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Neurocritical care

Author: Michel T Torbey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : No Linguistic Content : Second edition
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A significant number of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients are still managed in the medical or surgical ICU by non-neurointensivists, who have a hard time appreciating the delicate needs of these patients. This dynamic guide reviews current topics facing neurocritical care providers in a straight-forward, structured, and practical way. Providing clear summaries in the management of neuro critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel T Torbey
ISBN: 9781107587908 1107587905
OCLC Number: 1112495939
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 457 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1 The Neurological Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient; General Approach to the Neurological Assessment; Sedation; Delirium; Stupor and Coma; Assessing a Patient with Impaired Consciousness; 1. Initial Stabilization; 2. Initial Assessment; 3. Focused Neurological Exam; GCS and FOUR Score; Respiratory Patterns; The Eye Exam; Brainstem Reflexes; Pupillary Responses; Eyelid and Corneal Reflexes; Oculocephalic Reflex; Oculovestibular (Caloric) Reflex; Gag and Cough Reflexes; Motor Responses Assessing Neuromuscular ComplicationsConclusion; References; Chapter 2 Cerebral Blood Flow Physiology and Metabolism in the Neurocritical Care Unit; Normal Physiology of Cerebral Blood Flow; Autoregulation; Relationship Between CBF and PaCO2; Cerebral Ischemia; CBF in Acute Ischemic Stroke; CBF in Intracerebral Hemorrhage; CBF in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; CBF in Traumatic Brain Injury; Techniques for CBF Measurement; Fick Principle; Central Volume Principle; Thermal Diffusion; Transcranial Doppler (TCD); Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS); References Chapter 3 Cerebral Edema and Intracranial Pressure in the Neurocritical Care UnitReferences; Chapter 4 Hypothermia in the Neurocritical Care Unit: Physiology and Applications; Introduction; Mechanism of Neuroprotection; Approach to Hypothermia; Clinical Applications of Hypothermia; Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest; Hypothermia and Ischemic Stroke; Hypothermia and Intracerebral Hemorrhage; Hypothermia and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Hypothermia and Traumatic Brain Injury; Hypothermia and Spinal Cord Injury; Hypothermia and Status Epilepticus; Conclusions; References Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)Recommendations; Delirium; Treatment of Delirium; Nonpharmacologic Strategies; Analgesia; Pain Assessment; Analgesic Agents; Opiates; Fentanyl (Sublimaze); Remifentanil (Ultiva); Morphine Sulfate; Hydromorphone (Dilaudid); Oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan); Codeine (Empirin #2,3,4; Tylenol #2,3,4); Tramadol (Ultram); Narcotics with Active Metabolites; Nonopiates; Ketamine; Local Anesthetics (Lidocaine, Bupivacaine, Others); Acetaminophen (Tylenol); Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs); Ketoralac (Toradol); Ibuprofen (Motrin); Selective COX-2 Inhibitors
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This book will provide healthcare professionals with a concisely written, comprehensive and practical approach to a wide range of conditions, encountered in neuroscience's critical care unit. It  Read more...

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