Neurocritical Care Board Review: Questions and Answers provides clinicians with a thorough review of the complex subspecialty of Neurocritical Care, using a question-and-answer (Q&A) format. The Q&A format is easily readable, high yield, and serves as good practice for test takers or anyone looking to improve or reinforce essential knowledge. The book covers the key topics pertinent to (and found on) neurocritical care boards, and is organized according to the exam core curriculum outline.. A total of 649 questions address both neuroscience critical care (general neurology, neurotrauma, neurovascular and neurosurgical problems) and general critical care topics (systems trauma, cardiovascular, infectious disease, pulmonary and renal issues, and hemodynamic monitoring). Detailed explanations follow in the answer section of each chapter, along with references for further study. Where relevant, neuroimaging, EEG and monitoring waveforms, and other images are included in case questions to allow candidates to familiarize themselves with these tools that form a significant part of the exam.
Features of Neurocritical Care Board Review include:
- Comprehensive, high-yield review that covers all areas tested on the neurocritical care certifying exam
- Applicability to a wide range of physicians in multiple specialties reviewing for boards or looking to test skills and clinical acumen in this challenging area
- Question and answer format with detailed explanations and references to facilitate recall of must-know information and help identify knowledge gaps for further attention
- Material aggregated from multiple specialties into a singular resource for exam study
Cerebrovascular Diseases: Pathology, Pathophysiology and Therapy; 1. Infarction, Ischemia and Hemorrhage; 2. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Vascular Malformations; 3. Neurotrauma; 4. Seizures and Epilepsy; 5. Neuromuscular Diseases; 6. CNS Infections; 7. Toxic-Metabolic Disorders; 8. Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases; 9. Neuroendocrine Disorders; 10. Neuro-oncology; 11. Encephalopathies; 12. Clinical Syndromes; 13. Perioperative Neurosurgical Care; 14. Pharmacology and Practical Use of Medications in Neurocritical Care; General Critical Care: Pathology, Pathophysiology and Therapy;15. Cardiovascular Physiology; 16. Cardiovascular Diseases; 17. Respiratory Physiology and Pulmonary Function Tests; 18. Respiratory Diseases; 19. Renal Diseases; 20. Electrolyte and Endocrine Disorders; 21. Infectious Diseases; 22. Acute Hematological Disorders; 23. Acute Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Disorders; 24. Immunology and Transplantation; 25. General Trauma and Burns; 26. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Critical Care Medicine; 27. Principles of Research in Critical Care; 28. Procedural Skills and Monitoring; 29. Clinical Cases
About the Editor
Asma Zakaria, MD is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX.