© 2010

Neurocritical Care

A Guide to Practical Management

  • John P. Adams
  • Dominic Bell
  • Justin McKinlay

Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care book series (CBCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Simon Davies, Andrew Lindley
    Pages 9-17
  3. Dominic Bell, John P. Adams
    Pages 19-31
  4. Audrey C. Quinn, Simon P. Holbrook
    Pages 33-42
  5. Abigail Walker, Miles Denton
    Pages 43-50
  6. John P. Adams, Jake Timothy, Justin McKinlay
    Pages 51-60
  7. Morgan Feely, Nicola Cooper
    Pages 69-75
  8. Louise Barnes, Michael Vucevic
    Pages 89-96
  9. Matthew Clark, Justin McKinlay
    Pages 97-103
  10. Tony Goddard, Kshitij Mankad
    Pages 121-136
  11. M. D. Dominic Bell
    Pages 137-144
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 145-177

About this book


Neurocritical Care: A Guide to Practical Management provides  clear and concise guidelines for the clinician, on the management of adult brain injured patients.  It steers the clinician through the complicated decisions that are demanded in these cases, involving initial assessment, interpretation of radiological investigations, referral to a Regional Neurosurgical Center, prevention  of secondary brain injury and the management of complex clinical scenarios such as Status epilepticus.  This book will prove an indispensible aid for making these critical decisions.

Including tried and tested proformas for swift and accurate communication of information to Regional Neurosurgical Centers, this book equips the clinician to get the most out of these specialist services.  This book also addresses the difficult area of defining futility and withdrawal of care, ranging from the role of neuro-radiological imaging in aiding these decisions to a discussion of the complex ethical dilemmas that the clinician is inevitably faced with.

A comprehensive easy-reference, Neurocritical Care is essential reading for those working within the primary referring centre in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Surgery.

John P. Adams, MB ChB MRCP FRCA ATLS  PGD – MedSch (Anesthesia) is Consultant Anesthetist with an interest in Neuroanesthesia and Anesthesia for Endocrine Surgery at  Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Dominic Bell, FFA.RCS MB ChB MPhil is Consultant in Intensive Care and Anesthesia at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Justin McKinlay, MA (Oxon) BM Bch FRCA is Consultant Anesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.


Nervous System Trauma brain brain injury brainstem care central nervous system complications critical care diagnosis infection intensive care intensive care unit spine traumatic brain injury

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Adams
    • 1
  • Dominic Bell
    • 2
  • Justin McKinlay
    • 3
  1. 1.The General Infirmary at LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. AnaesthesiaLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Leeds General InfirmaryLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neurocritical Care
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Practical Management
  • Editors John P. Adams
    Dominic Bell
    Justin McKinlay
  • Series Title Competency-Based Critical Care
  • Series Abbreviated Title Competency-Based Critical Care
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84882-069-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-070-8
  • Series ISSN 1864-9998
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3383
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 177
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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From the reviews: “This review of resuscitation and critical care principles for patients in neurologic crisis is part of the Competency-Based Critical Care series. … Emergency and critical care staff in general hospitals are an appropriate audience for this work … . majority of authors are neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists. … This is one of several newly available books in this area. I recommend this one for its concise and clear presentation, excellent illustrations, and protocols. … a good clinical quick read for the neuro intensive care unit.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)