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Neurocritical Care Essentials
A Practical Guide

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Arun K. Gupta, David K. Menon, Manraj Heran, Indeep S. Sekhon, William R. Henderson
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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107476257

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  • This practical new resource uses a highly visual approach to summarise and simplify neurocritical care topics which can often seem daunting in their complexity. Diagrams, flowcharts, figures and tables highlight the main principles of disease pathophysiology, diagnosis and management, giving an easy-to-understand insight into this new and exciting field of medicine. Numerous high-quality radiographic images demonstrate the neuroimaging of neurological and neurosurgical diseases, and overviews of major clinical trials and studies provide an evidence-based perspective. Incorporating a full grounding in the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and examination, and summaries of key points and suggested reading for each chapter, this book is a concise yet thorough reference for all those working in neurocritical care. Ideal for both trainees and specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, intensive care, anaesthesiology, emergency medicine and internal medicine.

    • Chapters on the basic science underlying neurocritical care prepare the reader for more advanced concepts later in the book
    • High-quality radiographic images give the reader concrete examples of neuroimaging for various diseases
    • Flowcharts and other visual elements represent all aspects of the subject in a concise and simple way
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The text is both informative and accessible, and will provide an excellent resource for the clinician who wishes to rapidly access key clinical facts, or acquire a foundation to support a wider and more detailed exploration of neurointensive care.' David Menon, University of Cambridge, from the Foreword

    'This handbook succinctly presents the essential aspects of neurocritical care into a concise resource for the reader in a coherent and attractive manner.' Arun Gupta, University of Cambridge

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107476257
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 125 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 63 colour illus. 139 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Arun K. Gupta
    Foreword David K. Menon
    Acknowledgments
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Fundamentals of Neurocritical Care:
    1. Neuroanatomy
    2. Essential neurophysiology
    3. Neurological examination
    4. Neuroimaging
    5. Neuromonitoring
    Part II. Neurosurgical Critical Care:
    6. Severe traumatic brain injury
    7. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    8. Intracranial hemorrhage
    9. Spinal cord injury
    10. Hydrocephalus
    Part III. Neurological Critical Care:
    11. Ischemic stroke
    12. Status epilepticus
    13. Neuromuscular disorders
    14. Anoxic brain injury
    15. Central nervous system infections
    16. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
    17. Cerebral vasculitis
    18. Sodium disorders
    19. Autonomic dysfunction
    20. Neurological complications of systemic disorders
    21. Central nervous system toxicology
    Index.

  • Authors

    Mypinder S. Sekhon, University of Cambridge
    Mypinder S. Sekhon MD is a Staff Intensivist at Vancouver General Hospital, and a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Donald E. Griesdale, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Donald E. Griesdale MD is a Staff Intensivist at Vancouver General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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    Arun K. Gupta, David K. Menon, Manraj Heran, Indeep S. Sekhon, William R. Henderson

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