By Richard A. C. Hughes

ISBN-10: 0727917749

ISBN-13: 9780727917744

Drawing on a chain of articles from the magazine of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, the fourth variation of this renowned reference offers a proof established account of the administration of neurological emergencies. up to date chapters check with fresh Cochrane systematic reports.

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32 Adams RD, Victor M. Principles of neurology, 4th edn. New York: McGraw Hill, 1989. 33 Schwartz GB. Emergency toxicology and general principles of medical management of the poisoned patient. In Schwartz GB, Safar P, Stone N, Kayten CG, Birch NG, eds. Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine. London: WB Saunders, 1978. 34 Levy DE, Bates D, Carona JJ, et al. Prognosis in non-traumatic coma. Ann Intern Med 1981;94:293–301. 35 Bates D. Coma. In: Swash M, Oxberry J, eds. Clinical neurology. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1991.

These causes can be corrected. In patients with drug overdose the possibility of using specific antidotes should be considered: naloxone in patients in whom there is a high index of suspicion of opiate poisoning and benzodiazepine antagonists in self-poisoning with benzodiazepines. 32 Consideration should also be given to clearing the ingested toxin from the stomach. The passage of a nasogastric tube should usually be considered and this is one indication for intubation of the trachea to prevent the risk of aspiration.

Supranuclear disorders of ocular control systems in man. In: Bach-y-rita P, Collins CC, Hyde G, eds. The control of eye movements. New York: Academic Press, 1971. 19 Fisher CM. Ocular bobbing. Arch Neurol 1964;11:543–6. 20 Lee RJ, Shaw DA. Rapid regular breathing in unconscious patients. Arch Neurol 1967;33:356–61. 21 Bateman DE. Neurology assessment of coma. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2001;71(suppl 1):13–17. 22 Jorgensen EO, Malcohw-Moller A. Natural history of global and critical brain ischaemia.

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