neurology in africa clinical skills and neurological disorders

william p. howlett

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the distribution of neurological disease – and the resources available for its diagnosis and treatment – is very different in africa. in addition, many of the diseases encountered, such as konzo, are poorly covered in standard western textbooks on neurology and, with increased international travel, these conditions may be seen in clinics worldwide. neurology in africa is written by william howlett, a neurologist who has worked in tanzania for almost twenty years. this book will be invaluable to trainees and practitioners in neurology and internal medicine working in africa and neurologists travelling to africa for work-placements. the content is highly practical and written in an easy style with clear, comprehensive explanations. the content covers clinical skills as well as guidance on the diagnosis and management of all the major neurological disorders. the book contains many line drawings, colour photographs, scans, tables and summaries of key points to aid understanding.show more

movement disorders curricula 2017

k. ray chaudhuri

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this book offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of movement disorders, an important specialty in the field of neurology, guiding readers from the phenomenology to diagnosis and management. reflecting the latest developments in the field, it offers a unique summary of this dynamic area by pursuing a uniform approach to movement disorders curricula. divided into three parts, movement disorders curricula provides an authoritative overview of this growing branch of neurology. the first part presents the basic elements of movement disorders, including descriptions of the anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia. it also features sections on clinical trials for movement disorders, practical skills, and rating scales. the second and third part examine in detail hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders, respectively. equipping readers with the practical and research skills needed in the movement disorders field, the book offers a valuable tool to help them prepare for board examinations on general neurology, as well as for fellowships in movement disorders.show more

demyers the neurologic examination a programmed text

m.d. jose biller; m.d. gregory gruener; m.d. paul w. brazis
>the single-best guide to learning how to perform the diagnostic neurologic examination – enhanced by more than 80 online videos

presented in full color, demyer’s provides neurologists and psychiatrists in training with a proven, didactic way to learn the complicated technique of using the physical examination to diagnose neurologic illness. this trusted classic also reviews the anatomy and physiology necessary to interpret the examination, and it details the laboratory tests and neuroimaging best suited for a particular clinical problem. you will also find complete, up-to-date coverage of the latest imaging modalities for assessing disease.

utilizing a learn at your own pace teaching approach, demyer’s the neurologic examination features valuable learning aids such as:

– full-color illustrations that clearly explain neuroanatomy and physiology

– detailed tables and mnemonics to help you remember important steps and signs to look for during the examination

– learning objectives to help you organize and retain important takeaways from each chapter

– questions and answers within the text to reinforce key points

– clear algorithms that reveal the differential diagnoses of common neurologic symptoms

– new more than 80 online clinical vignette videos

if you are looking for authoritative, step-by-step guidance from experienced teachers/clinicians on how to perform an accomplished neurologic examination, your search ends with demyer’s.

authors

jose biller, md is chair of the department of neurology at loyola university’s stritch school of medicine, maywood, illinois
gregory gruener, md, mba is professor in the department of neurology and director, ralph p. leischner, jr. md institute for medical education at loyola university’s stritch school of medicine, maywood, illinois
paul w. brazis, md is professor of neurology in the department of neurology and ophthalmology at the mayo medical school, and consultant in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology at the mayo clinic-jacksonville, florida.

medication induced movement disorders

joseph h. friedman

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medications that may produce movement disorders are widely used. the resulting disorders are often highly disconcerting for the patient and their relatives, especially when the connection between medication and disorder is not recognized. however, ascribing an adverse drug effect to medication exposure is often difficult, especially when the side effect is rare. covering various drugs – including the major classes of medications working primarily on the brain, specifically antipsychotics and antidepressants – this all-encompassing review of medication-induced movement disorders aids early recognition and improved treatment. the problem of what to do when the offending medication cannot be reduced is also reviewed. it discusses the best options for evaluation and treatment, including medical imaging and deep brain stimulation, and guides the clinician in managing the disorder, making this a vital reference for medical specialists and consultants in neurology and neuropharmacology and any clinician seeing patients on medications crossing the blood-brain barrier.show more

