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

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

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323247542
eBook ISBN:
9781455727537
Print ISBN:
9781437701678

About the authors

Peter Le Roux

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Department of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Joshua Levine

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director, Neurointensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

W. Kofke

Affiliations and Expertise

Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Neuroanesthasia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Co-Director, Neurointensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA