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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art contribution to a field that is rapidly developing, "The Behavioral Consequences of Stroke" provides a broad overview of the cognitive and neurobehavioral effects of stroke. As attention to paralysis and the more obvious physical disabilities stroke patients incur expands, greater attention is being paid today to the cognitive and neurobehavioral complications that impact stroke morbidity and even functional neurological recovery in patients. Written by an international panel of experts and edited by a neurosurgeon and by a cognitive neuroscientist, this unique title addresses the full range of issues relevant to the field, including epidemiology, general treatment, sensorimotor control after stroke, post-stroke aphasia, memory loss after stroke, post-stroke depression, the role of imaging after a stroke, and an update on some stroke clinical trials, to name just some of the areas covered.
Illuminative and an influential addition to the literature, "The Behavioral Consequences of Stroke" will serve as an invaluable resource for neurologsits, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and other physicians, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals. "
This book is a comprehensive guide to the monitoring of different organ systems in anaesthetics and intensive care. Divided into nine sections, the text begins with an introduction to the evolution of monitoring equipment, computerised reporting, and minimum standards. The following sections cover monitoring techniques for different systems of the body - cardiovascular, respiratory, central and peripheral nervous, musculoskeletal, metabolic, and coagulation. The final chapters discuss the monitoring of pain and related topics such as ventilator waveforms, foetal monitoring, and future technologies. The book also features discussion on research-based monitoring ideas for the future, including quantifying pain, sedation, and maternal-foetal safety management. Key points Comprehensive guide to the monitoring of organ systems in anaesthetics and intensive care In depth coverage of many different systems of the body Includes discussion on pain monitoring and future technologies Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams
All physicians are involved in the management of pain at some level or the other, but of the various specialties and health professions, orthopedic surgeons are at the frontline of delivering perioperative pain care for a wide variety of problems that range from skeletal trauma, joint replacement procedures, bone tumors and spinal conditions. Perioperative Pain Management for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the surgical spine pain management field to help practitioners effectively plan and enhance perioperative pain control. Chapters provide guidance on solving common dilemmas facing surgeons who are managing patients with pain related problems and clinical decision-making, and explore essential topics required for the trainee and practitioner to quickly assess the patient with pain, to diagnose pain and painful conditions, determine the feasibility and safety of surgical procedure needed, and arrange for advanced pain management consults and care if needed. This text also explores the latest evolving techniques and appropriate utilization of modern equipment and technology to safely provide care. Highly accessible and written by experts in the field, Perioperative Pain Management for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery is an ideal resource for practicing orthopedic and spine surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care personnel, residents, medical students.
Effective drug administration is a crucial skill for any practitioner working in the critical care unit. This book, in providing a concise account of the fundamental principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, equips the critical care physician for such a task. In addition to the principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, this volume alerts the reader to factors that affect drug action such as disease, pregnancy and age, and advises on how to adjust drug dosages accordingly. The specialist therapeutics covered comprise drugs targeting the gastro-intestinal tract, sedation, non-opioid analgesia and opiates. A quick and easy reference, this volume will prove a valuable asset for both trainees and fully qualified practitioners in critical care.
Prescription Drug Diversion and Pain provides an interdisciplinary overview of medications used to treat chronic pain, specifically the benefits and risks that are posed by long-term opioids use. These essential pain-relieving medications must be carefully managed to prevent serious side effects that may include physical dependence, addiction, and even death, which has led in recent years to increased attention on the development of alternative treatments for chronic pain. This book not only offers a single, comprehensive source for understanding the specialized field of the opioid crisis, but also addresses provocative topics including how pain drugs came to be regulated by the U.S. Government and the rarely-discussed aggressive marketing behind the spread of these drugs. Chapters are written by expert contributors from diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, health law, and ethics. Prescription Drug Diversion and Pain is a must-read for healthcare professionals, caregivers, policy makers, regulatory officials, law enforcement, and those in the pharmaceutical industry seeking to address the current and future opioid crisis.
This book, part of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine textbook series, provides detailed up-to-date information on the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments that are frequently present following a stay in an intensive care unit and examines in depth the available preventive and therapeutic strategies, including adapted rehabilitation programs. Beyond acquainting readers with the multiple facets of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), the book aims to promote the effective follow-up of patients, thereby enhancing their ability to work and their functional autonomy, and to identify risk factors for the development of PICS as a stimulus to beneficial organizational changes in intensive care departments. The background to the book is the realization by healthcare providers that the quality of life of patients who have required a stay in an intensive care unit can be severely impaired or even become unacceptable. All too often, the diverse sequelae are overlooked by specialists of other disciplines. Moreover, families and caregivers are also at high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has developed the Lessons from the ICU series with the vision of providing focused and state-of-the-art overviews of central topics in Intensive Care and optimal resources for clinicians working in Intensive Care. This book, written by renowned experts in the field, will facilitate the transmission of key knowledge with significant clinical and financial benefits.
This book is a concise guide to intensive care medicine for clinicians and trainees. Beginning with an introduction to monitoring and procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU), each of the following sections covers disorders in a different body system, including cardiovascular conditions, renal disorders, acid and base disorders, pregnancy, oncological emergencies, respiratory and much more. Topics are presented in quick reference format, with clear explanations of key procedures and techniques. Each chapter includes references for further reading. Authored by a recognised expert in critical care medicine from the University of Alabama, this practical text is further enhanced by clinical images to assist learning. Key points Concise guide to intensive care medicine for clinicians and trainees Presented in quick reference format, chapters cover numerous disorders in all systems of the body Authored by recognised expert from the University of Alabama Includes clinical images to enhance learning
This issue of World Clinics - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine focuses on tuberculosis, a common infection with myriad presentations. Volume 3, No: 1, is an up-to-date collection of articles by internationally renowned contributors. The book begins with discussion on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of tuberculosis. Further discussion on clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings, and management of both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant tuberculosis provides useful insights for pulmonologists, physicians, intensivists, internists, students and teachers. Key Features Evidence-based review of Tuberculosis topics providing an updated understanding of the subject Concludes with useful information on both the international standards of tuberculosis care and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program in India The latest issue in the World Clinics - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine series
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