Caring for children with neurocritical illness often requires multi-specialty collaboration and the understanding of an ever-expanding body of data. This book gives clinicians the up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant guidance they need to provide optimal care to children with these acute neurologic disorders. The chapters in Pediatric Neurocritical Care are authored by experts in each individual topic, and co-edited by a neurologist and intensivist to ensure that all topics have been fully addressed from both perspectives.
The book covers the complete continuum of care from assessment, monitoring, and condition specific management through rehabilitation. Early chapters present differential diagnosis and management approaches to common overarching problems such as coma, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure, followed by chapters focusing on the evaluation and management of specific conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, central nervous system infections, and demyelinating disorders. The final chapters address important associated psychological, social, and ethical issues.
To reflect the full spectrum of specialties involved in the burgeoning field of pediatric neurocritical care, the book brings together an international group of experts from multiple disciplines including critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychology, and pediatric subspecialties.
Pediatric Neurocritical Care features:
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- Every topic is addressed from a neurologic and critical care perspective.
- Comprehensive coverage includes the evaluation of common overarching problems and management of specific conditions, in addition to discussion of related psychological, ethical, and social issues.
- Chapters are written by internationally known experts from the fields of critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and many affiliated specialties.
Reviews"This book is a must-read for all neurologists in training and for practicing physicians in need of direction for the future of neurocritical care in pediatrics. It is well written, easy to understand, and comprehensive in scope."-Doody's Reviews- return to top -
Contents1. Approach to Acute Encephalopathy and Coma, Sudha K. Kessler, Daniel J. Licht, and Nicholas S. Abend, 2. Approach to Acute Headache, Christina L. Szperka and Sona Narula, 3. Approach to Intracranial Pressure Management, Elena Cavazzoni and Stephen Jacobe, 4. Mechanical Ventilation and Blood Pressure Management, Todd J. Kilbaugh, Alexis A. Topjian, and Stuart H. Friess, 5. Nutrition and Glucose Management,Vijay Srinivasan, 6. Temperature Management & Hypothermic Neuroprotection, Alexis A. Topjian, 7. Traumatic Brain Injury, Stuart H. Friess, Todd J. Kilbaugh, and Jimmy Huh, 8. Status Epilepticus & Seizures , Joshua Goldstein and Melissa G. Chung, 9. Electroencephalography in Critically Ill Children, Nicholas S. Abend and Dennis J. Dlugos, 10. Arterial Ischemic Stroke, David Z. Rose, Sabrina E. Smith, and Lauren A. Beslow, 11. Cerebral Venous SinusThrombosis, Sally M. Sultan, Rebecca N. Ichord, and Lauren A. Beslow, 12. Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Lauren A. Beslow, Gregory G Heuer, and Lori C Jordan, 13. Diagnosis and Endovascular Management of Cerebrovascular Malformations, Bryan Pukenas and Robert Hurst, 14. Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes of the Central Nervous System, Amy T. Waldman, Michael J. Shumski, and Gihan I. Tennekoon, 15. Acute Spinal Cord Disease and Injury, Lauren A. Beslow and Shih-Shan Lang, 16. Central Nervous System Infections, Jennifer L. McGuire and Abby M. Green, 17. Neurotoxicology, Colleen M. Rivers, Fred Henretig, and Lewis S. Nelson, 18. Hyperthermic Drug Induced Disorders, Saba Ahmad, and Nicholas S. Abend, 19. Acute Metabolic Encephalopathy, Can Ficicioglu, 20. Movement Disorders, Saba Ahmad and Nicholas S. Abend, 21. Neuromuscular Problems, Basil T. Darras and H Royden Jones,
22. Neurosurgical Post-Operative Monitoring and Complications, Michael J. Kramarz, Stacey J. Jacovini, and Phillip B. Storm, 23. Neurologic Complications of Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Disease, Daniel Licht, Lauren A. Beslow, and Kimberly Lin, 24. Rehabilitation: Indications, Management and Timing, Tom Drake, 25. Psychology and Family Relationships with Stress, Paul M. Robins and Mary Rourke, 26. End of Life Care, Vanessa Madrigal and Wynne Morrison, 27. Brain Death, Mudit Mathur and Stephen Ashwal, 28. Ethical Issues, Matt Kirschen and Chris Feudtner- return to top -
About the Editors
Nicholas S. Abend, MDAssistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaMark A. Helfaer, MDProfessor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, both of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia