The Clinical Practice of Critical Care Neurology / Edition 2

The Clinical Practice of Critical Care Neurology / Edition 2

by Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
     
 

This book is an invaluable review of neurologic critical care in the intensive care unit. The emphasis is on management in day-to-day practice. Part I is devoted to basic management of critically ill patients with acute neurologic diseases. Part II covers the technology and procedures used in the intensive care unit. Part III discusses the management of specific

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This book is an invaluable review of neurologic critical care in the intensive care unit. The emphasis is on management in day-to-day practice. Part I is devoted to basic management of critically ill patients with acute neurologic diseases. Part II covers the technology and procedures used in the intensive care unit. Part III discusses the management of specific disorders in critical care neurology. Part IV deals with the management of postoperative neurosurgical complications. Part V covers the management of systemic complications. The final section, Part VI, discusses decisions at the end of life and other responsibilities. An appendix is devoted to the calculation of important variables and provides reference tables for daily practice. For quick reference in the intensive care unit the most useful tables and figures have been extracted by the author and reprinted in an accompanying pocket-sized booklet.
For this thoroughly revised second edition, there are five new chapters on the organization of the intensive care unit and code of conduct of the neurointensivist, acute spinal disorders, the management of common postoperative neurosurgical complications (two chapters), ethics and legal problems, and withdrawal of life support. Also new to this edition are algorithms on outcome prediction in the specific disorders.
This scholarly and yet accessible and practical book spans the entire field of acute neurology but remains cohesive as it is single-authored. Like the first edition, the second will be widely used by neurologists, specialists in neurologic intensive care, neurologists training in neurologic critical care and stroke fellowships, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, critical care specialists of all types, emergency physicians, residents in neurology and neurosurgery, and neuroscience nurses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195157291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: General Principles of Management of Critically Neurologic Patients
1. Organization of the Neurologic Critical Care Unit
2. Admission Criteria
3. General Perspectives on Care
4. Agitation and Pain
5. Airway and Mechanical Ventilation
6. Volume Status and Blood Pressure
7. Nutrition
8. Anticoagulation and Thrombolytic Therapy
9. Management of Intracranial Pressure
Part II: Equipment and Technologies
10. Monitoring Devices
11. Diagnostic Procedures
Part III: Management of Specific Disorders in Critical Care Neurology
12. Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
13. Ganglionic and Lobar Hemorrhages
14. Cerebellum and Brain Stem Hemorrhages
15. Cerebreal Venous Thrombosis
16. Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion
17. Acute Basilar Artery Occulsion
18. Cerebellar Infarct
19. Acute Bacterial Meningitis
20. Brain Abscess
21. Acute Viral Encephalitis
22. Acute Spinal Cord Disorders
23. Traumatic Brain Injury
24. Status Epilepticus
25. Guilain-Barre Syndrome
26. Myasthenia Gravis
Part IV: Management of Postoperative Neurosurgical Complications
27. Carotid Endartectomy
28. Craniotomy and Biopsy
Part V: Management of Systemic Complications
29. Pulmonary Complications
30. Cardiac Complications
31. Acid-Base Disorders and Hypertonic and Hypotonic States
32. Gastrointestinal Complications
33. Nosocomial Infections
Part VI: Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions
34. Brain Death and Organ Procurement
35. Ethical and Legal Matters
Appendix: Formulas and Tables for Titrating Therapy

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