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Practicing Neurology

What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do


  • Highlights of neurological history and examination

  • Thorough examination of common neurological conditions

  • Excellent, in-depth breakdown of neurological urgencies and emergencies


Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

About this book


In this new edition, Practicing Neurology: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do, the latest volume from our Current Clinical Neurology™ series, Rahman Pourmand takes readers through the process of treating neurological conditions from evaluation to emergencies. For each condition, Pourmand provides basic facts, key definitions, step-by-step instructions for conducting a concise physical examination, neurologic signs to watch for, treatment strategies, and the prognosis.

In Part I, the author outlines neurological history and examination, highlighting some common neurological constructs while elucidating the most up-to-date neurodiagnostic tests and procedures. Part II details common neurological conditions including stroke, seizure and epilepsy, central nervous system infections, complications from alcohol, dizziness and vertigo, headaches, sleep disorders, and back and neck pain. In Part III, neurological urgencies and emergencies, such as comas, status epilepticus, brain edema, transtentorial herniation, metastatic epidural spinal cord compression, acute meningitis, delirium tremens, Wernicke's encephalopathy, myastenia gravis crisis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and temporal arteritis are covered in detail.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyStony Brook University HospitalStony Brook

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practicing Neurology
  • Book Subtitle What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do
  • Authors Rahman Pourmand
  • Series Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-58829-609-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-297-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XII, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Internal Medicine
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