- This book will be a comprehensive guide for patients and families under neurosurgical care
- It will be co-authored by reputed neurosurgeons in the country, who have a mastery in the subject
- This book will be from the physicians and the patients/families to the future patients and families whose loved ones are under neurosurgical care or in the neuro-intensive care unit.
Patients with neurosurgical conditions are almost always referred from either primary care physicians, neurologists, internist or a specialist in family medicine. This guide will answer commonly asked questions about common neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord, in an attempt to fill in the gap and answer numerous questions that arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved ones. There are over 1500 academic and private hospitals in USA who have dedicated tertiary Neurosurgery services and cater millions of people in need, in addition to numerous centers that have level I and II trauma care. We aim to reach these centers and the families of the patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. This book has been specially written and illustrated for families of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. It is straightforward, with non-technical language explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management including legal, ethical and financial issues.
Table of contents
1. Patients Prospective to a Neurosurgical Disease.- 2. A Neurosurgeons Prospective.- 3. Overview of Common Neurosurgical Conditions.- 4. The Health Care Team.- 5. Neurosurgical Emergencies.- 6. The Pre-Operative and Peri-Operative Period.- 7. Neurosurgical Intensive Care.- 8. Special Groups.- 9. Optimizing Rehab Conditions.- 10. Patient's Testimonials.- 11. Legal, Etical and Financial Issues.- 12. Caregivers and Care Takers.- 13. Cultural Considerations.- 14. Additional Resources.