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Department of Neurology

Affiliated Hospitals

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The hospitals affiliated and supporting the program are Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, and Ben Taub Hospital.

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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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Baylor St. Luke's is a tertiary referral center and has received many awards as a comprehensive stroke center. The Neuro ICU at the Baylor St. Luke's has 20 beds specifically designated to neurological patients. The fellows are exposed to vast array of vascular pathologies, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulae, moyamoya disease complications, status epilepticus, neuromuscular pathologies and traumatic brain injuries, as well as a host of medical complications that accompany them. The unit hosts and tests advanced invasive and non-invasive brain monitoring systems including brain tissue oxygen monitoring probes, c-Flow device, Vittamed ICP meter, Cerebrotech VIPS brain volume monitor, advanced hemodynamic monitors, the CNS monitoring system, in addition to various newer devices that are in developing stages. The monitoring systems are complemented by a Sonosite ultrasound device and several TCD machines which are available to the fellows at all times. The ICU service also provides management of anoxic brain injury following cardiac death: temperature management, consultation service to the medical, surgical and the cardiac ICUs for patients on various cardiac assist devices.

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Ben Taub Hospital

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Ben Taub Hospital is a tertiary care center, level 1 trauma center and a comprehensive stroke center. The Neurological ICU at Ben Taub is primarily a trauma unit with 20 beds. The center has produced research in neurotrauma care under the leadership of Dr. Claudia Robertson. The unit hosts variety of neuromonitoring devices like Licox, Jugular venous oxygen monitoring, microdialysis catheters etc.