Overview

Complete guidance on how to diagnose and treat neurologic emergencies in any acute care setting!

"This is an excellent, easy to read, concise review of common presenting neurological symptoms that are often encountered in the emergency department or hospital. The practical nature of this book is evident as the chapters are presented according to patient symptomatology instead of neurological entities. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

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Overview

Complete guidance on how to diagnose and treat neurologic emergencies in any acute care setting!

"This is an excellent, easy to read, concise review of common presenting neurological symptoms that are often encountered in the emergency department or hospital. The practical nature of this book is evident as the chapters are presented according to patient symptomatology instead of neurological entities. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Uniquely organized by presenting complaint, Neurologic Emergencies helps you quickly identify, evaluate, stabilize, treat, and manage the full range of neurologic symptoms--from dizziness to trauma. Striking the perfect balance between thoroughness and readability, this trusted classic delivers the authoritative guidance you need to ensure the best possible outcomes possible for patients presenting with neurologic emergencies. The Third Edition has been updated with a valuable primer on neuroimaging technologies and includes the latest evidence-based treatment strategies and expert advice.

Features:

  • Organized by presenting symptoms, rather than by disease, for unmatched clinical relevance
  • Written by a team of authors highly experienced in managing patients with neurologic complaints
  • Numerous algorithms and tables offer immediate access to critical information
  • Emphasizes patient history, physical exam, and rapid assessment
  • Everything you need to know in the acute care setting:
    Review of Basic Neuroanatomy, Neuroimaging, Evaluation of a Neurologic Complaint, Altered States of Consciousness and Coma, Acute Focal Neurological Deficit, Acute Weakness, Movement Disorders, Headache; Acute Double Vision, Blindness, and Abnormal Pupils; Neurologic Trauma, Psychogenic Neurologic Problems, Seizures, Syncope, The Dizzy Patient, Neck and Back Pain

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Dan Capampangan, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is an excellent, easy to read, concise review of common presenting neurological symptoms that are often encountered in the emergency department or hospital. The practical nature of this book is evident as the chapters are presented according to patient symptomatology instead of neurological entities. This is an update of the second edition of 2003.
Purpose: The purpose appears to be to review and manage common presenting neurological symptoms. Readers will find the management algorithms useful in clinical practice.
Audience: According to the authors, this book would appeal to "acute care providers," and they are probably referring to emergency department physicians, residents, and midlevels. However, the book is also a high-quality review for neuro-hospitalists and neurologists. Additionally, neurology and internal medicine residents and medical students who work in an emergency department/hospital setting will find it very helpful in assessing and managing patients with neurological conditions. Finally, the book also would be welcomed by general internal medicine hospitalists. The authors include three emergency physicians, a neurologist, and a neuroradiologist. Although the first author is a clinical professor of emergency medicine, he has also completed a neurology residency.
Features: The book covers common presenting neurological symptoms. The section on psychogenic neurologic syndromes is valuable, using pictures to demonstrate physical examination maneuvers that can be performed on a patient to evaluate for psychogenic weakness. The section on emergent neuroimaging is also excellent. The tables throughout the book are particularly helpful in providing high-yield information on certain topics. Although there are brief paragraphs on children with neurological conditions, a separate chapter on pediatric neurology or children presenting with neurological symptoms would have strengthened this book.
Assessment: This is an excellent review of common neurological symptoms that are often encountered in the emergency department or hospital. Although it is geared towards emergency department physicians, other specialists will find this book useful in assessing and managing neurological emergencies. Another book to consider is Emergency Neurology: Principles and Practice, Shah and Kelly (Cambridge University Press, 1999), as each chapter has a section of "pearls & pitfalls" that highlights major points. Nevertheless, the easy to read nature of this book and the division of the chapters into presenting symptoms make Neurologic Emergencies a valuable resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071639767
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 396
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

Gregory L. Henry, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Neal Little, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Andy Jagoda, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Thomas R. Pellegrino, MD
Professor
Department of Neurology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
Douglas J. Quint, MD
Professor of Neuroradiology and MRI
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. A Review of Essential Clinical Neuroanatomy
2. Emergent Neuroimaging
3. Initial Evaluation of a Neurologic Complaint
4. Altered States of Consciousness and Coma
5. Acute Focal Neurologic Deficits
6. Acute Generalized Weakness
7. Movement Disorders
8. Headache
9. Acute Double Vision, Blindness, and Abnormal Pupils
10. Neurologic Trauma
11. Psychogenic Neurologic Syndromes
12. Seizures
13. Syncope
14. The Dizzy Patient
15. Neck and Back Pain
Glossary
Index

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