fundamentals of neurology an illustrated guide 2nd edition

9783131364524prof. heinrich mattle , by (author) prof. marco mumenthaler

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the second edition of this practical guide provides a thorough introduction to the essential concepts of clinical neurology. coverage includes history-taking; the neurological examination and ancillary tests; topical diagnosis and differential diagnosis of typical syndromes; the diseases of the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, and muscles; epilepsy; and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. central to the book are the lucid structuring of complex contents allowing efficient learning, even without prior knowledge of the subject; and the vital link between theory and clinical practice, with essential information on history-taking, the clinical examination, and additional tests, all supported by informative graphics and appropriate computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging studies. key features: * complete revision of contents and an enhanced layout from the first edition* brilliant format and structure, making the assimilation of complex information easy and efficient* clear color illustrations and graphics, many new or revised for the second edition* comprehensive tables expand and organize information on many topics* vast clinical experience of two highly respected university teachers fundamentals of neurology: an illustrated guide, second edition, is the ideal introduction to clinical neurology for medical students, physical therapists, and other professionals involved in patient care.

pain and the conscious brain

luis garcia-larrea

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pain and the conscious brain brings together more than 30 international leaders from multiple fields to link the complex concept of pain to the equally complex notion of consciousness. offering a clear, cutting-edge understanding of the brain mechanisms that generate the conscious experience of pain, this book scientifically addresses the difficult and chronic pains that often have no known physical cause and can defy comprehension in terms of current pain theories. numerous tables, full-color figures, and up-to-date references highlight expert coverage of today's gradual paradigm shift from peripheral receptors to the intricacy of the brain and the experience of the self. beginning with a solid introduction to consciousness and pain, this unique volume covers neurobiological aspects of the pain experience during psycho-physiological changes of the conscious state, pain processing in psychiatric and neurological disorders affecting consciousness, specific clinical populations, and the future of pain and consciousness research.
key topics include cortical imaging of pain in humans * pain perception during sleep * pharmacologic approaches to pain and consciousness using functional neuroimaging * hypnosis * mindfulness and meditation * pain and consciousness in infants * recognizing pain in dementia * the role of vision in pain perception * robot pain * and more.show more

continuous eeg monitoring 2017 principles and practice

aatif m. husain

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this book is designed to meet the need for a practically oriented textbook on the rapidly growing field of continuous eeg (ceeg) monitoring. a wide range of key clinical aspects are addressed, with explanation of status epilepticus classification, criteria for institution of monitoring, seizure patterns and their recognition, quantitative eeg analysis, and neuroimaging in patients undergoing ceeg monitoring. the value of ceeg and the nature of ceeg findings in various special situations are then reviewed, covering particular pathologies, critical care considerations, and prognostication. treatments of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (ncse) and nonconvulsive seizures (ncs) are discussed. the concluding section is devoted to important administrative issues including billing, staffing issues, comparison of eeg machines, and information technology (it) issues.continuous eeg monitoring offers the only reliable means of detecting seizures that are not clinically obvious in critically ill patients. such seizures are common: approximately 20% of patients undergoing ceeg monitoring in hospital have ncse or ncs.
against this background, many hospitals have started to offer ceeg monitoring as a basis for delivery of appropriate treatment. by presenting the state of the art in ceeg monitoring, this book will be invaluable to practitioners including neurophysiologists, neurologists, neurointensivists, intensivists, neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows, and neurology residents.show more

the behavioral neurology of dementia

bruce l. miller

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this new edition of the behavioral neurology of dementia provides clinicians and researchers with the latest research findings written by the leading dementia experts. with chapters ranging from cognitive evaluation to imaging, and genetics and pathology to treatment, the detailed clinical descriptions of diseases and symptoms serve not only as an educational tool for trainees, but also as an opportunity for experienced clinicians to deepen their knowledge and better serve their patients. after years of little progress, the pace of discovery has been speeding up in the last decade, and the authors distil the most valuable discoveries into clear, insightful chapters with applicable information. all the chapters from the first edition have been refreshed with new text and figures. there are new chapters on autoimmune antibody-associated encephalopathy; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; and sleep issues in dementia.show more

neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma patient 2016

james m. ecklund

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this text addresses many of the questions which occur when medical professionals of various disciplines interact and have different plans and interventions, each with its own valid scientific and/or experience-based rationale: questions involving tourniquet placement, ideal fluids and volumes for resuscitation, vte prophylaxis and many other management considerations. straightforward decisions in the patient with a single diagnosis often conflict when applied to the neurologically injured polytrauma patients. neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma patient answers as many of these questions as possible based on the current literature, vast experience with severe neurotrauma in the current conflicts in afghanistan and iraq, and the experience of trauma experts across the globe as well as proposes areas for future study where answers are currently less clear.show more

practical neurology

jose biller
>put key neurology information at your fingertips and successfully apply it in practice with practical neurology, fifth edition. this popular reference is a concise complement to core neurology texts, providing easy access to the clinically relevant information you need to know. organized in a reader-friendly outline format with straightforward, templated chapters, this edition contains new chapters that highlight recent advances in neurotherapeutics and clinical neurosciences, 82 new clinical videos, and fully updated content throughout.
key features:

  • features five all-new chapters: approach to the ataxic patient, approach to the patient with functional disorders in the neurology clinic, approach to the patient with suspected brain death, approach to common emergencies in pediatric neurology, and inherited metabolic neurologic disorders.
  • includes access to more than 80 new clinical videos online, providing real-world exposure to a variety of clinical problems.
  • uses a problem-oriented format that shows you how to approach the patient with a variety of disorders; the second half of the book discusses treatment options.
  • presents the tried-and-true approaches of seasoned practitioners, as well as fresh perspectives from new authors.

now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • complete content with enhanced navigation
  • powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

white matter dementia

christopher m. filley
>breaking away from prevailing views of dementia that rely heavily on the role of the cerebral cortex, the new perspective put forth here highlights white matter-cognition relationships, presenting an expanded view of dementia and its neurobiological origins. based on detailed patient observations, extensive clinical research and an exhaustive literature review, this book discusses the novel concept of white matter dementia, offering hope for better understanding and treatment of dementing illness. covering topics such as white matter neurobiology, mild cognitive dysfunction and alzheimer’s disease, the author reconsiders brain-behavior relationships and expands the concept of dementia, discussing implications for diagnosis, treatment (medical, surgical, rehabilitative, and psychiatric) and therapeutic innovations aimed at prevention of white matter damage and restoration of myelin. this unique book is an absolute must-have for all medical specialists and consultants in neurology, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology involved with the growing challenge of dementia.

parkinsons disease current and future therapeutics and clinical trials

nestor galvez-jimenez

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parkinson's disease is no longer considered only a motor disorder. it has become evident that the pathological changes are broad, the progression seems to follow a pattern suggesting transynaptic transmission via templation of proteins in a prion-like fashion, and that these pathological changes usually antedate the motor symptoms by decades. this book emphasizes treatment options for parkinson's disease, critically assessing pharmacologic and surgical interventions for all aspects of the disease. evidence from randomized controlled clinical trials is highlighted to develop practical recommendations for clinical practice. lessons learnt from clinical trials – and controversies and future challenges – are all addressed. readers will find the necessary clinical and scientific foundations for the understanding of the disease, the underpinnings of the pathological processes, the identification of disease biomarkers, and the basis for solid therapeutics. chapters are authored by an international team of specialists who bring their expertise to improving the management of this disease.show more

parental psychiatric disorder distressed parents and their families

andrea reupert; daryl maybery; joanne nicholson

parental psychiatric disorder presents an innovative approach to thinking about and working with families where a parent has a mental illness. with 30 new chapters from an internationally renowned author team, this new edition presents the current state of knowledge in this critically important field. issues around prevalence, stigma and systems theory provide a foundation for the book, which offers new paradigms for understanding mental illness in families. the impact of various parental psychiatric disorders on children and family relationships are summarized, including coverage of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders and trauma. multiple innovative interventions are outlined, targeting children, parents and families, as well as strategies that foster workforce and organisational development. incorporating different theoretical frameworks, the book enhances understanding of the dimensions of psychiatric disorders from a multigenerational perspective, making this an invaluable text for students, researchers and clinicians from many mental health disciplines.

