Seizures in Critical Care

Seizures in Critical Care : A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics

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A panel of international ICU and epilepsy physicians and researchers detail the epileptic phenomena that occur in the complex environment of the ICU. Focusing on the central nervous system, the authors systematically examine the most up-to-date evidenced-based data regarding ICU seizures, including their most frequent causes, their pathophysiology, their clinical presentation, and the diagnostic evaluation needed to confirm their presence. They also discuss the challenges and specifics of the management of ICU seizures, reviewing the new antiepileptics and their interaction with other ICU medications, drugs with epileptogenic properties used in the ICU, and the role of the new enterally available antiepileptics in treating seizures. Numerous tables summarize drug interactions, neuroimages reveal common ICU seizure etiologies, and multiple electroencephalographic recordings demonstrate clinical or subclinical seizures in ICU more

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  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 28mm | 938.95g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 1
  • 1588293424
  • 9781588293428

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From the reviews: .,."a comprehensive review of seizures...a wealth of information." - British Journal of Anesthesiology "The well edited text presents information in a relatively uniform format that aids in using it as a quick reference. a ] Thus, a ~Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeuticsa (TM) could help address a deficit in the critical care literature. An ICU physician could certainly benefit from the text and most ICUs would be well served to have this book in their reference library to help in care of these complicated patients." (Dave Neilipovitz, Candian Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 52 (5), 2005)show more

Table of contents

Presentation and Pathophysiology of Seizures in the Critical Care Environment: An Overview. Stroke and Critical Care Seizures. Traumatic Brain Injury and Seizures in the ICU. Brain Tumors and ICU Seizures. Global Hypoxia-Ischemia and Critical Care Seizures. Seizures in Renal and Hepatic Failure and Endocrine Disease. Seizures in Organ Transplant Recipients. Extreme Hypertension, Eclampsia, and Critical Care Seizures. Infection or Inflammation and ICU Seizures. Electrolyte Disturbance and Critical Care Seizures. Alcohol-Related Seizures in the ICU. Seizure-Inducing Drugs Used for the Critically Ill. Critical Care Seizures Related to Illicit Drugs and Toxins. Management of Status Epilepticus and Critical Care Seizures. more