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Title Handbook of neurocritical care / Anish Bhardwaj, Marek A. Mirski, editors
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Springer, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 554 pages) : illustrations
Contents Establishing and organizing a neuroscience critical care unit -- Electrolyte and metabolic derangements -- Fever and infections -- Cerebral blood flow and metabolism: physiology and monitoring -- Multimodality monitoring in acute brain injury -- Cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension -- Cardiac dysfunction, monitoring, and management -- Airway management and mechanical ventilation in the NCCCU -- Blood pressure management -- Nutrition in neurocritical care -- Sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular paralysis -- Postoperative care -- Care following neurointerventional procedures -- Ethical issues and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies -- Collaborative nursing practice in the neurosciences critical care unit -- Coma and disorders of consciousness -- Acute encephalopathy -- Traumatic brain injury -- Acute myelopathy -- Ischemic stroke -- Intracerebral hemorrhage -- Intraventricular hemorrhage -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Brain injury following cardiac arrest -- Meningitis and encephalitis -- Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis -- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, malignant hyperthermia, and serotonin syndrome -- Brain tumors -- Hydrocephalus -- Neuromuscular disorders -- Status epilepticus -- Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism -- Neurocritical illness during pregnancy and puerperium -- Brain death and organ donation
Summary Neurocritical care as a subspecialty has grown rapidly over the last two decades and has reached a level of distinct maturity with the advent of newer monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in a variety of brain and spinal cord injury paradigms. "Handbook of Neurocritical Care, Second Edition" remains true to the operative tenet that 'time is brain', and rapid diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in these challenging patients cannot be overemphasized. The second edition of this important Handbook again serves as a quick, practical reference for those involved in the car
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Neurological intensive care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Cerebrovascular Disorders -- therapy.
Intracranial Hemorrhages -- mortality.
Intracranial Hemorrhages -- surgery.
Intracranial Hemorrhages -- therapy.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhardwaj, Anish.
Mirski, Marek Alexander Z.
LC no. 2010934376
ISBN 9781441968425
9781603274906 (paperback)
1603274901 (paperback)