On Call Neurology

On Call Series

By

  • Randolph Marshall, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology; Co-Director, Cerebral Localization Laboratory; Associate Attending Neurologist, New York- Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Stephen Mayer, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Neurological Intensive Care Unit; Associate Attending Neurologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...On Call Neurology provides you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! For every complaint, it guides you through the initial evaluation, differential diagnosis, neurologic examination, and treatment planning, so you can face any problem with confidence!
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Audience

3rd and 4th year Medical Students, Neurology Residents

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2375-3


Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Approach to the Neurologic Patient On Call: History Taking, Differential Diagnosis, and Anatomic Localization

2. The Neurologic Examination

3. Diagnostic Studies


Patient-Related Problems: The Common Calls

4. Seizures and Status Epilepticus

5. Stupor and Coma

6. Acute Stroke

7. Spinal Cord Compression

8. Delirium

9. Head Injury

10. Ataxia and Gait Failure

11. Acute Visual Disturbances

12. Increased Intracranial Pressure

13. Dizziness and Vertigo

14. Headache

15. Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure

16. Syncope

17. Pain Syndromes

18. Amnesia and Dementia

19. Brain Death

20. Nerve and Muscle Diseases

21. Demyelinating and Inflammatory Disorders of the Central Nervous System

22. Infections of the Central Nervous System

23. Neuro-oncology

24. Cerebrovascular Disease

25. Movement Disorders

26. Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

27. Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies


Appendices

A-1. Muscles of the Neck and Brachial Plexus

A-2. Muscles of the Perineum and Lumbosacral Plexus

A-3. Brachial Plexus

A-4. Lumbar Plexus

A-5. Sensory Dermatome Map

A-6. Mini-Mental State Examination

A-7. Surface Map of the Brain

A-8. Nuclei of the Brainstem

A-9. Surface Anatomy of the Brainstem

B. On-Call Formulary: Commonly Prescribed Medications in Neurology


Index