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Decision Making in Neurocritical Care
     

Decision Making in Neurocritical Care

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by Jennifer A Frontera
 

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Praise for this book:Chapters are clearly written and...[the] black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality...an excellent multidisciplinary overview.--Doody's ReviewFrom important aspects of the physical examination to imaging studies to treatment options and dosage

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Praise for this book:Chapters are clearly written and...[the] black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality...an excellent multidisciplinary overview.--Doody's ReviewFrom important aspects of the physical examination to imaging studies to treatment options and dosage guidelines, Decision Making in Neurocritical Care provides a solid introduction to the evidence-based management of patients in the neurological intensive care unit. Succinct text in a highly accessible bullet-point format details the essentials of history-taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, and treatments for a range of neurological problems in the critical care setting.Special features:

  • Brief vignettes of typical cases emphasize key questions for the physician to consider and urgent orders to be given
  • Coverage of the basics of neurocritical care, including techniques of intubation, ventilator management, sedation, and multimodality monitoring
  • Pearls and pitfalls highlight key points in patient management
  • Convenient medication tables, including dosages, adverse effects, and contraindications
  • Consistent presentation in each chapter enhances ease of use
  • Ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care physicians at all levels, this book is invaluable for optimizing patient care. It is also an excellent choice for board review preparation in these specialties.

    Editorial Reviews

    Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
    Description: This is a pocket-sized, evidence-based review of common problems faced by the critical care practitioner treating patients with neurologic problems.
    Purpose: Diagnosis, evaluation, and therapeutics are presented in a case-based, question and answer format.
    Audience: Practitioners at all levels may benefit from this work emanating from neuroscience programs in New York and the eastern United States.
    Features: Initial chapters describe problems faced by neurointensivists, including subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage, epilepsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, hypoxic brain injury, and neurologic infections. Later chapters review management of supporting organ systems, including airway, ventilator and metabolic management. Chapters are clearly written and make extensive use of shading, texture of type, and tables to provide a significant amount of information in relatively few pages. Black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality. Each chapter contains a reference list featuring primary work, and references date to within two years of publication. The brief index includes separate citations for figures and tables.
    Assessment: This is an excellent multidisciplinary overview for trainees or practitioners with a significant commitment to management of patients with neurologic problems. Chapters with a neurologic focus, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, provide excellent guidance and detail. Chapters on support of other organ systems provide information similar to that found in a general critical care manual.
    From the Publisher
    Well-written introduction to neurocritical care...Provides a quick and easy to understand overview in a standardized and recognizable structure... — Central European NeurosurgeryFrontera has done a phenomenal job in summarizing the available literature.—Arch NeurolA concise guide for medical students, residents, and fellows rotating in the Neuro-ICU...The most practical neurocritical care handbook published to date. — American Academy of NeurologyA state of the art review of evidence-based neurological critical care medicine...Clear illustrations, tables, and case reports make for interesting reading and allow, e.g., quick bed-side reference to a treatment scheme...The easy to handle format of the book is appealing. It is suitable as a reference work in a clinical practice, as preparation for examinations and also for those who wish to refresh their knowledge on a particular topic...an excellent introduction [that] offers good value for money.—Minimally Invasive NeurosurgeryClearly written...[provides] a significant amount of information in relatively few pages. Black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality...an excellent multidisciplinary overview...[provides] excellent guidance and detail.—Doody's ReviewEach chapter begins with a general description of a specific neurological injury/condition, followed by a case example and sections on history and examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and prognosis. Designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and critical care physicians, the text is also suitable for board review preparation in these specialties.—SciTech Book News

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781604061635
    Publisher:
    Thieme
    Publication date:
    01/01/2011
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    344
    File size:
    13 MB
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    Meet the Author

    Assistant Professor of Neuro-Critical Care, Depts of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

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