Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient

Editors: Ecklund, James M., Moores, Leon E. (Eds.)

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  • Written by experts ​across multiple disciplines 
  • Authors have vast experience with severe neurotrauma 
  • Addresses many of the questions which occur when medical professionals of various disciplines interact 
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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.  

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“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)


Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • The Difficult Conversation

    Moores, Leon E.

    Pages 3-5

  • Communication Between Teams and Multidisciplinary Rounds and Single Primary POC for Family Communication—Lessons Learned and Who’s in Charge?

    Weisbrod, A. B. (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

  • Mass Casualty Events and Your Hospital

    Gerhardt, Erich (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

  • Rural and Austere Environments

    Lobosky, Jeffrey M.

    Pages 21-27

  • Prehospital Care and EMS Considerations in the Polytrauma Patient with CNS Injuries

    Avstreih, Dan B. (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40208-6
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40206-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82053-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient
Editors
  • James M. Ecklund
  • Leon E. Moores
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40208-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40208-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40206-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82053-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 340
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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