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Title Seizures in critical care : a guide to diagnosis and therapeutics / edited by Panayiotis N. Varelas ; foreword by Susan S. Spencer
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 380 pages) : illustrations
Series Current clinical neurology
Current clinical neurology
Contents Presentation and pathophysiology of seizures in the critical care environment: an overview / Marek A. Mirski -- Stroke and critical care seizures / Panayiotis N. Varelas and Lotfi Hacein Bey -- Traumatic brain injury and seizures in the ICU / Andrew Beaumont and Grant Sinson -- Brain tumors and ICU seizures / Efstathios Papavassiliou and Panayiotis N. Varelas -- Global hypoxia-ischemia and critical care seizures / Matthew A. Koenig and Romergryko Geocadin -- Seizures in renal and hepatic failure and endocrine disease / Andrew Beaumont -- Seizures in organ transplant recipients / Greg A. Worrell and Eelco F.M. Wijdicks -- Extreme hypertension, eclampsia, and critical care seizures / Errol Gordon and Michel T. Torbey -- Infection or inflammation and ICU seizures / Wendy C. Ziai -- Electrolyte disturbance and critical care seizures / Jenice Robinson and Jose I. Suarez -- Alcohol-related seizures in the ICU / Zachary Webb -- Seizure-inducing drugs used for the critically ill / Rebecca E. Schuman and Panayiotis N. Varelas -- Critical care seizures related to illicit drugs and toxins / Andreas R. Luft -- Management of status epilepticus and critical care seizures / Panayiotis N. Varelas and Marianna V. Spanaki
Summary A panel of international ICU and epilepsy physicians and researchers detail the epileptic phenomena that occur in the complex environment of the ICU. Focusing on the central nervous system, the authors systematically examine the most up-to-date evidenced-based data regarding ICU seizures, including their most frequent causes, their pathophysiology, their clinical presentation, and the diagnostic evaluation needed to confirm their presence. They also discuss the challenges and specifics of the management of ICU seizures, reviewing the new antiepileptics and their interaction with other ICU medications, drugs with epileptogenic properties used in the ICU, and the role of the new enterally available antiepileptics in treating seizures. Numerous tables summarize drug interactions, neuroimages reveal common ICU seizure etiologies, and multiple electroencephalographic recordings demonstrate clinical or subclinical seizures in ICU patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Convulsions.
Critical care medicine.
Seizures -- diagnosis
Seizures -- therapy
Critical Care -- methods
Critical Care
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Critical care medicine
Form Electronic book
Author Varelas, Panayiotis N
ISBN 1588293424