Critical Care Neurology, Part II: Neurology of Critical Illness focuses on the care specialists and general neurologists that consult in the ICU and their work with patients in acute, life-threatening situations who are dealing with neurologic or neurosurgical crises emanating from either a preexisting neurologic syndrome or from a new neurologic complication appearing as a result of another medical or surgical critical illness. These two separate clinical situations form the pillars of neurocritical care, hence these practices are addressed via two separate, but closely related, HCN volumes. Chapters in both focus on pathophysiology and management, and are tailored for both general neurologists and active neurocritical specialists, with a specific focus on management over diagnostics. Part I addresses the principles of neurocritical care and the management of various neurologic diseases. Part II addresses the interplay between neurologic complications and the surgical, medical, cardiac, and trauma of critical illnesses that most typically present in the ICU.
Section 2: Neurologic complications of critical illness 24. The scope of neurology of critical illness 25. Delirium in critically ill patients 26. Posterior reversible encephalopathy in the intensive care unit 27. Acute neurotoxicology of drugs of abuse 28. Seizures in the critically ill 29. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness 30. Neurologic complications of transplantation 31. Neurologic complications of cardiac and vascular surgery 32. Neurology of cardiopulmonary resuscitation 33. Therapeutic hypothermia protocols 34. Neurologic complications of polytrauma 35. Neurologic complications in critically ill pregnant patients 36. Neurologic complications of sepsis 37. Neurologic complications of acute environmental injuries 38. Neurologic manifestations of major electrolyte abnormalities 39. Management of neuro-oncologic emergencies 40. Management of neurologic complications of coagulopathies 41. Prognosis of neurologic complications in critical illness