What is Neurocritical Care ?
Also known as neurointensive care is the field that deals with life-threatening diseases of the brain and nervous system. Specialized Intensive care Units called the Neurocritical Intensive Care Units exist where neuro intensivists equipped with the knowledge of neurology, surgery, anesthesia, pediatric care, emergency medicine, and neurosurgery work in tandem to save a patient’s life and prevent secondary brain infections. They analyze imaging techniques and perform intracranial diagnoses. Patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral aneurysms, and more are treated in these units. Performing craniotomies, tumor resections, cerebral aneurysm repairs are some of the procedures done using intracranial invasive brain monitoring.