Seizures in Critical Care

A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics

  • Panayiotis Varelas

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Panayiotis N. Varelas, Lotfi Hacein-Bey
    Pages 49-118
  3. Andrew Beaumont
    Pages 119-136
  4. Efstathios Papavassiliou, Panayiotis Varelas
    Pages 137-156
  5. Matthew A. Koenig, Romergryko Geocadin
    Pages 157-178
  6. Tarek Zakaria, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, Greg A. Worrell
    Pages 203-218
  7. Errol Gordon, Michel T. Torbey
    Pages 219-231
  8. Wendy C. Ziai, Mohammed Rehman
    Pages 233-261
  9. Jenice Robinson, Jose I. Suarez
    Pages 263-282
  10. Zachary Webb, Panayiotis Varelas
    Pages 283-306
  11. Denise H. Rhoney, Panayiotis N. Varelas
    Pages 307-340
  12. Panayiotis N. Varelas, Marianna V. Spanaki
    Pages 355-422
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


This fully revised second edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics is an essential guide for ICU professionals and neurologists. Incorporating the last five years of advances in the field, this invaluable title keeps the same structure as the previous edition, with sections on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation and treatment options, but includes an extra chapter on seizure monitoring in the ICU. This edition also adds a number of new sections dedicated to new treatments, such as neurostimulation, hypothermia or resection of the refractory epileptic focus and antiepileptic drugs. In addition, readers will find extra flow charts and treatment algorithms with more specific drug doses. Further, more EEGs with better explanation and labeling for the non-expert intensivist have been added to each section.

Chapter authors comprise the same international group of renowned experts as in the first edition, as well as several new expert contributors. Chapters cover vital topics such as seizures in organ transplant recipients, those resulting from renal and hepatic failure, seizures related to alcohol misuse, and seizures resulting from brain injury and tumors. In all, this new and expanded edition of Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics fills evolving needs and entices new interest in the care of patients who suffer epileptic events. Comprehensive and indispensable for ICU professionals and neurologists, this new edition will again meet – and surpass—the need for more in-depth and specialized knowledge about seizures in critical care.


Continuous EEG Drug-induced seizures Fulminant Hepatic Failure Global Hypoxia-Ischemia Hypertension Organ Transplant Seizure Pathophysiology Status Epilepticus Stroke Trauma Traumatic Brain Injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Panayiotis Varelas
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. NeurologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-531-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-532-3
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