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Neurologic Emergencies

How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint

  • Latha Ganti
  • Joshua N. Goldstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matthew S. Siket
    Pages 1-15
  3. Aunali S. Khaku, Sayed K. Ali
    Pages 17-38
  4. Tracy MacIntosh, Adam Benzing
    Pages 39-57
  5. Claire S. Jacobs, Imoigele P. Aisiku
    Pages 59-84
  6. Ellen Vollmers, Sean Kivlehan
    Pages 85-101
  7. David C. Lebowitz, Amninder Singh, Amanda Webb
    Pages 127-142
  8. Perrin T. Considine, Levi Filler, Murtaza Akhter
    Pages 143-173
  9. John W. Martel, J. Brooks Motley
    Pages 175-193
  10. Austin T. Smith, Jin H. Han
    Pages 209-232
  11. Latha Ganti, Vaibhav Rastogi
    Pages 233-249
  12. Ogonna Felton, Charles R. Wira III
    Pages 251-270
  13. Latha Ganti, Javier Rosario
    Pages 271-287
  14. Christopher Horn
    Pages 289-311
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


This book is an unparalleled resource on neurologic emergencies. Most books on neurologic emergencies focus on treatment of a disease after it is diagnosed (such as stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or meningitis). There are but a few books that focus on how to evaluate the patient with a neurologic symptom, before the diagnosis is made. This is the area that frontline providers, including emergency physicians, family physicians, primary care physicians, hospitalists, urgent care physicians, and midlevel providers struggle with. This book is written by clinicians with a clear understanding of the needs of non-neurologists in the front lines of medicine. The editors are board-certified emergency physicians with fellowship training and expertise in neurologic emergencies. 

Neurologic Emergencies includes these point-of-care-friendly features:   
  • Extensive number of algorithms for distinct presenting symptoms   
  • Classic neuroimaging findings   
  • A concise bullet on what information needs to be conveyed to consultants   
  • Reference to relevant national guidelines where applicable   
  • Common chapter format to facilitate quick look-up 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Latha Ganti
    • 1
  • Joshua N. Goldstein
    • 2
  1. 1.OrlandoUSA
  2. 2.BostonUSA

About the editors

Latha Ganti, MD, MS, MBA is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and Research Director for the the Hospital Corporation of America GME Consortium. . Her areas of expertise include stroke and traumatic brain injury, and her lab has enjoyed continuous extramural funding for the last 15 years, from the US Department of Defense, NIH, and private foundations. Dr. Ganti has published extensively in the field of neurologic emergencies, with over 100 papers. Dr. Ganti is also the founding Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored over 20 books and 100 research manuscripts. In addition to being a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Ganti has won numerous national teaching and leadership awards from the Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

Joshua N. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACEP, FNCS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He works in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and  manages a clinical research program focused on improving the care of patients with neurological emergencies. With support from NIH, industry, and nonprofit sources, his team performs clinical trials in diseases such as stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and emergency anticoagulation reversal. Dr. Goldstein has lectured nationally and internationally on neurological emergencies, and has received awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society. He has published over 100 original peer-reviewed research articles as well as numerous chapters and reviews, and runs a popular annual CME course focused on the evaluation and management of neurologic emergencies.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neurologic Emergencies
  • Book Subtitle How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint
  • Editors Latha Ganti
    Joshua N. Goldstein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-64521-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64523-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emergency Medicine
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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“Neurological Emergencies provides a succinct yet ample review of the most common neurological emergencies that an emergency care provider will likely encounter. While not a bedside handbook, it is easy to read, well laid out, and would be a great resource for anyone who cares for patients in the emergency setting.” (David W. Wright, Neurosurgery, Vol. 83 (05), November, 2018)

“An excellent addition to the library of anyone who needs to develop residency lectures or handouts (as well as, of course, to any practicing clinician). … The level of detail is much greater than that of a pocketbook … and the detail is meaty. The real prize is the many tables and lists, some taken directly or adapted from source material and others created by the authors … . ” (Theresa M. van der Vlugt, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 72 (3), September, 2018)

“This book covers the most common and most important neurological emergencies. … The focus is neurological emergencies, primarily presenting in the emergency department. … it is a good resource not only for differential diagnoses, but treatment options and dispositions. … This is a good reference for emergency medicine physicians or trainees who would like to brush up on their neurological diseases.” (Oliver Garrison, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2018)