Neurological emergencies

Punit S. Ramrakha, Kevin P. Moore and Amir Sam

in Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Punit S. Ramrakha and Kevin P. Moore

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199230921
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598793 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Neurological emergencies

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Coma: assessment - Coma: immediate management - Coma: clues from examination - Coma: management - Limb weakness: assessment - Limb weakness: localizing the lesion - Acute dizziness: assessment - Acute dizziness: management - Acute loss of vision - Approach to acute/sub-acute visual loss - Painful red eye: assessment - Painful red eye: management - Acute bacterial meningitis: assessment - Acute bacterial meningitis: immediate management - Acute bacterial meningitis: continuing therapy - Acute bacterial meningitis: complications and their treatment - Meningitis with lymphocytic CSF - Acute viral encephalitis - Head injury: presentation - Head injury: assessment - Head injury: immediate management - Head injury: further management - Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) - Raised ICP: further management - Intracranial space-occupying lesion - Extradural haemorrhage - Intracerebral haemorrhage - Subdural haematoma - Subarachnoid haemorrhage: assessment - Subarachnoid haemorrhage: immediate management - Subarachnoid haemorrhage: further management - Status epilepticus (tonic–clonic) - Status epilepticus (tonic–clonic) 2 - Stroke: overview - Stroke: haemorrhage or infarct? - Stroke: thrombolysis - Stroke: other investigations - Stroke: management - Stroke: complications - Stroke: acute blood pressure control - Stroke: secondary prevention 1 - Cerebral infarction syndromes - Brainstem stroke - Cerebellar stroke - Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) - Confusional states and delirium: assessment - Confusional states and delirium: management - Acute alcohol withdrawal - Neuromuscular respiratory failure: assessment - Neuromuscular respiratory failure: investigations and management - Myasthenic crises - Spinal cord compression: assessment - Spinal cord compression: management - Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) - Botulism - Tetanus - Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) - Examination of brainstem function 1 - Examination of brainstem function 2 - Examination of brainstem function 3 - Oculocephalic and oculovestibular responses - Brain death

Chapter.  29956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Acute Medicine

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