Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Medical coma 1 David Bates

2 Traumatic brain injury 34

Peter JD Andrews

3 Acute stroke 67 R Davenport, M Dennis

4 Delirium 101

S Turner, S Lewis

5 Acute behaviour disturbances and their management 130 GG Lloyd, J Pimm

6 Tonic-clonic status epilepticus 155 Simon Shorvon, Matthew Walker

7 Raised intracranial pressure 188 JD Pickard, M Czosnyka, LA Steiner

8 Management of subarachnoid haemorrhage 247 Thomas A Kopitnik, Carol Croft, Shawn Moore,

Jonathan A White

9 Cerebral infection 296 J Greig, MJ Wood

10 Acute spinal cord compression 345 J Brown, RA Johnston

11 Acute neuromuscular respiratory paralysis 377 RAC Hughes, A McLuckie

12 Acute visual loss 408 Shirley H Wray

13 Criteria for diagnosing brain stem death 437 MD O'Brien

Index 442

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