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deep brain stimulation management

william j. marks, jr

this concise guide to deep brain stimulation (dbs) outlines a practical approach to the use of this paradigm-shifting therapy for neurologic and psychiatric disorders. fully revised throughout, the new edition provides extensive information about the application of dbs to movement disorders, and includes new chapters on dbs to treat epilepsy and psychiatric conditions. with the evolution of surgical techniques for dbs lead implantation, a brand new section focused on interventional mri approaches is also included. all key aspects of dbs practice are covered, including patient selection, device programming to achieve optimal symptom control, long-term management, and troubleshooting. it is a guide to be kept in the clinic and consulted in the course of managing patients being considered for, or treated with, dbs. with contributions from some of the most experienced clinical leaders in the field, this is a must-have reference guide for any clinician working with dbs patients.

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common pitfalls in cerebrovascular disease case based learning

dr. jose biller

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clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. they emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning – all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. this book is a teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday experience of clinicians 'in the trenches'. leading practitioners bring a practical approach to these complex conditions, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in evaluation and treatment. each case is taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and potential pitfalls. this concise and useful guide in the common pitfalls series provides a step-by-step guide for everyday clinical practice, invaluable to anyone dealing with cerebrovascular disease on a front-line basis. the intended readership is trainees and non-specialist practitioners in neurology, stroke medicine, and neurosurgery.show more

common pitfalls in multiple sclerosis and cns demyelinating diseases case based learning

b. mark keegan

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differentiating multiple sclerosis (ms) from alternative demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system and systemic medical conditions that mimic ms is challenging. a simple three-step approach is used in this text to guide readers through clinical cases to define ms and rule out competing causes. case presentations are used to illustrate simple pearls and other clues that will aid clinicians in assessing and managing difficult clinical situations. the chapters are organized to reflect challenges regarding specific anatomical territories affected by ms and its mimickers, namely evaluation of impairment in the optic nerves, brain, brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. specific examples are used where the author or the treating physician was correct or incorrect in investigating or managing a particular question. the wisdom of hindsight thus generated becomes an invaluable and enduring lesson. the text is written in a coaching style, buttressed by the strong pedagogic wisdom of the author.show more

cognitive screening instruments a practical approach

aj larner

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this revised and updated second edition provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. it now includes additional chapters on ad8 and also methodological aspects of systematic cognitive screening instrument assessment from the cochrane dementia and cognitive improvement group. expert authors from around the world equip the reader with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, and the time required for administration. rules on scoring are also provided, such as how to correct for variations in the patient's age or education, and suggested cut-off scores. cognitive screening instruments: a practical approach, second edition is aimed at both clinicians and professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.show more

lange clinical neurology and neuroanatomy a localization based approach

aaron l berkowitz

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an engagingly written text that bridges the gap between neuroanatomy and clinical neurology "a wonderfully readable, concise, but by no means superficial book that fits well in the current pedagogic environment." from the foreword by allan h. ropper, md clinical neurology and neuroanatomy delivers a clear, logical discussion of the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease. written in a clear, concise style, this unique text offers a concise overview of fundamental neuroanatomy and the clinical localization principles necessary to diagnose and treat patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. unlike other neurology textbooks that either focus on neuroanatomy or clinical neurology, clinical neurology and neuroanatomy integrates the two in manner which simulates the way neurologists learn, teach, and think. clinical neurology and neuroanatomy is divided into two main sections. in part 1, clinically relevant neuroanatomy is presented in clinical context in order to provide a framework for neurologic localization and differential diagnosis.
the diseases mentioned in localization-based discussions of differential diagnosis in part 1 are then discussed in clinical detail with respect to their diagnosis and management in part 2. part 1 can therefore be consulted for a neuroanatomical localization-based approach to symptom evaluation, and part 2 for the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of neurologic diseases. features * a clear, concise approach to explaining the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease * numerous full-color illustrations and high resolution mri and ct scans * explanatory tables outline the clinical features, characteristics, and differential diagnosis of neurologic diseases and disordersshow more

harrisons neurology in clinical medicine

stephen l. hauser

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neurology – as only harrison's can cover it featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to neurology derived from harrison's principles of internal medicine, nineteenth edition (including content from the acclaimed harrison's dvd, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison's. you will find 66 chapters from more than 90 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
features: * high-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards * current, complete coverage of clinically important topics in neurology, including clinical manifestations of neurologic diseases, diseases of the nervous system, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychiatric disorders, and alcoholism and drug dependency * extensively updated to highlight recent advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurologic and psychiatric disorders; expanded coverage of neurodegenerative diseases; extensively revised chapter on cerebrovascular diseases; the latest breakthroughs in sleep disorders and migraine * integration of pathophysiology with clinical management * enhanced by numerous neuroimaging figures throughout the text and an expanded atlas of neuroimaging findings * handy appendix of laboratory values of clinical importanceshow more

mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders 2016

amy katherine reeve

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this second edition brings together up-to-date contributions from leaders in the field internationally on the various ways in which mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, including parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. the reader is guided through the basic functions of mitochondria and the mechanisms that lead to their dysfunction, and on to the consequences of this dysfunction for neuronal function before finishing with the modelling of these disorders and discussion of new potential therapeutic targets. additional chapters have been added to the book to reflect advances in the field and there are many new contributors and topics, including how mitochondria are degraded and the interaction of the mitochondria with pathologically relevant proteins. mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders provides an accessible, authoritative guide to this important area for neurologists; research and clinical neuroscientists; neuropathologists; and residents with an interest in clinical research.show more

melatonin neuroprotective agents and antidepressant therapy 2016

cecilio alamo

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this work is a guidebook for clinicians who are involved in treating depressive patients and also serves the research scientists who are working on the psychopharmacological mechanisms of antidepressant actions and psychopathological mechanisms underlying mood disorders. mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (mdd), bipolar disorder (bpd) and seasonal affective disorder (sad) are the most disabling disorders that are among the most expensive of all medical illnesses. the pathophysiology of mood disorders is very complex and involves many mechanisms like circadian rhythm disruption, sleep abnormalities, melatonin rhythm abnormalities and alterations in melatonin receptor mechanisms, abnormalities in monoaminergic neurotransmitter mechanisms, glutamatergic release mechanisms, hippocampal neurogenesis, and abnormal immune and cytokine release mechanisms.
many antidepressants that are in clinical use today including the recently introduced novel agents like agomelatine or other antidepressants cause clinical remission by resynchronizing disrupted circadian rhythms and melatonin receptor functions, enhancing monoaminergic neurotransmission, promoting hippocampal neurogenesis, and regulating immune mechanisms. this book explains various etiological factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of mood disorders and the mechanisms of therapeutic actions of antidepressants including the recently introduced agomelatine and other antidepressants that exhibit rapid onset of action with greater efficacy and fewer side effects. .show more

ischemic stroke 2016

giuseppe d'aliberti

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this book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of acute ischemic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of ischemic stroke. in addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of acute stroke care and to differing types of hospital facility. the coverage is completed by the inclusion of up-to-date scientific background information relevant to diagnosis and therapy. throughout, the approach adopted is both practical and multidisciplinary. the book will be of value for all practitioners involved in the provision of acute stroke care, and also for medical students.show more

epilepsy and intellectual disabilities 2017

vee p. prasher

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this second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. all chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice. new chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy, nonpharmacological treatments, and the impact of epilepsy on families and carers have been added. ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population, are discussed. the impact of epilepsy on the person themselves and their carers is acknowledged, and person-centred treatment programs with a multifaceted team approach are proposed. this book is aimed at physicians and residents in neurology and pediatrics, as well as other practitioners working with this population, such as neuropsychologists. epilepsy and intellectual disabilities, second edition is recommended reading for all those caring for this important group of individuals.show more

vascular neurology board review 2016 an essential study guide

hardik p. amin

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this concise, yet comprehensive review covers the diagnostic and treatment information needed for the vascular neurology board exam. the assembled material is easy-to-read with chapters emphasizing clinically relevant scientific principles that must be mastered by the stroke clinician. neurology, vascular neurology and neuro-critical care residents and fellows will find this text to be an invaluable preparation guide and a succinct source to complement treatment guidelines and protocols.show more

treatment of non vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke

masaaki uno

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this book describes new concepts and strategies for the clinical application of non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants (noacs) for stroke. although vitamin k antagonists have traditionally been used for the prevention of stroke, there are some problems associated with their use, such as the risk of intracranial hemorrhage, the need for dietary restrictions, and individual variability. recently, noacs have been introduced as alternatives to traditional anticoagulants and are becoming an option for treating stroke patients around the globe. however, their use is not without risk. each chapter describes the successful use of noacs for stroke patients and discusses their future impact from various points of view. the book is primarily written for neurosurgeons and neurologists but is also of interest to cardiologists involved in stroke treatment.show more

