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Neuroscience intensive care unit patient population

Neurosurgical conditions

  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • cerebral aneurysms
  • cerebral and spinal vascular malformations:
    • arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
    • dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF)
    • cavernoma
  • brain tumors
  • patients undergoing elective neurosurgery or interventional neuroradiology procedures
    • functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, surgery for trigeminal neuralgia)
    • complex cervical spine surgery
    • carotid stenosis surgery or stenting
  • any patient that requires continuous neuromonitoring for the assessment and management of hydrocephalus or elevated intracranial pressure

Stroke

  • ischemic stroke following thrombolysis with tPA or thrombectomy
  • Intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage
  • subdural and epidural hematoma
  • cerebral venous thrombosis

Neurological conditions

  • status epilepticus
  • meningitis and encephalitis
  • neuromuscular disorders in crisis (myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome) and acute myelopathies