Decision Making in Neurocritical Care

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Jennifer A Frontera
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 344 pages
Praise for this book:Chapters are clearly written and...[the] black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality...an excellent multidisciplinary overview.--Doody's ReviewFrom important aspects of the physical examination to imaging studies to treatment options and dosage guidelines, Decision Making in Neurocritical Care provides a solid introduction to the evidence-based management of patients in the neurological intensive care unit. Succinct text in a highly accessible bullet-point format details the essentials of history-taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, and treatments for a range of neurological problems in the critical care setting.Special features:
  • Brief vignettes of typical cases emphasize key questions for the physician to consider and urgent orders to be given
  • Coverage of the basics of neurocritical care, including techniques of intubation, ventilator management, sedation, and multimodality monitoring
  • Pearls and pitfalls highlight key points in patient management
  • Convenient medication tables, including dosages, adverse effects, and contraindications
  • Consistent presentation in each chapter enhances ease of use
  • Ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care physicians at all levels, this book is invaluable for optimizing patient care. It is also an excellent choice for board review preparation in these specialties.
     

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    Contents

    Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    1
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    20
    Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    36
    Antiplatelet and AnticoagulationAssociated
    52
    Status Epilepticus
    63
    Malignant Ischemic Stroke
    76
    Cerebral Sinus Thrombosis
    95
    Acute Spinal Cord Injury
    106
    GuillainBarré Syndrome
    162
    Brain Death and Organ Donation
    182
    Management of Elevated Intracranial Pressure
    195
    Airway Management and Sedation
    219
    Ventilator Management
    234
    Prophylaxis
    252
    Glucose Management and Nutrition
    270
    Induced Normothermia and Hypothermia
    283

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
    121
    Neurologic Infections
    134
    Myasthenic Crisis
    149
    Basics of Neuroimaging
    299
    Grades of Recommendations Based on Level of Evidence
    317
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    About the author (2011)

    Assistant Professor of Neuro-Critical Care, Depts of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

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