Given the evolution of cerebrospinal testing (CSF) testing methods, the near future is certain to see an explosion of new CSF analysis methodologies. Broad-based and extensively illustrated, Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Practice provides in-depth coverage of CSF examination and analysis, CSF physiology and pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis, and future directions in CSF analysis. It examines the alterations of the composition of CSF in relation to diseases and disorders of the nervous system, emphasizing the findings that are useful in clinical practice. This expansive reference is perfect regardless of your level of experience in central nervous system diseases. Provides in-depth coverage of CSF examination and analysis, CSF physiology and pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis, and future directions in CSF analysis. Explores the gamut of all CNS infections for a broad but detailed review of the scope of neurological disease. Contains detailed discussion on the proper use of specific diagnostic screens on CSF, so you may gain knowledge on how new diagnostic methods impact clinical medicine. Incorporates extensive illustrations and tables, with visual emphasis on diagnostic, laboratory, and anatomic data.
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an invaluable diagnostic tool in clinical neurology, not only in the evaluation of inflammatory, degenerative, and malignant diseases of the nervous system, but also in the diagnosis of all forms of cerebral and subarachnoidal bleedings. The CSF can be easily obtained by lumbar puncture and a set of basic analyses can be conducted using relatively simple laboratory methods. By combining different CSF parameters, a wide range of diagnostic entities can be identified. However, properly interpreting the test results requires a high level of expertise and cannot be achieved by just reporting on individual analytic values. This book covers essential aspects of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and its use in the diagnosis of common neurological diseases. The first part addresses preclinical aspects such as the history of CSF, as well as the anatomical, physiological, and biological background of this valuable fluid. In addition, CSF collection, its preanalytical and methodological implications, and the increasing number of disease-specific markers in CSF are discussed in detail. Lastly, CSF analyses are put into context with clinical syndromes, demonstrating their diagnostic value in neurological clinical practice. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology helps readers understand the preanalytical and analytical aspects of CSF diagnostics and offers a valuable reference guide for interpreting CSF results during the clinical work-up for neurological patients.
Cerebrospinal Fluid in Neurologic Disorders, Volume 146 provides a brief overview on the current use of CSF in clinical routine, the physiology of CSF, and its usefulness and potential as a biomarker. The second part addresses the main purpose of the volume, describing CSF from a research perspective in context with the most important diagnostic entities in neurology. The book's authors provide insight into the current understanding of CSF changes in these various conditions and what it tells us about the nature of neurological diseases. Furthermore, methodological aspects are discussed, as are shortcomings that need to be addressed. Finally, the book provides an outlook for potential directions that can be explored to improve the various aspects of CSF research with the ultimate goal of being incorporated in clinical practice. Provides a brief overview on the current use of CSF in clinical routine, the physiology of CSF, and its usefulness and potential as a biomarker Addresses relevant research in context with the most important diagnostic entities in neurology Edited by leading authors in CSF research from around the globe, presenting the broadest, most expert coverage available
|Author||: Joanne V. Hickey|
|Publisher||: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Release Date||: 2011-12-21|
|ISBN 10||: 1451161018|
|Pages||: 816 pages|
The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a rare but potentially devastating condition that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. CSF Rhinorrhea: Management and Practice covers the current concepts in the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition, as well as long-term management of patients following successful treatment. It provides broad insight into the causes for leakage of CSF from the nose and helps in diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Its multidimensional approach caters to medical undergraduates and postgraduates along with specialists in various fields such as ENT, neurosurgery, neurology, medicine and endocrinology, thus providing a comprehensive plan for management of CSF rhinorrhea. Key features Focuses on trans-nasal endoscopic repair of CSF rhinorrhea Explores minimally invasive techniques and recent advances in CSF rhinorrhea Reviews clinical presentation and case diagnosis with special emphasis pertaining to general practitioners Discusses post-operative care in an exclusive chapter Includes videos of surgical procedures Dr Jyotirmay S Hegde is currently a consultant ENT, head and neck and endoscopic skull base surgeon at Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield, Bangalore, India. He has also worked as a faculty member in various capacities at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India. Dr Hegde completed his Masters in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, India and his Fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic skull base surgery from Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, UK. Dr Hegde is a fellow of the European Board of Otolaryngology (FEBORL). He has published in several peer-reviewed scientific publications and presented in national and international conferences, courses, and workshops. Dr Hemanth Vamanshankar graduated from K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India in 2008 and completed a diploma in Otolaryngology from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India in 2011 and DNB-ENT from Southern Railway Hospital, Ayanavaram, Chennai, India in 2014. He was awarded MRCS-ENT from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK. He has to his credit 25 indexed publications of national and international repute. He is currently working as a medical officer and consultant ENT surgeon at the Divisional Railway Hospital, Bangalore, India (South Western Railway).
