Comatose Patient, The

Author: Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

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  • ISBN: 9780195326260
  • Author: Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
  • Publ Date: 2008-03-20
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 602
  • Imprint: OXFORD UNIV PR 45%*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 1836


Written by a practicing critical care neurologist, this books includes a historical overview of the concepts of consciousness and unconsciousness, principles of neurologic examination of the comatose patient including instruction of a new coma scale - the 'FOUR Score', interpretation of neuroimaging and its role in daily practice and decision making, management in the emergency room and ICU and long-term supportive care and approach to communication with family members and end-of-life decisions. It also discusses landmark legal cases and ethical problems and a chapter is devoted to the public perception of coma.


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