Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring

Author: Bruce J Fisch, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281593
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Genre: Medical

Unlike many other diagnostic procedures, EEG, now over 80 years old, and epilepsy monitoring, now over 40 years old, have demonstrated their usefulness and stood the test of time. Although the benefits of these diagnostic procedures are clear, monitoring is currently not available to the majority of patients in need. One of the factors limiting broader implementation is the lack of practitioners with special expertise. Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring was developed to address this concern. This practical volume contains detailed chapters covering all areas of clinical epilepsy monitoring. Featuring expert authors from major epilepsy centers, this seminal work reviews all current procedures and applications for monitoring adults and children with epilepsy in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the ICU. Opening sections are devoted to indications, procedures, administrative considerations, and technical aspects of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring, followed by dedicated sections on EEG diagnosis and localization and monitoring of neurological disorders in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU. The book concludes with special procedures and an Appendix with guidelines for organizing epilepsy monitoring centers and technical aspects of EEG monitoring. Key Features include Covers both adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring Contains over 235 high-quality EEGs and other illustrations, including an 8-page color section Comprehensive coverage; no other book in this area has comparable breadth and depth Clinical Focus Expert authors tell you when and how to perform the procedures they discuss

Atlas of EEG in Critical Care

Author: Lawrence Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470746691
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: Medical

As the population ages, technology improves, intensive care medicine expands and neurocritical care advances, the use of EEG monitoring in the critically ill is becoming increasingly important. This atlas is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the uses of EEG monitoring in the critical care setting. It includes basic EEG patterns seen in encephalopathy, both specific and non-specific, nonconvulsive seizures, periodic EEG patterns, and controversial patterns on the ictal–interictal continuum. Confusing artefacts, including ones that mimic seizures, are shown and explained, and the new standardized nomenclature for these patterns is included. The Atlas of EEG in Critical Care explains the principles of technique and interpretation of recordings and discusses the techniques of data management, and 'trending' central to long-term monitoring. It demonstrates applications in multi-modal monitoring, correlating with new techniques such as microdialysis, and features superb illustrations of commonly observed neurologic events, including seizures, hemorrhagic stroke and ischaemia. This atlas is written for practitioners, fellows and residents in critical care medicine, neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and is essential reading for anyone getting involved in EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit.

Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring

Author: Suzette LaRoche
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781936287390
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Genre: Medical

Handbook of Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU addresses a wide range of technical and clinical issues involved in successfully monitoring critically ill patients to detect seizure activity and prevent serious nervous system impairment. Divided into five sections, the handbook covers image acquisition and other technical considerations, clinical indications, EEG interpretation, treatment, and practical and administrative concerns such as billing and coding and report generation. Written by leading international experts the chapters are brief and formatted for maximum utility with bulleted text, pearls, and take-home points to reinforce key information. Full-page examples of routine and quantitative EEG findings hone interpretive understanding and build skills for detecting clinically significant EEG changes in the ICU.

Atlas of Video EEG Monitoring

Author: Joseph Sirven
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071597432
Release Date: 2010-03-03
Genre: Medical

The single-best resource available for learning how to perform and interpret video EEG Companion DVD shows real-time Video EEG in practice! The Atlas of Video-EEG Monitoring explains the essentials of video EEG for use in all settings. This full-color atlas thoroughly covers the basics of performing video EEG for diagnosis along with how to use video EEG for the diagnosis and interpretation of first and/or repeated seizures, during treatment of epilepsy, in the emergency department and intensive care unit, and during surgery. Features Over 340 full-color images and EEGs Detailed overview of epileptic seizures, from simple partial seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures to epileptic spasms In-depth survey of seizure mimics, including psychogenic non-epileptic spells; panic spells; dissociative spells; movement disorders; sleep disorders; and syncope Thorough review of status epilepticus, including epilepsia partialis continua, non-epileptic movements in coma, and other syndromes Cutting-edge guidance on intracranial video-EEG monitoring, including placement and interpretation of grid and strip electrodes, and depth electrodes DVD contains videos linked to EEG patterns in the book—-allowing you to see each problem in real time

Neurocritical Care Monitoring

Author: Chad M. Miller, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781617051883
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Medical

"I commend the editors for their careful perspective on the current state of neuromonitoring. The individual chapters provide excellent overviews of specific neuromonitoring tools and paradigms" -From the Foreword by J. Claude Hemphill III, MD, MAS, FNCS While damage resulting from a primary injury to the brain or spine may be unavoidable, harm from secondary processes that cause further deterioration is not. This practical, clinical resource describes the latest strategies for monitoring the brain after acute injury. With a focus on individualization of treatment, the book examines the role of various monitoring techniques in limiting disability and potentiating patient recovery during the acute phase of brain injury. International experts in diagnosis and treatment of secondary injury explain in detail the current utilization, benefits, nuances, and risks for each commercially available monitoring device as well as approaches vital to the care of brain and spine injured patients. They cover foundational strategies for neuromonitoring implementation and analysis, including proper catheter placement, duration of monitoring, and treatment thresholds that indicate the need for clinical intervention. The book also addresses multimodality monitoring and common programmatic challenges, and offers guidance on how to set up a successful multimodal monitoring protocol in the ICU. Also included is a chapter on the key role of nurses in neuromonitoring and effective bedside training for troubleshooting and proper execution of treatment protocols. Numerous illustrations provide further illumination. Key Features: Presents state-of-the-art neuromonitoring techniques and clinical protocols for assessment and treatment Emphasizes practical implementation for successful patient outcomes Written by international experts at the forefront of neurocritical care monitoring Provides a framework for practitioners who wish to individualize patient care with an emphasis upon the needs of the critically ill brain Discusses the key role of nurses in neuromonitoring and effective bedside training for management and troubleshooting of devices

