Current Therapy in Neurologic Disease - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323034326, 9780323070546

Current Therapy in Neurologic Disease

7th Edition

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Authors: Richard T Johnson John Griffin Justin McArthur
eBook ISBN: 9780323070546
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323034326
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 19th December 2005
Page Count: 464

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Table of Contents

Disorders of Consciousness and Equilibrium

The Unconscious Patient-Anish Bhardwaj
Vertigo and Disequilibrium -Mark Walker
Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension-Steven Vernine
Insomnia and Parasomnia-Cynthia Comella
Narcolepsy-June Fry


Neonatal Seizures-Tallie Brem
Febrile Seizures-Elaine Vining
Absence Seizures-Nathan Crone
Complex Partial Seizures- Jacqueline French
First Generalized Seizure-Peter Kaplan
Recurrent Generalized and Partial Seizures-Frank Gilliam
Status Epilepticus-Jehuda Sepkuty
Nonepileptic Seizures-Alan Krumholz


General Management-Charles Argoff
Chronic Low Back Pain and Failed Surgery- John Rybock
Cervical Spondylosis-Doug Kerr
Complex Regional Pain Syndromes-David Goldstein

Headache and Facial Pain

Migraine and Cluster Headache-Todd Troost
Daily Headaches-David Dodock
Headaches in Children-Eric Kossoff
Trigeminal and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia-William Cheshire
Postherpetic Neuralgia-Robert Dworkin

Developmental Disorders

Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus-David Joseph
Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia- Roger Kula
Neonatal Hypoxia-Ischemia and Hemorrhage-Donna Ferriero
Autism (including Rett’s)-Andrew Zimmerman
Sturge-Weber Syndrome-Anne Comi
Neurofibromatosis-Bhuwan Garg
Tuberous Sclerosis-John Bodensteiner
Hyperactivity and Dyslexia-Max Wiznitzer

Viral Infections

Herpes Viruses-Micheline McCarthy
Arboviruses (incl West Nile)-Ken Tyler
Enteroviruses (incl Polio Prevention)-Burk Jubelt
Rabies-Alan Jackson
HIV-Avi Nath

Nonviral Infectious Diseases

Bacterial Meningitis-Allan Askamit
Tuberculosis Meningitis-Yukari Manabe
Fungal Infections-John Mann
Brain Abscess and Parameningeal Infections-Wendy Wright
Neurosyphilis-Christina Marra
Lyme Disease -Andrew Pachner
Cerebral Malaria-Tom Solomon
Opportunistic Infections in Immunocompromised Patients-Sid Houff

Other Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis-Peter Calabresi
Optic Neuritis-Laura Balcer
Transverse Myelitis-David Irani
Neurosarcoidosis-Carlos Pardo
Bell’s Palsy-David Newman-Toker
Bladder and Sexual Dysfunctionin MS and Myelitis-Arthur Burnett

Cerebrovascular Diseases

Transient Ischemic Attacks-Rafael Llenas
Acute Ischemic Stroke-Argye Hillis
Emboli of Cardiac Origin-Lewis Morganstern
Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Gene Sung
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Wendy Ziai
Aneurysms and AVMs-Clay Johnston
Temporal Vasculitis and Cerebral Vasculitis-Justin McArthur


Concussion and Postconcussion Syndrome-James Kelly
Spinal Cord Injury-Michael Selzer
Peripheral Nerve Injury-Alan Belzberg

Neoplastic Disease

Childhood Brain Tumors-Kaleb Yohay
Malignant Neural Tumors-Mark Gilbert
CNS Metastases-Roy Patchell
Epidural Cord Compression and Neoplastic Meningitis-John Laterra
Remote Effects of Carcinoma-Josep Dalmau

Movement Disorders

Parkinson’s Disease-Katharine Widnell
Essential Tremor-Elan Louis
Huntington’s Disease- Kevin Biglan
Inherited Cerebellar Ataxias-Liz O’Hearn
Dystonia-Buz Jinnah
Tourette’s Syndrome-Don Gilbert

Degenerative Diseases

Alzheimer’s Disease-Rochelle Dooley
Frontotemporal Degeneration-Bruce Miller
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease-James Mastriani
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Nick Maragakis
Dysphagia and Dysarthria-Anne Foundas
Benign Intracranial Hypertension-James Corbett
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-Mike Williams
Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies-Michio Hirano

Toxins and Deficiency Diseases

Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal-John Brust
Overdose and Withdrawal in Drug Abuse-George Ricarte
Biological Toxins-Elijah Stommel
Lead Poisoning-Morri Markowitz
Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s-Philip Salen
Vitamin B12 Deficiency-Martin Samuels

Peripheral Nerve Diseases

Guillian-Barre Syndrome
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Painful Neuropathy-Beth Morrison
Diabetic Neuropathies
Toxic Neuropathies-Jonathan Glass
Vascular Neuropathies
Familial Neuropathies
Entrapment Neuropathies- Yuen So

Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle Disease

Myasthenia Gravis-Andrea Corse
Muscular Dystrophies-Kathryn Wagner
Immune-Mediated Muscle Disease-Marinos Dalakas
Periodic Paralysis-Charles Thornton
Restless Leg Syndrome-Christopher Earley

General Issues in Therapy

Plasmaphoresis and Intravenous IgG Therapy-Vinay Chaudry
Use and Abuse of Corticosteroids
Depression in Neurological Disorders- Laura Marsh
Frailty of the Elderly-Linda Freed
End-of-Life Decisions and Care-Wendy Johnston


Renowned authorities, all chosen for their expertise in their respective areas, present their own experiences and step-by-step guidelines on the current management and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system. This book puts major emphasis on treatment, with diagnosis, epidemiology, and pathophysiology discussed only when they affect treatment strategies and decisions.

Key Features

  • Inclusive coverage allows you to treat the gamut of neurologic diseases effectively.
  • A personal presentation format simulates the clinical experience of asking advice of a trusted colleague.
  • Algorithms and patient resource information complement each chapter.
  • Succinct therapeutic chapters are ideal study tools for the exams.


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About the Authors

Richard T Johnson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology 1 Professor and Director of Neurology, Professor of Microbiology and Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

John Griffin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Justin McArthur Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD