Monitoring in Neurocritical Care

1st Edition

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  • Peter Le Roux
  • Joshua Levine
  • W. Kofke
  • Key Features

    • Understand the scientific basis and rationale of particular monitoring techniques and how they can be used to assess neuro-ICU patients.
    • Make optimal use of the most advanced technology, including transcranial Doppler sonography, transcranial color-coded sonography, measurements of jugular venous oxygen saturation, near-infrared spectroscopy, brain electrical monitoring techniques, and intracerebral microdialysis and techniques based on imaging.
    • Apply multimodal monitoring for a more accurate view of brain function, and utilize the latest computer systems to integrate data at the bedside.
    • Access practical information on basic principles, such as quality assurance, ethics, and ICU design.
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    Table of Contents


    Section I Background XXX 1 Principles of Cerebral Metabolism and
    Blood Flow XXXBrad E. Zacharia and E. Sander Connolly, Jr.

     2 Why Monitor and Principles of
    Neurocritical Care XXXSyed T. Arshad and Jose I. Suarez

     3 Designing the Neurocritical Care Unit for Better Patient Care XXXMahbub Rashid, Craig Zimring, and Owen B. Samuels

     4 Informatics Infrastructure for the Neurocritical
    Care Unit XXXJ. Michael Schmidt, David K. Vawdrey, and Richard S. Moberg

     5 Nursing and Education XXXDaiWai M. Olson

     6 Quality Assessment in the Neurocritical
    Care Unit XXXAnoma Nellore, Peter D. le Roux, and David A. Horowitz

     7 Brain Monitoring Issues in Pediatrics XXXAnthony A. Figaji

     8 Bioethics and the Family XXXPatricia D. Scripko and David M. Greer

     9 Monitors During Anesthesia: Effects of Anesthetic Agents on Monitors XXXJonathan McEwen, K.T. Henrik Huttunen, and Arthur M. Lam

    Section II Clinical and Laboratory Assessment XXX10 Clinical Assessment in the Neurocritical
    Care Unit XXXRamani Balu, John A. Detre, and Joshua M. Levine

    11 Pain, Sedation, and Delirium in Critical Illness XXXKyla P. Terhune, E. Wesley Ely, and Pratik P. Pandharipande

    12 Outcome Scales and Neuropsychological Outcome XXXRosette C. Biester

    13 Brain Death XXXFarzana Tariq and Peter M. Black

    14 Glucose and Nutrition XXXSarice L. Bassin and Thomas P. Bleck

    15 Hematology and Coagulation XXXMonisha A. Kumar

    16 Monitoring Inflammation XXXAlejandro M. Spiotta, Alan Siu, and J. Javier Provencio

    17 Infection XXXBarnett R. Nathan and John J. Stern

    18 Biomarkers XXXRobert G. Siman

    19 Volume Status and Cardiac Function XXXJose L. Pascual, Jiri Horak, Vicente H. Gracias, and
    Patrick J. Neligan

    20 Ventilation and Pulmonary Function XXXMaurizio Cereda and Patrick J. Neligan

    21 Endocrine Evaluation XXXMatthew R. Sanborn a


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