce General Hugh Shelton as the Keynote speaker for their 12(th) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. General Shelton is a distinguished leader who served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. He and his wife Carolyn founded the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military NeuroTrauma Foundation with the goal of significantly improving survival for injured soldiers. Learn...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-02-14 23:01:23

Device is Useful in Monitoring the Type of Injuries Suffered by Combat Veterans Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has received U.S. patent approval for a new device that could help physicians better monitor severe traumatic brain injuries, such as those suffered by combat. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $5 million grant in October 2010 to North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for...

2012-05-31 01:42:18

Research on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding found within the membrane layers surrounding the brain) needs more well-designed and large-scale clinical trials to move forward in discovering lifesaving treatment options, said Baylor College of Medicine neurocritical physicians and researchers. Dr. Jose I. Suarez, professor of neurology, and Dr. Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, assistant professor of neurology, both with the division of vascular neurology and neurocritical care at...

2011-12-07 22:14:04

Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found. Scientists have been investigating this phenomenon for decades, with the topic of spreading depolarizations now of keen interest to the...

2011-09-19 23:10:29

The Neurocritical Care Society is releasing a comprehensive set of guidelines this week to guide physicians and hospitals on how to optimally care for patient's ruptured brain aneurysms. One of the strongest recommendations is that all patients receive specialized care at high-volume stroke centers that treat at least 60 cases per year. Subarachnoid hemorrhage strikes without warning and results from rupture of an artery supplying the brain. Thirty percent do not survive, and half of those...

2011-05-19 23:05:21

Electrical disturbances that spread through an injured brain like tsunamis have a direct link to poor recovery and can last far longer than previously realized, researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) have found. The disturbances, known as cortical spreading depolarizations, are short-circuits (electrical failures) that occur in a localized, or specific, area of injury and result in dampened brain waves. Because of their localization, the depolarizations are...

2011-03-15 17:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System's Medical Director of Trauma and Neurocritical Care, Mark Cipolle, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of a $130,000 research grant from the National Trauma Institute to study platelet transfusion in patients with brain hemorrhage, the most common cause of death and disability after injury or stroke. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) "Antiplatelet medications used to reduce...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation's leading private teleneurology company, announced today that its ongoing expansion will include providing emergency on-call services to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. This agreement will deliver immediate 24/7 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists to North Carolina's most critical neurology patients via telemedicine. (Logo:...


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