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Abnormal movements in critical care patients with brain injury: a diagnostic approach

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, March 2016
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Title
Abnormal movements in critical care patients with brain injury: a diagnostic approach
Published in
Critical Care, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13054-016-1236-2
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Authors

Yousef Hannawi, Michael S. Abers, Romergryko G. Geocadin, Marek A. Mirski

Abstract

Abnormal movements are frequently encountered in patients with brain injury hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs), yet characterization of these movements and their underlying pathophysiology is difficult due to the comatose or uncooperative state of the patient. In addition, the available diagnostic approaches are largely derived from outpatients with neurodegenerative or developmental disorders frequently encountered in the outpatient setting, thereby limiting the applicability to inpatients with acute brain injuries. Thus, we reviewed the available literature regarding abnormal movements encountered in acutely ill patients with brain injuries. We classified the brain injury into the following categories: anoxic, vascular, infectious, inflammatory, traumatic, toxic-metabolic, tumor-related and seizures. Then, we identified the abnormal movements seen in each category as well as their epidemiologic, semiologic and clinicopathologic correlates. We propose a practical paradigm that can be applied at the bedside for diagnosing abnormal movements in the ICU. This model seeks to classify observed abnormal movements in light of various patient-specific factors. It begins with classifying the patient's level of consciousness. Then, it integrates the frequency and type of each movement with the availability of ancillary diagnostic tests and the specific etiology of brain injury.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 114 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 17 14%
Researcher 17 14%
Student > Postgraduate 13 11%
Student > Master 9 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Other 33 28%
Unknown 21 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 8%
Neuroscience 6 5%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 2%
Other 7 6%
Unknown 25 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 69. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2017.
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#516,951
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Outputs from Critical Care
#346
of 6,010 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,003
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Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#3
of 32 outputs
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