Handbook of Neurocritical Care

Second Edition

  • Anish Bhardwaj
  • Marek A. Mirski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Principles of Neurocritical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikki Jaworski, Ansgar Brambrink
      Pages 13-35
    3. Neeraj Badjatia
      Pages 37-49
    4. Jeremy Fields, Anish Bhardwaj
      Pages 51-60
    5. Kristine H. O’Phelan, Halinder S. Mangat, Stephen E. Olvey, M. Ross Bullock
      Pages 61-72
    6. Matthew A. Koenig
      Pages 73-88
    7. Ameer E. Hassan, Haralabos Zacharatos, Adnan I. Qureshi
      Pages 115-121
    8. Tara Nealon
      Pages 123-143
    9. Marek A. Mirski
      Pages 145-171
    10. W. Andrew Kofke, Robert J. Brown
      Pages 173-216
    11. Yahia M. Lodi, Julius Gene Latorre, Jesse Corry, Mohammed Rehman
      Pages 217-245
  3. Specific Problems in Neurocritical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Edward M. Manno
      Pages 277-286
    3. Robert D. Stevens, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Tarek Sharshar
      Pages 287-305
    4. Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Scott A. Marshall
      Pages 307-321
    5. Angela Hays, Julio A. Chalela
      Pages 323-339
    6. Neeraj S. Naval, Anish Bhardwaj
      Pages 341-352
    7. Neeraj S. Naval, J. Ricardo Carhuapoma
      Pages 353-363
    8. Kristi Tucker, J. Ricardo Carhuapoma
      Pages 365-369
    9. Eric M. Bershad, Jose I. Suarez
      Pages 371-388
    10. Romergryko G. Geocadin
      Pages 389-407
    11. Barnett R. Nathan
      Pages 409-420
    12. Agnieszka A. Ardelt
      Pages 421-434
    13. Panayiotis N. Varelas, Tamer Abdelhak
      Pages 435-443
    14. Sherry Hsiang-Yi Chou
      Pages 445-467
    15. Michel T. Torbey
      Pages 469-474
    16. Jeremy D. Fields, Anish Bhardwaj
      Pages 475-488
    17. Marek A. Mirski
      Pages 489-503
    18. Wendy C. Ziai
      Pages 505-521
    19. Chere Monique Chase, Cindy Sullivan
      Pages 523-531
    20. Alexander Y. Zubkov, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
      Pages 533-539
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 541-554

About this book


Neurocritical care as a subspecialty has grown rapidly over the last two decades and has reached a level of distinct maturity with the advent of newer monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in a variety of brain and spinal cord injury paradigms. Handbook of Neurocritical Care, Second Edition remains true to the operative tenet that "time is brain," and rapid diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in these challenging patients cannot be overemphasized. The second edition of this important Handbook again serves as a quick, practical reference for those involved in the care of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. The care provided to this subset of critically ill patients continues to be multidisciplinary and includes care rendered from colleagues in emergency medical services, emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, critical care, nursing and physician assistance. Fully updated, all of the chapters again consist of easy-to-read, bulleted points followed by a list of Key Points and important references allowing for rapid access to vital information critical for fast and timely decision making. The first section covers a myriad of important general principles while the second section addresses the major diagnostic categories of neurocritical care with several new topics; these include, for example, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and malignant hyperthermia, meningitis and encephalitis, and intraventricular hemorrhage. Readers will find the algorithms, tables, and illustrations throughout the book not only useful but truly invaluable in facilitating fast and accurate decision making. Accessible and comprehensive, Handbook of Neurocritical Care, Second Edition again fills a vital need by providing readers with a succinct and practical approach to the management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anish Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • Marek A. Mirski
    • 2
  1. 1.Tufts Medical Center, Department of NeurologyTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Div. Neurosciences Critical CareJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6841-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6842-5
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