Handbook of Neurocritical Care

Handbook of Neurocritical Care

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Neurocritical care as a subspecialty has grown rapidly over the last 20 years with the advent of newer monitoring and diagnostic techniques and therapeutic modalities in a variety of brain and spinal cord injury paradigms. This handbook will serve as a quick reference guide to all health care providers in a neurocritical care setting. Since time is of the essence in the rapid diagnosis and timely therapeutic interventions for these patients, this book provides an algorithmic approach to making a clinical diagnosis using ancillary investigations to confirm the diagnosis and provide appropriate management of acute neurologic diseases. Tables and illustrations help provide a quick and easy bedside reference and give a practical approach to the management of these patients.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 353 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 26mm | 598.75g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 35 black & white illustrations
  • 1588292738
  • 9781588292735

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Neurocritical care has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a complex multidisciplinary specialty requiring rapid diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. In Handbook of Neurocritical Care, leading neurocritical care and intensive care specialists from the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital have joined forces to spell out concisely for first line health care providers the diverse standards and therapeutic regimens required for the care of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. Their authoritative reference guide takes an algorithmic approach to immediate patient care, incorporating both ancillary investigation to confirm clinical diagnosis and appropriate management guidelines. Designed for quick and easy consultation at the bedside by time-pressed physicians, the book consists of numerous tables and illustrations, highlights and summaries of key points, and lists of core articles. The authors offer comprehensive summaries of the best diagnostic and management practices for a wide range of neurocritical problems, including encephalopathy, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury postoperative care, ischemic stroke, brain tumors, and spinal cord injury, and give special attention to analgesia, sedation, and paralysis in critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. A compact disc accompanies the book for downloading an ebook version to the reader's PC or PDA. Authoritative and highly practical, the Handbook of Neurocritical Care offers first-line hospital physicians and EMS personnel a comprehensive quick-reference guide to the rapid diagnosis and management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.show more

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This is a worthwhile pocket tool for the junior practioner in the ICU. - Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journalshow more

Table of contents

Coma and Altered Consciousness. Encephalopathy. Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Cerebral Edema and Intracranial Hypertension. Traumatic Brain Injury. Postoperative Care. Ischemic Stroke. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Brain Tumors. Hydrocephalus. Spinal Cord Injury. Infectious Disorders. Neuromuscular Disorders. Status Epilepticus. Blood Pressure Management. Airway Management. Analgesia, Sedation, and Paralysis in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit. Neurologic Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit. Nutrition. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Brain Death and Organ Donation. Ethical Issues and Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies. Index.show more

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