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Intensive Care in Neurosurgery

Advances in the management of head and spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, and other disorders have improved dramatically in recent years -- and have led to improved care in the neurosurgical intensive care unit. In this must-have book, an expert team of authors integrate these advances into clinical practice by providing valuable tips and advice on the most current and up-to-date treatment strategies. The text covers all important topics in neurosurgical intensive care, from stroke and non-traumatic hemorrhage to intracranial hypertension, epilepsy management, and withdrawing life support. Plus, you'll find analysis of the newest clinical science on all topics, as well as a key discussion of how advanced bedside monitoring techniques can lead to improved patient care. Key features of Intensive Care in Neurosurgery
  • Provides the newest clinical science on such timely topics as metabolic and nutritional monitoring, ventilator management, and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology
  • Describes how specific techniques can reverse the abnormal physiology of disease processes
  • Written by top neurosurgeons who are experts in intensive care
  • Addresses controversial topics in the field, including withdrawal of care and declaration of brain death
Here is a valuable text for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and critical care specialists who treat patients in intensive care. Residents entering the field will also find it an essential learning tool and board review guide. Get the most current information available with the first text devoted to this topic in more than a decade!(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
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Dept. of Neurosciences, California Pacific Medical Center; Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA


'Extremely valuable text on management of the broad spectrum of neurosurgical intensive care. . .provides a clearly written, clinically relevant resource for understanding and treating neurosurgical patients in the intensive care unit. . .provides a great foundation for understanding and caring for the critically ill neurosurgical patient in sickness and toward health.' --Young Neurosurgeons' News'Provides a good overview of the field. Sections are succinct and well-referenced. Neurosurgical trainess will undoubtedly find this introductory text a valuable tool during their initial rotations. . .the authors have done an excellent job in the presentation of the physiology and management of the neurological injury during intensive care. The textbook would be a helpful addition to the library of an intensive care unit that cares for the neurosurgical patient, for use by junior trainees, and allied health personnel. ' --Journal of Neurology'The often neglected topics of withholding and withdrawing life support and declaring brain death are very effectively addressed. . .complete review of the current state of neurosurgical intensive care. . .encompasses virtually all relevant topics . . . a concise and current overview of neurosurgical intensive care . . . quite a reasonable price for such an informative and contemporary text. - Journal of NeurosurgeryWell-organized, very readable . . . excellent references. This text is a worthwhile read for all neurosurgeons and is an outstanding value. - Surgical NeurologyThe illustrations are well done, the references, up-to-date, and the price, appropriate...a book to be kept in neurological and neurosurgical libraries. Its scientific value is of utmost importance. - Doody's Review

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