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SPECIALIZED NEURO-ICU MONITORING AND TREATMENT TECHNIQUES




Neuro-ICU Monitoring Techniques



Instruments used to monitor the course of a neurologic illness are crucial for optimizing treatment. Monitoring allows for the establishment of an exact diagnosis. It also permits a patient's response to drug therapy to be assessed, and allows for complications arising from a disease to be detected early, before the patient's condition deteriorates. Intensive monitoring gives doctors and families an indication of the patient's prognosis. The following monitoring techniques are unique to a neurologic critical care unit:
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Neuro-ICU Treatment Techniques

A Neuro-ICU is equipped with advanced treatments capable of improving prognosis in serious neurological illness. Many of these treatments must be administered early in the course of illness to be effective. The following is a list of specialized therapeutic techniques employed by a neurological intensive care unit.



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