Outcomes in Neurological and Neurosurgical Disorders

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Michael Swash, J. Wilden
Cambridge University Press, Dec 14, 2006 - Medical - 632 pages
Natural history and treatment outcome of disease are of critical importance to patients, clinicians and health care providers across the full range of medical disciplines. In many specialties, such as neurology and neurosurgery, this sort of information can be hard to obtain in the absence of extensive outcome studies and agreed measures of outcome in different conditions. This volume seeks to help inform about effective care and rehabilitation by providing a succinct review of whatever data is available for the majority of conditions encountered in clinical practice. Particular attention has been given to the evaluation of the severity and outcome of each disorder and to advise on comparing risks and benefits of treatment. This resource will prove invaluable to all involved in informing patients of treatment options and making important cost-efficient decisions on care. It should also be welcomed in the planning of clinical trials for potential new therapies and as a reference in medicolegal spheres.
 

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Contents

I Introduction
1
II Vascular disorders
61
III Trauma to the central nervous system
157
IV Tumours
195
V Degenerative disease
239
VI Infections of the central nervous system
357
VII Epilepsy coma and other syndromes
407
VIII Surgery for movement disorders and pain
481
IX Rehabilitation
567
Index
598
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