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Neurologic Emergencies

How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint

Editors: Ganti, Latha, Goldstein, Joshua N. (Eds.)

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  • Numerous algorithms throughout for "on-the-spot" use
    Chapters end with list of clinical pearls and pitfalls summarizing the very least a physician needs to know
    Quick, yet comprehensive, overview of neurological emergencies every emergency physician will face
    Chapters organized by easily recognized symptoms and scenarios

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About this book

This book is an unparalleled resource on neurologic emergencies. Most books on neurologic emergencies focus on treatment of a disease after it is diagnosed (such as stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or meningitis). There are but a few books that focus on how to evaluate the patient with a neurologic symptom, before the diagnosis is made. This is the area that frontline providers, including emergency physicians, family physicians, primary care physicians, hospitalists, urgent care physicians, and midlevel providers struggle with. This book is written by clinicians with a clear understanding of the needs of non-neurologists in the front lines of medicine. The editors are board-certified emergency physicians with fellowship training and expertise in neurologic emergencies. 
Neurologic Emergencies includes these point-of-care-friendly features:   

  • Extensive number of algorithms for distinct presenting symptoms   
  • Classic neuroimaging findings   
  • A concise bullet on what information needs to be conveyed to consultants   
  • Reference to relevant national guidelines where applicable   
  • Common chapter format to facilitate quick look-up 

About the authors

Latha Ganti, MD, MS, MBA is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and Research Director for the the Hospital Corporation of America GME Consortium. . Her areas of expertise include stroke and traumatic brain injury, and her lab has enjoyed continuous extramural funding for the last 15 years, from the US Department of Defense, NIH, and private foundations. Dr. Ganti has published extensively in the field of neurologic emergencies, with over 100 papers. Dr. Ganti is also the founding Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored over 20 books and 100 research manuscripts. In addition to being a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Ganti has won numerous national teaching and leadership awards from the Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

Joshua N. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACEP, FNCS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He works in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and  manages a clinical research program focused on improving the care of patients with neurological emergencies. With support from NIH, industry, and nonprofit sources, his team performs clinical trials in diseases such as stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and emergency anticoagulation reversal. Dr. Goldstein has lectured nationally and internationally on neurological emergencies, and has received awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society. He has published over 100 original peer-reviewed research articles as well as numerous chapters and reviews, and runs a popular annual CME course focused on the evaluation and management of neurologic emergencies.

 

Reviews

“Neurological Emergencies provides a succinct yet ample review of the most common neurological emergencies that an emergency care provider will likely encounter. While not a bedside handbook, it is easy to read, well laid out, and would be a great resource for anyone who cares for patients in the emergency setting.” (David W. Wright, Neurosurgery, Vol. 83 (05), November, 2018)

“An excellent addition to the library of anyone who needs to develop residency lectures or handouts (as well as, of course, to any practicing clinician). … The level of detail is much greater than that of a pocketbook … and the detail is meaty. The real prize is the many tables and lists, some taken directly or adapted from source material and others created by the authors … . ” (Theresa M. van der Vlugt, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 72 (3), September, 2018)

“This book covers the most common and most important neurological emergencies. … The focus is neurological emergencies, primarily presenting in the emergency department. … it is a good resource not only for differential diagnoses, but treatment options and dispositions. … This is a good reference for emergency medicine physicians or trainees who would like to brush up on their neurological diseases.” (Oliver Garrison, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2018)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Fast and Focused Neurological Examination

    Pages 1-15

    Siket, Matthew S., M.D., M.S., F.A.C.E.P.

  • Rule Out Acute Stroke

    Pages 17-38

    Khaku, Aunali S., M.D. (et al.)

  • Acute Head Injury: When to Image and When to Observe?

    Pages 39-57

    MacIntosh, Tracy, M.D., M.P.H. (et al.)

  • Seizure Activity

    Pages 59-84

    Jacobs, Claire S., M.D., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Syncope: Who Needs Imaging? Who Needs Admission?

    Pages 85-101

    Vollmers, Ellen, M.D., Ph.D. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64523-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64521-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurologic Emergencies
Book Subtitle
How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint
Editors
  • Latha Ganti
  • Joshua N. Goldstein
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64523-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64523-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-64521-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 319
Number of Illustrations
90 illustrations in colour
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