Emergency Neurology

Emergency Neurology
2013 © Oxford University Press
Morris Levin, MD
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-986285-6
Emergency Medicine, Neurology


What Do I Do Now? Emergency Neurology is designed as a resource for clinicians at all levels of training in all fields of medicine who treat patients with urgent and emergent neurological syndromes. It uses a novel approach focusing on the "clinical impasse" that so often occurs in complex cases, and emphasizes the creative intellectual process clinicians relish.

Authored by Morris Levin, along with colleagues from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, this volume presents 32 common urgent/emergent cases divided in to four distinct sections: (1) Diagnostic Questions (ADULT), (2) Treatment Considerations (ADULT), (3) Ethical, Neuropsychiatric and Legal issues and 4) Pediatric issues. The chapters are short and to the point, bearing in mind the increasing work demands on physicians. Thus, the approach in this book, as in the "What Do I Do Now?" series in general, is highly practical, logical and fun.


  • • Key questions are addressed, much as a consultant would do over the phone or in the hallway
  • • Diagnostic thinking is presented in a logical common-sense fashion, with the most important diagnostic, testing or management issues dealt with first
  • • A list of key clinical points appears at the end of each case discussion, followed by a list of suggested articles or chapters for those interested in doing further reading on the subject.

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"This book is unique in its organization, as are all the books in this series. Compared to other references in neurology, this book organizes the information in a more practical way, especially for the emergency setting when time is critical and a diagnosis may not be readily apparent. For newer practitioners, this is a great introduction to the approach to patients with neurological emergencies."

-- Jason Sebesto, D.O., M.Sc. (Mayo Clinic Florida) - Doody Review


The book is well suited for medical students rotating through the neurology ward, new neurology residents, mid-level practitioners, and seasoned neurologists looking for a refresher on neurological emergencies. Other non-neurology practitioners will find this an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand primer on the subject.

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