Neurological diseases present challenging management issues. Patients vary widely in the symptoms that need to be controlled and in their response to different treatments. Evidence continuously accumulates on the effectiveness of different approaches; new treatments regularly enter the market. Thisimportant resource offers a compendium of peer-reviewed guidelines for the treatment and management of neurological disease. Published in association with the European Federation of Neurological Societies, the information is based on evidence and/or the consensus of a range of experts from across Europe that has been published in the European Journal of Neurology .
Introduction, 1 1 Guidance for the preparation of neurological management guidelines by EFNS Scientific Task Forces: revised recommendations 2004, 5 2 Neurostimulation therapy for neuropathic pain, 11 3 Trigeminal neuralgia management, 31 4 Molecular diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders: general issues, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and dystonias, 51 5 Molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders, 61 6 Molecular diagnosis of ataxias and spastic paraplegias, 73 7 Molecular diagnosis of channelopathies, epilepsies, migraine, stroke and dementias, 87 8 Molecular diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders: motoneuron, peripheral nerve and muscle disorders, 97 9 Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of neurological diseases, 111 10 Sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disorders and stroke, 129 11 Management of community-acquired bacterial meningitis, 145 12 Diagnosis and management of European lyme neuroborreliosis, 159 13 Disease-specifi c cerebrospinal fluid investigations, 175 14 Neuroimaging in the management of motor neuron diseases, 199 15 Management of low-grade gliomas, 213 16 Treatment of tension-type headache, 225 17 Diagnosis, therapy and prevention of Wernicke's encephalopathy, 239 18 Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage, 253 19 Diagnostic approach to pauci- or asymptomatic hyperCKemia, 279 20 Diagnosis and management of neuromyelitis optica, 287 21 Screening for tumours in paraneoplastic syndromes, 309 22 Treatment of miscellaneous idiopathic headache disorders, 321 23 Treatment of medication overuse headache, 337 Index, 345