Solving Critical Consults

Solving Critical Consults

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

Print publication date: Aug 2015

ISBN: 9780190251093

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Critical illness increases the probability of a neurologic complication, and such complications commonly occur in severely affected patients. Neurologists are frequently asked to see these patients, often on an urgent basis. Decisions may have to be made in an evolving situation and when the primary diagnosis is unclear. Solving these critical consults requires a broad base of medical knowledge. Neurologic consultation may also detect an unsuspected neurologic disorder. This monograph provides a detailed discussion of the full spectrum of consults encountered in the medical and surgical intensive care unit, along with management suggestions.