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In Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine, provides a concise review of the current surgical interventions and medical treatments for patients with traumatic spine injuries. Experts in the fields of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery lead clinicians through each stage of patient care, from prehospital care to initial assessment to diagnostic work up and finally through operative and nonoperative treatments. The book places special emphasis on critical care of the patient and provides insight into future techniques for management.
Review of fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, spinal cord regeneration, and the biomechanics of the spine
Guidelines for selecting appropriate imaging modalities and administering diagnostic tests, such as electrophysiological studies
Thorough descriptions of preoperative evaluation and medical optimization of the patient
Chapters covering such important topics as pediatric management, multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation and recovery, socioeconomic issues, and ethical issues
Summary tables that synthesize the literature and provide an overview of treatment options
More than 130 high-quality illustrations demonstrating key concepts
Guiding clinicians from assessment through rehabilitation, this book presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, trauma and emergency specialists, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care.
he companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain.
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Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine, 2nd edition, by a distinguished critical care neurosurgeon, Jack Jallo, and a renowned spine surgeon, Alexander Vaccaro, incorporates salient components of the highly praised first edition. The updated text reflects cutting-edge discussion on spine injury management in a neurocritical care setting. Contributions from top experts in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, critical care, cardiac and pulmonary care, and trauma surgery infuse this book with a well-rounded perspective.
From the pre-hospital to intensive care setting, this unique reference provides a comprehensive, yet concise approach to the treatment of acute spinal cord injury and management of patients with chronic SCI. Chapters new to this edition include neurological assessment of spinal injury, clearing the cervical spine, management of concurrent TBI and spinal injury, blood pressure and oxygen management, temperature management, fluids and osmotherapy, pharmacology, autonomic dysreflexia, infection after SCI, and emerging therapies.
Evaluation and management of SCI in the athlete including different injury syndromes and the latest recommendations for "return to play" in less severe cases
Management of pediatric spinal injuries in the NICU with illustrative cases
Specialized topics include a comprehensive review of SCI pharmacology, recent medical advances, socioeconomic and quality-of-life considerations
Nearly 100 high quality illustrations facilitate understanding of complex anatomy and techniques
Summary tables provide a handy overview of injury type, causes, characteristics, and recommended imaging modalities
The definitive guide on the management of cervical, cervicothoracic, and thoracolumbar injuries, this is essential reading for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, trauma and emergency specialists, and residents in these specialties. Paired with Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain, 2nd edition, this dynamic duo is the most up-to-date neurocritical care reference available today.
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