Neurocritical Care Society Podcast

Neurocritical Care Society

Official Podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society

  • 1 hour 1 minute

    Patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage who are receiving factor Xa inhibitors have a risk of hematoma expansion. The effect of andexanet alfa, an agent that reverses the effects of factor Xa inhibitors, on hematoma volume expansion had not been well studied, until the ANNEXA-I Trial. To discuss this week's Hot Topic, Nicholas Morris, MD is joined by one of the trial's collaborators, Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD as well as clincial pharmacist Andrew Webb, PharmD, BCCCP. 

    Listeners can also join the NCS Journal Club which will be discussing the ANNEXA-I Trial on "X" / Twitter on Tuesday, July 16th starting at 9am CT.

    19 June 2024, 3:38 am
  • 55 minutes 34 seconds
    PERSPECTIVES: Dr Monisha Kumar, FNCS

    In this week's episode of Perspectives, Dr Nicholas Morris is joined by Dr Monisha Kumar, FNCS, Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the threats to diversity, equity, and inclusion in neurocritical care.

    12 June 2024, 3:12 am
  • 33 minutes 31 seconds
    CURRENTS: Innovation for Health Disparities Research in Hemorrhagic Stroke

    As clinicians working with patients who have sustained an acute brain injury, we are naturally focused on caring for the injury itself. Until recent years, the clinical severity of brain injury was regarded as the main driver of prognosis and outcomes. However, we are beginning to understand how non-clinical factors, including the social determinants of health (SDOH), contribute to differential risk for all brain injuries including hemorrhagic stroke, and continue to impact our patients’ recovery even after injury. In this week's episode Dr Lauren Koffman is joined by Dr Nirupama Yechoor and Dr Rachel Forman to discuss how understanding the complex interplay between clinical and social determinants of health is crucial for clinicians caring for hemorrhagic stroke survivors, not only for recovery and secondary prevention, but also to effectively counsel families on primary prevention. Lauren is also joined by Mike Foster, a member of Yale's Stroke Patient Advisory Board who talks about his experience as a stroke survivor.

    You can read the Currents article at

    Stroke survivors or those who care for loved ones who have had a stroke can sign-up for Dr Yechoor's study at

    5 June 2024, 3:00 am
  • 37 minutes 29 seconds
    HOT TOPICS: NCS Guidelines for Seizure Prophylaxis in Adults Hospitalized With Moderate–Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    For the latest episode in our Hot Topics series, Dr Nicholas Morris, FCNS is joined by Dr Jennifer Frontera, FNCS to discuss the NCS Guidelines for Seizure Prophylaxis in Adults Hospitalized with Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. 

    Download the guidelines at

    29 May 2024, 3:12 am
  • 41 minutes 51 seconds
    PERSPECTIVES: Dr Daryl Gress

    In this week's PERSPECTIVES episode, Dr Nicholas Morris is joined by Dr Daryl Gress, Professor of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska to discuss Dr Gress' lessons learned while building a new neurocritical care unit and training program at UCSF.

    22 May 2024, 2:33 am
  • 31 minutes 51 seconds
    CURRENTS: Understanding the Landscape of Post-NeuroICU Clinics

    Post-intensive care clinics following admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) have gained significant traction in recent years across the United States and internationally. This movement has been driven by increasing recognition of the long-term sequela related to the experience of an ICU admission. This week, Dr Lauren Koffman is joined by Dr Matthew Jaffa and Dr Julia Carlson to discuss the landscape of post-neuroICU clinics and the impetus for their development and continuation.

    15 May 2024, 3:00 am
  • 26 minutes 22 seconds
    CURRENTS: Elisabeth's Story of Hope

    In May 2014 Elisabeth Beraquit fell through the faulty doors of an elevator into an empty shaft, landing 30 feet below on top of the elevator car. She suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries, including subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, and a diffuse axonal injury. 10 years on and Elisabeth is thriving, running her own business in Philadelphia and living her best life. In this week’s episode she and her sister, Sarah, join Dr Lauren Koffman to discuss Elisabeth's Story of Hope.

    You can read Elisabeth’s story in Currents at

    8 May 2024, 3:22 am
  • 42 minutes 57 seconds
    HOT TOPICS: Critical Care Management of Patients After Cardiac Arrest

    In this week's episode, Dr Nicholas Morris is joined by Dr. Karen Hirsch and Dr. Teresa May to discuss their paper “Critical Care Management of Patients After Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society”.  We discuss the difference between a scientific statement and a guideline, areas of uncertainty, and research priorities for the post-arrest patient.

    You can read the paper at

    1 May 2024, 3:43 am
  • 55 minutes 18 seconds
    HOT TOPICS: Intravenous Levothyroxine for Unstable Brain-Dead Heart Donors

    This week's Hot Topic is Intravenous Levothyroxine for Unstable Brain-Dead Heart Donors and Dr Nicholas Morris is joined by Dr Raj Dhar from Washington University School of Medicine to discuss his latest New England Journal of Medicine manuscript (

    24 April 2024, 3:00 am
  • 29 minutes 55 seconds
    MASTER CLASS: Non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring

    In this week's Master Class, Dr Stephan Mayer and Dr Jon Rosenberg are joined by Dr Krishna Rajajee to discuss non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring

    17 April 2024, 3:00 am
  • 33 minutes 25 seconds
    HOT TOPICS: NCS Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Guidelines

    In this week's episode, Dr Nick Morris is joined by Dr Jose Suarez to discuss the recently updated NCS subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. We compare them with the recently released American Heart Association subarachnoid hemorrhage guideline; and we discuss the purpose of guidelines in general and how guidelines map out priorities for research.

    10 April 2024, 3:32 am
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