Sedation in neurointensive care: advances in understanding and practice.

  title={Sedation in neurointensive care: advances in understanding and practice.},
  author={Giuseppe Citerio and Manuela Cormio},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={9 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To evaluate the rationale and the pharmacologic options for sedating neurointensive care patients. RECENT FINDINGS Sedation is a fundamental element in the neurointensive care unit. Even if the sedative strategy in the neurointensive care unit shares the same general aims with intensive care, the characteristics of the patients in the neurointensive care unit pose other unique challenges and some specific indications. The primary aim of neurointensive care is to maintain… CONTINUE READING

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