SECTION EDITOR: OLAF STÜVE, MD, PhD
Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
Although evidence of neurological critical care procedures, such as successful trephinations, has been documented since ancient times, the rapid development of neurocritical care as a separate entity is a relatively recent addition to the armamentarium of medicine, originating in the early 1960s. The recent explosion of new knowledge and technology in this field often makes the trainees of neurology, neurosurgery, or even critical care uncomfortable with taking care of these complex and demanding patients. Drs Wijdiks and Rabinstein, 2 masters of the emerging science of critical care neurology, have produced a superb and enjoyably distilled short and practical guide to the field that offers valuable information to even the most experienced clinicians.
Hodics T. Neurocritical Care. Arch Neurol. 2012;69(11):1522. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2012.2316