Approach to a Patient in the Neurology Emergency
In the 7 years that have passed since the first edition of Emergencies in Neurology was published, science has continued to make progress and our understanding and management of neurological emergencies has further evolved. There are areas that have gained more prominence with better investigation techniques and a wider availability of tests that were once possible only in a handful of research laboratories. This is especially relevant for the immune-mediated diseases including the autoimmune encephalitides. A new chapter on autoimmune encephalitis has therefore been added to the second edition. Several other chapters that have been added belong to areas that are not actually new but were either inadvertently missed in the first edition or were left out due to constraints of space. With the addition of several new chapters, we have split the second edition into two volumes.