The one and only book available that emphasizes the practical care of the head-injured patient. A superior reference for neurosurgeons--and a must-have for trauma and emergency physicians. New to this edition: chapters on prevention and management of seizures, anesthetic considerations, nutrition and more.
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Epidemiology of Brain Injury
Emergency Care and Initial Evaluation
Management of the Multiply Injured
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