Sunday, March 23, 2008
Neurologic Clinics (Perioperative Management and Preoperative Assessment of Neurologic Diseases, Volume 22 Number 2)
Frequently, the practicing neurologist is called to evaluate and render an expert opinion on challenging aspects during the peri- and postoperative care of patients with neurologic diseases. How should a patient who has Parkinson’s disease betreated during the perioperative period? Can anticoagulation be used for theprevention of deep vein thrombosis after a neurosurgical procedure or an intracerebral catastrophe? How should patients with neuromuscular diseases be assessed and managed perioperatively? What is the neurologist to do when confronted with the problem of the ‘‘difficult to extubate’’ patient? How should the neurologist assess and treat the acute confusional state in the postoperative neurologic patient? What should the neurologist know about the pulmonary evaluation of the neurologic patient? What abnormal involuntary movements may occur in the postoperative and intensive care setting and how should they be treated?
What ethical issues may confront the neurologist in treating patients with
major neurologic illnesses? These are some of the questions we can answer with this issue of the Neurologic Clinics. formulated the topic of perioperative neurology in hopes of encompassing both the presurgical assessment and perioperative care of the neurologic patient.
Author:Néstor Gálvez-Jiménez MD
Publisher:ELSEVIER SAUNDERS (2004)
Handbook of Neuroanaesthesia
Textbook of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care
Notes in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care
Cerebral Monitoring in the OR and ICU
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