Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain

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Jack Jallo, Christopher M. Loftus
Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 485 pages

A comprehensive guide to understanding and managing brain injury

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
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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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