Re-examining the Role of Post-operative ICU Admission for Patients Undergoing Elective Craniotomy: A Systematic Review

Neurosurgery resident Tej Azad recaps his presentation from the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting, during which he identified a lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of 27 studies showed there is an opportunity to conserve intensive care unit (ICU) resources by carefully selecting candidates for elective craniotomy for non-ICU settings. Further study is needed to standardize patient selection and postoperative care paradigms before this can be translated on a larger scale.

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