In Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain, leading clinicians present widely accepted guidelines and evidence-based practices for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury. Divided into five main sections, the book guides the clinician through the science, management, critical care, outcomes, and important socioecomic issues relevant to patient care. Special Features: * Offers the valuable team approach and recommendations of rewned surgeons, clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, and researchers * Includes guidelines for injuries ranging from mild to moderate, severe, and penetrating, and for treating brain injury in children * Covers the related intensive care issues of neurologic, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and infection management and nutrition and fluid control * Reviews fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, monitoring and imaging, biomarkers and classification systems for brain injury * Provides hundreds of concise summary tables and illustrations to help digest complex information * Discusses ethics and important end-of-life issues With an integrated management approach to injury and rehabilitation that goes well beyond initial surgery, Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain will enable neurosurgeons, neurologists, physicians in trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation medicine, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care and outcomes. It is also useful as a guide for board exam preparation. The companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine.
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, ILProfessor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Assistant Dean for International Affiliations, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA