Critical Care Neurology, Part I: Neurocritical Care focuses on the care specialists and general neurologists that consult in the ICU and their work with patients in acute, life-threatening situations who are dealing with neurologic or neurosurgical crises emanating from either a preexisting neurologic syndrome or from a new neurologic complication appearing as a result of another medical or surgical critical illness.
These two separate clinical situations form the pillars of neurocritical care, hence these practices are addressed via two separate, but closely related, HCN volumes. Chapters in both focus on pathophysiology and management, and are tailored for both general neurologists and active neurocritical specialists, with a specific focus on management over diagnostics.
Part I addresses the principles of neurocritical care and the management of various neurologic diseases. Part II addresses the interplay between neurologic complications and the surgical, medical, cardiac, and trauma of critical illnesses that most typically present in the ICU.
- Provides an essential neurocritical care overview for general neurologists
- Presents neurocritical care specialists with an update on severe neurological illness management
- Offers coverage of all the most frequent neurologic diseases requiring intensive care
- Includes chapters authored by global leaders in the field, providing the broadest, most expert coverage available on the topics discussed
About the Author
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks MD is Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology and attending in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic Rochester).He is the founding editor of the journal Neurocritical care, the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society. He has single authored 12 books on Neurocritical Care and edited or co-authored 7 additional books all currently in print. He has over 750 research papers, topic reviews and editorials to his credit.Dr. Kramer is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He is an academic critical care physician and neurocritical care consultant at the Foothills Medical Centre, and also serves as the Medical Director of the Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program. He has a wide range of research interests in neurocritical care, especially pertaining to the prevention and treatment of secondary brain injury, increasing accuracy and transparency of neuroprognostication, and promoting excellence in practices related to organ and tissue donation. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Neurocritical Care and Critical Care Medicine.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Care in the neurosciences intensive care unit 1. The history of neurocritical care 2. Airway management and mechanical ventilation in acute brain injury 3. Neuropulmonology 4. Neurocardiology 5. Principles of intracranial pressure monitoring and treatment 6. Multimodal neurologic monitoring 7. Continuous EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit 8. Management of the comatose patient 9. Management of status epilepticus 10. Critical care in acute ischemic stroke 11. Management of intracerebral hemorrhage 12. Management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage 13. Management of acute neuromuscular disorders 14. Critical care management of traumatic brain injury 15. Management of acute traumatic spinal cord injuries 16. Decompressive craniectomy in acute brain injury 17. Diagnosis and management of spinal cord emergencies 18. Diagnosis and management of acute encephalitis 19. Management of bacterial central nervous system infections 20. Management of infections associated with neurocritical care 21. Determinants of prognosis in neurocatastrophes 22. Family discussions on life-sustaining interventions in neurocritical care 23. Organ donation protocols