Controversies in Neurosciences Critical Care

Tiffany R. Chang, Neeraj S. Naval, J. Ricardo Carhuapoma

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Neurocritical care is an evolving subspecialty with many controversial topics. The focus of this review is (1) transfusion thresholds in patients with acute intracranial bleeding, including packed red blood cell transfusion, platelet transfusion, and reversal of coagulopathy; (2) indications for seizure prophylaxis and choice of antiepileptic agent; and (3) the role of specialized neurocritical care units and specialists in the care of critically ill neurology and neurosurgery patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-383
Number of pages15
JournalAnesthesiology clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Coagulopathy reversal
  • Neurocritical care
  • Platelet dysfunction
  • Red blood cell transfusion
  • Seizure prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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