Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls

  • Terje Sundstrom
  • Per-Olof Grände
  • Niels Juul
  • Carsten Kock-Jensen
  • Bertil Romner
  • Knut Wester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Snorre Sollid, Tor Ingebrigtsen
      Pages 3-8
  3. Classification and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ramona Åstrand, Bertil Romner
      Pages 11-16
    3. Jacob Bertram Springborg, Vagn Eskesen
      Pages 17-21
  4. Prehospital Management

  5. Admission, Diagnostics and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Christina Rosenlund
      Pages 43-44
    3. Christina Rosenlund
      Pages 45-46
    4. Christina Rosenlund
      Pages 47-49
    5. Christina Rosenlund
      Pages 51-52
    6. Christina Rosenlund
      Pages 53-54
    7. Helle Wulf Eskildsen, Anna Tietze, Vibeke Fink-Jensen
      Pages 55-62
    8. Helle Wulf Eskildsen, Anna Tietze, Vibeke Fink-Jensen
      Pages 63-67
    9. Rasmus Philip Nielsen
      Pages 69-72

About this book


In order to reduce the number of deaths from severe head injuries, systematic management is essential. This book is a practical, comprehensive guide to the treatment of patients (both adults and children) with such injuries, from the time of initial contact through to the rehabilitation center. Sections are devoted to prehospital treatment, admission and diagnostics, acute management, and neurointensive care and rehabilitation. Evidence-based recommendations are presented for each diagnostic and therapeutic measure, and tips, tricks, and pitfalls are highlighted. Throughout, the emphasis is on the provision of sound clinical advice that will maximize the likelihood of an optimal outcome. Helpful flowcharts designed for use in daily routine are also provided. The authors are all members of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee and have extensive practical experience in the areas they write about.


Emergency Treatment Evidence based ICU Treatment Neurorehabilitation Neurotrauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Terje Sundstrom
    • 1
  • Per-Olof Grände
    • 2
  • Niels Juul
    • 3
  • Carsten Kock-Jensen
    • 4
  • Bertil Romner
    • 5
  • Knut Wester
    • 6
  1. 1., Department of NeurosurgeryHaukeland University HospitalBergenNorway
  2. 2., Department of Anaesthesia and IntensiveLund University HospitalLundSweden
  3. 3.Dept. Neuroanaesthesia & NeurosurgeryArhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark
  4. 4., Department of NeurosurgeryAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark
  5. 5., Department of NeurosurgeryCopenhagen University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  6. 6., Department of Surgical SciencesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28125-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28126-6
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