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April 2010

Decision Making in Neurocritical Care

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.


OlafStüveMD, PhD

edited by Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, 340 pp, with illus, $59.95, ISBN 978-1-60406-047-8, New York, New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2009

Arch Neurol. 2010;67(4):513-514. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.27

Neurocritical care, a relatively new and unique neurologic subspecialty, has grown exponentially over the past 2 decades and is attracting the attention of many young neurologists in training. At institutions where a dedicated neurology/neurosurgery intensive care unit (NNICU) is available, a rotation for neurology house officers, usually in their junior year, is part of the curriculum. For some, it is a daunting 4 weeks, given that neurocritical care bridges science and practice between different specialties that house officers have been casually exposed to thus far.