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Neurological Emergencies. 4th Edition

  • ID: 2223583
  • Book
  • August 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Since its birth as a series if articles in the
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry this book has moved into four editions, attesting to its 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


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 relevant 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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Medical coma.

Traumatic brain injury.

Acute stroke.


Acute behaviour disturbances and their management.

Tonic–clonic status epilepticus.

Raised intracranial pressure.

Management of subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Cerebral infection.

Acute spinal cord compression.

Acute neuromuscular respiratory paralysis.

Acute visual loss.

Criteria for diagnosing brainstem death.


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Richard A. C. Hughes
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