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Neurologic Emergencies, Third Edition
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Complete guidance on how to diagnose and treat neurologic emergencies in any acute care setting!

"This is an excellent, easy to read, concise review of common presenting neurological symptoms that are often encountered in the emergency department or hospital. The practical nature of this book is evident as the chapters are presented according to patient symptomatology instead of neurological entities. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Uniquely organized by presenting complaint, Neurologic Emergencies helps you quickly identify, evaluate, stabilize, treat, and manage the full range of neurologic symptoms--from dizziness to trauma. Striking the perfect balance between thoroughness and readability, this trusted classic delivers the authoritative guidance you need to ensure the best possible outcomes possible for patients presenting with neurologic emergencies. The Third Edition has been updated with a valuable primer on neuroimaging technologies and includes the latest evidence-based treatment strategies and expert advice.


  • Organized by presenting symptoms, rather than by disease, for unmatched clinical relevance
  • Written by a team of authors highly experienced in managing patients with neurologic complaints
  • Numerous algorithms and tables offer immediate access to critical information
  • Emphasizes patient history, physical exam, and rapid assessment

  • Everything you need to know in the acute care setting:
    Review of Basic Neuroanatomy,Neuroimaging,Evaluation of a Neurologic Complaint,Altered States of Consciousness and Coma,Acute Focal Neurological Deficit,Acute Weakness,Movement Disorders, Headache;Acute Double Vision, Blindness, and Abnormal Pupils;Neurologic Trauma,Psychogenic Neurologic Problems,Seizures,Syncope,The Dizzy Patient,Neck and Back Pain


    1. A Review of Essential Clinical Neuroanatomy
    2. Emergent Neuroimaging
    3. Initial Evaluation of a Neurologic Complaint
    4. Altered States of Consciousness and Coma
    5. Acute Focal Neurologic Deficits
    6. Acute Generalized Weakness
    7. Movement Disorders
    8. Headache
    9. Acute Double Vision, Blindness, and Abnormal Pupils
    10. Neurologic Trauma
    11. Psychogenic Neurologic Syndromes
    12. Seizures
    13. Syncope
    14. The Dizzy Patient
    15. Neck and Back Pain


ISBN-13: 9780071639767
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: June, 2010
Pages: 396

Subcategories: Accident & Emergency Medicine, Neurology


Gregory L. Henry, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Neal Little, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Andy Jagoda, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Thomas R. Pellegrino, MD
Department of Neurology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
Douglas J. Quint, MD
Professor of Neuroradiology and MRI
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI