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Title Decision algorithms for emergency neurology / Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Stefano Ricci, Domenico Consoli, Jonathan A. Edlow, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (631 pages)
Contents Chapter 1. Transient loss of consciousness -- Chapter 2. Coma -- Chapter 3. Delirium /acute confusional state -- Chapter 4. Motor and non-motor epileptic manifestations -- Chapter 5. Headache -- Chapter 6. Fever and neurological signs -- Chapter 7. Acute vision disorders -- Chapter 8. Dizziness -- Chapter 9. Diagnostic algorithm for patients presenting with acute dizziness: the ATTEST method -- Chapter 10. Focal neurological deficits -- Chapter 11. Paraplegia and quadriplegia in the emergency room and in intensive care environment -- Chapter 12. Head injuries -- Chapter 13. Muscle pains, loss of strength and/or sensory disorders -- Chapter 14. Emergencies in movement disorders -- Chapter 15. Airway and respiratory emergencies in neurological disorders -- Chapter 16. Neurological emergencies in pregnancy and puerperium -- Chapter 17. Functional disorders in neurological emergencies -- Chapter 18. Clinical toxicology in emergency neurology -- Chapter 19. Clinical models for neurological emergency
Summary This book adopts a novel approach: procedures: instead of discussing the diagnostic categories of neurological syndromes, it focuses on the symptoms of common neurological presentations (especially in the emergency room or on the ward), and the diagnostic hypotheses that can be validated or rejected case by case as a result. Each chapter covers one of the main symptoms of emergencies in neurology from transient consciousness disturbances to focal deficits, acute muscular disorders, respiratory insufficiency in neurological disorders, headaches, delirium, seizures and epileptic status, para-and tetraplegia, and head trauma, to acute functional disorders and includes tables and figures to allow readers to gain a quick and easy, yet comprehensive overview of the topic. The book guides readers through various scenarios generated by the onset of symptoms, the clinical tools for differential diagnostics, and the principles of acute and post-acute phase therapy, managed by decision algorithms supported by the most recent scientific evidence. The resulting precedural profile created through the collaboration of over 80 specialists in neurology or other disciplines makes this text a valuable tool for neurologists, neurology residents and allied professionals in their daily clinical practice, as well as medical students
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Subject Neurological emergencies.
Nervous system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Clinical Decision-Making
Clinical Decision-Making -- methods
Nervous system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Neurological emergencies.
Form Electronic book
Author Micieli, Giuseppe, editor.
Cavallini, Anna, editor
Ricci, Stefano, editor
Consoli, Domenico, editor
Edlow, Jonathan A., editor.
ISBN 9783030512767