Neurological and Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Neurological and Neurosurgical Intensive Care

by Allen H. Roper (Editor)

Other Format(2nd ed)



Twenty-three chapters provide updated information on neurological and neurosurgical intensive care from the past decade, with particular emphasis on the details of therapeutics in critical care neurology. The fourth edition now combines the efforts and contributions of six American specialists who are close colleagues, thus lending greater uniformity of style than previous multi-authored editions. The text addresses general principles of neurological intensive care, and specific problems in neurological intensive care. Precise changes from the third to fourth edition are not stated. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871898920
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 01/01/1988
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I.General Principles of Neurological Intensive Care
1Introduction to Critical Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery3
2Intracranial Physiology and Elevated Intracranial Pressure12
3Management of Intracranial Hypertension and Mass Effect26
4Pulmonary Aspects of Neurological Intensive Care52
5Cardiovascular Aspects of Neurological Intensive Care92
6Fluid and Metabolic Derangements105
7Fever and Infections in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit113
8Electrophysiologic Monitoring in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit129
9Persistent Vegetative State and Brain Death154
Part II.Specific Problems in Neurological Intensive Care
10Postoperative Neurosurgical Care169
11Neurological Complications of Critical Medical Illnesses177
12Head Injury189
13Critical Care of Acute Stroke208
14Management of Nontraumatic Brain Hemorrhage217
15Subarachnoid Hemorrhage231
16Intensive and Postoperative Care of Intracranial Tumors243
17Hypoxic-Ischemic Cerebral Injury260
18Critical Care of Guillain-Barre Syndrome278
19Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient with Myasthenia Gravis299
20Status Epilepticus312
21Viral Encephalitis and Bacterial Meningitis321
22Spinal Cord Injury349
23Ethical and Legal Aspects Applicable to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit363
Subject Index377

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