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:
Traumatic brain injury
Acute behaviour disturbances
Tonic–clonic status epilepticus
Raised intracranial pressure
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.
Traumatic brain injury.
Acute behaviour disturbances and their management.
Tonic–clonic status epilepticus.
Raised intracranial pressure.
Management of subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Acute spinal cord compression.
Acute neuromuscular respiratory paralysis.
Acute visual loss.
Criteria for diagnosing brainstem death.