Current Diagnosis and Treatment Neurology 2nd Edition PDF

Current Diagnosis and Treatment Neurology 2nd Edition PDF

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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”?

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