Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management

  • Shelly D. Timmons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sanjay Konakondla, Shelly D. Timmons
    Pages 1-7
  3. Young Lee, Angel Ordaz, Michael Huang, Geoffrey T. Manley
    Pages 9-16
  4. Justin R. Davanzo, Emily P. Sieg, J. Christopher Zacko, Shelly D. Timmons
    Pages 17-28
  5. Ashley Ralston, M. Ross Bullock
    Pages 37-46
  6. Hussain Shallwani, Justice O. Agyei, John F. Morrison, Kevin J. Gibbons
    Pages 61-74
  7. Kyle Mueller, Anthony Conte, Rocky Felbaum, Randy Bell, Shelly D. Timmons, Rocco Armonda
    Pages 83-98
  8. Rani Patal, Guy Rosenthal
    Pages 99-105
  9. Peter Le Roux
    Pages 117-143
  10. Gabriel N. Friedman, Ziev B. Moses, Ian Tafel, William B. Gormley
    Pages 165-177
  11. Jonathan H. DeAntonio, Kimberly N. Means, Sudha Jayaraman, Gretchen M. Brophy
    Pages 191-205
  12. Ilyas Eli, Evan Joyce, Gregory W. J. Hawryluk
    Pages 207-230
  13. William R. Y. Carlton Jr., Gregory J. A. Murad
    Pages 231-246
  14. David S. Hersh, Beth M. Ansel, Howard M. Eisenberg
    Pages 247-256
  15. James Leiphart, James Ecklund
    Pages 257-270
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book


This book addresses the current levels of evidence for management of a variety of critical parameters after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as providing the reader with practical approaches to care based upon existing evidence. As the management of severe traumatic brain injury remains one of the most complicated and controversial areas of neurosurgery, trauma care and critical care medicine, it will serve as a helpful reference and guide to the impact of potential therapeutic interventions.

Each chapter is organized by the proposal of a commonly encountered clinical question, addressing the current evidence for a variety of treatments, outlining the relevant questions on the topic that have not been adequately addressed in the literature, summarizing the options for treatment and the level of evidence upon which each is based, and finally proposing questions yet to be addressed in the literature. The text identifies ongoing questions for future research relevant to the topic at hand as well as providing a comprehensive educational reference for resident and fellowship training.

Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management will become an invaluable resource and data point for neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, trauma surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of TBI patients.


Polytrauma Multimodality Neuromonitoring ICP Monitoring Modality Mechanoprophylaxis Chemoprophylaxis Dysautonomia

Editors and affiliations

  • Shelly D. Timmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryPenn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89476-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89477-5
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