Decision Making in Neurocritical Care (Paperback)

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By Jennifer A. Frontera (Editor)
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A concise guide to evidence-based approaches in neurocritical care

From important aspects of the physical examination to imaging studies to treatment options and dosage guidelines, Decision Making in Neurocritical Care provides a solid introduction to the evidence-based management of patients in the neurological intensive care unit. Succinct text in a highly accessible bullet-point format details the essentials of history-taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, and treatments for a range of neurological problems in the critical care setting.

Special features:

  • Brief vignettes of typical cases emphasize key questions for the physician to consider and urgent orders to be given
  • Coverage of the basics of neurocritical care, including techniques of intubation, ventilator management, sedation, and multimodality monitoring
  • Pearls and pitfalls highlight key points in patient management
  • Convenient medication tables, including dosages, adverse effects, and contraindications
  • Consistent presentation in each chapter enhances ease of use

Ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care physicians at all levels, this book is invaluable for optimizing patient care. It is also an excellent choice for board review preparation in these specialties.

About the Author


Assistant Professor of Neuro-Critical Care, Depts of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Praise For…


Well-written introduction to neurocritical care...Provides a quick and easy to understand overview in a standardized and recognizable structure... -- Central European NeurosurgeryFrontera has done a phenomenal job in summarizing the available literature.--Arch NeurolA concise guide for medical students, residents, and fellows rotating in the Neuro-ICU...The most practical neurocritical care handbook published to date. -- American Academy of NeurologyA state of the art review of evidence-based neurological critical care medicine...Clear illustrations, tables, and case reports make for interesting reading and allow, e.g., quick bed-side reference to a treatment scheme...The easy to handle format of the book is appealing. It is suitable as a reference work in a clinical practice, as preparation for examinations and also for those who wish to refresh their knowledge on a particular topic...an excellent introduction [that] offers good value for money.--Minimally Invasive NeurosurgeryClearly written...[provides] a significant amount of information in relatively few pages. Black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of cerebral radiographs are of remarkably good quality...an excellent multidisciplinary overview...[provides] excellent guidance and detail.--Doody's ReviewEach chapter begins with a general description of a specific neurological injury/condition, followed by a case example and sections on history and examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and prognosis. Designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and critical care physicians, the text is also suitable for board review preparation in these specialties.--SciTech Book News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604060478
ISBN-10: 1604060476
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Publication Date: April 24th, 2009
Pages: 344
Language: English