This book aims to provide an overview of the basics of anesthesia for neurotrauma. It showcases how management of different neurotrauma cases may differ, especially those involving spine and or polytrauma. It provides quick and easy access to understand anesthesia for neurotrauma.
1 Introduction. 2 Anatomy for Neurotrauma. 3 Neurophysiology in Neurotrauma. 4 Pre-hospital care. 5 Pre-anaesthetic evaluation. 6 Emergency Room Resuscitation. 7 Extradural hematoma. 8 Subdural hematoma. 9 Subarachnoid haemorrhage. 10 Diffuse axonal injury. 11 Cervical spine injury. 12 Thoraco-lumbar spine injury. 13 Monitoring in neurotrauma. 14 Neuroradiology in neurotrauma . 15 Sedation and analgesia. 16 Nutrition and metabolic care. 17 Role of antibiotics. 18 Mechanical ventilation and Respiratory care. 19 Cardiovascular care. 20 Neurolgic care. 21 Electrolyte disturbances and endocrinal care. 22 Neuromuscular care. 23 Systemic care - renal, hematological, gastrointestinal. 24 Post Traumatic Cognitive Dysfunction. 25 Psychological care. 26 Pediatric Neurotrauma. 27 Geriatrics. 28 Pregnancy and Neurotrauma. 29 Polytrauma. 30 Fluids management. 31 Coagulopathy and blood transfusion. 32 Pain management. 33 Health related Quality of life and Palliative Care issues in Neurotrauma. 34 Brain death and ethical issues. 35 Recent advances in anaesthesia for neurotrauma. 36 Fibreoptic intubation. 37 Chest drain insertion. 38 Bronchoalveolar lavage. 39 External ventricular drain. 40 Lumbar drain. 41 Cranial burr hole. 42 Percutaneous tracheostomy. 43 Immobilisation of spine. 44 Nasogastric tube placement. 45 Intraparenchymal ICP catheter insertion. 46 Scales and scores.
"This book provides an organized overview, performing well as the student’s single resource on neurotrauma."Jarva Chow, Department of Anesthesiology Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Illinois.