Neurological Intensive Care: Past Lessons, Current Accomplishments, Future Directions

  • Allan H. Ropper


I wish to offer some perspective on new brain sparing and brain resuscitation therapies. In the end, we all must ask, “What does this mean for the patient”? Many experimental therapies undoubtedly protect the brain, but practical limitations in their administration, timing, and the need for careful patient selection will probably be more important determinants of clinical success than a drug’s biological activity.


Intracranial Pressure Brain Death Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Intracranial Mass Reyes Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan H. Ropper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Elizabeth’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General HospitalUSA

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