Chapter 1: Treatable Coma
Chapter 2: When Seizures Continue
Chapter 3: Judging Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 4: Recognition of Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 5: Treating Acute Autoimmune Encephalitis
Chapter 6: Neurosurgical Emergencies in Acute Brain Injury
Chapter 7: Endovascular Options in Ischemic Stroke
Chapter 8: Supporting Acute Respiratory Muscle Weakness
Chapter 9: Emergencies in the Transplant Recipient
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting: Easily overlooked CT scan Signs
In any acute neurologic condition situations come up which generate questions about management.
In a deteriorating patient there is a strain in decision making and many acute problems are hard calls. Handling Difficult Situations includes solutions for these reoccurring dilemmas. Each topic is carefully chosen and reflects clinical practice. The book addresses how to recognize treatable coma, how to judge the severity of traumatic brain and spine injury, and discusses how to recognize neurosurgical emergencies.
Handling Difficult Situations also includes recognition and management of acute respiratory neuromuscular failure. A separate chapter discusses errors in CT scan evaluation of acute neurologic conditions.
- Common clinical quandaries in acute neurology
- Guidance for toughest problems
- Practical advice for all physicians encountering these problems
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, MD, PhD, FNCS, FANA, Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, USA