On Call Neurology

3rd Edition

On Call Series

Authors: Randolph Marshall Stephen Mayer
Print ISBN: 9781416023753
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st June 2007
Page Count: 528


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!

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


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


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



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About the Author

Randolph Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology; Co-Director, Cerebral Localization Laboratory; Associate Attending Neurologist, New York- Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Stephen Mayer

Affiliations and Expertise

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