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Coma and impaired consciousness : a clinical perspective

Author: G Bryan Young; Allan H Ropper; Charles Francis Bolton
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, ©1998.
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Examines various aspects of coma from neurochemistry, monitoring, and treatments to prognostic factors. This text includes the findings in coma research as well as the clinical insights of the author  Read more...

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Coma and impaired consciousness.
New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, ©1998
(OCoLC)636949114
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Bryan Young; Allan H Ropper; Charles Francis Bolton
ISBN: 0070723710 9780070723719
OCLC Number: 38236201
Description: xiii, 665 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Consciousness, major syndromes and approach: consciousness - definition and context; major syndromes of impaired consciousness; clinical assessment, investigation and initial management. Part 2 Physical insults and structural lesions causing coma: herniations; intracranial hemorrhage; trauma; neoplasia; hypothermia and hyperthermia; electrical injuries; burn encephalopathy. Part 3 Impaired consciousness and inflammatory conditions: CNS infections; other inflammatory diseases affecting CNS - sepsis-associated encephalopathy, collagen-vascular diseases, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, "toxic encephalopathy" and Reye's syndrome. Part 4 Metabolic, nutritional, ischaemic and toxic encephalopathies: metabolic encephalopathies, mineral and electrolyte disturbances, endocrinopathies, organ failure; nutritional disorders; ischaemia and anoxia - focal and generalized; drugs - poisoning, pharmacologic considerations in impaired consciousness. Part 5 Episodic impairment of consciousness: seizures; other causes of episodic loss of consciousness - syncope, transient vascular events, concussion, metabolic and toxic causes, sleep-related disorders, idiopathic recurring stupor, transient globale amnesia, transiently raised intracranial pressure, psychiatric disorders, uncertain aetiologies. Part 6 Impaired consciousness in clinical contexts: the emergency room; medical and surgical ICUs; the transplant ward; the maternity ward; neuro-degenerative disorders; ethics.
Responsibility: editors, G. Bryan Young, Allan H. Ropper, Charles F. Bolton.
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