1st Edition

Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Evolving Paradigms and Management

Edited By Anish Bhardwaj, Jeffrey R. Kirsch Copyright 2008
    460 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    460 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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:

    • Delineates diagnostic and monitoring tools, pharmacotherapies, and interventional and surgical treatments
    • Examines and explores recently published laboratory trials and research
    • Incorporates over 50 diagrams and figures for concise communication of scientific information

    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.

    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.


    ANISH BHARDWAJ is Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine; Director of Neurosciences Critical Care Program and Neuroscience Stroke Laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. Dr. Bhardwaj received his M.D. from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, completed his residency training in neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and fellowship training in neurosciences critical care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. He has authored over 130 publications, including original research articles, invited reviews, editorials, book chapters and four books. His research has been funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association for over a decade. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Neuro Critical Care Society and serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed scientific journals including Stroke, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

    DILANTHA B. ELLEGALA is Assistant Professor and Director, Cerebrovascular Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr. Ellegala received his M.D. with Honors from the University of Washington, Seattle, completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and was a Cerebrovascular Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ellegala has written over 25 peer-reviewed articles.

    JEFFREY R. KIRSCH is Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. Dr. Kirsch received his M.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his anesthesiology residency and Neuro-ICU fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His current NIH funded research is devoted to understanding the mechanisms of brain injury from stroke. Dr. Kirsch also has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

    "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