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From The CriticsReviewer: Gabriel Gonzalez-Portillo, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a multi-authored book of neurological and neurosurgical emergencies.
Purpose: The main purpose is to converge nonsurgical (neurological) and neurosurgical emergencies into a single body of scientific information heavily based on clinical experience.
Audience: This book is targeted to neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neuroscientists, whether students, residents, or faculty. Nurses will also benefit.
Features: It is well organized, starting with the triage of a neurologic patient, which is followed by the management of respiratory disorders and cardiovascular disorders in neuroemergencies. Subsequently, the management of acute seizure disorders is discussed, as well as the patient with infectious or parasitic emergencies. There are also three well-written chapters dedicated to cerebrovascular disorders. The contributors describe the management of multiple other emergencies chapter by chapter such as neuro-ophtalmological, pediatric, neuromuscular, neoplastic, pituitary, peripheral nerve, spinal, and brain trauma. There is also a chapter aimed at the nursing staff as well as one dedicated to rehabilitation.
Assessment: This is an excellent contribution to the understanding and management of neurologic and neurosurgical emergencies written by a well known group of neuroscientists.