Textbook of Neurointensive Care

  • A Joseph Layon
  • Andrea Gabrielli
  • William A. Friedman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sayona John, Thomas P. Bleck
      Pages 3-8
    3. Matthew F. Lawson, F. Kayser Enneking, J. D. Mocco
      Pages 9-17
  3. Neuroanatomy and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Hung Tzu Wen, Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
      Pages 33-63
    3. William A. Friedman
      Pages 65-87
    4. Anthony T. Yachnis
      Pages 89-106
  4. Neuromonitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Christoph N. Seubert, Jean E. Cibula, Michael E. Mahla
      Pages 109-126
  5. The Neuroinjured Patient and Critical Care Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Christine Van Dillen, David Meurer, Joseph A. Tyndall
      Pages 149-165
    3. Thomas C. Mort, Jeffrey P. Keck Jr., Leah Meisterling
      Pages 167-216
    4. Kevin W. Hatton
      Pages 217-240
    5. Fred Rincon, Jack C. Rose, Stephan A. Mayer
      Pages 241-254
    6. Cesare Iani, Ennio Montinaro, Novella Bonaffini, Achille Gaspardone
      Pages 255-280
    7. Federico A. Villa, Giuseppe Citerio
      Pages 281-291
    8. Steven B. Greenberg, Arthur J. Tokarczyk, Cameron Zahed, Douglas B. Coursin
      Pages 293-319

About this book


Listening to an injured brain is not easy.


It takes knowledge, dedication, and understanding of the critically ill patient and their family.  It takes an appreciation of the logistics of care in these difficult times of imbalance between more and sicker patients and fewer medical specialists. The impact of the right personnel, whose interest and training is in neurocritical care, has shown promise, both in terms of improving patient outcome and quality.


The editors have updated this second edition with the latest knowledge and trends. Gathering together a group of international experts who champions the three characteristics – Patient and Family Centered High Quality Care, Education, and Discovery –  needed in our Neuro–ICUs, the editors present to the reader a comprehensive textbook of neurocritical care, incorporating best practice / evidence-based medicine and performance improvement.


This book is not an effort to embellish the shelf of a medical library; it is a practical bedside friend to be used to improve the neurological outcomes of those for whom we are honored to care: our patients.



Care Neurointensive

Editors and affiliations

  • A Joseph Layon
    • 1
  • Andrea Gabrielli
    • 2
  • William A. Friedman
    • 3
  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineGeisinger Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology & SurgeryUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5226-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5225-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5226-2
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