The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology / Edition 2

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Overview

Now in its revised, updated Second Edition, this pocket-sized handbook is a practical quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and management of neurologic diseases. It presents specific management recommendations in a succinct outline format and includes protocols, step-by-step tests and procedures, and treatment algorithms.

This handbook is unique in its inclusion of material from related disciplines such as general medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, and radiology. The authors offer guidance in using contemporary neuroimaging techniques in diagnosis.

"...a pocket-sized, essential reference for daily practice, including protocols, step-by-step tests and procedures, and algorithms...covers all related topics such as neuroanatomy, neurosurgery, radiology, and general medicine."

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Reviewer: Marian P LaMonte, MD, MSN (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This second edition is a necessary update in the fast changing field of neurology practice. The authors provide practitioners with information on diverse aspects of neurology while maintaining their concise, "finger tip" format.
Purpose: This edition provides updates in the fields of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and neuroimaging. Neurologic examination, differential diagnoses, evaluation and management are highlighted. The book includes relevant topics in medicine pertinent to the care of neurological patients.
Audience: The book is written for all levels of readers, from medical students to experienced practitioners. By cataloging the most important practice information needs, the authors successfully reach their targeted audience.
Features: This edition covers evaluation and management of neurological disorders, the neurologic exam, and testing and laboratory methods, while using easy to read tables and charts for basic neuroanatomy, diagnostic differentials, and treatments. It presents a good combination of depth and breadth of information in neurology and medicine in an easy to use and pocket-sized manual. Kudos to the publisher who manages to maximize the book's usefulness with the judicious use of fonts, tables, charts, illustrations, and appendixes. The next edition should focus on primary headache syndromes and movement disorders for which there are newer FDA-approved treatments not included in this edition.
Assessment: This second edition is welcome due to growth in the field of neurologic diagnosis and treatment. This book is probably one of the best for those who still like their information in a non-electronic format.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Marian P LaMonte, MD, MSN(University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This second edition is a necessary update in the fast changing field of neurology practice. The authors provide practitioners with information on diverse aspects of neurology while maintaining their concise, "finger tip" format.
Purpose: This edition provides updates in the fields of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and neuroimaging. Neurologic examination, differential diagnoses, evaluation and management are highlighted. The book includes relevant topics in medicine pertinent to the care of neurological patients.
Audience: The book is written for all levels of readers, from medical students to experienced practitioners. By cataloging the most important practice information needs, the authors successfully reach their targeted audience.
Features: This edition covers evaluation and management of neurological disorders, the neurologic exam, and testing and laboratory methods, while using easy to read tables and charts for basic neuroanatomy, diagnostic differentials, and treatments. It presents a good combination of depth and breadth of information in neurology and medicine in an easy to use and pocket-sized manual. Kudos to the publisher who manages to maximize the book's usefulness with the judicious use of fonts, tables, charts, illustrations, and appendixes. The next edition should focus on primary headache syndromes and movement disorders for which there are newer FDA-approved treatments not included in this edition.
Assessment: This second edition is welcome due to growth in the field of neurologic diagnosis and treatment. This book is probably one of the best for those who still like their information in a non-electronic format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781751377
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 525,926
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

EMERGENCIES
ABBREVIATIONS
ADMISSIONS
: General Exam / Neurological Exam / Admission Orders
ADULT NEUROLOGY: Aphasia, Agnosia, Apraxia, and Amnesia / Brainstem Anatomy / Cerebrospinal Fluid / Cerebrovascular Ischemia / Coma and Brain Death / Cranial Nerves / Demyelinating Disease / Dysarthria and Dysphagia / EEG (Electroencephalography) / EMG (Electromyography) and Nerve Conduction Studies / Encephalopathy, Delirium, and Dementia / Evoked Potentials / Eyes and Vision / Headache / Hearing / Infections, CNS / Inflammatory Disorders / Instant Neurological Diagnosis / Intracranial Hemorrhage / Intracranial Pressure / Metabolic, Toxic, and Deficiency Disorders / Mitochondrial Disorders / Movement Disorders and Ataxia / Neuromuscular Disorders / Neurosurgical Procedures / Pain / Paraneoplastic Syndromes / Peripheral Nerve Anatomy / Peripheral Neuropathy / Pregnancy and Childbirth / Psychiatric Disorders / "Psychosomatic Neurology" / Radiation Therapy / Seizures / Sensory Loss / Sleep Disorders and Fatigue / Spinal Cord Disorders / Syncope / Trauma / Tumors of Brain / Uro-Neurology / Venous Sinus Thrombosis, CNS / Vertigo / Weakness
CHILD NEUROLOGY: Development / Eyes and Vision / Head Circumference Disorders / Headache / Infections, CNS / Metabolic Diseases / Movement Disorders and Ataxia / Neurocutaneous Syndromes / Seizures / Social and Language Disorders / Tumors / Weakness
DRUGS: Adrenergic Drugs / Analgesics / Anesthetics / Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Inhibitors / Antibiotics / Anticoagulants / Anticonvulsants / Antidepressants / Benzodiazepines / Calcium Channel Blockers / Chemotherapy / Cholinergic Drugs / Digoxin / Diuretics / Dopaminergic Drugs / ICU Drips / Immunosuppressants / Muscle Relaxants / Paralytics
IMAGING: Angiography / CT and MRI Anatomy / Computerized Tomography (CT) / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) / Ultrasound
MEDICINE: Allergy / Blood / Epidemiology / Electrolytes / Glands / Gut / Heart / Infection / Kidneys / Lungs
PROCEDURES: Procedure Note / Arterial Blood Gas / Arterial Line / Blood Draws / Caloric Testing / Central Venous Line / Lacerations / Lumbar Puncture / Nasogastric Tube / Venous Access

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2003

    Very practical and sharp

    This is the only handbook I find light enough to carry with me on the wards without causing scoliosis, yet it is condensed enough to contain nearly everything I need. I see attendings who carry it and surreptitiously refer to it before morning rounds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2001

    Excellent handbook

    This books gives you a user friendly format, excellent for quick reference when on call.

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