Winner of Association of American Publishers Clinical Medicine Book Award, 2005
Combining new, evidence-based literature with the hands-on experience of leading specialists, this book provides the practical approach clinicians need, especially when dealing with an emergency situation. Each chapter examines a question frequently encountered during neurotrauma care, offering clear and succinct answers to core topics. Most importantly, internationally recognized experts explain why they agree or disagree with a specific study, adding unique insights into vital patient management issues.
Special highlights: Tightly focused chapters target key questions for quick and easy reference Answers reflect the best available data, ensuring accuracy and underscoring the validity of the authors' recommendations Top authorities in the field draw on their own clinical experience to provide differing viewpoints Valuable coverage of related topics, such as resuscitation methods, classification of head and spinal cord injuries, imaging protocols for head injuries, postacute care, and more
Through reliable data and respected opinions, this text is sure to improve your diagnostic and decision-making skills. An ideal way to ''confer'' with the experts, it belongs in the libraries of all neurosurgeons, trauma specialists, general surgeons, neurologists, and emergency room physicians.
A must-have textbook for any healthcare personnel involved in the care of a patient with neurotrauma. The author list reads like a Who's Who of neurotrauma specialists. The questions addressed are clinically relevant and cover all aspects of patient care from prehospital to admission to rehabilitative efforts. The concise chapter format makes this text extremely easy to read. The quick answer is available in those moments of urgency or late-night decision making and richly informative details are provided when time permits a more extensive review. The section on brain injury is extensive, up-to-date and thought provoking. Each chapter in this text is well written, current and thorough yet concise. The price is extremely reasonable for the quality of information provided. I have already referenced this text many times on teaching rounds, and plan to add it to my list of required readings for our neuroscience intensive care units and neurocritical care programs. I give the highest recommendation for [this book] to all neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, and any other healthcare personnel involved in the care of the patient with neurotrauma. -- Journal of Neurosurgery..We recognize the colors of the highly respected publishing house of Thieme and our spirits take a lift. And when we undo the wrapping, we are not disappointed. For this book is a feast and there is food for all who have any interest in head and spinal injuries. [The book] appeals not only to students, residents and physicians unfamiliar with the subject but also to specialists such as neurosurgeons, intensivists, trauma surgeons and anaesthetists, as well as all manner of allied health professionals. It will be particularly useful to those preparing for specialist fellowship examinations. The beauty of the book is that it can be consulted at any level - from the overview pearls of wisdom to an in-depth reference bank for those wishing to dig deep. Page for page, there can be few texts which offer so much useful information, all beautifully presented in a common and consistent style from a school of 71 contributors. The result is a very readable compendium of answers to 48 questions, each chosen for their relevance to the everyday patient management. Throughout, there is a lively and critical presentation of clinical evidence, to which contributors add, quite distinctly, their own wisdom and experience. Suffice it to say that it is a joy to read and the many who have made it possible are to be congratulated. Although instinctively reluctant to award five stars, this is the rating the book deserves. I liked it.--Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England