Neurocritical Care

ISBN : 9780199375349

Lori Shutter; John A. Kellum; Bradley Molyneaux
344 Pages
127 x 203 mm
Pub date
Oct 2018
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In recent years, neurocritical care has grown and matured as a subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine with the advent of new monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic capabilities. The goal of neurocritical care is to rapidly deliver acute medical therapies and appropriate interventions through effective monitoring of both neurological and end organ function. Neurocritical Care provides 'at the bedside' guidance on the medical knowledge and technical skills required to care for critically ill patients with neurologic conditions such as cerebrovascular disorders, neurotrama, neuro-oncology, refractory seizures, neuromuscular diseases, infections, alterations in consciousness, and perioperative neurosurgical care. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this compact volume is an ideal reference for physicians and trainees working in either a general ICU or specialty Neuro ICU unit. Readers will gain an understanding of background knowledge and concrete solutions to questions and situations encountered in daily practice.


Section 1: Neurological Conditions
Chapter 1: Coma and Low Arousal States
Namir Khandker and Lori Shutter
Chapter 2: Encephalopathy and Delirium
Joshua Keegan and Colleen Moran
Chapter 3: Acute Ischemic Stroke
Cynthia L. Kenmuir and Tudor G. Jovin
Chapter 4: Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
Krystle Shafer and Bradley Molyneaux
Chapter 5: Intercerebral Hemorrhage
Opeolu Adeoye
Chapter 6: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Sherry Hsiang-Yi Chou
Chapter 7: Anoxic Brain Injury
Jonathan Elmer and Jon C. Rittenberger
Chapter 8: Seizures and Status Epilepticus
Michael E. Reznik and Jan Claassen
Chapter 9: The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Jeremy G. Stone, David M. Panczykowski, and David O. Okonkwo
Chapter 10: The Management of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
David M. Panczykowski, Jeremy G. Stone, and David O. Okonkwo
Chapter 11: Meningitis and Encephalitis
Ruchira Jha
Chapter 12: Inflammation and Demyelination
Daniel Rubin and Henrikas Vaitkevicius
Chapter 13: Neuromuscular Conditions
Deepa Malaiyandi and Sasa A. Zivkovi?
Chapter 14: Movement Disorders Emergencies and Movement Disorders in the ICU
Mihai C. Sandulescu and Edward A. Burton
Section 2: Interventions and Monitoring
Chapter 15: Multimodality Monitoring
Maranatha Ayodele and Kristine O'Phelan
Chapter 16: External Ventricular Drainage: Clinical Indications, Surgical Technique, and Management
Nitin Agarwal and Andrew F. Ducruet
Chapter 17: Neuroimaging and Neuro-interventional Procedures
Cynthia L. Kenmuir and Ashutosh P. Jadhav
Chapter 18: Hypothermia and Fever Control in Neurocritical Care
Kees H. Polderman
Chapter 19: Neuropharmacotherapy
Gretchen M. Brophy and Theresa Human
Section 3: General Management and Special Populations
Chapter 20: General ICU Care of the Neurological Patient
Samuel A. Tisherman and Sara Hefton
Chapter 21: Managing the Postoperative Neurosurgical Patient
Colleen Moran and Daniel Ripepi
Chapter 22: Pediatric Neurocritical Care
Dennis Simon and Ericka L. Fink
Chapter 23: Neurocritical Care in Pregnancy
Marie Baldisseri and Krystle Shafer
Chapter 24: Management of Intracranial Hypertension in Fulminant Hepatic Failure
Sajid Kadir and Raghavan Murugan
Chapter 25: Prognostication and Ethics
David Y. Hwang and Douglas B. White
Chapter 26: Brain Death, Organ Donation and Transplantation
Hilary H. Wang and David M. Greer
Chapter 27: Rehabilitation in Neurocritical Care
Michael E. Reznik and Amy K. Wagner

About the author: 

Lori Shutter, MD, FNCS, FCCM, is the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program and Medical Director of the Neurovascular and Neurotrama Intensive Care Units (ICU). Bradley J. Molyneaux, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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