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A case-based collection of monographs on the most complex matter in acute neurology, this book provides thoughtful analysis of the topics by experts in the field. Careful and critical review of available evidence is combined with the practical opinion of the authors. The decision-making process is expounded in all its science and art and clinically relevant conclusions are realized for each case presented. Focused clinical descriptions of the unlimited dilemmas and tough calls encountered in the practice of neurology. This book is a collection of discussions and criticisms revolving around these decisions that are very difficult to make.

• This book will have broad appeal to neurologists, residents and neurology specialists
• Focuses on those clinical problems that represent difficult decision making
• Readers will benefit from the authors' expertise and knowlege
• A patient-based approach that is pragmatic and useful for daily practice
• Evidence based and well referenced
• Well illustrated and visually appealing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750674669
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/7/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School; Consultant in Neurology and Co-Director of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital and Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, MN, USA

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Table of Contents

I. Tough Calls in Clinical Diagnosis

Chapter 1: Found Comatose

Chapter 2: Acute Neuro-ophthalmologic Conditions

Chapter 3: Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus

Chapter 4: Movement Disorder Emergencies

Chapter 5: The Febrile Agitated Immunosuppressed Patient

Chapter 6: Thunderclap Headache

II. Tough Calls in Procedures

Chapter 7: When to Intubate Critically Ill Neurological Patients

Chapter 8: When to use Hyperventilation, Mannitol, or Corticosteroids to Reduce Increased Intracranial Pressure from Cerebral Edema

Chapter 9: When to Consider Emergency Interventional Procedures

Chapter 10: When and How to Monitor Acute Brain Injury

III. Tough Calls in Major Disease Categories

Chapter 11: Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Before General or Vascular Surgery

Chapter 12: Management of Incidental Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations

Chapter 13: Recurrent Cerebral Infarcts

Chapter 14: Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients Using Warfarin

Chapter 15: Spinal Epidural Metastases

Chapter 16: Surgery for Intracerebral Hematoma

Chapter 17: Chemotherapy for Brain Tumors

Chapter 18: Acute Poisoning from Tropical Fish

Chapter 19: Crisis in Myasthenia Gravis

Chapter 20: Fulminant White Matter Disease

Chapter 21: The Unstable Spine after Trauma

Chapter 22: The Clinical Diversity of Traumatic Head Injury

Chapter 23: Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment


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