Struhal, W., Lahrmann, H., Wenning, G.K., Fanciulli, A. (Eds.)
2015, Approx. 120 p. 15 illus. in color.
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Practical reference for the everyday clinical management of ANS disorders
Problem-oriented approach to managing patients at the bedside
Presents clinical cases to illustrate important syndromes
In contrast to the frequency of disorders of the autonomic nervous system, detailed knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of ANS diseases is relatively scant among the majority of clinical specialists. Taking into account the prevalence of these disorders, good autonomic skills are mandatory to put patients on the right clinical track. This book serves as a guide for the everyday clinical management of ANS disorders from identifying key symptoms for autonomic involvement to comprehensive history taking. It helps determining the anatomic distribution of the disease as well as underlying autonomic syndromes and guides the reader towards transforming the clinical picture into a coherent explanation of the patient’s autonomic problem. In addition, the book provides guidelines for choosing appropriate autonomic and laboratory tests and developing appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies. With cases from clinical experience and a list of available online resources, this book will be a useful guide for trainees and young doctors interested in autonomic disorders from the fields of neurology, internal medicine, cardiology, diabetes and urology.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »ANS - Autonomic hyperactivity - Autonomic nervous system - Gastrointestinal dysfunction - Neurourology - Transient loss of consciousness
1. General approach to patients with autonomic disorders - "What is the autonomic disease?" - A basic tutorial to autonomic physiology and pathophysiology.- 2. Autonomic history taking and key symptoms - "Where is the autonomic disease?" - Concise autonomic history taking to transfer symptoms into a sound autonomic hypothesis.- 3. Autonomic examination and management - "Can I confirm my autonomic hypothesis?" - A guide to different autonomic syndromes and management based on the affected ANS site.- 3.1 Cardiovascular disorders.- 3.2 Sweating disorders.- 3.3 Bladder dysfunction.- 3.4 Sexual dysfunction.- 3.5 Gastrointestinal dysfunction.- 3.6 Syndromes of autonomic hyperactivity.