Events, books, publications, and other news in the fields of neuromonitoring and neurocritical care.
July 2012 Vol. 3 No. 4

CNS Technology will attend the
30th Annual Symposium of the National Neurotrauma Society 

July 22-25th at the Arizone Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Jefferson University Receives CNS Monitors      

In June 2012, Thomas Jefferson University took delivery of eight CNS Monitors. Once installation is complete, Jefferson will have the largest network of these advanced brain monitoring systems on the East Coast. The mobile CNS Monitors will be used in the neuro ICU to monitor and view EEG data alongside measurements from their Philips Intellivue and Integra Licox monitors. The CNS Monitors are the first installment of Jefferson's customized Component Neuromonitoring System, a collection of technologies that provide multimodal monitoring for neurocritical care. Integrated data from the CNS Monitors will be reviewed remotely using Persyst software and saved to a server so the information can be used in research projects.

Drs. Rodney Bell and Jack Jallo were among the proponents of implementing a multimodal monitoring system at Jefferson. They hope to enhance the care of their patients using multimodal monitoring to provide a more comprehensive view of brain health. The doctors coordinated with intensivists, nurses, IT, and biomed to prepare for the new equipment. CNS Technology looks forward to implementing the Component Neuromonitoring System at Jefferson and working alongside the staff to continue to enhance patient care.

This story will continue with updates on the Component Neuromonitoring System at Jefferson in later editions of The Neuroscience Monitor and at

The Spectrum of Neurotrauma    

This year's National Neurotrauma Society meeting, themed "The Spectrum of Neurotrauma," spotlights several diverse but interrelated topics within neurotrauma. The program offers information on understudied subtopics, such as pediatric TBI, and recent areas of interest, like blast brain injury. CNS Technology's president, Dick Moberg, will attend alongside colleagues from Hemedex, Inc. to illustrate the impact of multimodal monitoring following traumatic brain injury. With a wide variety of subjects presented by speakers from around the world, there will be something for everyone at Neurotrauma 2012. We hope to see you all in Phoenix, July 22-25 at the event!

Attending Neurotrauma 2012?
If you would like to get in touch with us
during the event, please contact us.
Upcoming Events for 2012
     Neurotrauma 2012 in Phoenix, AZ.
    July 23-25

     Neonatal Brain Monitoring in Tampa, FL.
     September 13-15

 Neurocritical Care Society in Denver, CO.
     October 3-6

    The Future of the Neuro ICU starts sooner than you think!
     Watch for updates in our upcoming newsletters.
Update on Multimodality Monitoring
Miller CM. 
Curr Neurol Neruoscie Rep. 2012 Aug 12;12(4)474-80

Distribution of Delayed Ischemic Neurological Deficits After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrahage and Implications for Regional Neuromonitoring 

Miller CM, Palestrant D.
Clin. Neurol Nuerosurg. 2012 Jul;114(6):545-9. Epub 2011 Dec 15. 

Intracranial Multimodal Monitoring for Acute Brain Injury; A Single Institution Review of Current Practices

Stuart RM, Schmidt M, Kurtz P, Waziri A, Helbok R, Mayer SA, Lee K, Badjatia N, Hirsch LJ, Connolly ES, Claassen J
Neurocrit Car 2012 Apr; 12(2): 188-98

Advanced Neuromonitoring and Imaging in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Friess SH, Kiibaugh TJ, Huh JW.
Crit Care Res Pract. 2012;2012:361310. Epub 2012 May 21.

CNS Technology's Multimodal Monitor featured in The Neuro ICU Book

The CNS Monitor was recently featured in The Neuro ICU Book (2012), edited by Kiwon Lee, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCM. The publication guides intensivists, medical students, and nurses through an evidence-based standardization of the developing field of neurocritical care.

A chapter on Neurophysiologic Decision Support Systems, authored by Michael J. Schmidt, PhD, covers solutions for the collection and integration of neurophysiologic data, including practical advice on implementation.  Schmidt explains that

systems like the CNS Monitor offer advantages by providing continuous EEG monitoring, data integration, optional mobility, and inherent software for analysis and visualization.
The CNS Monitor conveniently provides “all-in-one electroencephalographic and neuromonitoring solutions" (p. 317). Schmidt postures that cart-based solutions such as the CNS Monitor are the "quickest path to implementing a live [clinical decision support] system in the ICU" (p. 317).

Schmidt tactfully addresses regulatory and IT concerns, recommending early involvement of IT professionals for successful implementation of any clinical decision support system. While the passage offers practical advice, the author is also quick to point out many unanswered questions regarding neurocritical care decision support. Clearly, these systems are the future of the Neuro ICU, but Schmidt leaves it up to the readers to decide what sort of future they envision.
Neurological and Neurosurgical Intensive Care
Allan H. Ropper, Daryl R. Gress, Michael N. Diringer, Deborah M. Green, Stephan A. Mayer, Thomas P. Bleck
Sep 12, 2003 (fourth edition)
Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring XIV
Edited by Martin U. Schuhmann and Marek Czosnyka
Apr 13, 2012
Handbook of Neurocritical Care
Anish Bhardwaj and Marek A. Mirski (Editors)
Oct 28, 2010
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!

Remember, save the date for the Neurotrauma 2012 Symposium!

See our products featured in these journals:
Journal of Neurotrauma      Neurocritical Care

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