Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group
(PNCRG)


Mission

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group (PNCRG) is dedicated to performing clinical and preclinical studies aimed at optimizing functional outcomes for critically ill children with neurological conditions.

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Membership

PNCRG is a truly international and multi-specialty organization.  All of the members share a common passion for research that will ultimately lead to improved neurocritical care for children.  Membership is open to physicians, scientists,  and other healthcare professionals who are involved with related research and/or the treatment and care of pediatric neurocritical patients.

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Research

There is an ever increasing need for quality research in the field of pediatric neurocritical care.  PNCRG is committed to meeting this need by performing studies that will help improve pediatric neurocritical care for years to come.

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Upcoming Meetings of Interest:

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Symposium: Field to Follow-up. April 8th, 2021 

Hosted by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine

Children are more likely than not to survive critical illness, but with a wide variety of functional outcomes. Care at any point from pre-hospital admission to post-discharge follow-up can impact these long-term outcomes. This free virtual symposium brings together multidisciplinary providers from across the entire care continuum to discuss optimizing neurocritical care as we all work together to ultimately reintegrate children back into their home, school, and communities. Use the link or QR below for registration. 

Field to Follow-up 2021 Registration

https://www.stlouischildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/events/pediatric-neurocritical-care-field-follow

Recent Projects:

Outcomes Virtual Mini-Symposium

Evaluating and Treating Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Building Toward Standardized Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Collaborative Research

Our mini-symposium was held virtually on February 16th, 12-5p ET, and featured an excellent discussion of the assessment of clinical outcomes in children recovering from critical illness.  The conference highlighted four successful program models for providing post-ICU care, and also focused on cognitive and developmental assessments in multidisciplinary post-ICU clinics. Recorded video of the conference will be available on the member page.

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The GCS-Covid-Peds Study 

A multicenter, multinational cohort observational study to document prevalence and severity of neurological symptoms and outcomes among patients younger than 18 years old admitted to the hospital with confirmed or presumed COVID19

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Practice Recommendations for Transcranial Doppler Ultrosonography

To improve consistency, optimize safety and efficacy, and provide for meaningful and reproducible results in clinical care and research, the PNCRG TCD subgroup has prepared A multidisciplinary expert consensus statement on the use of TCD in critically ill children.