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Neurocritical Care

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers the state’s most extensive care for patients with potentially life-threatening brain and central nervous system conditions, such as massive stroke, bleeding in and around the brain, brain tumors or trauma, severe seizures, spinal cord disorders, and recovery from neurosurgery.

Our dedicated, experienced staff includes two board-certified neuro-intensivists, which are physicians with fellowship training in neurological intensive care. Direct care on the dedicated 20-bed unit is provided by a highly trained, experienced team. They work closely with neurotrauma surgeons, neurologists, and other specialists to resuscitate and support the critically ill patient, minimize secondary neurological injury and medical complications, and begin transition to a recovery environment.

Neuroscience intensive care

The neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) provides around-the-clock care for critically ill patients affected by brain or spine injury. Patients are closely monitored with the latest in specialized equipment, allowing doctors to gauge the patient's response to medication and other therapies, and advanced treatment allows early detection of complications. Clinically proven guidelines have been developed, implemented, and are carefully followed within the NSICU to provide exceptional care for the neurologically ill patient.

Services we offer

  • Monitoring
    • Intracranial pressure monitoring
    • Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography
    • Single proton emission computed tomography (SPECT)
    • Continuous electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring
    • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
    • Jugular venous oxygen saturation monitoring
    • Neurological monitoring
  • Treatments
    • Endovascular GDC Coils
    • Cerebral angioplasty
    • Ventricular drainage
    • Thrombolysis
    • Plasmapheresis
    • Hypothermia
    • Phrenic nerve pacing
    • Specialized pharmacotherapies