Intensive Care for Neurological Trauma and Disease

Intensive Care for Neurological Trauma and Disease

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Editors: Barth A. Green, Lawrence F. Marshall, T. J. Gallagher
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273716

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273716

About the Editors

Barth A. Green

Lawrence F. Marshall

T. J. Gallagher

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