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Neurocritical Care

byEelco F.M. Wijdicks, Alejandro A. Rabinstein, Sara E. Hocker

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Patients in the neurointensive care unit pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes stymied. In daily practice, neurocritical care pertains tomanaging deteriorating patients, treatment of complications but also end-of-life care assisting families with difficult decisions. Part of the "What Do I Do Now?" series, Neurocritical Care provides insight into interventions in acute neurologic disorders. Using a case-based approach, this volume emphasizes how to handle comparatively common clinical problems emergently. New to this edition are cases on monitoring andprognostication. All cases have been carefully revised, and new information, references, and practical tables have been added. Neurocritical Care is both an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases and a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do Ido now?"

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EELCO F. M. WIJDICKS, MD, PhD, FNCS is a Professor of Neurology, the Chair of Critical Care Neurology, and a consultant in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at the Mayo Clinic Campus, Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. ALEJANDRO A. RABINSTEIN, MD, FNCS is a Professor of Neurology, in the division of Critical Care Neurolo...
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Title:Neurocritical CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: Acute Interventions1. Rapid Progression in Lobar Cerebral Hemorrhage2. Cerebral Hemorrhage and High INR3. Traumatic Brain Injury Arriving in the Emergency Department4. Meningitis Not Improving After IV Antibiotics5. Acute Encephalitis and Abnormal MRI6. A Psychotic Break and Seizures7. Acutely Progressive Dyspnea and Limb Weakness8. Swollen Lips After IV Thrombolysis9. When to Retrieve a Clot in Acute Stroke10. Swollen Ischemic Brain and When to Call the Neurosurgeon11. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Not Responding to Anticoagulation12. The First Week After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage13. The Neurointerventionalist and Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage14. A Worrisome MRI Of The Spine and Prior Cancer15. Acute Paraplegia After Aortic Surgery16. When Status Epilepticus Becomes Treatment Refractory17. Medical Options in Brain Metastasis18. Hemorrhage Into a Pituitary Tumor19. Brain Edema and Hypertensive Urgency20. Rare Toxicity After Chemotherapy21. Failure To Awaken After Surgery22. Awake and Then Not Awake After Uncomplicated Brain SurgerySection II: Monitoring 10123. When a Spot EEG is Not Enough24. When an Intracranial Pressure Monitor is HelpfulSection III: Calls, Pages, and Other Alarms25. Wild and Agitated After Acute Abdomen26. Rigidity After Experimenting with Drugs27. Sweating, Fever and Hypertension after Traumatic Brain Injury28. Acute Fever and Profound Shock After Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm29. Coma and Chest X-Ray White-Out After a Fracture30. When Blood Pressure Needs Control After Stroke31. A Common Cardiac Arrhythmia After Stroke32. Hypertension And Bradycardia in Severe Guillain Barre Syndrome33. Myasthenia Gravis Improved but Not Off the Ventilator34. Decreasing Serum Sodium in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage35. Increasing Serum Sodium After Surgery for Tumor in The Pituitary RegionSection IV: Longterm Support, End Of Life Care, and Palliation36. Care of a Persistently Comatose Teenager37. Withdrawal of Care in an Elderly Person with Catastrophic Brain Injury38. Not Yet Brain Dead39. When to Mention Organ DonationSection V: Principles of Prognostication40. What Neurologists Know About Outcome in Traumatic Brain Injury41. What Neurologists Know About Outcome in Post Resuscitation Coma