- Author:Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
- Publisher:Oxford University Press (February 20, 2008)
- Pages:608 pages
- Subcategory:Medicine & Health Sciences
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Coma is a direct consequence of our efforts to fight death.
This comprehensive text includes principles of neurologic examination of comatose patients as well as instruction of the FOUR Score coma scale, and also discusses landmark legal cases and ethical problems. As the Chair of Division of Critical Care Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wijdicks uses his extensive knowledge to discuss a new practical multistep approach to the diagnosis of the comatose patient.
In The Comatose Patient Dr. Wijdicks does an excellent job in bringing new concepts to the longstanding knowledge base of this patient . This book discusses the issues surrounding coma due to at least 50 underlying etilogies. Wijdicks does an excellent job in bringing new concepts to the longstanding knowledge base of this patient population. The Comatose Patient is an excellent reference for the many different types of coma one encounters, even esoteric ones, and belongs in every intensive care unit that cares for patients with neurologic disease. -Anesthesiology a tour de force. -Anesthesiology an exceptionally helpful text.
Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780195326260.
Prolonged trarily but sensibly defined as an undrugged comatose patient for at least 4 weeks after brain injury-is very. By this time, it is likely there have been conversations between clinicians and families regarding the degree of further life-sustaining treatment, and when appropriate and certain, care would have been witdrawn. How to go about that it difficult and requires expertise.
Sectionsfor Eelco F. Wijdicks, . Commendable Book AwardBritish Medical Association. Doctors & Medical Staff. Wijdicks, Eelco F. . Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration.
The comatose patient. Dr. Wijdicks’ book provides a tour de force on impaired consciousness for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and others who see comatose patients. The book is divided into two principal sections. The first is concerned with the evolution of basic concepts of consciousness and unconsciousness from historical, basic science, clinical, and neuroimaging perspectives.
For a patient to maintain consciousness, the components of wakefulness and awareness . Wijdicks, MD; Coen A. Wijdicks, BS (2006). The portrayal of coma in contemporary motion pictures".
For a patient to maintain consciousness, the components of wakefulness and awareness must be maintained. Make sure the patient is in an actual comatose state and is not in locked-in state or experiencing psychogenic unresponsiveness.