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Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient

  • James M. Ecklund
  • Leon E. Moores

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Principles and Trauma System Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leon E. Moores
      Pages 3-5
    3. Erich Gerhardt, Gary Vercruysse, Peter Rhee
      Pages 13-19
    4. Jeffrey M. Lobosky
      Pages 21-27
  3. Arrival at Facility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Mayur Jayarao, Shelly D. Timmons
      Pages 47-50
    3. Yiping Li, Kimberly Hamilton, Joshua Medow
      Pages 85-91
    4. Richard M. Young, Jeffrey C. Mai
      Pages 93-101
    5. Margaret M. Griffen
      Pages 115-121
    6. Nilesh Vyas, Haralamos Gatos
      Pages 123-128
    7. Benjamin R. Huebner, Gina R. Dorlac, Warren C. Dorlac
      Pages 129-138
  4. The Operating Room/Damage Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Neal D. Mehan, Matthew A. Bank, Jamie S. Ullman, Raj K. Narayan
      Pages 141-146
    3. Craig Shriver, Amy Vertrees
      Pages 147-152

About this book


         This text addresses many of the questions which occur when medical professionals of various disciplines interact and have different plans and interventions, each with its own valid scientific and/or experience-based rationale:  Questions involving tourniquet placement, ideal fluids and volumes for resuscitation, VTE prophylaxis and many other management considerations. Straightforward decisions in the patient with a single diagnosis often conflict when applied to the neurologically injured polytrauma patients.       
 Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient answers as many of these questions as possible based on the current literature, vast experience with severe neurotrauma in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the experience of trauma experts across the globe as well as proposes areas for future study where answers are currently less clear.  


Craniofacial reconstruction Decompressive craniotomy Exploratory burr holes Interventional radiology Neurodiagnostics Trauma resuscitation

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Ecklund
    • 1
  • Leon E. Moores
    • 2
  1. 1.Neuroscience DepartmentInova Neuroscience Institute Inova Fairfax Medical CampusFalls ChurchUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric NeurosciencesInova Neuroscience InstituteFalls ChurchUSA

About the editors

James M. Ecklund, M.D., F.A.C.S. serves as Chairman of the Inova Neuroscience Institute. Prior to joining Inova Medical Group, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Program of the National Capital Consortium, which includes Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University. He is a retired colonel in the U.S Army and was deployed as a Neurosurgeon to both Afghanistan and Iraq. His program received the vast majority of American neurotrauma casualties.

Dr. Ecklund’s primary clinical and research interests include complex spine, cerebrovascular disease and neurotrauma with an emphasis on blast and penetrating injury. He directs a neurotrauma laboratory at the Uniformed Services University, has over 100 publications and abstracts, and has lectured throughout the world. He also has served on multiple oversight and advisory boards for the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NATO, Neurotrauma Foundation, and Brain Trauma Foundation.

Leon E. Moores, MD, MS, FACS is the CEO of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and the Associate Chair for Pediatric Programs at the Inova Neuroscience Institute. He retired as a Colonel from the US Army where he led as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Chief of Neurosurgery at Walter Reed, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Walter Reed, Deputy Commander of the National Naval Medical Center, and Commander of the Fort Meade Medical System. Dr Moores also served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dr Moores’ clinical and research interests center on brain and spinal tumors in children, CNS infections in combat soldiers, and complex craniofacial reconstruction in severe head and facial trauma. He is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University, and a Professor of Neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient
  • Editors James M. Ecklund
    Leon E. Moores
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-40206-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82053-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-40208-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Traumatic Surgery
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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“The purpose is to describe the integration of management for neurological injuries into the care of patients with trauma to multiple organ systems. Senior trainees with an interest in trauma or providers in a multidisciplinary trauma practice are an appropriate audience. … a useful guide for neurosurgeons and those in other disciplines addressing injury. Neurosurgeons will better understand what to expect from other trauma team members, while the trauma team will have data describing optimal protection of the brain.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2017)