LANGE CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Neurology SECOND EDITION PDF Free Download
LANGE CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Neurology SECOND EDITION PDF Free Download Five years after the first edition of this book, neurological conundrums and controversies continue to perplex. What is the difference between vegetative state and minimally conscious state? What is the most appropriate anticonvulsant drug for a patient with epilepsy? What is “tension-type headache”? How often does “mild cognitive impairment” in the elderly progress to Alzheimer dementia? How long after an ischemic stroke can tissue plasminogen activator therapy be given safely? Should a patient with carotid artery atherosclerosis receive endarterectomy or vascular stenting? Should a ruptured saccular aneurysm be clipped or coiled? Following severe head injury, how should increased intracranial pressure be managed? What is postconcussion syndrome”? Should patients with Parkinson disease receive levodopa or a dopamine agonist as initial therapy? When are natalizumab or mitoxantrone indicated in the treatment of multiple sclerosis? How effective are the many medicaTions marketed for treatment of painful diabetic polyneuropathy? Is riluzole of any benefit in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Which patients with myasthenia gravis should receive thymectomy? Does moderate alcohol consumption increase or decrease risk for stroke or cognitive impairment? What defines “autistic spectrum disorder”?
As with the first edition, the focus of this book is practical, and the principal intended audience is primary care physicians, including internists and family practitioners. Nurses and physicians’ assistants are also invited, as are surgeons and specialists
With the exception of a few chapters addressing particular symptoms or diagnostic procedures, each chapter is disease specific and adheres to a standard format, beginning with Essentials of Diagnosis—wherein a puzzled clinician can get an up-front sense of being in the right ballpark—followed by sections on Symptoms and Signs, Diagnostic Studies, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis. Relatively arcane material is relegated to tables. References have been updated with annotation and PMID numbers.
Clinicians in every branch of medicine regularly encounter patients with neurological symptoms. Too often, the response to such encounters ranges from unease to outright phobia. Steering a course between oversimplicification and mind-crushing detail, this book is designed to instill clinical confidence and improve patient care.