Brain Death by Eelco F.M. WijdicksBrain Death by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

Brain Death

byEelco F.M. Wijdicks

Paperback | June 22, 2017

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Your purchase of the print version of Brain Death includes access to videos available via Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can discover these videos, and use them for teaching and training purposes. Brain Death provides a practical, comprehensive, clinical resource for practitioners seeing patients with acute catastrophic neurologic disorders evolving to brain death and all its ramifications. The clinical diagnosis of brain death has tremendous implications: its main purpose is to bringclosure, but it often results in organ and tissue transplantation questions which need to be addressed. This third edition introduces new research in the intensive care unit, newly unearthed historical data on important US-UK differences, a thorough discussion of US guidelines and how it is used in hospital practices, and compares guidelines used elsewhere in the world. In this incisive work, the manycomplexities of diagnosis and management of brain death are examined but it also illuminates cultural beliefs and bioethical problems, highlights the nature of conferences with family members, and captures several organ procurement issues. The book also includes 30 commonly asked practice problemsto resolve diagnostic uncertainties and conflicts along with 10 video clips to assist in neurological evaluation. Brain Death is a treatise by the leading expert on brain death, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks. This book is a work of primary source research and includes work from recent publications by the author. It is an invaluable resource for neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, traumasurgeons, neuroscience and intensive care nursing staff, transplantation surgeons, and organ procurement organizations.
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology, and Consultant, Neurological Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic.
Title:Brain DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190662492

ISBN - 13:9780190662493

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"Dr. Wijdicks is the world's leading authority on brain death. He continues to advance the knowledge base while honoring the historical context of the brain death concept. This is the definitive resource for all aspects of brain death determination and its intricate relationship to organdonation. If you know very little about brain death, you should read this book. If you think you know a lot about brain death, you should still read this book. The section on clinical problems and common clinical questions is an extremely useful practical guide to managing common complexities ofclinical practices in this field." --Sam D. Shemie, MD, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre and Research Institute, Montreal, Canada