A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders

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Thieme, 1998 - Medical - 468 pages
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Comprehensive book to assist the primary care physician in the challenges of managing patients with neurological disorders. Provides the initial treatment, referral guidelines and continuing care for disorders covering the breadth of the clinical neurosciences.
 

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Contents

Chapter
3
of the Neurosciences Literature
43
Common Neurological Symptoms Their Diagnosis and Management
99
Management of the Patient With Visual Symptoms
191
The Dizzy Patient
215
Epilepsy and Seizures
231
The Patient Presenting With Psychiatric Disorders
251
The Patient With an Altered Mental State Dementia and Delirium
267
Spinal Trauma
317
Cerebrovascular Disease
331
NeuroOncology
351
InfectionsParainfectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
365
The Pediatric Patient
387
The Geriatric Patient
413
Role of the Emergency Department in the Patient With an Acute Neurological Disorder
431
Index
456

Stupor Coma and Brain Death
281
Management of Specific Categories of Neurological Diseases and Patients
295

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