A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders

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A. John Popp, Eric M. Deshaies
Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 433 pages
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Synthesizing the expert clinical advice of specialists who treat disorders of the nervous system, this book is an accessible, single-volume resource for primary care physicians requiring practical information on a range of neurological disorders. A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders provides readers with a firm foundation in neuroscience concepts that will enable them to make timely diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions about common symptoms, including chronic pain, headache, seizures, numbness, and dizziness. Additional chapters cover specific categories of neurological disease, providing the reader with concise descriptions of the clinical manifestations, examination techniques, and treatment options for each.

Features:

  • An outline at the start of each chapter aids rapid location of topics of interest
  • Thorough coverage of history-taking and the physical examination
  • Pearls and Pitfalls at the end of each chapter review fundamental concepts and provide helpful guideposts for managing each clinical situation

Packed with essential information on clinical neurosciences, this comprehensive book is ideal for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, residents in primary care specialties, and medical students.

(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
  

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Contents

Primary Care Medicine and Its Relationship to the Clinical Neurosciences
3
An Overview of Research Design to Aid in the Critical Appraisal of the Neurosciences
32
Role of Ambulatory Nursing in the Care of Patients with Neurological Conditions
43
The Effective Use of Diagnostic Testing in Neurological Disease
49
HistoryTaking and Physical Examination of the Patient with Neurological Disease
57
Why and When Radiological Studies Should Be Ordered for Neurological Disease
67
Electroencephalography
84
The Patient with Headaches
108
The Patient with Psychiatric Disorders
220
Dementia and Delirium
234
The Patient in Stupor Coma and Brain Death
247
Head Injury
261
Spinal Trauma
279
Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Disease
300
Neurooncology
309
Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Disorders of the Central Nervous System
331

The Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes
126
The Patient Complaining of Numbness and Weakness
140
The Patient with Disorders of Motor Control
153
The Patient with Visual Symptoms
170
The Dizzy Patient
191
The Geriatric Patient
361
The Role of the Emergency Department in Managing the Patient with Altered Mental Status
374
Index
399
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Director, Neuroscience Institute, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA

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