Advances in the management of head and spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, and other disorders have improved dramatically in recent years--and have led to improved care in the neurosurgical intensive care unit. In this new book, an expert team of authors integrate these advances into clinical practice by providing valuable tips and advice on the most current and up-to-date treatment strategies. The text covers all important topics in neurosurgical intensive care, from stroke and non-traumatic hemorrhage to intracranial hypertension, epilepsy management, and withdrawing life support. Plus, you'll find analysis of the newest clinical science on all topics, as well as a key discussion of how advanced bedside monitoring techniques can lead to improved patient care.
Key features of Intensive Care in Neurosurgery: *Provides the newest clinical science on such timely topics as metabolic and nutritional monitoring, ventilator management, and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology *Describes how specific techniques can reverse the abnormal physiology of disease processes *Written by top neurosurgeons who are experts in intensive care *Addresses controversial topics in the field, including withdrawal of care and declaration of brain death Here is a valuable text for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and critical care specialists who treat patients in intensive care. Residents entering the field will also find it an essential learning tool and board review guide. Get the most current information available with the first text devoted to this topic in more than a decade!
Dept. of Neurosciences, California Pacific Medical Center; Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Introduction/Preface 1) Pulmonary Physiology, Monitoring & Managerment in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit 2) Cardiovascular Physiology, Monitoring & management in the Nayrosurgical Intensive Care Unit 3) Neurological Monitoring 4) Cerebrovascular Pathophysiology & Monitoring in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit 5) Pathophysiology & Treatment of Intracranial Hypertension 6) Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Balance 7) Metabolic, Nutritional & Endocrine Aspects of Neurosurgical Intensive Care 8) Infectious Disease Management 9) Head Injury Management 10) Spinal Cord Injury management 11) Multisystem Injury Management 12) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 13) Stroke & Nontraumatic Hemorrhage 14) Management of Patients with Epilepsy 15) Management of Patients with Brain Tumors 16) The Pediatric Neurosurgical Patient 17) Witholding the Withdrawal of Life Support in the Intensive Care Unit 18) The Decleration of Brain Death