Critical Care Neurology, Part II: Neurology of Critical Illness focuses on the care specialists and general neurologists that consult in the ICU and their work with patients in acute, life-threatening situations who are dealing with neurologic or neurosurgical crises emanating from either a preexisting neurologic syndrome or from a new neurologic complication appearing as a result of another medical or surgical critical illness.
These two separate clinical situations form the pillars of neurocritical care, hence these practices are addressed via two separate, but closely related, HCN volumes. Chapters in both focus on pathophysiology and management, and are tailored for both general neurologists and active neurocritical specialists, with a specific focus on management over diagnostics.
Part I addresses the principles of neurocritical care and the management of various neurologic diseases. Part II addresses the interplay between neurologic complications and the surgical, medical, cardiac, and trauma of critical illnesses that most typically present in the ICU.
- Provides an essential neurocritical care overview for general neurologists
- Presents neurocritical care specialists with an update on severe neurological illness management
- Offers coverage of all the most frequent neurologic diseases requiring intensive care
- Includes chapters authored by global leaders in the field, providing the broadest, most expert coverage available on the topics discussed
About 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.Dr. Kramer is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He is an academic critical care physician and neurocritical care consultant at the Foothills Medical Centre, and also serves as the Medical Director of the Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program. He has a wide range of research interests in neurocritical care, especially pertaining to the prevention and treatment of secondary brain injury, increasing accuracy and transparency of neuroprognostication, and promoting excellence in practices related to organ and tissue donation. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Neurocritical Care and Critical Care Medicine.
Table of Contents
Section 2: Neurologic complications of critical illness 24. The scope of neurology of critical illness 25. Delirium in critically ill patients 26. Posterior reversible encephalopathy in the intensive care unit 27. Acute neurotoxicology of drugs of abuse 28. Seizures in the critically ill 29. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness 30. Neurologic complications of transplantation 31. Neurologic complications of cardiac and vascular surgery 32. Neurology of cardiopulmonary resuscitation 33. Therapeutic hypothermia protocols 34. Neurologic complications of polytrauma 35. Neurologic complications in critically ill pregnant patients 36. Neurologic complications of sepsis 37. Neurologic complications of acute environmental injuries 38. Neurologic manifestations of major electrolyte abnormalities 39. Management of neuro-oncologic emergencies 40. Management of neurologic complications of coagulopathies 41. Prognosis of neurologic complications in critical illness