Handling Difficult Situations

ISBN : 9780199928767

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
168 Pages
166 x 236 mm
Pub date
May 2014
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In any acute neurologic condition situations come up which generate questions about management. In a deteriorating patient there is a strain in decision making and many acute problems are hard calls. Handling Difficult Situations includes solutions for these reoccurring dilemmas. Each topic is carefully chosen and reflects clinical practice. The book addresses how to recognize treatable coma, how to judge the severity of traumatic brain and spine injury, and discusses how to recognize neurosurgical emergencies. Handling Difficult Situations also includes recognition and management of acute respiratory neuromuscular failure. A separate chapter discusses errors in CT scan evaluation of acute neurologic conditions.


Chapter 1: Treatable Coma
Chapter 2: When Seizures Continue
Chapter 3: Judging Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 4: Recognition of Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 5: Treating Acute Autoimmune Encephalitis
Chapter 6: Neurosurgical Emergencies in Acute Brain Injury
Chapter 7: Endovascular Options in Ischemic Stroke
Chapter 8: Supporting Acute Respiratory Muscle Weakness
Chapter 9: Emergencies in the Transplant Recipient
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Easily overlooked CT scan Signs

About the author: 

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, MD, PhD, FNCS, FANA, is a Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is the Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology, and a Consultant for the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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