Current Clinical Neurology

Seizures in Critical Care

A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Editors: Varelas, Panayiotis (Ed.)

  • Authoritative review of diagnostic and therapeutic issues of ICU seizures
  • Up-to-date evidence-based data and recommendations
  • Numerous tables summarizing drug interactions
  • Expert opinion where evidence is nonexistent
  • Neuroimages revealing common ICU seizure etiologies
  • Discussion of the new anti-epileptics and their interaction with other ICU medications
  • Multiple electroencephalographic recordings of ICU patients with seizures
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This fully revised second edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics is an essential guide for ICU professionals and neurologists. Incorporating the last five years of advances in the field, this invaluable title keeps the same structure as the previous edition, with sections on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation and treatment options, but includes an extra chapter on seizure monitoring in the ICU. This edition also adds a number of new sections dedicated to new treatments, such as neurostimulation, hypothermia or resection of the refractory epileptic focus and antiepileptic drugs. In addition, readers will find extra flow charts and treatment algorithms with more specific drug doses. Further, more EEGs with better explanation and labeling for the non-expert intensivist have been added to each section.

Chapter authors comprise the same international group of renowned experts as in the first edition, as well as several new expert contributors. Chapters cover vital topics such as seizures in organ transplant recipients, those resulting from renal and hepatic failure, seizures related to alcohol misuse, and seizures resulting from brain injury and tumors. In all, this new and expanded edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics fills evolving needs and entices new interest in the care of patients who suffer epileptic events. Comprehensive and indispensable for ICU professionals and neurologists, this new edition will again meet – and surpass—the need for more in-depth and specialized knowledge about seizures in critical care.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Presentation and Pathophysiology of Seizures in the Critical Care Environment: An Overview

    Mirski, Marek A.

    Pages 1-20

  • Diagnosing and Monitoring Seizures in the ICU: The Role of Continuous EEG for Detection and Management of Seizures in Critically Ill Patients

    Friedman, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 21-47

  • Stroke and Critical Care Seizures

    Varelas, Panayiotis N. (et al.)

    Pages 49-118

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Seizures in the ICU

    Beaumont, Andrew

    Pages 119-136

  • Brain Tumors and ICU Seizures

    Papavassiliou, Efstathios (et al.)

    Pages 137-156

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-532-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seizures in Critical Care
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Editors
  • Panayiotis Varelas
Series Title
Current Clinical Neurology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-532-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-532-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 432
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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