Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. The pocket-sized titles in the On Call series provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...they're your answer books for what to do and how to do it quickly-from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.
Walks you through the patient examination so you can focus on the most important neurologic features.
Reviews the indications for, and complications of, common neurodiagnostic tests.
Offers assistance in writing orders and providing comprehensive, complete workups.
Features the very latest information on Headache Demyelinating Diseases Infections of the Central Nervous System Dementia and more.
Provides an On Call Formulary covering the most common neurologic medications.
Updated throughout to reflect current practice.
Introduction 1. Approach to the Neurologic Patient On Call: History Taking, Differential Diagnosis, and Anatomic Localization 2. The Neurologic Examination 3. Diagnostic Studies Patient-Related Problems: The Common Calls 4. Seizures and Status Epilepticus 5. Stupor and Coma 6. Acute Stroke 7. Spinal Cord Compression 8. Delirium 9. Head Injury 10. Ataxia and Gait Failure 11. Acute Visual Disturbances 12. Increased Intracranial Pressure 13. Dizziness and Vertigo 14. Headache 15. Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure 16. Syncope 17. Pain Syndromes 18. Amnesia and Dementia 19. Brain Death 20. Nerve and Muscle Diseases 21. Demyelinating and Inflammatory Disorders of the Central Nervous System 22. Infections of the Central Nervous System 23. Neuro-oncology 24. Cerebrovascular Disease 25. Movement Disorders 26. Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders 27. Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies Appendices A-1. Muscles of the Neck and Brachial Plexus A-2. Muscles of the Perineum and Lumbosacral Plexus A-3. Brachial Plexus A-4. Lumbar Plexus A-5. Sensory Dermatome Map A-6. Mini-Mental State Examination A-7. Surface Map of the Brain A-8. Nuclei of the Brainstem A-9. Surface Anatomy of the Brainstem B. On-Call Formulary: Commonly Prescribed Medications in Neurology Index