Office Practice of Neurology

2nd Edition

Authors: Martin Samuels Steve Feske
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443065576
eBook ISBN: 9780702035883
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 11th April 2003
Page Count: 1312


This comprehensive text is the perfect clinical resource, offering quick access to all of the information needed to
provide out-patient neurologic care. It focuses on the common and chronic problems that require long-term management, and provides step-by-step guidance on the decision-making process. Readers will find an expanded section on multiple sclerosis as well as updated and revised information in every section, including all of the latest studies and their results. Plus, a table at the beginning of each chapter summarizes the authors' approaches to diagnosis and management.

Key Features

  • Features contributions from more than 200 authors, representing a wide spectrum of specialists in neurology and related fields.
  • Covers the major problems that any practicing neurologist might encounter, including those that may be rare.
  • Presents a wealth of useful clinical information with enough comprehensive coverage on the difficult, long-term, and complicated disorders.

Table of Contents

Part I: Principles of Ambulatory Neurology and the Approach to Clinical Problems

Section 1: Principles of Diagnosis: The General Approach to Neurologic Diagnosis
1. Neurologic History and Examination

Section 2: Principles of Diagnosis: Common Presenting Symptoms and Findings
2. Weakness
3. Movement Disorders
4. Gait Impairment and Falling
5. Sensory Loss and Paresthesias
6. Disorders of the Eyes and Eyelids
7. Facial Palsy
8. Dizziness and Vertigo
9. Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
10. Disorders of Taste and Smell
11. Dysarthria and Dysphagia
12. Transient Events
13. Respiratory Dysfunction
14. Autonomic Dysfunction
15. Sexual Dysfunction
16. Disorders of Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow
17. Traumatic Brain Injury

Section 3: Principles of Diagnosis: Special Tests
18. Laboratory Evaluation
19. Molecular Diagnosis
20. Electrophysiology: Electroencephalography and Evoked Potentials
21. Electrophysiology: Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography
22. Neuroimaging: Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography
23. Biopsy of the Brain
24. Biopsy of Nerve and Muscle

Section 4: Principles of Treatment
25. Pharmacology of Commonly Used Drugs
26. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
27. Rehabilitation of Neurologic Disability

Part II: Cerebrovascular Disease

Section 1: General aspects of Cerebrovascular Disease
28. Epidemiology and Stroke Risk Factors
29. Neurodiagnostic Testing

Section 2: Common Pathogeneses of Stroke
30. Atherothrombotic Cerebral Infarction
31. Cerebral Embolism
32. Lacunar Infarction
33. Intracerebral Hemorrhage
34. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
35. Vascular Malformation

Section 3: Less Common Causes of Stroke</S


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About the Author

Martin Samuels

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Steve Feske

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston