Evaluation and Management of Autonomic Disorders

A Case-Based Practical Guide

  • Juan Idiaquez
  • Eduardo Benarroch
  • Martin Nogues

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 3-18
    3. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 19-24
    4. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 25-29
    5. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 31-42
  3. Clinical Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 45-52
    3. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 53-58
    4. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 59-72
    5. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 73-86
    6. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 87-94
    7. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 95-101
    8. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 103-108
    9. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 109-122
    10. Juan Idiaquez, Eduardo Benarroch, Martin Nogues
      Pages 123-129
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 131-137

About this book

Introduction

This book approaches the basic features of autonomic dysfunction in a practical way, complemented by an examination of unique and didactic case reports. Unlike other books on autonomic disorders, its goal is to provide a brief, practical and ready to use resource for physicians faced with patients’ autonomic complaints.
Autonomic dysfunctions are specific disorders that affect or are related to the autonomic nervous system. Despite being primarily a field of neurology, it also has important ties to cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and many other medical specialties. Moreover, as the action of the autonomous system tends to be diffuse, affecting different systems
and organs throughout the body, its disorders may present a complex and multifaceted background, complicating its diagnosis, clinical evaluation and management. Thus, it is important to gather all the relevant information about autonomic dysfunction in a handy and practical way, providing an accessible guide for professionals and practitioners across a wide range of specialties. 
The content presented in this book is divided into two main parts: In the first part, the general principles of autonomic dysfunction are discussed. Here the reader will find information on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the nervous system, the classification of autonomic disorders, general evaluation of these disorders and the principles of their management. In the second part, clinical cases for the most important autonomic
disorders are presented and discussed in detail, particularly in light of their special importance for differential diagnosis. 
Using a clinical case-based approach, Evaluation and Management of Autonomic Disorders offers readers – primarily but not exclusively general practitioners in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, family medicine and cardiology – rapid access to the information required for the evaluation and management of these complex patients.

Keywords

Autonomic dysfunction Autonomic disorders Orthostatic hypotension Anatomic evaluation Therapy Neurological

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Idiaquez
    • 1
  • Eduardo Benarroch
    • 2
  • Martin Nogues
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de ValparaisoViña del MarChile
  2. 2.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Clinica FleniBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72251-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72250-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72251-1
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