NEXT Lounge: Experts discussion of Neuro Cases

Coma recovery score (revised) is used more prominently in the recovery literature which is validated in disorders of consciousness.

Carinal stimulation via suctioning rather than pain may be a more useful way of generating arousal.

Don’t say ‘squeeze my hands’ to assess commands – rather ‘give me (two) thumbs up’

Data from the IMPACT trials have been used to create a risk prediction model which is available online.

Prediction models for 6 month outcome after TBI

Alpha coma on EEG may have a poor prognosis but the cause is important to the outcome.

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Etiology, neurologic correlations, and prognosis in alpha coma

Medial temporal lobe seizures may not be well detected on surface EEG

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Standardized Critical Care EEG Terminology

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies: A potentially treatable cause of encephalitis in the intensive care unit