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Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice

Rana, Abdul Qayyum, Morren, John Anthony

2013, XVII, 203 p. 26 illus.

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  • Helps the reader develop a systematic approach towards neurological emergencies 
  • Pertinent radiological images e.g. CT scans, MRIs are featured
  • Topics arranged alphabetically
  • Six practical and high yield appendices are provided for quick reference

Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice discusses neurological emergencies in a stepwise fashion including stabilizing the patient, identifying the cause, and treating the underlying cause. It is useful in several settings including the emergency room, hospital in-patient service as well as the intensive care unit.

Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice has a wide appeal and relevance to disciplines including neurology, emergency medicine, critical care medicine, internal medicine and family medicine. Medical students and residents may use this convenient, pocket-sized book to prepare for and succeed in their training examinations and it is also useful for other house staff and practicing physicians.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » history - neurocritical care - neurological emergency - neurology - physical examination - stabilization - treatment

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Neurology

Table of contents 

Coma.- Delirium.- Dizziness and vertigo.- Facial weakness.- Giant cell arteritis/ temporal arteritis.- Guillain-Barre syndrome.- Headache.- Head injury.- Meningitis and encephalitis.- Multiple sclerosis.- Myasthenia gravis.- Neck and back pain.- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.- Postherpetic neuralgia.- Pseudotumor cerebri/ benign intracranial hypertension.- Seizures and status epilepticus.- Spinal cord compression.- Stroke and TIA.- Syncope.- Transient global amnesia.- Visual impairments.- Appendix. 

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