Evaluation and Management of Autonomic Disorders

A Case-Based Practical Guide

Editors: Idiaquez, Juan, Benarroch, Eduardo, Nogues, Martin (Eds.)

  • Presents brief, concise and up-to-date information on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system
  • Pursues a case-oriented approach to the evaluation, differential diagnosis and management of the most common autonomic disorders
  • Gathers essential and practical content, intended for all those involved in the diagnosis, clinical evaluation and management of autonomous dysfunction
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About this book

This book approaches the basic features of autonomic dysfunction in a practical way, complemented by an examination of unique and didactic case reports. Unlike other books on autonomic disorders, its goal is to provide a brief, practical and ready to use resource for physicians faced with patients’ autonomic complaints. Autonomic dysfunctions are specific disorders that affect or are related to the autonomic nervous system. Despite being primarily a field of neurology, it also has important ties to cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and many other medical specialties. Moreover, as the action of the autonomous system tends to be diffuse, affecting different systems and organs throughout the body, its disorders may present a complex and multifaceted background, complicating its diagnosis, clinical evaluation and management. Thus, it is important to gather all the relevant information about autonomic dysfunction in a handy and practical way, providing an accessible guide for professionals and practitioners across a wide range of specialties.  The content presented in this book is divided into two main parts: In the first part, the general principles of autonomic dysfunction are discussed. Here the reader will find information on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the nervous system, the classification of autonomic disorders, general evaluation of these disorders and the principles of their management. In the second part, clinical cases for the most important autonomic disorders are presented and discussed in detail, particularly in light of their special importance for differential diagnosis.  Using a clinical case-based approach, Evaluation and Management of Autonomic Disorders offers readers – primarily but not exclusively general practitioners in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, family medicine and cardiology – rapid access to the information required for the evaluation and management of these complex patients.

About the authors

Juan Idiaquez: Professor Idiaquez works at the Universidad de Valparaiso and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research to date has chiefly focused on clinical and neurophysiological studies of autonomic dysfunction in central and peripheral nervous system disorders and the influence of the aging process on autonomic function in healthy subjects. He has contributed substantial work on the quantitative assessment of symptoms and noninvasive autonomic tests in these areas, and has published in close collaboration with experts from major clinical autonomic departments.
Eduardo Benarroch: Professor Benarroch is a Consultant to the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His research has mainly focused on the neuropathological basis of autonomic failure in neurodegenerative disorders, and he has published extensively in this and other areas related to autonomic function and diseases. He is co-author with Professor Phillip Low of the book Clinical Autonomic Disorders.
Martin Nogues: Professor of Neurology at the University of Buenos Aires and Chairman of the Neurology Department and Neurophysiology Lab at FLENI. His activities have included coordinating the Department and the neuromuscular unit, teaching neurology to students and residents, and conducting clinical research on neuromuscular diseases and autonomic dysfunction. Dr. Nogués is an active member of the Argentine Neurological Society and the Argentine Neurophysiological Society, as well as a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Clinical Autonomic Research. He is also a past member of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

    Idiaquez, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Classification of Autonomic Disorders

    Idiaquez, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • General Evaluation of Autonomic Disorders

    Idiaquez, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 25-29

  • Principles of Management of Autonomic Disorders

    Idiaquez, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Acute or Subacute Pure Generalized Autonomic Failure

    Idiaquez, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72251-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72250-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluation and Management of Autonomic Disorders
Book Subtitle
A Case-Based Practical Guide
Editors
  • Juan Idiaquez
  • Eduardo Benarroch
  • Martin Nogues
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72251-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72251-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-72250-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 137
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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