Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders

ISBN-10: 1588905160

ISBN-13: 9781588905161

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: A. John Popp, Eric M. Deshaies, American Association of Neurosurgeons Staff

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Synthesizing the expert clinical advice of specialists who treat disorders of the nervous system, this book is an accessible, single-volume resource for primary care physicians requiring practical information on a range of neurological disorders. A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders provides readers with a firm foundation in neuroscience concepts that will enable them to make timely diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions about common symptoms, including chronic pain, headache, seizures, numbness, and dizziness. Additional chapters cover specific categories of neurological disease, providing the reader with concise descriptions of the clinical manifestations, examination techniques, and treatment options for each. Features: --An outline at the start of each chapter aids rapid location of topics of interest --Thorough coverage of history-taking and the physical examination --"Pearls" and "Pitfalls" at the end of each chapter review fundamental concepts and provide helpful guideposts for managing each clinical situation Packed with essential information on clinical neurosciences, this comprehensive book is ideal for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, residents in primary care specialties, and medical students.
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List price: $47.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Primary Care and the Neurosciences
Primary Care Medicine and Its Relationship to the Clinical Neurosciences
The History and Scope of the Clinical Neurosciences
Legal and Ethical Issues
An Overview of Research Design to Aid in the Critical Appraisal of the Neurosciences Literature
Improving Outcomes for Patients with Neurological Presentations in Primary Care
Role of Ambulatory Nursing in the Care of Patients with Neurological Conditions
The Effective Use of Diagnostic Testing in Neurological Disease
Diagnosis of the Patient with Neurological Disease
History-Taking and Physical Examination of the Patient with Neurological Disease
Why and When Radiological Studies Should Be Ordered for Neurological Disease
Electrophysiological Testing in Neurological Disorders: Electroencephalography, Evoked Potentials, and Electromyography
Diagnosis and Management of Common Neurological Symptoms
The Patient with Spinal Disorders
The Patient with Headaches
The Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes
The Patient Complaining of Numbness and Weakness
The Patient with Disorders of Motor Control
The Patient with Visual Symptoms
The Patient with Disorders of the Auditory System
The Dizzy Patient
The Patient with Epilepsy and Seizures
The Patient with Psychiatric Disorders
The Patient with an Altered Mental Status: Dementia and Delirium
The Patient in Stupor, Coma, and Brain Death
Management of Specific Categories of Neurological Diseases and Patients
Head Injury
Spinal Trauma
Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease
Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Disease
Infections/Parainfectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Disorders of the Central Nervous System
The Pediatric Patient
The Geriatric Patient
The Role of the Emergency Department in Managing the Patient with Altered Mental Status
The Patient Undergoing Rehabilitation for Neurological Disorders
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