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Practicing Neurology
What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do
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In this new edition, Practicing Neurology: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do, the latest volume from our Current Clinical Neurology™ series, Rahman Pourmand takes readers through the process of treating neurological conditions from evaluation to emergencies. For each condition, Pourmand provides basic facts, key definitions, step-by-step instructions for conducting a concise physical examination, neurologic signs to watch for, treatment strategies, and the prognosis.

In Part I, the author outlines neurological history and examination, highlighting some common neurological constructs while elucidating the most up-to-date neurodiagnostic tests and procedures. Part II details common neurological conditions including stroke, seizure and epilepsy, central nervous system infections, complications from alcohol, dizziness and vertigo, headaches, sleep disorders, and back and neck pain. In Part III, neurological urgencies and emergencies, such as comas, status epilepticus, brain edema, transtentorial herniation, metastatic epidural spinal cord compression, acute meningitis, delirium tremens, Wernicke's encephalopathy, myastenia gravis crisis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and temporal arteritis are covered in detail.


Highlights of neurological history and examination

Thorough examination of common neurological conditions

Excellent, in-depth breakdown of neurological urgencies and emergencies


Practicing Neurology
Table of Contents
By Rahman Pourmand, MD

I. Evaluation
1. Highlights of Neurological History and Examination
2. Neurologic Formulation
3. Some Neurologic Signs of Interest
4. Approach to the Patient with Suspected Hysteric Conversion
5. Neuroanatomy of Localization
6. Some Common Neurological Constructs
7. Neurodiagnostic Tests and Procedures

II. Common Neurologic Conditions
8. Stroke
9. Seizure and Epilepsy
10. Central Nercous System Infections
11. Alteration of Mental Status
12. Demyelinating Disorders
13. Neurologic Complications of Alcohol
14. Dizziness and Vertigo
15. Headaches and Facial Pain
16. Peripheral Neuropathy
17. Movement Disorders
18. Sleep Disorders
19. Neuromuscular Diseases
20. Back and Neck Pain

III. Neurologic Urgencies and Emergencies
21. Coma
22. Status Epilepticus
23. Brain Edema, Transtentorial Herniation, and Increased Intracranial Pressure
24. Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression
25. Acute Meningitis and Encephalitis
26. Delirium Tremens
27. Wernicke's Encephalopathy
28. Myasthenia Gravis Crisis
29. Guillain-Barre' Syndrome
30. Temporal Arteritis


ISBN-13: 9781597452977
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: November, 2007
Pages: 236

Subcategories: Neurology