Emergency Neurology

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Karen L. Roos
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 7, 2012 - Medical - 394 pages
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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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Contents

1 Headache in the Emergency Department
1
2 Low Back Pain Emergencies
33
3 Dizziness and Vertigo Presentations in the Emergency Department
70
4 Syncope
85
5 Acute Visual Loss
95
6 Diplopia Third Nerve Palsies and Sixth Nerve Palsies
113
7 Facial Nerve Palsy
133
8 Acute Stroke Evaluation and Management
143
12 Weakness GuillainBarré Syndrome
211
13 Spinal Cord Compression and Myelopathies
235
14 Movement Disorder Emergencies
258
15 Encephalopathy
283
16 Acute Respiratory Failure in Neuromuscular Disorders
295
17 Coma and Brain Death
326
18 Neurotoxicology Emergencies
351
19 Substance Abuse Somatization and Personality Disorders
374

9 Intracerebral Hemorrhage
161
10 Seizures and Status Epilepticus
179
11 Central Nervous System Infections
195

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Karen Roos, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
University of Indiana School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Roos is the head of the CNS committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the chair of the infectious disease section for the American Academy of Neurology.

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