Emergency Neurology

Hardcover | March 14, 2012

EditorKaren L. Roos

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387885846

ISBN - 13:9780387885841

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1  Headache in the Emergency Department   Carrie E. Robertson, David F. Black, Jerry W. SwansonChapter 2  Low Back Pain Emergencies   Luis A. Serrano, Tim Maus, J.D. BartlesonChapter 3  Dizziness and Vertigo Presentations in the Emergency Department   Kevin A. Kerber and Robert W. BalohChapter 4  Syncope   Mark D. CarlsonChapter 5  Acute Visual Loss   Cédric Lamirel, Nancy J. Newman, Valérie BiousseChapter 6  Diplopia, Third Nerve Palsies and Sixth Nerve Palsies   Janet C. RuckerChapter 7  Facial Nerve Palsy   James M. GilchristChapter 8  Acute Stroke Evaluation and Management   Ty Tiesong Shang, Dileep R. Yavagal, Jose G. Romano, Ralph L. SaccoChapter 9  Intracerebral Hemorrhage   Pratik Vishnu Patel, Lucas Elijovich, J. Claude Hemphill IIIChapter 10  Seizures and Status Epilepticus   Sandipan Pati and Joseph I. SirvenChapter 11  Central Nervous System Infections   Karen L. RoosChapter 12  Weakness (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)   Mengjing Huan and A. Gordon SmithChapter 13  Spinal Cord Compression and Myelopathies   William F. Schmalstieg and Brian G. WeinshenkerChapter 14  Movement Disorder Emergencies   Robert L. RodnitzkyChapter 15  Encephalopathy   Steven L. LewisChapter 16  Acute Respiratory Failure in Neuromuscular Disorders    Cynthia L. Bodkin and Robert M. PascuzziChapter 17  Coma and Brain Death   Robert E. Hoesch and Romergryko G. GeocadinChapter 18  Neurotoxicology Emergencies   Laura M. TormoehlenChapter 19  Substance Abuse, Somatization and Personality Disorders   Ronald Kanner

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From the reviews:"This is a guide to the evaluation and treatment of neurological conditions generally encountered in patients in the hospital. . The intended audience is primarily neurologists, but the book also can be a good resource for emergency medicine physicians, internists, hospitalists, and family practitioners. . This is one of the best books I've seen. . It has achieved a remarkable balance between being concise and thorough. It will become an essential part of my personal library." (Srijana Zarkou, Doody's Review Service, October, 2012)"Emergency Neurology is aimed primarily at junior neurologists and emergency room physicians and covers a wide breadth of common neurological conditions seen in the emergency room. . the illustrations . are useful and laid out in a way that is easy to follow." (Pooja Dassan, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, September, 2012)