Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain

Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain

By: Christopher M. Loftus (editor), Jack Jallo (editor)Hardback

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In Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain, leading clinicians present widely accepted guidelines and evidence-based practices for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury. Divided into five main sections, the book guides the clinician through the science, management, critical care, outcomes, and important socioeconomic issues relevant to patient care. Special Features: Offers the valuable team approach and recommendations of renowned surgeons, clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, and researchers Includes guidelines for injuries ranging from mild to moderate, severe, and penetrating, and for treating brain injury in children Covers the related intensive care issues of neurologic, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and infection management and nutrition and fluid control Reviews fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, monitoring and imaging, biomarkers and classification systems for brain injury Provides hundreds of concise summary tables and illustrations to help digest complex information Discusses ethics and important end-of-life issues With an integrated management approach to injury and rehabilitation that goes well beyond initial surgery, Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain will enable neurosurgeons, neurologists, physicians in trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation medicine, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care and outcomes. It is also useful as a guide for board exam preparation. The companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine.

About Author

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, ILProfessor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Assistant Dean for International Affiliations, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Contents Introduction 1. Epidemiology Science 2. Pathophysiology 3. Biomarkers and Surrogate Markers 4. Noninvasive Monitoring Technology 5. Monitoring of the Brain: Pressures, Flows, and Brain Tissue Probes 6. Classification Systems 7. Introduction to Brain Injury Imaging Endovascular Therapy Management 9. Mild Brain Injury 10. Moderate Brain Injury 11. Severe Brain Injury 12. Wartime Penetrating Injuries 13. Scientific Surgical Management 14. Pediatric Brian Injury Critical Care 15. Neurological Critical Care 16. Pulmonary Critical Care 17. Cardiovascular Critical Care 18. Nutrition 19. Infection 20. Fluids/Electrolytes Outcome 21. Rehabilitation 22. Prognosis Socioeconomics 23. Ethics: Life and Death Choices 24. Medicolegal Issues 25. Cost of Traumatic Brain Injury and Return on Helmet Investment in the United States

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781604060324
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781604060324
  • weight: 1824
  • ISBN10: 1604060328

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