2012

Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls

ISBN: 978-3-642-28125-9 (Print) 978-3-642-28126-6 (Online)

Table of contents (72 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii

  2. Epidemiology

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      Epidemiology

  3. Classification and assessment

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      Classification of Head Injury

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      Pages 17-21

      Primary Clinical Assessment

  4. Prehospital management

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      Pages 23-23

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      Prehospital Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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      What the Neurosurgeon Wants to Know: What, Who, When, and Where?

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      Transportation: Choice of Anaesthetic Drugs

  5. Admission, diagnostics and planning

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      Trauma Team Alert

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      Pages 45-46

      The Trauma Team

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      Pages 47-49

      Trauma Protocol (ABCDE)

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      Pages 51-52

      Multi-trauma Triage

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      Pages 53-54

      Cervical Spine Injury

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      Pages 55-62

      Radiological Evaluation of Head Traumas

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      Pages 63-67

      Radiological Evaluation of Cervical Spine Traumas

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      Pages 69-72

      Blood Samples

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      Pages 73-78

      Prognosis of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: To Treat or Not to Treat, That Is the Question

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      Pages 79-83

      Potential Organ Donor: Organ Preservation

  6. Acute surgical treatment

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      Pages 85-85

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      Pages 87-89

      Basic Trauma Craniotomy

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      Pages 91-99

      Surgical Management of Traumatic Intracranial Haematomas

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      Pages 101-103

      Surgical Management of Penetrating Brain Injuries

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      Pages 105-107

      Decompressive Craniectomy

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