Medical Management of Adults with Neurologic Disabilities / Edition 1

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Overview

As a result of advances in modern medicine and public health, adults with neurologic disabilities are living longer and often very productive lives. Because of this increased longevity, however, these patients often have secondary medical issues related to the aging process. For example, the management of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes are quite different in spinal cord injury, brain injury, and multiple sclerosis patients than in the standard treatments for typical patients.

Medical Management of Adults with Neurologic Disabilities provides a reference that busy clinicians can refer to in the daily management of the diverse medical problems faced by those living with neurologic disabilities. The chapters have been selected based on the most common medical problems and health care issues that clinicians face daily, with each covering basic information about pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment, and practical treatment advice. With an emphasis on algorithms, clinical pearls, and guidelines, this concise and portable book is an essential means of quick reference for all physicians managing patients aging with neurologic disabilities.

Special features of this unique handbook include:

  • Alphabetically-listed chapters, facilitating quick reference
  • Discussion of management strategies for each medical issue, including pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical options
  • Inclusion of pediatric issues where appropriate
  • Contributions from the diverse fields of neurology, PM&R, orthopedics, psychiatry, and internal medicine
  • An emphasis on patient education and patient safety throughout all chapters
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is a quick reference guide for clinicians on the management of various medical problems in individuals with neurological disabilities. The book surveys various medical symptoms and conditions that such patients are likely to encounter.
Purpose: The goal is to provide a reference for busy clinicians to aid them in the daily management of medical problems faced by this population. This book fills a vacuum of knowledge for most neurologists who do not take care of these patients over a long period of time.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians and the tone of the chapters is general; thus any healthcare professional could use it. Healthcare professionals such as house officers, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners would get the most benefit.
Features: Common medical problems that practitioners are most likely to see are covered, such as fatigue and nutrition. However, less often discussed and less frequently occurring issues are also presented, such as dental care and obstetrics and gynecology problems. The chapters are easy, quick reads with easy to follow tables and hints for practitioners. The only shortcoming is that readers may find themselves looking for more information after they complete a section. Perhaps including a glossary of websites or more detailed references for readers interested in more information would be helpful. Including pediatric issues would be helpful as well.
Assessment: This is a good resource, given the paucity of practical books on this topic, for a variety of healthcare professionals.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD(Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is a quick reference guide for clinicians on the management of various medical problems in individuals with neurological disabilities. The book surveys various medical symptoms and conditions that such patients are likely to encounter.
Purpose: The goal is to provide a reference for busy clinicians to aid them in the daily management of medical problems faced by this population. This book fills a vacuum of knowledge for most neurologists who do not take care of these patients over a long period of time.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians and the tone of the chapters is general; thus any healthcare professional could use it. Healthcare professionals such as house officers, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners would get the most benefit.
Features: Common medical problems that practitioners are most likely to see are covered, such as fatigue and nutrition. However, less often discussed and less frequently occurring issues are also presented, such as dental care and obstetrics and gynecology problems. The chapters are easy, quick reads with easy to follow tables and hints for practitioners. The only shortcoming is that readers may find themselves looking for more information after they complete a section. Perhaps including a glossary of websites or more detailed references for readers interested in more information would be helpful. Including pediatric issues would be helpful as well.
Assessment: This is a good resource, given the paucity of practical books on this topic, for a variety of healthcare professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933864457
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Cristian, MD, is Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Aging with a Neurologic Disability; Autonomic Dysreflexia; Cardiovascular System; Cerebral Palsy; Dental Care; Diabetes Mellitus and Lipid Disorders; Dysphagia; Endocrine System; Exercise; Fatigue; Gastrointestinal System; Genitourinary System; Headaches; Nutrition; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Osteoporosis and Fractures; Pain; Patient Safety; Pharmacology (Clinical); Pharmacology (Cognitive); Pneumonia and Urinary Tract Infection; Pressure Ulcers; Preventive Medicine; Psychiatric (Spinal Cord Injury); Psychiatric (Brain Injury); Respiratory System; Sexuality; Sleep; Spasticity; Substance Abuse; Vision Care.

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