|Author||: Walter George Bradley|
|Release Date||: 2000|
|Pages||: 790 pages|
This essential, pocket-sized companion to the leading clinical reference in neurology is the ideal quick reference for residents and practitioners. Containing the salient points of clinical diagnosis and management distilled from Neurology in Clinical Practice, Third Edition, this handbook is designed to be consulted when answers are needed quickly. * Quick and easy access to the clinical essentials in Neurology in Clinical Practice, Third Edition * Fully revised to include advances made in the fields of neurology and genetics * The perfect pocket reference
|Author||: Walter George Bradley|
|Publisher||: Taylor & Francis|
|Release Date||: 2004|
|ISBN 10||: 9789997625892|
|Pages||: 2545 pages|
New edition, completely rewritten, with new chapters on endovascular surgery and mitochrondrial and ion channel disorders.
|Author||: Richard A. McPherson,Matthew R. Pincus|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-09-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1455726842|
|Pages||: 1568 pages|
Recognized as the definitive book in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, edited by Richard A. McPherson, MD and Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pathology reference that gives you state-of-the-art guidance on lab test selection and interpretation of results. Revisions throughout keep you current on the latest topics in the field, such as biochemical markers of bone metabolism, clinical enzymology, pharmacogenomics, and more! A user-friendly full-color layout puts all the latest, most essential knowledge at your fingertips. Update your understanding of the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Get optimal test results with guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention as well as cost-effective test selection. Reference the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout, many new color illustrations and visual aids, and an organization by organ system. Master all the latest approaches in clinical laboratory medicine with new and updated coverage of: the chemical basis for analyte assays and common interferences; lipids and dyslipoproteinemia; markers in the blood for cardiac injury evaluation and related stroke disorders; coagulation testing for antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin and clopidogrel; biochemical markers of bone metabolism; clinical enzymology; hematology and transfusion medicine; medical microbiology; body fluid analysis; and many other rapidly evolving frontiers in the field. Effectively monitor the pace of drug clearing in patients undergoing pharmacogenomic treatments with a new chapter on this groundbreaking new area. Apply the latest best practices in clinical laboratory management with special chapters on organization, work flow, quality control, interpretation of results, informatics, financial management, and establishing a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Confidently prepare for the upcoming recertification exams for clinical pathologists set to begin in 2016.
The only case-based guide to electromyography—back in a fully revised and updated New Edition! This practical resource examines how to approach, diagnose, and manage the most commonly encoun-tered disorders in the EMG laboratory. Based on actual cases, it correlates patient history, physical exam, EMG findings, relevant anatomy, treatment, and follow-up to help readers sharpen their clinical problem-solving skills. New cases have been added, and every case includes the latest advances in knowledge and technique. Features study questions, answers, and clinical discussions of how experts manage cases to help readers work through the problems presented. Summarizes the results of nerve conduction studies and EMG data with standardized tables. Includes more than 200 relevant imaging studies and anatomic figures. Makes information easy to find with a uniform chapter organization. Offers a consistent approach to electromyography based on Dr. Katirji's broad knowledge and clinical experience. 7 new case studies, including Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsy, Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy, and Myotonic Dystrophy. Three new chapters on Nerve Conduction Studies, Needle EMG Examination, and Specialized Procedures. Many new and revised figures that clarify complex information.
|Author||: A. J. Larner|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business|
|Release Date||: 2014-04-28|
|ISBN 10||: 1447163710|
|Pages||: 386 pages|
This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized book addresses neurological contributions to the diagnosis and management of dementia through a longitudinal examination of the work undertaken in a dedicated neurological dementia clinic. It covers the use of cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility and the use of other diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic mix is discussed in terms of both neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is the use of conventional treatments for dementia and the impact of national directives (e.g. NICE, National Dementia Strategy) on day-to-day clinical practice. Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective, Second Edition is an illustrated, practical resource for medical professionals involved in the assessment and management of dementia patients. It is of particular benefit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care practitioners and those working in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing.