Divided into three sections and 24 chapters, this book
- fills the gap between guidelines and primary studies as well as between primary and secondary scientific medical literature
- summarizes the most recent and important findings on treatments for neurological patients
- measures the benefit and, when applicable, the risk of harm inherent in specific neurological interventions.
This unique, evidence-based text, edited by members of the Cochrane Neurological Network will be an essential resource for all general neurologists, from the novice to the most experienced, in their everyday clinical practice.
1 Evidence-based medicine: its contributions in the way we search, appraise and apply scientific information to patient care.
Alessandro Liberati, Lorenzo P. Moja, Ivan Moschetti.
2 What to do when there is no evidence.
3 Outcome and adverse effect measures in neurology.
Jorge G. Burneo, Samuel Wiebe.
4 Systematic reviews of diagnostic research.
Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag, Peter M. Rothwell.
Part 2 Neurological symptoms/problems.
5 Acute migraine attacks.
6 Back and neck pain.
7 Neuropathic pain.
Giorgio Cruccu, Nadine Attal, Rod Taylor.
8 Vertigo and dizziness: treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis and Menière’s disease.
Michael Strupp, Thomas Brandt, Christian Daniel Cnyrim.
9 Sleep disorders.
10 Cognitive rehabilitation of non-progressive neuropsychological disorders.
Stefano F. Cappa, Thomas Benke, Stephanie Clarke, Bruno Rossi, Brigitte Stemmer, Caroline M. van Heugten.
11 Management and pharmaceutical treatment of central and spinal spasticity.
David T. Shakespeare.
12 Background to neurorehabilitation.
Kathryn McPherson, Paula Kersten, Lynne Turner-Stokes.
Part 3 Neurological diseases.
13 Acute stroke management and prevention of recurrences.
14 Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Jan van Gijn, Gabriel J.E. Rinkel.
15 Acute traumatic brain injury.
Miguel F. Arango, Walter Videtta, Corina Puppo.
16 Corticosteroids in central nervous system infections.
Anu Jacob, Tom Solomon, Paul Garner.
17 Brain tumours.
Michael G. Hart, Robin Grant.
Sridharan Ramaratnam, Anthony Marson.
19 Dementia treatment: let the evidence lead us.
Bart M. Demaerschalk, Bryan K. Woodruff, Richard J. Caselli.
20 Parkinson’s disease.
Miguel Coelho, Joaquim Ferreira, Cristina Sampaio.
21 Multiple sclerosis: critical review of the evidence for each question.
Graziella Filippini, George Ebers.
22 Motor neurone disorders.
23 Peripheral nerve disorders.
Richard Hughes, Eva L. Feldman, Jeremy D.P. Bland.
24 Muscle disorders.
Fiona Norwood, Michael R. Rose.
“This book is a great help when patients confront me with information and I have to provide data on benefit or risk within 60 seconds.” (Lancet Neurology)
“The writing style is simple and clear. The editors have produced a book that should be accessible to students and practitioners at all levels.” (Doody’s Review Service)