This book discusses the factors that affect outcomes in patients requiring various types of neurocritical care.
Neurocritical care was originally developed to manage patients with traumatic brain injury or stroke. Today, neurocritical care involves patients with a wide variety conditions, including not only brain injury, cerebrovascular disease and brain tumors but also post cardiac arrest syndrome, metabolic disorders, sepsis-related encephalopathy, degenerative diseases, and electrolyte abnormalities. Recently, there has been a focus on improving the outcomes and patients' quality of life. Covering the latest topics in the field, and written by specialists such as neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists and neurologists, the book provides an update on therapeutic / management strategies for disorders requiring neurocritical care for emergency physicians, intensivists and critical care physicians.
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Kosaku KinoshitaChair and Professor, Division of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Acute Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
1 Sedation and analgesia for patients with acute brain injury 2 Respiratory management in neurological intensive care 3 Body temperature care for comatose post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) patients 4 Infection Control for Neurocritical Care 5 Fluid management for neurocritical care 6 The evaluation and management of the blood glucose for the intracranial disease 7 Nutritional support in neurocritical care 8 Pathology and Prevention of Secondary Brain Injury for Neurocritical Care Physicians 9 Coagulopathy and Brain Injury 10 Stroke 11 Multiple injury 12 Nonconvulsive status epilepticus 13 Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome 14 Sepsis and sepsis-associated encephalopathy: Its pathophysiology from bench to bed 15 Acute Infections of the Central Nervous System: Focus on Bacterial Meningitis and Herpes Simplex Encephalitis 16 Pediatric Neurocritical Care 17 Post-Intensive Care Syndrome 18 Coping with prognostic uncertainty and end-of-life issues in neurocritical care
"The book is meant for any practitioner with an interest in the field of neurocritical care. It provides a good, easy-to understand overview of the topics discussed and allows the more interested reader to dig deeper into topics of interest by listing a wide range of background articles." (Isabella Meier, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 129 (6), December, 2019)
"Trainees getting initial exposure to the field of neurocritical care are an appropriate audience for this work. ... This is a worthy introduction to basic neurological support and related critical care principles." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, October 25, 2019)
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