Airway and Breathing.- Approach to a patient with Coma.- Focused Neurological Evaluation.- Neuropharmacology.- Role of ultrasound in neurological emergencies.- Basics of neuroradiology.- Raised ICP and Brain Herniation.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Traumatic Spine Injury.- Acute hemorrhagic stroke.- Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.- Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Management of Status Epilepticus.- Acute non-traumatic weakness.- Meningitis and Encephalitis.
The book provides detailed information on all major neuroemergencies, and includes a detailed checklist for practical care during the first hour of an emergency. Reinforcing the concept of quality care for better outcomes in patients with neurological diseases, the book discusses approaches to comatose patients, neurological evaluation, neuropharmacology, neuroradiology, traumatic brain and spine injury, and various other neurological disorders.
The field of neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care has expanded with the advent of newer, complex surgeries, and neurocritical care is becoming an established subspecialty of neuroscience. Neurological emergencies require special care since prevention of secondary damage to the brain is of paramount importance.
A valuable resource for intensivists, neurointensivists, emergency medicine physicians, neurology and neurosurgeons and nursing professionals involved in neurocare, this book also serves as study material for participants of the two-day course on "Acute Neuro Care" designed by the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC).
Dr Prasanna Bidkar is Chief of the Division of Neuroanesthesiology at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, and was instrumental in setting up the DM Neuroanesthesiology course at the institute. He has been involved in neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care for 15 years. He completed his DM in Neuroanesthesiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He has published several papers and chapters in various textbooks in the field of neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care. He is an active member and current treasurer of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC).
Dr Ponniah is Chief of Neuroanesthesiology and Neurocritical Care Services at MGM Healthcare, Chennai. He was instrumental in setting up the Department of Neurosciences at Global Hospital, Chennai. He received advanced training in neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is an authority on acute stroke management in India. He is an active member and current secretary of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC).