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Neurocritical Care

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 and spinal cord disorders, as well as those recovering from neurosurgery.

The dedicated, experienced staff includes board-certified two neuro-intensivists, 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. They 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 exception care for the neurologically ill patient.


  • 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