Handling Difficult Situations

Paperback | March 26, 2014

byEelco F.M. Wijdicks

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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.

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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 prac...

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks is in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199928762

ISBN - 13:9780199928767

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Table of Contents

1. Treatable Coma2. When Seizures Continue3. Judging Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury4. Recognition of Acute Spinal Cord Injury5. Treating Acute Autoimmune Encephalitis6. Neurosurgical Emergencies in Acute Brain Injury7. Endovascular Options in Ischemic Stroke8. Supporting Acute Respiratory Muscle Weakness9. Emergencies in the Transplant Recipient10. Troubleshooting: Easily overlooked CT scan Signs