© 2004

Handbook of Neurocritical Care

  • Anish Bhardwaj
  • Marek A. Mirski
  • John A. Ulatowski

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wendy C. Ziai
    Pages 1-18
  3. Wendy L. Wright
    Pages 19-30
  4. Romergryko G. Geocadin
    Pages 31-43
  5. Anish Bhardwaj
    Pages 45-61
  6. Romergryko G. Geocadin
    Pages 73-89
  7. Robert D. Stevens
    Pages 91-122
  8. Agnieszka A. Ardelt
    Pages 123-140
  9. Connie L. Chen
    Pages 141-145
  10. Agnieszka A. Ardelt
    Pages 147-158
  11. Geoffrey S. F. Ling
    Pages 159-163
  12. Robert D. Stevens
    Pages 165-181
  13. Wendy C. Ziai
    Pages 183-198
  14. Michel T. Torbey
    Pages 199-212
  15. Marek A. Mirski
    Pages 213-228
  16. Michel T. Torbey
    Pages 229-238
  17. Lauren Berkow
    Pages 239-250

About this book


Neurocritical care has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a complex multidisciplinary specialty requiring rapid diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. In Handbook of Neurocritical Care, leading neurocritical care and intensive care specialists from the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital have joined forces to spell out concisely for first line health care providers the diverse standards and therapeutic regimens required for the care of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. Their authoritative reference guide takes an algorithmic approach to immediate patient care, incorporating both ancillary investigation to confirm clinical diagnosis and appropriate management guidelines. Designed for quick and easy consultation at the bedside by time-pressed physicians, the book consists of numerous tables and illustrations, highlights and summaries of key points, and lists of core articles. The authors offer comprehensive summaries of the best diagnostic and management practices for a wide range of neurocritical problems, including encephalopathy, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury postoperative care, ischemic stroke, brain tumors, and spinal cord injury, and give special attention to analgesia, sedation, and paralysis in critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients. A compact disc accompanies the book for downloading an ebook version to the reader's PC or PDA.
Authoritative and highly practical, the Handbook of Neurocritical Care offers first-line hospital physicians and EMS personnel a comprehensive quick-reference guide to the rapid diagnosis and management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anish Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • Marek A. Mirski
    • 1
  • John A. Ulatowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, Johns Hopkins HospitalJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Neurocritical Care
  • Authors Anish Bhardwaj
    Marek A. Mirski
    John A. Ulatowski
  • Series Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-273-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-58829-078-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-772-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 337
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"This is a worthwhile pocket tool for the junior practioner in the ICU." -Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journal