Core Principles of Acute Neurology

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Pub date
Nov 2015
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This 6-volume SET of the Core Principles of Acute Neurology by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is a series of short volumes that cover major topics not found in sufficient detail elsewhere and provides useful context in the field of Neurocritical Care. This 6-Volume set includes: 1. " illustrates how to recognize the consequences of acute brain injury and the treatment of its consequences 2. " discusses medical care of acutely hospitalized neurologic patients in all its aspects 3. " provides solutions for acute neurologic dilemmas. 4. " is written for the neurohospitalist and neurointensivist to best communicate with the family of neurologically injured patient 5. " provides practical information on how to best manage and triage patients in the first hour of admission in the Emergency Department 6. " is the go-to resource for practical information on how to evaluate complicated neurology consults in the ICU. Written specifically for neurologists, neurosurgeons, residents, fellows, emergency physicians, neurointensivists, and neurohospitalists, these volumes are comprehensive and have been written and designed by a leading authority on neurocritcal care. Collectively, this SET represents the most systematic and comprehensive guide currently available.


Tables of Contents
Communicating Prognosis
Chapter 1: Prognostication after Traumatic Brain injury
Chapter 2: Prognostication after Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke
Chapter 3: Prognostication of Coma after Cardiac Arrest
Chapter 4: Prognostication after Brain Injury-Associated Seizure and Status Epilepticus
Chapter 5: Prognostication after Infections of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 6: Prognostication Following Acute Neuromuscular Disorders
Chapter 7: Principles of Neuropalliation
Chapter 8: The Conversation and Words We Use
Chapter 9: Withdrawal of Support and Palliation
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Families Who Won't Let Go
Handling Difficult Situations
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
Providing Acute Care
Chapter 1: A Systemic Acute Care Plan
Chapter 2: Fever Control
Chapter 3: Acute Pulmonary Syndromes
Chapter 4: Acute Cardiac Syndromes
Chapter 5: Nutrition Assessment
Chapter 6: Fluid and Electrolytes Monitoring
Chapter 7: Glucose Adjustment
Chapter 8: Anticoagulation Strategies
Chapter 9: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Drug Adverse Effects
Recognizing Brain Injury
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
Identifying Neuroemergencies
Chapter 1: Defining Neuroemergencies
Chapter 2: The Unresponsive Patient
Chapter 3: Major Warning Signs: Headache, Vertigo, Syncope
Chapter 4: Treating Acute Neurologic Pain Syndromes
Chapter 5: Treating Movement Disorder Emergencies
Chapter 6: Triaging Seizures and Spells
Chapter 7: Triaging Traumatic Head and Spine Injury
Chapter 8: Triaging Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
Chapter 9: Triaging Acute Neuroinfections
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Errors and Misjudgments
Solving Critical Consults
Chapter 1: Consulting in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 2: Acute Confusion in the Critically Ill
Chapter 3: Encephalopathies of Organ Dysfunction
Chapter 4: The Postoperative Cardiac Patient
Chapter 5: Neurologic Urgencies after Vascular Surgery
Chapter 6: Postcardiac Arrest Support and the Brain
Chapter 7: Acquired Weakness in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 8: Neurology of Polytrauma
Chapter 9: Neurooncology Emergencies
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: ICU Neurotoxicology

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