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On Call Neurology

On Call Series

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!

Audience
3rd and 4th year Medical Students, Neurology Residents

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: June 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2375-3

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

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