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Title Seizures in critical care : a guide to diagnosis and therapeutics / edited by Panayiotis Varelas
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Humana Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 431 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Current clinical neurology
Current clinical neurology.
Contents Presentation and pathophysiology of seizures in the critical care environment: an overview -- Diagnosing and monitoring seizures in the ICU: the role of continuous EEG for detection and management of seizures in critically ill patients -- Stroke and critical care seizures -- Traumatic brain injury and seizures in the ICU -- Brain tumors and ICU seizures -- Global hypoxia-ischemia and critical care seizures -- Seizures in fulminant hepatic failure, multiorgan failure, and endocrine crisis -- Seizures in organ transplant recipients -- Extreme hypertension, eclampsia and critical care seizures -- Infection or inflammation and ICU seizures -- Electrolyte disturbances and critical care seizures -- Alcohol-related seizures in the intensive care unit -- Drug-induced seizures in critically ill patients -- Critical care seizures related to illicit drugs and toxins -- Management of status epilepticus and critical care seizures
Summary This fully revised second edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics is an essential guide for ICU professionals and neurologists. Incorporating the last five years of advances in the field, this invaluable title keeps the same structure as the previous edition, with sections on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation and treatment options, but includes an extra chapter on seizure monitoring in the ICU. This edition also adds a number of new sections dedicated to new treatments, such as neurostimulation, hypothermia or resection of the refractory epileptic focus and antiepileptic drugs. In addition, readers will find extra flow charts and treatment algorithms with more specific drug doses. Further, more EEGs with better explanation and labeling for the non-expert intensivist have been added to each section. Chapter authors comprise the same international group of renowned experts as in the first edition, as well as several new expert contributors. Chapters cover vital topics such as seizures in organ transplant recipients, those resulting from renal and hepatic failure, seizures related to alcohol misuse, and seizures resulting from brain injury and tumors. In all, this new and expanded edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics fills evolving needs and entices new interest in the care of patients who suffer epileptic events. Comprehensive and indispensable for ICU professionals and neurologists, this new edition will again meet - and surpass--the need for more in-depth and specialized knowledge about seizures in critical care
Analysis geneeskunde
public health
intensive care
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer eBooks
Subject Convulsions.
Critical care medicine.
Seizures -- diagnosis
Seizures -- therapy
Critical Care -- methods
Critical Care
Critical care medicine
Form Electronic book
Author Varelas, Panayiotis N.
ISBN 9781603275323