The clinical management of patients with acute brain and spinal cord injury has evolved significantly with the advent of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury presents the latest medical science and highlights controversies in the clinical management of patients with acute brain and spinal cord injuries.
Divided into five sections—traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, and spinal cord injury—this text:
This stand-alone reference is a powerful tool in helping today’s neurologists and neurosurgeons keep abreast of current advancements in brain and spinal cord injury.
"In Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, the editors have built a vital ‘go-to’ text which serves as one-stop reference summarizing the latest advancements in the field…."In this clear and polished scientific reportage, each section is designed to give a complete summary of how different spinal cord or brain injuries are to be diagnosed and treated, with comprehensive coverage of all pharmacotherapies (in addition to interventional and surgical treatment options)…. A review of the latest research and laboratory trials that have taken place in the field has also been included, as readers are presented with the most up-to-date reference available on this highly nuanced and ever-changing sub-specialty….Recommended to all neurologists and cerebrovascular surgeons as in-office reference for use in the direct treatment of patients. Further recommended to all Health Science libraries as a general reference with long-term research value. Instructors should note that this title would also prove useful as a classroom teaching text in advanced courses designed to prepare the student for a career in neurological medicine." —John Aiello, The Electric Review
Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Cerebroprotective Strategies in Bedside Management of TBI. Diffuse Axonal Injury and Dysautonomia. Neuromonitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury: Evolving Paradigms. Hypothermia and Pharmacologic Coma in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Large Hemispheric Infarctions. Anticoagulation in Ischemic Stroke. Extracranial and Intracranial Stenting in Ischemic Stroke. Neuromonitoring in the ICU. Surgical Evacuation of ICH. Management of Blood Pressure and Intracranial Hypertension Management in Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Diagnostic Evaluation of Aneurysmal SAH. Surgical versus Endovascular Aneurysm Exclusion. Diagnosis and Medical Management of Vasospasm and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia. Pharmacologic Cerebroprotection in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Use of Anticonvulsants and Corticosteroids in SAH. Management of Electrolyte and Metabolic Derangements in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction in SAH. Neuroradiological Interventional Procedures for Cerebral Vasospasm. Surgical management of spinal cord Injury. Intra-operative Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Medical Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury. Pediatric Spine Injury.