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Neuroimmunology
     

Neuroimmunology

by Aaron E. Miller, Tracy M. DeAngelis
 

What Do I Do Now? Patients with neuroimmunological syndromes pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked.

Neuroimmunology is a practical and accessible guide for both common and not-so-common neuroimmunological

Overview

What Do I Do Now? Patients with neuroimmunological syndromes pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked.

Neuroimmunology is a practical and accessible guide for both common and not-so-common neuroimmunological syndromes. Comprised of a collection of thirty short case vignettes, the information is presented in an easily digestible format that consists of a discussion highlighting the topic in question as well as an answer and advice section. These discussions are followed by a brief "take home" message emphasizing the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic pearls of the case. Neuroimmunology is the go-to resource for primary care physicians, neurologists and subspecialists who encounter central and peripheral demyelinating diseases, vasculitis, and other immune system related neurological disorders.

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Reviewer: Greg Thaera, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This book briefly reviews a wide variety of autoimmune disorders that affect the nervous system, either directly or indirectly, with an emphasis on evaluation and diagnosis.
Purpose: It seeks to provide guidance on diverse neuroimmunologic conditions in a concise, case-based manner.
Audience: The main target audience is neurology residents or staff. Other specialists who may have an interest in the neurological manifestations of autoimmune disorders also would find many chapters to be of great use.
Features: Each chapter presents a case-based discussion of a neuroimmunologic syndrome. Recommendations for diagnostic evaluation are thorough and especially helpful with respect to the rarer systemic autoimmune diseases that general neurologists may encounter only rarely. Due to a paucity of available evidence, discussion of treatment is somewhat sparse. Given that many of these conditions are treated similarly with various immunosuppressants, an additional reference chapter or appendix outlining the various available immunosuppressant therapies and their side effects would be very helpful.
Assessment: This is a brief yet useful introduction to clinical neuroimmunology, outlining major points in neurological evaluation that are valuable to practicing neurologists.
From the Publisher
"[Neuroimmunology], using a case report format, succinctly and clearly presents the most recent knowledge on the diagnostic approach and the best treatment of the entire spectrum of autoimmune disorders that affect the nervous system both informative and entertaining." — Jerome B. Posner, MD, Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

"Neurology residents, neurologists preparing for board examinations as well as active clinical neurologists will frequently take this volume from their bookshelf to help guide their diagnosis and treatment. The authors are to be congratulated for a fine addition to the neurologic literature." — Don Gilden, MD, Louise Baum Endowed Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199732920
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/12/2012
Series:
What Do I Do Now Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Aaron E. Miller, MD, Medical Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Tracy M. DeAngelis, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

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