Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain

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Jack Jallo, Christopher M. Loftus
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 496 pages
In Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain, leading clinicians present widely accepted guidelines and evidence-based practices for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury. Divided into five main sections, the book guides the clinician through the science, management, critical care, outcomes, and important socioeconomic issues relevant to patient care.Special Features:
  • Offers the valuable team approach and recommendations of renowned surgeons, clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, and researchers
  • Includes guidelines for injuries ranging from mild to moderate, severe, and penetrating, and for treating brain injury in children
  • Covers the related intensive care issues of neurologic, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and infection management and nutrition and fluid control
  • Reviews fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, monitoring and imaging, biomarkers and classification systems for brain injury
  • Provides hundreds of concise summary tables and illustrations to help digest complex information
  • Discusses ethics and important end-of-life issues
  • With an integrated management approach to injury and rehabilitation that goes well beyond initial surgery, Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain will enable neurosurgeons, neurologists, physicians in trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation medicine, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care and outcomes. It is also useful as a guide for board exam preparation.The companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine.
     

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    Contents

    Epidemiology
    3
    Science
    14
    Pathophysiology
    23
    Biomarkers and Surrogate Markers
    42
    Noninvasive Monitoring
    53
    PreSSures FlowS and Brain TiSSue Probes
    66
    Classification Systems
    87
    Introduction to Brain Injury Imaging
    97
    Pediatric Brain Injury
    275
    Neurological Critical Care
    293
    Pulmonary Critical Care
    309
    Cardiovascular Critical Care
    331
    Nutrition
    339
    Infection
    355
    FluidsElectrolytes
    370
    Rehabilitation
    385

    Endovascular Therapy
    142
    Mild Brain Injury
    175
    Moderate Brain Injury
    208
    Severe Brain Injury
    220
    Wartime Penetrating Injuries
    238
    Scientific Surgical Management
    255
    Prognosis
    404
    Life and Death Choices
    423
    Medicolegal Issues
    432
    Cost of Traumatic Brain Injury and Return on Helmet Investment in the United States
    445
    Index
    461
    Copyright

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    Department of Neurosurgery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    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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