Neurological emergencies in tropical infections.- Autoimmune encephalitis.- Acute demyelinating emergencies.- Acute non-traumatic myelopathies.- Neuromuscular emergencies.- Movement disorders in the emergency.- Neurological emergencies in the immunocompromised.- Neurological emergencies in pregnancy.- Acute neurological emergencies in drug abusers in India.- Neuro-oncology emergencies induced by chemotherapy.- Neurosurgical interventions in neurological emergencies.- Toxins and nervous system.- The problem of death in critical care medicine.
This is the second edition (in two volumes) of a well-received book that reflects current practices in the management of neurological emergencies. It was written bearing in mind the needs of first-contact physicians, who may be neurology trainees, neurology consultants, or interns. Special attention has been paid to various aspects of managing patients at the emergency department, from taking a good clinical history, to completing a quick and focused clinical examination, to investigating and commencing treatment.
Neurological emergencies are unique in that they appear abruptly, generally follow a volatile course, and require a prompt yet balanced response. The management of neurological emergencies has been a major challenge in the past, and today, early and aggressive approaches are generally recommended. Exploring these and other aspects, the book offers a valuable asset for all practitioners seeking answers to the questions that inevitably arise while attempting to manage such critical situations.
Mamta Bhushan Singh has been a faculty member at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi since 2002. She is currently a Professor at the Department of Neurology. Her work is mainly focused on reducing the burden of untreated epilepsy in India. Over the past decade, she has published her research in international journals and made presentations at numerous international meetings. Dr Singh's ongoing initiative, which provides epilepsy care to rural Indian patients through a mobile clinic on the Lifeline Express, has been highly successful. The American Academy of Neurology selected Dr Singh as the 2016 Viste Patient Advocate of the Year in recognition of her community work on epilepsy.
Rohit Bhatia has been a faculty member at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi since 2003 and is currently a Professor at the Department of Neurology. His keen interest in stroke took him to the University of Calgary, Canada, where he completed a Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disorders from the Calgary Stroke Program in 2010. Dr Bhatia has been working towards improving stroke programs ever since, and his efforts were recognized by the American Academy of Neurology with the `Safety and Quality' award in 2015. Dr Bhatia has published extensively in Indian and international journals, not only on stroke but also on demyelinating disorders, neuromuscular diseases, headache and stem cell therapy. He recently headed the group appointed by the Government of India for formulating the CNS TB guidelines for managing extrapulmonary TB. Most of Dr Bhatia's current research is in the field of demyelinating diseases and stroke, including an investigation of the interplay between coronary artery disease and ischemic stroke in Indian patients.