The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this popular book provides a practical introduction to contemporary neurology for nonspecialists. It offers straightforward guidance on diagnosis and management of all disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems. Each chapter includes case studies with multiple-choice questions, plus a bulleted list indicating when to consult a neurologist. This edition features increased emphasis on treatment, including drugs, devices, and rehabilitation. The authors provide complete information on all new neurologic drugsuincluding dosage and interactionsuand discuss herbal and alternative medicines where appropriate. This edition also includes more tables and illustrations to speed clinicians' access to information.
Features: Complete coverage tackles not only the major neurologic disorders, but also addresses neurologic emergencies, the neur ologic manifestations of AIDS, and neurologic disorders in pregnancy Practical focus on diagnosis and management shows you what works and why - indispensable information for effective clinical decision making Case Studies with multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter that reinforce understanding and help you put key principles into action Information on special patient populations helps you address the diagnostic and treatment challenges of children, women and the elderly New to this edition: An increased emphasis on treatment highlights recently introduced drugs and devices, as well as the latest rehabilitation techniques Complete information on new and established neurologic drugs (including dosages and interactions) broadens your prescribing choices and alerts you to potential pitfalls Information on herbal and alternative medicines helps you answer patient questions and increases you treatment options Bulleted lists in every chapter highlight situations where it is best to consult a neurologist More tables and illustrations make critical information faster and easier to finTable of Contents
The Neurological Examination An Approach to Neurologic Symptoms Clinical Use of Neurologic Diagnostic Tests Neuroradiology-Which Tests to Order? Examination of the Comatose Patient Cerebrovascular Disease Headaches Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders Neurologic Complications of Alcoholism Peripheral Neuropathy Vertigo and Dizziness Behavioral Neurology Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Neurotoxic Effects of Drugs Prescribed by Non-Neurologists Traumatic Brain Injury for the Non-Neurologist Neuromuscular Diseases Neurologic Aspects of Cancer Neurologic Evaluation of Low Back Pain Sleep Disorders Eye Signs in Neurologic Diagnosis Central Nervous System Infections Neurologic Emergencies The Neurologic Complications of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Neurologic Disorders in Pregnancy Principles of Neurorehabilitation Medical-Legal Issues in the Care of the Patient with Neurologic Illness