Brain Failure

  • David Bihari
  • John W. Holaday
Conference proceedings

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. J. W. Holaday, H. U. Bryant, J. R. Kenner, E. W. Bernton
    Pages 1-13
  3. A. I. Faden, R. Vink
    Pages 14-21
  4. M. D. Ginsberg
    Pages 22-37
  5. G. N. Woodruff, L. L. Iversen, J. A. Kemp
    Pages 38-48
  6. E. D. Means, J. M. Braughler, E. D. Hall
    Pages 49-65
  7. J. R. Kirsch, M. A. Helfaer, R. C. Koehler, R. J. Traystman
    Pages 66-84
  8. J. Wendon, R. Williams
    Pages 118-136
  9. M. Fisher, R. Joffe
    Pages 137-144
  10. D. Bihari
    Pages 145-163
  11. R. L. Chiolero, N. de Tribolet, Y. Schutz
    Pages 164-172
  12. K. Gunning, A. Forster
    Pages 198-205
  13. D. Zegers de Beyl, N. Mavroudakis, E. Brunko
    Pages 206-216
  14. J.-F. Hartmann
    Pages 217-222
  15. J. D. Miller
    Pages 223-238
  16. D. P. Becker
    Pages 239-259
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About these proceedings


This book proves essential to understanding the problem of brain failure by emphasizing the various therapeutic approaches which have previously been somewhat neglected. The book summarizes the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the various forms of brain failure, examining in detail structural and examining metabolic causes. Special consideration has been given to patients with severe head trauma, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and to a variety of metabolic causes of coma. The relationship between cerebral blood flow and cerebral metabolic rate is explored, providing important conclusions with regard to therapy. New techniques of monitoring brain failure are described and their clinical usefulness defined, providing intensive care physicians, anaesthesiologists and neurologists a solid basis on which to build their knowledge of the brain-failure patient.


Nervous System Sepsis Trauma central nervous system encephalopathy neurosurgery neurotrauma stroke

Editors and affiliations

  • David Bihari
    • 1
  • John W. Holaday
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitGuy’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of NeuropsychiatryWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51655-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83929-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788
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