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January 1984

Neurological and Neurosurgical Intensive Care

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(1):21. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050130027014

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The evolution of neurology from a diagnostic to a therapeutic specialty has accelerated rapidly during the past decade. The burgeoning of critical care medicine has been accompanied by an increased role for neurologists in intensive care unit medicine.

In many hospitals, neurologists either manage or are part of a team directing the intensive care unit. This timely volume addresses some of the issues and clinical problems of the patient with acute neurologic disease.

The book covers many areas remarkably well. Excellent chapters on intracranial pressure by Rockoff and Kennedy and on the treatment of increased intracranial pressure by Rockoff, Ropper, and Chapman introduce a volume that is current and practical, with useful descriptions of methodology. Discussions of treatment of airway disease and acute respiratory failure are, perhaps, more general and less focused toward neurologic diseases and their treatment than one might expect. Neurogenic pulmonary edema, for example, is mentioned only

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