Recognizing Brain Injury

ISBN : 9780199928743

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
168 Pages
158 x 234 mm
Pub date
May 2014
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This book is the first of four books on the core principles of acute neurology. This book is a primer - and a great deal more - on how to clinically recognize acute brain injury and to treat its consequences. Acute brain injury often changes the dynamics of cerebral blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid mechanics and eventually intracranial pressure. And furthermore, acute brain and spine injury impacts on heart function, blood pressure control, breathing regulation and even gastric and bladder function. It is necessary to not only understand these fundamentals but also how certain measures could influence or correct these manifestations. Major concepts are illustrated to facilitate understanding. Each chapter concludes with a section that explains its relevance to clinical practice.The book truly combines basic neuroscience with practical know- how in an easy to read prose useful for both the novice and expert.


Chapter 1: Consequences of Acute Brain Injury
Chapter 2: Neurology of Intracranial Pressure
Chapter 3: Neurology of Cerebrospinal Fluid
Chapter 4: Neurology of Unconsciousness
Chapter 5: Neurology of Breathing
Chapter 6: Neurology of Blood Pressure
Chapter 7: Neurology of Cardiac Function
Chapter 8: Neurology of Gastroenterology
Chapter 9: Neurology of the Bladder
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Localization Pearls

About the author: 

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, Profesor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Chair, Division of Critical Care Neurology; Consultant, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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