Key Features

  • Walks you through the patient examination so you can focus on the most important neurologic features.
  • Reviews the indications for, and complications of, common neurodiagnostic tests.
  • Offers assistance in writing orders and providing comprehensive, complete workups.
  • Features the very latest information on Headache · Demyelinating Diseases · Infections of the Central Nervous System · Dementia · and more.
  • Provides an On Call Formulary covering the most common neurologic medications.

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

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416023753