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Emergency Neurology

Roos, Karen L. (Ed.)

2012, XII, 394 p. 81 illus., 14 illus. in color.

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  • Essential text for anyone involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological emergencies
  • Appendix includes differential diagnosis tables and algorithms for quick reference
  • Written by world renowned leaders in neurological education

The most common problems for which patients present to the Emergency Department are neurological disorders, including stroke, syncope, back pain and headache. The etiology of the patient's symptoms may be life-threatening, that is, when headache is due to subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, or life-altering, that is, when back pain or weakness is due to spinal cord compression, if not diagnosed and treated urgently. This is a comprehensive textbook of the disorders that are neurological emergencies, including their differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment. Designed for any practitioner who makes time-sensitive decisions, Emergency Neurology is an indispensable, one-stop resource to aid your clinical decision-making.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » guillain-barre syndrome - meningitis - movement disorder - myelopathy - neurological emergency - seizure - spinal injuries - stroke - syncope

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Neurology

Table of contents 

Preface
Chapter 1  Headache in the Emergency Department
   Carrie E. Robertson, David F. Black, Jerry W. Swanson
Chapter 2  Low Back Pain Emergencies
   Luis A. Serrano, Tim Maus, J.D. Bartleson
Chapter 3  Dizziness and Vertigo Presentations in the Emergency Department
   Kevin A. Kerber and Robert W. Baloh
Chapter 4  Syncope
   Mark D. Carlson
Chapter 5  Acute Visual Loss
   Cédric Lamirel, Nancy J. Newman, Valérie Biousse
Chapter 6  Diplopia, Third Nerve Palsies and Sixth Nerve Palsies
   Janet C. Rucker
Chapter 7  Facial Nerve Palsy
   James M. Gilchrist
Chapter 8  Acute Stroke Evaluation and Management
   Ty Tiesong Shang, Dileep R. Yavagal, Jose G. Romano, Ralph L. Sacco
Chapter 9  Intracerebral Hemorrhage
   Pratik Vishnu Patel, Lucas Elijovich, J. Claude Hemphill III
Chapter 10  Seizures and Status Epilepticus
   Sandipan Pati and Joseph I. Sirven
Chapter 11  Central Nervous System Infections
   Karen L. Roos
Chapter 12  Weakness (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)
   Mengjing Huan and A. Gordon Smith
Chapter 13  Spinal Cord Compression and Myelopathies
   William F. Schmalstieg and Brian G. Weinshenker
Chapter 14  Movement Disorder Emergencies
   Robert L. Rodnitzky
Chapter 15  Encephalopathy
   Steven L. Lewis
Chapter 16  Acute Respiratory Failure in Neuromuscular Disorders
   Cynthia L. Bodkin and Robert M. Pascuzzi
Chapter 17  Coma and Brain Death
   Robert E. Hoesch and Romergryko G. Geocadin
Chapter 18  Neurotoxicology Emergencies
   Laura M. Tormoehlen
Chapter 19  Substance Abuse, Somatization and Personality Disorders
   Ronald Kanner

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