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Neurocritical Care / Neurotrauma

Why choose Wayne Health for neurocritical care / neurotrauma?

Wayne Health’s Neurocritical Care team provides 24/7 emergency services and personalized and monitored treatments to help you recover from serious neurological conditions or injuries. Our team treats patients at Detroit Receiving Hospital, one of the leading Neurocritical Care programs in the country. The Neuro-Intensive Care Unit is a regional resource for patients with traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stroke, large ischemic stroke and other life-threatening neurologic illnesses.

Wayne Health neurocritical care / neurotrauma services

The Neurocritical Care Unit serves patients across southeast Michigan with the following conditions:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (intracranial monitoring, brain parenchymal oxygen tension monitoring, interventions to prevent secondary brain injury)
  • Ischemic strokes (thrombolysis treatment to dissolve blood clots, interventional procedures)
  • Hemorrhagic strokes
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (interventions to treat aneurysm and to detect vasospasm, a sudden contraction of the walls of an artery)
  • Status epilepticus – a prolonged, life threatening seizure (long-term EEG monitoring)
  • Bacterial/viral encephalitis – brain inflammation caused by infection
  • Post-cardiac arrest care
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neuromuscular emergencies – including myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Autoimmune neurological disorders


Wayne Health’s approach to treatment

Wayne Health’s Neurocritical Care and Neurotrauma team consists of neurologists and neurosurgeons who provide comprehensive, expert treatment for a wide range of neurological conditions. Neurocritical Care services include:

  • Intracranial (brain) pressure monitoring
  • Respiratory support
  • Parenteral (intravenous) nutrition
  • Continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring (measuring electrical activity in the brain)
  • Pain management
  • Vasospasm treatment (increasing blood flow to the brain)

Advancing research and medical education

Wayne Health physicians and researchers are faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic research and clinical studies. This can make the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation.

Neurocritical Care Unit faculty are currently involved in research studies of novel treatments for brain hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, status epilepticus and post-cardiac arrest care.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.