textbook of hyperbaric medicine 2016

kewal k. jain

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this comprehensive volume captures the latest scientific evidence, technological advances, treatments and impact of biotechnology in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with basic aspects that include history, equipment, safety and diagnostic approaches; this is followed by clinical applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in various modalities; the last section provides an overview of hyperbaric medicine as a specialty with best practices from around the world. integration of multidisciplinary approaches to complex disorders are also covered. updated and significantly expanded from previous editions, textbook of hyperbaric medicine, 6th edition will continue to be the definitive guide to this burgeoning field for students, trainees, physicians and specialists.show more

neurology 2016 a clinicians approach

andrew tarulli

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this concise, thoroughly updated text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of neurology and will serve as a highly practical resource for neurology residents and medical students. emphasizing a practical approach to common neurologic disorders, the author blends chapters that cover the evaluation of specific complaints (confusion, dizziness and vertigo, visual loss, headache and facial pain) with others that focus on particular disorders (parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, dementia). noting the core practice of neurology is largely unchanged from years ago and still largely done at the bedside, the author emphasizes the importance of acquiring expertise in the time-tested, classical techniques of history taking, directed examination, and localization. toward that, the author encourages a focus on the key clinical pathways for diagnosis and management. a wide range of clinical pearls are provided and the diagrams and illustrations are well-designed and comprehensible, as are the clinical images (eegs, ct, mri) which provide excellent examples of a variety of neurologic disorders. the discussions and algorithms offered are evidence-based and state-of-the-art.
importantly, the author discusses a range of new, powerful treatments available for various disorders, including stroke, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. concise and well-written, neurology: a clinician's approach, 2nd edition is an invaluable resource that will again serve as a very useful, gold-standard resource for trainees.show more

neuroimmunological diseases 2016

susumu kusunoki

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this book offers a detailed review of the remarkable advances that have been made in research on the pathogenesis of a number of neuroimmunological diseases, as well as outlining novel treatments including the use of monoclonal antibodies. written by renowned experts who have made major contributions in the field, such as identifying neuromyelitis optica as an immunopathological clinical condition, identifying the role of ganglioside and ganglioside-complex antibodies in guillain-barre syndrome, and developing a novel treatment for poems (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, m-protein, and skin changes) syndrome, the book summarizes recent advances in basic and clinical research. neuroimmunological diseases is a useful resource for not only researchers but also neurologists who are engaged in the management of neuroimmunological diseases.show more

discussing migraine with your patients 2017 a common sense guide for clinicians

dawn a. marcus

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this engaging and highly practical title is designed to support healthcare professionals in providing the best possible care for their patients with migraine. developed by two leading authorities in the field who bring wit and warmth to their writing, the book combines the valuable wisdom of their clinical expertise with cutting edge scientific synthesis and helpful clinical pearls. replete with a plethora of instructional aids and clinical tools (such as patient handouts, questionnaires, checklists, video clips, and quick-reference boxes), discussing migraine with your patients: a common sense guide for clinicians reviews migraine treatment in an evidence-based manner — according to the empirical data and fda and consensus-based guidelines. discussion topics include acute and preventive pharmacotherapy, medical interventions and devices, behavioral and psychological nonpharmacologic therapies, education, trigger management, healthy lifestyle practices, stress management, neutraceuticals, and alternative medicine offerings.
in addition, this easy-to-read title covers genetics and pathophysiology, symptoms and comorbidities, and a range of essential clinical skills that are useful in achieving the best possible outcomes with patients. in invaluable addition to the literature, this title will serve as the ultimate go-to resource for primary care clinicians and trainees. headache specialists, too, will find value in this work.show more

controversies in caring for women with epilepsy 2016 sorting through the evidence

mona sazgar

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this text presents difficult management issues surrounding women with epilepsy in a unique format. the editors provide several controversial cases in adolescence, pre-conception, pregnancy and menopause with invited experts offering their differing opinions. the editors compare the clinical approaches and build a consensus based on the best available evidence. professionals charged with managing this challenging patient group will be given insights on providing the best possible care based on current available data and expert opinion.show more