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Published: 09 September 2019

520 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190208875

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Plum and Posner's Diagnosis and Treatment of Stupor and Coma

Fifth edition

Jerome B. Posner, MD, Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD, Nicholas D. Schiff, MD, and Jan Claassen, MD, PhD

Contemporary Neurology Series

  • Detailed overview of the theory of human consciousness for clinicians who deal with disorders of consciousness but are not neuroscientists
  • Practical organization of the examination of the comatose patient, a guide to differential diagnosis, and cutting edge neurocritical care treatment
  • Detailed discussions of brain death, recovery from minimally conscious state, and ethics of coma

New to this Edition:

  • This edition includes new chapters on the treatment of comatose patients, both initially in the Emergency Department, and later in the ICU
  • The chapters on recovery from minimally conscious state and on ethics have been extensively rewritten
  • The chapters on diagnosis of coma have been updated to reflect the rapidly changing data on brain circuitry and causes of loss of consciousness

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