Intensive Care for Neurological Trauma and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127882840, 9781483273716

Intensive Care for Neurological Trauma and Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Barth A. Green Lawrence F. Marshall T. J. Gallagher
eBook ISBN: 9781483273716
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 414
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Description

Intensive Care for Neurological Trauma and Disease presents the progress in intensive care in terms of technological development on life-support and monitoring systems. This book discusses the ideal neurologic intensive care environment that is based on developments in other specialized care units. Organized into 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problem of neurological trauma. This text then presents the accident scene management protocol for acute spinal cord injury as a standard to other forms of trauma system pre-hospital care. Other chapters consider the appropriate drugs and dosages for the management of status epilepticus in the newborn and older children. This book discusses as well the findings on the neurological examination and provides a framework for an etiological classification that has direct therapeutic implications. The final chapter deals with the clinical aspects, diagnosis, and management of neuromuscular diseases. This book is a valuable resource for clinicians and intensive care unit nurses.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Emergency Medical Services and the Pre-Hospital Care of Spinal Cord Injuries

Emergency Room Management for Neurological Trauma and Disease

Intensive Care Evaluation of the Comatose Patient

Panel Discussion

The Multiple Injury Patient

Fluids, Salts and Blood

Metabolic Considerations

Renal Function Syndromes

Panel Discussion

Physiologic Basis for Monitoring Cardiovascular Systems

PEEP and IMV: Definition and Utilization

Surgical Intensive Care Unit Computerized Data Management System

Panel Discussion

The Pre- and Postoperative Patient: Intracranial Considerations

Increased Intracranial Pressure: Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment

Panel Discussion

Electrophysiological Recording in the ICU

Evoked Responses: Use in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit

Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Panel Discussion

Head Injury

Acute Spinai Cord Injury: Emergency Room Care and Diagnosis, Medical and Surgical Management

Cerebrovascular Disease: A Neurosurgeon "s Perspective

The Early Management of Cerebrovascular Disease: A Neurologist"s Perspective

Panel Discussion

Pediatric Intensive Care: General Considerations

Pediatric Neurosurgical ICU: Special Issues

Pediatric Neurology ICU: Special Issues — Seizure Control

Panel Discussion

Metabolic Encephalopathy: A Mechanistic Approach

Neuromuscular Crises

Panel Discussion

Answers to Self-Evaluation Quizzes

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
414
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483273716

About the Editor

Barth A. Green

Lawrence F. Marshall

T. J. Gallagher