Pediatric Critical Care

Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323415583
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Medical

Still the #1 resource for today’s pediatric ICU teams, Pediatric Critical Care, 5th Edition covers the entire field, from basic science to cutting-edge clinical applications. Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman, accompanied by an expert team of editors and contributors from around the world, bring you today’s best information on the current and future landscape of pediatric critical care so you can consistently deliver optimum care to your young patients. Boasts highly readable, concise chapters with hundreds of useful photos, diagrams, algorithms, and clinical pearls. Clear, logical, organ-system approach allows you to focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities. Includes new content on the expanding use of ultrasound at the bedside and the increase in nursing responsibilities in the PICU. Eighteen new chapters cover topics such as delirium, metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition, nursing, and much more. Features expanded and updated information on critical communication, professionalism, long-term outcomes, palliative care, ultrasonography, PCCM in resource-limited settings, ventilator-induced lung injury, non-invasive ventilation, updated CNS pathophysiology, the ‘Erythron’, and immunity and infection.

Oh s Intensive Care Manual E Book

Author: Andrew D Bersten
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702076060
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre: Medical

For nearly 40 years, Oh’s Intensive Care Manual has been the quick reference of choice for ICU physicians at all levels of experience. The revised 8th edition maintains this tradition of excellence, providing fast access to practical information needed every day in today’s intensive care unit. This bestselling manual covers all aspects of intensive care in sufficient detail for daily practice while keeping you up to date with the latest innovations in the field. Short, to-the-point chapters distill the essential information you need to know for safe, effective care of patients in the ICU. Each topic includes theoretical knowledge, practical methods of treating the condition described, a review of the available evidence, and common pitfalls in treatment and management. Ideal for daily quick reference as well as an efficient review for professional examinations in critical care medicine.

Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2007

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540494331
Release Date: 2007-12-08
Genre: Medical

The Yearbook compiles the most recent developments in experimental and clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

Seizures in Critical Care

Author: Panayiotis Varelas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781592598410
Release Date: 2008-08-17
Genre: Medical

A panel of international ICU and epilepsy physicians and researchers detail the epileptic phenomena that occur in the complex environment of the ICU. Focusing on the central nervous system, the authors systematically examine the most up-to-date evidenced-based data regarding ICU seizures, including their most frequent causes, their pathophysiology, their clinical presentation, and the diagnostic evaluation needed to confirm their presence. They also discuss the challenges and specifics of the management of ICU seizures, reviewing the new antiepileptics and their interaction with other ICU medications, drugs with epileptogenic properties used in the ICU, and the role of the new enterally available antiepileptics in treating seizures. Numerous tables summarize drug interactions, neuroimages reveal common ICU seizure etiologies, and multiple electroencephalographic recordings demonstrate clinical or subclinical seizures in ICU patients.

Rowan s Primer of EEG E Book

Author: Lara V. Marcuse
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323358675
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Medical

The new edition of Rowan’s Primer of EEG continues to provide clear, concise guidance on the difficult technical aspects of how to perform and interpret EEGs. Practical yet brief, it is perfectly suited for students, residents, and neurologists alike, while included reference material will be continually useful, even to the experienced doctor. Features brief, to-the-point text with easily understandable language for quick reference. Portable design makes it simple to carry anywhere. Concise, reader-friendly format features improved 4-color design and online quiz-format assessment questions within each chapter. Includes the new nomenclature for EEGs put forth by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Features a greater focus on pediatrics content and includes online videos detailing clinical descriptions of seizures and EEG interpretation. Delivers a concise chart of the EEG changes through the neonatal period. Offers enhanced coverage of epilepsy syndromes with a quick-access chart highlighting age of onset, prognosis, clinical characteristics, and EEG characteristics.

Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Author: Nicholas S. Abend, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781617050695
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Medical

"Pediatric Neurocritical Care is by far the most comprehensive book I have read dealing with this topic... This text will provide an excellent reference for those interested in the pediatric intensive care cases or pediatrics in general. It is written very well and is chock-full of information that Practioners in a pediatric ICU setting would use." --Donna Jacobs, R. EEG T., CNIM, The Neurodiagnostic Journal Caring for children with neurocritical illness often requires multi-specialty collaboration and the understanding of an ever-expanding body of data. This book gives clinicians the up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant guidance they need to provide optimal care to children with these acute neurologic disorders. The chapters in Pediatric Neurocritical Care are authored by experts in each individual topic, and co-edited by a neurologist and intensivist to ensure that all topics have been fully addressed from both perspectives. The book covers the complete continuum of care from assessment, monitoring, and condition specific management through rehabilitation. Early chapters present differential diagnosis and management approaches to common overarching problems such as coma, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure, followed by chapters focusing on the evaluation and management of specific conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, central nervous system infections, and demyelinating disorders. The final chapters address important associated psychological, social, and ethical issues. To reflect the full spectrum of specialties involved in the burgeoning field of pediatric neurocritical care, the book brings together an international group of experts from multiple disciplines including critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychology, and pediatric subspecialties. Pediatric Neurocritical Care features: Every topic is addressed from a neurologic and critical care perspective. Comprehensive coverage includes the evaluation of common overarching problems and management of specific conditions, in addition to discussion of related psychological, ethical, and social issues. Chapters are written by internationally known experts from the fields of critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and many affiliated specialties.

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment

Author: Simon Shorvon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444340808
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Medical

Make your way through the epilepsy maze Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition. There are many modern treatment options, and treatment should nowadays be tailored to an individual patient. But identification of the best therapy can be a labyrinthine process. The Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment provides a practical pathfinder for treating epilepsy based on published evidence and the author’s 30 years of specialist clinical experience. Direct in style but comprehensive in content, with ample tables and summaries, the Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment covers: Treatment of the different forms and causes of epilepsy Treatment in the different commonly encountered clinical situations Treatment in children, in adults, in the elderly, in women, in epilepsy syndromes and in those with special needs and requirements Epilepsy drugs – their pharmacology, kinetics, side effects, effectiveness and practical usage in the clinic Epilepsy surgery – the various types, the indications, assessment and outcome A succinct pharmacopeia summarizes the entire range of anti-epileptic medications with emphasis on effective prescribing in the clinical setting. The Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment will help you and your patient find the best path to control epilepsy for each individual’s situation.

Niedermeyer s Electroencephalography

Author: Fernando H. Lopes da Silva
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190228484
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Medical

Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields, Seventh Edition keeps the clinical neurophysiologist on the forefront of medical advancements. This authoritative text covers basic neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging to provide a better understanding of clinical neurophysiological findings. This edition further delves into current state-of-the-art recording EEG activity both in the normal clinical environment and unique situations such as the intensive care unit, operating rooms, and epilepsy monitoring suites. As computer technology evolves, so does the integration of analytical methods that significantly affect the reader's interpretations of waveforms and trends that are occurring on long-term monitoring sessions. Compiled and edited by Donald L. Schomer and Fernando H. Lopes da Silva, along with a global team of experts, they collectively bring insight to crucial sections including basic principles of EEG and MEG, normal EEG, EEG in a clinical setting, clinical EEG in seizures and epilepsy, complementary and special techniques, event-related EEG phenomena, and shed light on the future of EEG and clinical neurophysiology. Akin to an encyclopedia of everything EEG, this comprehensive work is perfect for neurophysiology fellows, as well as neurology, neurosurgery, and general medical residents, and for the interns and medical students, and is a one-stop-shop for anyone training in EEG or preparing for neurophysiology or epilepsy board exams.

Intensive Care in Neurosurgery

Author: Brian T. Andrews
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 9781604066142
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Medical

Advances in the management of head and spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, and other disorders have improved dramatically in recent years -- and have led to improved care in the neurosurgical intensive care unit. In this must-have book, an expert team of authors integrate these advances into clinical practice by providing valuable tips and advice on the most current and up-to-date treatment strategies. The text covers all important topics in neurosurgical intensive care, from stroke and non-traumatic hemorrhage to intracranial hypertension, epilepsy management, and withdrawing life support. Plus, you'll find analysis of the newest clinical science on all topics, as well as a key discussion of how advanced bedside monitoring techniques can lead to improved patient care.Key features of Intensive Care in Neurosurgery: Provides the newest clinical science on such timely topics as metabolic and nutritional monitoring, ventilator management, and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology Describes how specific techniques can reverse the abnormal physiology of disease processes Written by top neurosurgeons who are experts in intensive care Addresses controversial topics in the field, including withdrawal of care and declaration of brain death Here is a valuable text for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and critical care specialists who treat patients in intensive care. Residents entering the field will also find it an essential learning tool and board review guide. Get the most current information available with the first text devoted to this topic in more than a decade!(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

Author: Simon Shorvon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191640964
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Genre: Medical

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, affecting children and adults, and can occur in a variety of medical settings. It has many causes and many forms, and a variable prognosis. Mortality and morbidity are high, social and legal consequences can stretch well beyond the purely medical, and its management is often poor. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures. Written by internationally-renowned specialists, each chapter comprehensively covers the current knowledge and evidence base related to each aspect of the disorder, with an emphasis on the personal experience of the authors. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures is complemented by an online version, which allows access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, enables full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint®. This textbook will prove a useful clinical reference for neurologists and senior trainees in neurology, an educational manual for trainees, and will offer practical assistance to all physicians advising people with epilepsy.