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Disorders of Consciousness
     

Disorders of Consciousness

by G. Bryan Young
 

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This volume encompasses a variety of topics pertaining to patients with altered levels of consciousness, including valuable differences between disorders. Neurologists, researchers, and clinicians will find a comprehensive accounting of the distinctions between disorders that cause these altered states. Beginning with basic concepts of consciousness and

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This volume encompasses a variety of topics pertaining to patients with altered levels of consciousness, including valuable differences between disorders. Neurologists, researchers, and clinicians will find a comprehensive accounting of the distinctions between disorders that cause these altered states. Beginning with basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology, this handbook progresses into more targeted and complex areas of discussion, including important technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging.

Neurologists who are frequently called upon for prognostication and to guide management of patients with these disorders will find invaluable information, including chapters discussing comatose states in children and pregnant women, encephalopathic patients, nutrition disorders, and vegetative and minimally conscious states. In addition, chapters devoted to philosophical backgrounds and ethical implications involving patients with impaired consciousness, are thoroughly presented.



* A comprehensive reference guide that progresses from basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology to targeted, complex topics of discussion
* Invaluable information on new technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging, thus furthering diagnostic and treatment modalities
* Philosophical and ethical implications involving the relationship between clinicians and patients with impaired levels of consciousness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080569857
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/06/2008
Series:
Handbook of Clinical Neurology , #90
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks MD is Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology and attending in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic Rochester).He is the founding editor of the journal Neurocritical care, the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society. He has single authored 12 books on Neurocritical Care and edited or co-authored 7 additional books all currently in print. He has over 750 research papers, topic reviews and editorials to his credit.

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