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What Shall I Do?
1st Edition - August 21, 1989
Authors: Dafydd Thomas, Bev Daily
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Neurology: What shall I do? is a question and answer book that addresses the different kinds of neurological problems encountered by physicians everyday. The text serves as a… Read more
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Neurology: What shall I do? is a question and answer book that addresses the different kinds of neurological problems encountered by physicians everyday. The text serves as a quick reference guide for doctors and presents practical and simple approaches to certain neurological situations. The questions are grouped under broad headings such as epilepsy, headaches, weakness, fatigue, narcolepsy, and spinal problems. Answers to questions on pain problems, urinary difficulty, and how to categorize urgent and non-urgent cases are presented as well. Physicians, surgeons, and medical students will find the book very useful.
ContentsPrefaceQuestionsEpilepsy 1 'Can I Ride My Bike, Mum?' 2 Fit Or Faint? 3 Is It Petit Mal? 4 'Just A Febrile Convulsion' 5 Temper Or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? 6 First Fit at 53 7 First Fit at 14 8 Alcohol Withdrawal Epilepsy 9 Disco Disaster - The Flicker Fit 10 The Doctor, The DVLC And The Driver with Epilepsy 11 Shift Work - More Fits? 12 If I Leave Her She Might Suffocate' 13 Epilepsy and Oral Contraceptives 14 Prescribing in Pregnancy 15 Aiming for the Safe Delivery 17 16 Anticonvulsants and Anticoagulants 17 Depression and Epilepsy 18 Phenytoin - Getting the Right Level 19 Flying and Epilepsy Headaches 20 What Is a Significant Headache? 21 Do Brain Tumours Run in the Family? 22 Early Morning Headache 23 The Earth Moved!-Coital Migraine 24 Migraine and the Pill 25 Clonidine Rebound? 26 Hard Work Headache 27 Only Ergot Helps 28 Arteritis - Don't Be Fooled by the ESR Head Injury 29 All Through the Night - Observing Head Injury 30 Minor Event, Major Outcome 31 Post-Traumatic Syndrome - Fact Or Fable? Vertigo 32 Dizziness Gone; Nystagmus Remains 33 Giddiness in the Elderly Multiple Sclerosis 34 Retrobulbar Neuritis 35 Prognostic Pointers in Multiple Sclerosis 36 Demyelination Confirmed 37 Are Diets Worth The Effort? 38 Treating With Steroids 39 Motherhood and MS - Recipe For Disaster? 40 MS and the Pill 41 Surgery Best Avoided Tremor and Parkinsonism 42 The Shaking Hands - Benign Familial Tremor 43 Parkinson Protocol 44 Anticholinergics and Bromocriptine 45 Confused by Drugs? 46 Octogenarian Don Juan 47 Parkinson Pills and Dyspeptic Distress 48 The Shaking Limb-Levodopa Overdose 49 Phenothiazines Or Parkinsonism? 50 The Damsel's Distressing Dystonia Cerebrovascular Problems 51 Fit And Healthy with a Carotid Bruit 52 Takes Aspirin But Still Has Transient Ischaemic Attacks 53 Anticoagulants at 80? 54 Bell's Palsy Or Stroke? 55 Hypotensives After a Cerebrovascular Accident? 56 Only A Little Unwell with A Subarachnoid! Dementia 57 Huntington's Disease - The Dreaded Legacy 58 'Am I Losing My Mind?' 59 Reversible Dementia 60 Alzheimer's Or Multi-Infarct, Or Both? 61 'It's Not Worth Investigating at His Age!' 62 Do Cerebrovasodilators Have A Place? 63 Benign Dysnesic Something-Or-Other Weakness, Fatigue And Narcolepsy 64 Motor Neurone Disease-Any Grounds For Optimism? 65 Fasciculation - When Not To Worry 66 ME Or Not ME ? - That Is the Question 67 The Woman Who Couldn't Get Out of Her Chair 68 Narcolepsy Or Tired Out? Spinal Problems 69 Don't Manipulate The Neck! 70 Stiff Neck, Bad Mornings 71 Stiff Neck, Dizzy Head 72 What To Do with Whiplash? 73 'Not Unless It's Really Necessary!'-Cervical Disc Surgery 74 The When and Why Of Back Referral 75 Pain in the Calves - Normal Pulses? 76 Subacute Combined - Can You See It Coming? 77 Progressive Spinal Cord Compression Infections 78 Missable Meningitis 79 Meningococcal Meningitis - Acute Emergency! 80 Herpes Simplex Encephalitis 81 Treating Herpes Zoster - Is the Expense Justified? Visual Problems and Similar 82 Homonymous Hemianopia 83 Can Papilledema Come and Go? 84 'He Can't Keep His Eyes Open! 85 Is the Optician Incompetent? 86 Visual Field Defect and the Lorry Driver 87 Visual Obscuration On Standing - A Significant Symptom 88 Diplopia and Squint - Neurologist Or Ophthalmologist? Pain Problems 89 The Problem Of Postherpetic Neuralgia 90 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Is Surgery Really Necessary? 91 Unremitting Faceache Urinary Difficulty 92 Stress Incontinence - Don't Forget Your Neurology 93 Unsuccessful Prostatectomy Miscellaneous 94 The Tippler with Painful Feet 95 Neurological AIDS 96 Writer's Cramp 97 Neurologist Or Paediatrician? 98 How Reliable Are CT Scans? 99 Neurology, Driving and the Law 100 Urgent Or Non-Urgent? Useful Addresses Index
No. of pages: 128
Published: August 21, 1989
eBook ISBN: 9781483182728
Affiliations and expertise
Consultant Neurologist, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK