Events, books, publications, and other news in the fields of neuromonitoring and neurocritical care.
September 2012 Vol. 3 No. 6
In this Issue of the Neuroscience Monitor:
   • Meet our new VP of Sales
   • Get a sneak peak of our plans for the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Meeting
   • Hear from Dr. Peter Smielewski on ICM+ and the NCS Meeting
   • Read publications by speakers at the upcoming NCS Meeting
   • Get links to books on neurocritical care
Moberg Research Introduces Phillip Moses as the Vice President of Sales
Moberg Research is pleased to introduce, Phillip Moses, who has joined Moberg Research as Vice President of Sales.  Phillip brings more than twenty years of experience in the neurological diagnostic and monitoring industry to Moberg Research and CNS Technology.

Prior to joining Moberg Research, Phillip co-founded CortiCare, a company which created an innovative approach to remote Continuous EEG Monitoring (cEEG). CortiCare developed services to identify seizures and enhance the neurological assessment  of ICU patients nationwide. Previously, Phillip was Director, North American Sales at  Alpine Biomed during the acquisition of Stellate Systems' EEG, EMG and PSG. Phillip served as Regional and National Sales Manager at Nicolet Biomedical before his promotion to Vice President, North American Sales. Phillip brings significant  leadership, strategic planning, and organizational skills to Moberg Research as the organization enjoys unprecedented growth and market leadership with the CNS Technology Component Neuromonitoring System. Join us in welcoming Phillip to the Moberg family.
Realizing the Vision with CNS Technology at NCS 2012
At the Neurocritical Care Society’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, Moberg Research will share its vision for the future of neurocritical care. Over the past ten years, the NCS meeting has a become a focal point in the emerging industry of neurocritical care by gathering the greatest minds in the field, displaying new technologies, and hosting seminars and workshops to educate clinicians and researchers. This year, two workshops, Intracranial Monitoring and Critical Care Electroencephalography, will feature the CNS Monitor, which provides continous EEG and multimodal neuromonitoring. In preparation for the meeting, Moberg Research has prepared to unveil enhancements to the Component Neuromonitoring System (CNS), the family of interoperable components that includes the CNS Monitor.
The conference theme, “Realizing the Vision,” reviews improvements and technological advancements that have occurred over the past decade in order to envision the field’s future trajectory. Moberg Research contributes to this theme by exhibiting its completely integrated neuromonitoring system, including EEG and multimodal monitoring, data driven guidelines, NINDS common data elements, and decision support tools. The Component Neuromonitoring System was designed to revolutionize the field of neuro-informatics. By displaying a replica of an ICU wall outfitted with CNS Technology components, along with stations highlighting the system’s key features, Moberg Research will show attendees how its technological achievements complement the goal of “Realizing the Vision.”  

The Component Neuromonitoring System brings the future to the neuro ICU with integrated cEEG and multimodal monitoring.
ICM+ Multimodal Data Analysis at NCS 2012
We asked our friend, Dr. Peter Smielewski, to tell us why he is looking forward to the Neurocritical Care Society meeting and what we can expect to see from his group at the University of Cambridge during the event. We are pleased to share his response with you now:
My name is Dr. Peter Smielewski. I am a senior research associate at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge , UK, and in the forthcoming Neurocritical Care Society meeting I will be representing our ‘Brain Physics’ group (part of Academic Neurosurgery Unit,  One of our main interests is multimodal monitoring and real-time data analysis in patients after traumatic brain injury, and in particular continuous assessment of cerebral autoregulation. I am looking forward to many promising presentations and discussions on the subject of neuro-monitoring, and in particular on ICP monitoring.  Our own research in this field spans over 20 years and the wealth of experience accumulated has been incorporated into software for multimodal data analysis ICM+, which has also been licensed to many other centres worldwide.  

ICM+ Cerebral Vasoreactivity monitoring

ICM+ data charting

ICM+ trends display
  During the NCS meeting we will have the pleasure to exhibit ICM+ working in partnership with the Moberg Research’s multimodal data collection system, the CNS Monitor. The two systems seem very complimentary as the essential data collection from a variety of bed-side devices is handled elegantly and robustly by the clinically approved CNS system, while our clinical research software ICM+ can provide user configurable real-time calculations of trends of various secondary indices of cerebral autoregulation (like cerebrovascular pressure reactivity index PRx), brain compliance, heart rate variability and others. 
The Future of Neuro-Informatics Is Closer Than You Think
Our Touch the Future theme focuses on the ability of the Component Neuromonitoring System to instantly bring the future of integrated multimodal monitoring to any ICU. At the Tenth Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, Touch the Future will visually represent the interconnectedness of a successful future in the neuro-informatics. Drawing from the imagery of Michelangelo’s famed Sistine Chapel ceiling, these illustrations feature Adam realizing the vast amount of cerebral  knowledge, now readily available at the touch of a fingertip, simply by using the CNS Monitor. The graphic has already begun to make an impact by appearing in Journal of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care publications with rave reviews from viewers.  
Touch The Future
Enjoy these publications in Critical Care Neurology from speakers at NCS 2012:
Updates in the management of intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury.
Wijayatilake DS, Shepherd SJ, Sherren PB.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Oct;25(5):540-7

Guidelines for the evaluation and management of status epilepticus.
Brophy GM, Bell R, Claassen J, Alldredge B, Bleck TP, Glauser T, Laroche SM, Riviello JJ Jr, Shutter L, Sperling MR, Treiman DM, Vespa PM; Neurocritical Care Society Status Epilepticus Guideline Writing Committee.
Neurocrit Care. 2012 Aug;17(1):3-23.

Interrater reliability of ICU EEG research terminology.
Mani R, Arif H, Hirsch LJ, Gerard EE, LaRoche SM.
J Clin Neurophysiol.
 2012 Jun;29(3):203-12.

Alterations in cerebral oxidative metabolism following traumatic brain injury.
De Fazio M, Rammo R, O'Phelan K, Bullock MR.

Neurocrit Care 2011 Feb;14(1):91-6.
Clinical relevance of cortical spreading depression in neurological disorders: migraine, malignant stroke, subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury.
Lauritzen M, Dreier JP, Fabricius M, Hartings JA, Graf R, Strong AJ.
J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Jan;31(1):17-35. Epub 2010 Nov 3.
Cerebral Vasospasm: Neurovascular Events After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Edited by Mario Zuccarello, Joseph F. Clark, Gail Pyne-Geithman, Norberto Andaluz, Jed A. Hartings, Opeolu M. Adeoye
August 13, 2012

Pediatric Neurocritical Care 
Edited by Nicholas Abend MD, Mark Helfaer MD
November 12, 2012
The NeuroICU Book
Kiwon Lee
March 29, 2012

*Includes a passage on the CNS Monitor.

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