Category Archives: Intensive Care Neurology

Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus

Status epilepticus is a medical emergency with significant morbidity and mortality and, in circumstances where benzodiazepines alone have failed to terminate seizures, has traditionally been treated with anticonvulsants such as phenytoin or phenobarbitone. Other intravenously administered antiepileptics have also been … Continue reading

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Detection of Brain Activation in Vegetative State by Standard Electroencephalography

This paper by Claassen et al., 2019 looks at EEG pattern changes in response to verbally given movement commands to see if there is a subset of vegetative state patients who are cognitively responsive and yet who have no motor … Continue reading

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Journal Club review: Risk Factors in Critical Illness Myopathy during the early course of Critical Illness – a Prospective Observational Study

Summary for General Readers As discussed in the accompanying primer, I chose to review a research article (Weber-Carstens et al., 2010) I found that looked both at risk factors for development of critical illness myopathy and a new diagnostic test for … Continue reading

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