Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders

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A. John Popp
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 456 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
    Legal and Ethical Issues
    20
    Literature
    32
    Role of Ambulatory Nursing in the Care of Patients with Neurological Conditions
    43
    HistoryTaking and Physical Examination of the Patient with Neurological Disease
    57
    Electroencephalography
    84
    The Patient with Headaches
    108
    The Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes
    126
    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 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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