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Published: 20 March 2008

608 Pages | 200 illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195326260

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The Comatose Patient

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, M.D., PhD, FACP

If you are asked to see a patient brought comatose into the emergency room, found on the ward or who fails to awaken in the ICU, it will be in this book. The book is practical and a necessary guide for any physician suddenly confronted with the care of a comatose patient. The unique features of this book are a new practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the comatose patient, a new approach to the neurologic examination of the Comatose patient, Detailed discussion on the correlation between clinical findings associated with brainstem shift and neuroimaging, explanation of a new coma scale the "FOUR Score" and 75 clinical vignettes covering all causes of coma.


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