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Disorders of Consciousness
 
 

Disorders of Consciousness, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

 
Disorders of Consciousness, 1st Edition,G. Bryan Young,Eelco Wijdicks,ISBN9780444518958
 
 
 

Young   &   Wijdicks   

Elsevier

9780444518958

9780080569857

416

189 X 246

This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* A comprehensive reference guide that progresses from basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology to targeted, complex topics of discussion
* Invaluable information on new technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging, thus furthering diagnostic and treatment modalities
* Philosophical and ethical implications involving the relationship between clinicians and patients with impaired levels of consciousness

Description

This volume encompasses a variety of topics pertaining to patients with altered levels of consciousness, including valuable differences between disorders. Neurologists, researchers, and clinicians will find a comprehensive accounting of the distinctions between disorders that cause these altered states. Beginning with basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology, this handbook progresses into more targeted and complex areas of discussion, including important technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging.

Neurologists who are frequently called upon for prognostication and to guide management of patients with these disorders will find invaluable information, including chapters discussing comatose states in children and pregnant women, encephalopathic patients, nutrition disorders, and vegetative and minimally conscious states. In addition, chapters devoted to philosophical backgrounds and ethical implications involving patients with impaired consciousness, are thoroughly presented.

Readership

Neurologists
Neuroscience research workers

G. Bryan Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurology Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada

Eelco Wijdicks

MD, PhD, FACP

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School; Consultant in Neurology and Co-Director of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital and Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, MN, USA

Disorders of Consciousness, 1st Edition

Section 1: Theory and practice:

Consciousness: concepts, neurobiology, terminology of impairments, theoretical models and philosophical background. Consciousness: its neurological relevance.

Section 2: Syndromes of impaired consciousness:

Delirium in the critically ill patient. Coma and stupor. Herniation. The vegetative and minimally conscious states.

Section 3: Specific entities:

Metabolic encephalopathies. Nutritional disorders. Coma induced by intoxication. Ischemic stroke and anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Infectious etiologies of altered consciousness. Traumatic brain injury. Seizures and impairment of consciousness. Syncope. Altered consciousness associated with brain neoplasms. Abnormal conscious state and coma in transplant recipients. Pregnancy and coma. Psychogenic unresponsiveness and nonepileptic seizures. Coma in childhood.

Section 4: Management issues:

Management of the comatose patient. Ethical issues in the management of patients with impaired consciousness.

 
 
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