ISBN-10: 0727917749
ISBN-13: 9780727917744

Neurological Emergencies 4th Ed - BMJ

This successful, popular guide to the most common neurological conditions likely to present as emergencies has been revised and updated to reflect the latest advances.

Author(s): RAC Hughes (Editor)
Edition: 4th
Cover: Softback
Pages: 479
Published: 2004


Since it's birth as a series of articles in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry this book has moved into four editions, attesting to it's lasting quality as an authoritative introduction to the major neurological emergencies. it is not just a basic reference for physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists in training. It has also become a standard text for emergency departments, with its comprehensive yet concise discussions of immediate management the conditions covered are:

  • Medical coma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Acute stroke
  • Delirium
  • Acute behaviour disturbances
  • Tonic-clonic status epilepticus
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Cerebral infection
  • Acute spinal cord compression
  • Acute neuromuscular respiratory paralysis
  • Acute visual loss
  • Criteria for diagnosing brain stem death

This edition has brought the book right up to date with emphasis on the evidence base for management, including reference to the relevent systematic reviews. With the use of helpful summary boxes, this information - contributed by internationally respected leaders in their specialties - is quick to access in the clinical situation.

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