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Title Anticoagulation and hemostasis in neurosurgery / Christopher M. Loftus, editor
Published Switzerland : Springer, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xi, 404 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part 1. General Principles -- Physiology of Hemostasis -- Laboratory Assessment of Physiologic and Pathologic Hemostasis -- Current Anticoagulation Drugs and Mechanisms of Action -- Reversal of Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants -- Overview, Treatment, Measurement, and Modification of Platelet Function -- Role of Antiplatelet Therapy in Neurosurgery: Efficacy and Safety Profiles -- Part 2. Coagulation Issues Across all Patient Spectrums -- Congenital Coagulation Disorders -- Acquired Coagulation Disorders -- Regulation and Dysregulation of Fibrinolysis -- Risks Associated with Administration of Allogeneic Blood Components -- Common Coagulation Disorders That May Arise Intraoperatively -- Evaluation and Management of Untoward Intraoperative Bleeding -- Treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) -- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) -- Anticoagulation in Cardiovascular Diseases -- Workup and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolus -- Part 3. Coagulation Issues Specific to Neurosurgery -- Classes of Drugs and Blood Products for Acute Reversal of Anticoagulant Effect -- Rescue Strategies to Facilitate Emergency Neurosurgery in Patients on Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Agents -- Considerations for Coagulation in the Multi-Trauma Patient -- Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis -- Coagulation Studies in Preoperative Neurosurgery Patients -- Safe Strategies for Gradual Suspension and Re-institution of Anticoagulation to Permit Elective Surgery -- Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage due to Coagulation Disorders -- Prophylactic Screening for Venous Thromboembolism in Neurosurgical Patients -- Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Neurosurgery -- Can Patients with Known Intracranial and Intraspinal Vascular Lesions be Anticoagulated? -- Intrathecal Access and Devices in Patients on Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Therapy -- Is it Safe to Shunt Anti-coagulated NPH Patients? -- Surgical Hemostasis in the Era of Anticoagulation: Guidelines and Recommendations Summary
Summary This book is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of anticoagulation and hemostasis in neurosurgery. After an opening section on basic principles and drug classes in current use, detailed consideration is given to coagulation issues relevant to all patients, not just neurosurgical ones. The coverage includes, for example, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. A variety of important issues specific to neurosurgical practice are then addressed, and the book concludes with a summary of current guidelines and best practices. As the population ages and prophylactic anticoagulation for different cardiac disorders is validated by cooperative trials, it is becoming ever more important that practicing neurosurgeons have the requisite knowledge to manage optimally the opposing processes of anticoagulation and hemostasis. Nevertheless, only a modest amount of structured information is at present available on the subject, with the consequence that decision making is too often insufficiently informed. This book, written by recognized experts, is designed to rectify this situation by bringing together the latest knowledge from across the entire discipline. It will be of daily value for neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide and will also be of interest to emergency room physicians, surgeons in general, critical care physicians, neurologists, and hospital medicine specialists
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 21, 2016)
Subject Nervous system -- Surgery.
Nervous system -- Surgery -- Complications.
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Hemostasis, Surgical.
Hemostasis, Surgical
Anticoagulants -- therapeutic use
Blood Coagulation -- drug effects
Blood Loss, Surgical -- prevention & control
Neurosurgical Procedures -- methods
Intensive care medicine.
Accident & emergency medicine.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Hemostasis, Surgical
Nervous system -- Surgery
Nervous system -- Surgery -- Complications
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Loftus, Christopher M., editor.
ISBN 9783319273273