Neurocritical Care

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 35–41

Research Priorities in Neurocritical Care

  • R. G. Geocadin
  • T. P. Bleck
  • W. J. Koroshetz
  • C. S. Robertson
  • O. O. Zaidat
  • P. D. LeRoux
  • C. A. C. Wijman
  • J. I. Suarez
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s12028-011-9611-y

Cite this article as:
Geocadin, R.G., Bleck, T.P., Koroshetz, W.J. et al. Neurocrit Care (2012) 16: 35. doi:10.1007/s12028-011-9611-y

Abstract

This summary of the last session of the First Neurocritical Care Research Conference reviews the discussions about research priorities in neurocritical care. The first presentation reviewed current projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health and potential models to follow including an independent Neurocritical Care Network or the creation of such a network with the goal of collaborating with already existing ones. Experienced neurointensivists then presented their views on the most common and important research questions that need to be answered and investigated in the field. Finally, utility of clinical registries was discussed emphasizing their importance as hypothesis generators. During the group discussion, interests in comparative effectiveness research, the use of physiological endpoints from monitoring and alternate trial design were expressed.

Keywords

Neurocritical care Critical care Clinical trials Research network Consortium 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Geocadin
    • 1
  • T. P. Bleck
    • 2
  • W. J. Koroshetz
    • 3
  • C. S. Robertson
    • 4
  • O. O. Zaidat
    • 5
  • P. D. LeRoux
    • 6
  • C. A. C. Wijman
    • 7
  • J. I. Suarez
    • 8
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology, Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine and NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Medicine, and AnesthesiologyRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Neurological SurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  6. 6.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Department of NeurologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  8. 8.Department of NeurologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA