Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 4 - 2020
Comparative Study of Neurologic Critical Care in Avicenna Canon and New Medicine
Mohsen Savaie*
Anesthesiologist, Intensivist, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pain Research Center of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Mohsen Savaie, Anesthesiologist, Intensivist, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pain Research Center of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Received: February 17, 2020; Published: March 09, 2020


Background and Aim: The ancient medical books are rich in scientific doctrines and those reviews continue to amaze the reader after several years. One of the advanced sciences of the modern era is the neuroscience. Avicenna has dealt with various aspects of neuroscience in Canon, including the care of critically ill patients. The present study explores the hidden aspects of this field of medical science in Avicenna's Canon.

Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive review with a comparative approach. First, neurologic subject were extracted from the Canon book and the related new articles and books were searched; then the contents of the Canon book matched with those from the new medicine resources given.

Results: A comparative study of the topics discussed in the field of brain anatomy, signs of neurologic diseases, diagnosis and treatment of headache, seizure, meningitis, stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, reveals many accordance with the modern knowledge, especially in the field of care for patients with head injury.

Conclusion: The Canon of Avicenna, like many of the ancient medical books, is still full of novelty and nearness to reality after centuries. It contains many useful recommendations for critical care of neurological patients.

Keywords: Avicenna’s Canon Of Medicine; Neurosciences; Nervous System Diseases; Critical Care; Brain Injuries


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Citation: Mohsen Savaie. “Comparative Study of Neurologic Critical Care in Avicenna Canon and New Medicine”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.4 (2020): 06-10.

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