Neurosurgical Emergencies

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Christopher M. Loftus
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 408 pages
This edition of Neurosurgical Emergencies is an up-to-date reference covering the most frequently encountered neurosurgical emergencies caused by disease, infection, trauma, and complications. It presents the current surgical guidelines for managing the full range of neurosurgical emergencies including those involving intracranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurosurgical problems in pediatric patients. Expert specialists present their clinical insights in easy-to-follow protocols. Concise descriptions enable the reader to rapidly gain a firm understanding of pathogenesis of the problem, classification of injury, evaluation, clinical presentation, imaging, surgical indications, surgical approaches, and prognosis. Highlights:
  • New chapters on the assessment of acute loss of consciousness, emergency management of spinal cord injury, and the management of raised intracranial pressure
  • More than 200 illustrations and images demonstrate key concepts
  • This authoritative text is an ideal resource for all neurosurgeons, residents, and specialists in emergency medicine.(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

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    16 Summary and Synopsis of the Brain Trauma Foundation Head Injury Guidelines
    II Spinal Pathology
    17 Acute Intervention for Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Disk Disease
    18 The Intensive Care Management of Spineand Spinal CordInjured Patients
    19 Biomechanical Considerations for Early Operative Interventions in Vertebral Column Fractures and Dislocations
    20 Athletic Injuries and Their Differential Diagnosis
    21 Penetrating Spine Trauma
    Epidural Metastases and Pathologic Fracture

    3 Management of Acute Hydrocephalus
    4 The Recognition and Management of Cerebral Herniation Syndromes
    5 Penetrating Cerebral Trauma
    6 ExtraAxial Hematomas
    7 Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    8 Pituitary Apoplexy
    9 Acute Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    10 Interventions for Acute Ischemic Stroke
    11 Cerebral Infectious Processes
    12 Emergency Treatment of Brain Tumors
    13 Acute Bony Decompression of the Optic and Facial Nerves
    14 Convulsive and Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
    15 Special Considerations in the Evaluation of Patients with Combined Head and Spinal Injuries and Multiple System Trauma
    23 Intraspinal Hemorrhage
    24 Spinal Infections
    25 Summary and Synopsis of the Spinal Cord Injury Guidelines
    III Peripheral Nerve Pathology
    26 Acute Repair of Penetrating Nerve Trauma
    27 Acute Management of Compressive Peripheral Neuropathies
    IV Pediatric Neurosurgical Issues
    28 Spinal Cord Injury in Children
    29 Management of Acute Shunt Malfunction
    30 The Perinatal Management of a Child Born with a Myelomeningocele
    31 Recognition and Management of Intrathecal Baclofen Withdrawal Syndrome

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    Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, ILProfessor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Assistant Dean for International Affiliations, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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