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Neurologic Complications of Invasive Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in Neurologic Complications of Critical Illness

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195371093
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371093.003.0005

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurologic Complications of Invasive Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit

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Procedures are commonplace in surgical and medical intensive care units (ICUs) and define the field of critical care. When a neurologic complication occurs after an invasive procedure, it is often unforeseen and less commonly iatrogenic—in the true sense of the word. Any neurologic complication could lead to a sentinel event alert or even litigation. 1 This chapter concentrates on complications of invasive procedures. Surgical complications are discussed elsewhere in this book (Chapters 15, 16, and 20).

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Subjects: Neurology

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