Practicing Neurology

What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do

  • Rahman Pourmand

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Nervous System brain infection intracranial pressure neuroanatomy neurology pain spinal cord vertigo

Authors and affiliations

  • Rahman Pourmand
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyStony Brook University HospitalStony Brook

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-297-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-297-7
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