Emergent and Urgent Neurology

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William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999 - Medical - 571 pages
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This volume offers definitive treatment and patient management guidelines for neurologists faced with a neurological emergency or urgent neurological problem. Unlike texts geared to the emergency room physician, this book is written for the neurological specialist, and covers not only the true emergencies, but also urgent problems that can develop into emergencies, such as altered consciousness and transient ischemic attacks. In addition, it addresses neurological conditions that are deemed urgent with regard to management of a chronic illness, such as severe chronic headaches, exacerbation of focal signs in a patient with multiple sclerosis, acute mental status changes in a patient with dementia, and appearance of a new movement disorder in a patient with Parkinson's disease. The editors have reorganized this second edition to emphasize a symptomatic approach and have focused the chapters for greater consistency of style.

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About the author (1999)

William J. Weiner, M.D., is the director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center, a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the author of numerous books and papers on Parkinson's disease. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland and the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease. She is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Neurology Patient Books Series. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P., is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center at Toronto Western Hospital, as well as the past editor of the journal Movement Disorders and the president-elect of the Movement Disorders Society.

Shulman is an associate professor of neurology at University of Maryland and the Rosalyn Newman Scholar of Clinical Research in Parkinson's Disease.

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