ISBN 9781588901255,Intensive Care in Neurosurgery

Intensive Care in Neurosurgery



Thieme Medical Publishers

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9781588901255

ISBN-10 1588901254


Number of Pages 243 Pages
Language (English)


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 must-have 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!

Table of Contents
1) Pulmonary Physiology, Monitoring & Management in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
2) Cardiovascular Physiology, Monitoring & management in the Naurosurgical 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) Wit holding the Withdrawal of Life Support in the Intensive Care Unit
18) The Deceleration of Brain Death