Very few hospitals have dedicated neurointensive care units for management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. Frequently, these patients are managed in the medical or surgical ICU by non-neurologists, who have a hard time appreciating the delicate needs of these patients. This book is a straightforward, practical reference for treating physicians who need to deal with a wide range of complex conditions and associated medical problems. Although comprehensive in scope, Dr Michel T. Torbey has designed this book for neurologists and physicians in the ICU who need a concise and thorough guide to management and treatment. It emphasizes practical state-of-the-art suggestions for management and treatment and provides accessible, easy-to-follow, highly structured, and focused protocols for the assessment, day-to-day management, and treatment of critically ill patients in various ICU divisions.
• Written for both neurologists/neurosurgeons AND other specialists working in the Intensive Care Unit • The only book to cover both medical and neurological aspects of critical care • Straightforward, practical reference, with easy-to-follow, highly structured, and focused protocols for assessment, day-to-day management, and treatment
Introduction Michel T. Torbey; Part I. Principles of Neurocritical Care: 1. Cerebral blood flow physiology and metabolism Marc Malkoff; 2. Cerebral edema and intracranial pressure Ahmed Raslan and Anish Bhardwaj; 3. Vasoactive therapy Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Kristin Santa, Marta Lopez-Vicente, and Michel T. Torbey; 4. Hypothermia: physiology and applications Carmelo Graffagnino; 5. Analgesia, sedation, and paralysis Wendy Ziai and Rehan Sajjad; 6. Mechanical ventilation and airway management Rahul Nanchal and Ahmad Khan; 7. Neuropharmacology Kristin Santa and Rebecca Shuman; Part II. Neuromonitoring: 8. Intracranial pressure and cerebral blood flow monitoring Andrew Beaumont; 9. Hemodynamic and electrophysiologic monitoring Rahul Nanchal, Ahmad Khan, and Todd Gienapp; Part III. Management of Specific Disorders in the Neurocritical Care Unit: 10. Ischemic stroke May A. Kim, Justin Wagner, Clif Segil, Reed Levine, and Gene Y. Sung; 11. Intracerebral hemorrhage Natalia Rost and Jonathan Rosand; 12. Cerebral venous thrombosis Magdy Selim; 13. Subarachnoid hemorrhage Mathew Miller and Grant Sinson; 14. Status epilepticus Marek Mirski and Panayiotis Varelas; 15. Nerve and muscle disorders Edward Manno; 16. Head trauma Fernanda Tagliaferri, Christian Compagnone, and Thomas Gennarelli; 17. Encephalopathy Angelos Katramados and Panayiotis Varelas; 18. Coma and brain death Romergryko Geocadin and Jennifer L. Berkley; 19. Neuroterrorism and drug overdose Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Scott Marshall, and John J. Lewin III; 20. CNS infection Ricardo Carhuapoma and H. A. Puttgen; 21. Spinal cord injury Dennis Maiman and Melissa Macias; 22. Postoperative management in the NCCU Andy J. Redmond and Veronica Chiang; 23. Ethical and legal consideration in the NCCU Dan Larriviere and Michael A. Williams; Part IV. Management of Medical Disorders in the Neurocritical Care Unit: 24. A pulmonary consult Wendy Zouras and Kenneth Presberg; 25. A cardiology consult Lee Biblo, James Kleczka, and Timothy Woods; 26. An infectious diseases consult Michael Frank and Mary Beth Graham; 27. A gastroenterology consult Riad Azar, Yume Nguyen, and Thomas Kerr; 28. A nephrology consult Jeffrey Wesson and Aaron Dall; 29. An endocrinology consult James Kruse.
Michel T. Torbey, Marc Malkoff, Ahmed Raslan, Anish Bhardwaj, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Kristin Santa, Marta Lopez-Vicente, Carmelo Graffagnino, Wendy Ziai, Rehan Sajjad, Rahul Nanchal, Ahmad Khan, Rebecca Shuman, Andrew Beaumont, Todd Gienapp, May A. Kim, Justin Wagner, Clif Segil, Reed Levine, Gene Y. Sung, Natalia Rost, Jonathan Rosand, Magdy Selim, Mathew Miller, Grant Sinson, Marek Mirski, Panayiotis Varelas, Edward Manno, Fernanda Tagliaferri, Christian Compagnone, Thomas Gennarelli, Angelos Katramados, Romergryko Geocadin, Jennifer L. Berkley, Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Scott Marshall, John J. Lewin III, Ricardo Carhuapoma, H. A. Puttgen, Dennis Maiman, Melissa Macias, Andy J. Redmond, Veronica Chiang, Dan Larriviere, Michael A. Williams, Wendy Zouras, Kenneth Presberg, Lee Biblo, James Kleczka, Timothy Woods, Michael Frank, Mary Beth Graham, Riad Azar, Yume Nguyen, Thomas Kerr, Jeffrey Wesson, Aaron Dall, James Kruse