Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Evolving Paradigms and Management

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Anish Bhardwaj, Jeffrey R. Kirsch
Taylor & Francis, Mar 19, 2008 - Medical - 464 pages
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The clinical management of patients with acute brain and spinal cord injury has evolved significantly with the advent of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury presents the latest medical science and highlights controversies in the clinical management of patients with acute brain and spinal cord injuries.

Divided into five sections—traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, and spinal cord injury—this text:

  • Delineates diagnostic and monitoring tools, pharmacotherapies, and interventional and surgical treatments
  • Examines and explores recently published laboratory trials and research
  • Incorporates over 50 diagrams and figures for concise communication of scientific information

This stand-alone reference is a powerful tool in helping today’s neurologists and neurosurgeons keep abreast of current advancements in brain and spinal cord injury.

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About the author (2008)

ANISH BHARDWAJ is Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine; Director of Neurosciences Critical Care Program and Neuroscience Stroke Laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. Dr. Bhardwaj received his M.D. from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, completed his residency training in neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and fellowship training in neurosciences critical care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. He has authored over 130 publications, including original research articles, invited reviews, editorials, book chapters and four books. His research has been funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association for over a decade. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Neuro Critical Care Society and serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed scientific journals including Stroke, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

DILANTHA B. ELLEGALA is Assistant Professor and Director, Cerebrovascular Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr. Ellegala received his M.D. with Honors from the University of Washington, Seattle, completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and was a Cerebrovascular Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ellegala has written over 25 peer-reviewed articles.

JEFFREY R. KIRSCH is Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. Dr. Kirsch received his M.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his anesthesiology residency and Neuro-ICU fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His current NIH funded research is devoted to understanding the mechanisms of brain injury from stroke. Dr. Kirsch also has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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