Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management

Editors: Timmons, Shelly D. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights the gamut of available treatment options and categorizes the evidence for each
  • Provides the reader with practical approaches to care
  • Written by experts in the field
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This text 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.  A broad range of topics is included, ranging from specific critical care approaches to TBI to broader questions of prognostication and philosophies of treatment. Critical care topics include, for example: the type, timing, and safety of DVT prophylaxis; the choice of sedative agents in brain-injured patients; the practical application of multimodality neuromonitoring for prevention of secondary insults and injury; and the optimal treatment of dysautonomia. Broad approaches to treatment will include concepts such as: organization of trauma systems to maximize outcomes; end-of-life decision-making with incomplete data on prognosis; the use of medications to enhance recovery in the post-acute phase, and utilizing brain-machine interfaces for the restoration of function after injury. Written by experts in the field, each chapter is organized by 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 in each chapter the ongoing questions for future research relevant to the topic at hand as well as providing a comprehensive educational reference for resident and fellowship training. 

About the authors

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair for Administration
Director of Neurotrauma
Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive
Hershey, PA  17033

Reviews

“The book provides an excellent resource that addresses many important and controversial questions in sTBI, and I recommend that it should be read by trainees and practitioners in neurosurgery, intensive care, trauma care, emergency medicine, and anesthesia. … this book should be made accessible to every emergency department, intensive care ward, and neurosurgical ward in hospitals that treat patients with sTBI.” (Gavin A. Davis, Neurosurgery, Vol. 85 (1), July, 2019)
“This is a valuable book that will undoubtedly help those who manage patients with severe TBI navigate this complex landscape. There is no comparable book examining controversies in management of severe TBI, making this one quite unique. The authors present relevant controversies and do a nice job of applying current scientific data in a clearly understood manner.” (Fady T. Charbel, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 18, 2019)​

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Prehospital Transportation and Optimal Utilization of Resources

    Pages 1-7

    Konakondla, Sanjay, MD (et al.)

  • To Treat or Not to Treat: Early Withdrawal of Therapy and the Limits of Prognostic Ability

    Pages 9-16

    Lee, Young, MD (et al.)

  • Use of Multimodality Neuromonitoring in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Pages 17-28

    Davanzo, Justin R., MD (et al.)

  • Choice of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Modality: Parenchymal Monitor vs. Parenchymal Monitor with Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitor vs. External Ventricular Drain

    Pages 29-36

    Ricks, Christian B., MD, MS (et al.)

  • Oxygen Management and Prevention of Cerebral Ischemia

    Pages 37-46

    Ralston, Ashley, MD (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management
Editors
  • Shelly D. Timmons
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89477-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89477-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89476-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07781-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 279
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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