Events, books, publications, and other news in the fields of neuromonitoring and neurocritical care.
January 2012 Vol. 3 No. 1
Welcome to the first 2012 edition of The Neuroscience Monitor!
We are kicking off this year with exciting news, events, publications, and education opportunities. 
Also, we have begun the new year with a new website
which we invite you to visit!
 
UCLA's ICU of the Future      
CNS Technology's co-founder Dick Moberg recently attended the ICU of the Future meeting at UCLA. The meeting highlighted current challenges in neurocritical care and discussed what the future might hold for the burgeoning discipline. The group identified data integration in the neuro ICU as a major obstacle, which is the specific problem addressed by the CNS Monitor. Dr. Paul Vespa, the course director, showed recordings from some of Mr. Moberg's pioneering products from the 1980s and 1990s. Dr. Tom Bleck noted Mr. Moberg's consistent contributions to the advancement of neurological monitoring. We were honored that our work in this field was acknowledged. Later in the event, the CNS Monitor was featured in a workshop in
 
CNS Technology at ICU of the Future.
 which the monitor's EEG features were utilized to show a status epilepticus case study for participants to interpret and discuss. As we have in the past, we will continue to provide solutions to the types of challenges that need to be addressed to build your ICU of the Future.
 
 
Jefferson University's Hot Topics in Neurocritical Care Symposium
 
We at CNS Technology were particularly excited about the Hot Topics in Neurocritical Care meeting at Jefferson University on January 27th in our hometown of Philadelphia. The first annual meeting of its kind at Jefferson featured guest speakers including Dr. Kiwon Lee and Dr. Andrew Naidech, along with our local friends,  Dr. Jack Jallo and Dr. Rodney Bell. The program focused on recent "hot topics" - controversial subjects - within Neurocritical Care. This first symposium was extremely successful with twice the expected number of registrants. We will keep you informed about plans for next year's meeting.
 
Events
Upcoming Events for 2012
We hope to see you at the starred events!
     International Stroke Conference 2012 in New Orleans, LA
    February 1 - 3

     Society of Critical Care Medicine in Houston, TX
     February 5 - 7

     Euro Neuro in Vienna, Austria
     February 16 - 18
Mr. Moberg will be attending this event.


American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Miami, FL
     April 14 - 18

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses in Seattle, WA
     April 28 - May 1
 
Publications

Acute Effects of Nimodipine on Cerebral Vasculature and Brain Metabolism in High Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients.
Choi HA, Ko SB, Chen H, Gilmore E, Carpenter AM, Lee D, Claassen J, Mayer SA, Schmidt JM, Lee K, Connelly ES, Paik M, Badjatia N.
Neurocrit Care. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

The Utility of EEG, SSEP, and Other Neurophysiologic Tools to Guide Neurocritical Care.
Rosenthal ES.
Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Novel treatments for vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Muroi C, Seule M, Mishima K, Keller E.
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Status Epilepticus–Induced Hyperemia and Brain Tissue Hypoxia After Cardiac Arrest
Sang-Bae Ko, MD, PhD; Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, MD; H. Alex Choi, MD; Jan Claassen, MD, PhD; Mary Presciutti, RN; J. Michael Schmidt, PhD; Neeraj Badjatia, MD, MS; Kiwon Lee, MD; Stephan A. Mayer, MD
Archives of Neurology. 2011;68(10):1323-1326.

Limitations of Threshold-Based Brain Oxygen Monitoring for Seizure Detection
Soojin Park, Alexander Roederer, Ram Mani, Sarah Schmitt, Peter D. LeRoux, Lyle H. Ungar, Insup Lee and Scott E. Kasner

Neurocritical Care. 2011 Apr; 15(3):469-476.
 
Books
   
      Core Topics in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurointensive Care
     Edited by Basil F. Matta, David K. Menon and Martin Smith
     November 28, 2011

    
* This book includes a chapter by our founder, Dick Moberg!
 
   
  Atlas of EEG in Critical Care
   Lawrence Hirsch, MD
   March 9, 2010
 
Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care: Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Successful Management of Perioperative Complications (Lecture Notes in Mathematics; 751)
Ansgar M. Brambrink and Jeffrey R. Kirsch
December 22, 2011


 
Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care (Cambridge Medicine)
George A. Mashour
March 14, 2011
 
 
EEG Electrode Technology from Moberg Multimedia
Available for $98 at www.mobergmultimedia.com and Amazon.com

EEG Electrode Technology is designed for those who would benefit from a basic knowledge of EEG and EEG electrode technology. This course gives a basic overview of EEG, common EEG montages, how to measure and mark a patient's head for electrodes, the types and applications of electrodes, and a process for checking for reliable EEG signals.
 
       
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