The brain: a new frontier for intensive care medicine
Reports from the 6th Translational Research Meeting of the French Intensive Care Society (Paris, December 3, 2019).
Keywords:agression cérébrales aiguë, coma, encéphalopathies, monitorage multimodal, imagerie cérébrale, électrophysiologie
The Translational Research Committee of the French Intensive Care Society organized its annual Seminar in Paris on December 3, 2019. This seminar aims to bring together clinicians and scientists to discuss major research questions in the field of intensive care medicine. The topic of the 5thedition of the meeting was on challenges and promises related to research on acute brain injury. The lectures focused on translational research built upon very diverse and complementary methods from single neuron recording to systemic modulation of complex brain connectomes. New data about expanding research on coma and acquired disorders of consciousness was presented. Besides, lectures shed light on neurological illness related to critical care as delirium, traumatic brain injury and encephalitis. And last but not the least, strengths and weakness of new technologies that might be used to in vivo assess the structural, functional and metabolic brain impact of critical brain injuries.