Recognizing Brain Injury

Paperback | March 28, 2014

byEelco F. M. Wijdicks

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This book is the first of 4 books on the core principles of acute neurology. This book is a primer - and a great deal more - on how to clinically recognize acute brain injury and to treat its consequences. Acute brain injury often changes the dynamics of cerebral blood flow, cerebrospinalfluid mechanics and eventually intracranial pressure. And furthermore, acute brain and spine injury impacts on heart function, blood pressure control, breathing regulation and even gastric and bladder function.It is necessary to not only understand these fundamentals but also how certain measures could influence or correct these manifestations. Major concepts are illustrated to facilitate understanding. Each chapter concludes with a section that explains its relevance to clinical practice.The book trulycombines basic neuroscience with practical know-how in an easy to read prose useful for both the novice and expert.

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This book is the first of 4 books on the core principles of acute neurology. This book is a primer - and a great deal more - on how to clinically recognize acute brain injury and to treat its consequences. Acute brain injury often changes the dynamics of cerebral blood flow, cerebrospinalfluid mechanics and eventually intracranial pres...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199928746

ISBN - 13:9780199928743

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Table of Contents

1. Consequences of Acute Brain Injury2. Neurology of Intracranial Pressure3. Neurology of Cerebrospinal Fluid4. Neurology of Unconsciousness5. Neurology of Breathing6. Neurology of Blood Pressure7. Neurology of Cardiac Function8. Neurology of Gastroenterology9. Neurology of the Bladder10. Troubleshooting: Localization Pearls