Neurologic Emergencies: How to Do a Fast, Focused Evaluation of Any Neurologic Complaint 1st ed. 2018 Edition
This book is an unparalleled resource on neurologic emergencies. Most books on neurologic emergencies focus on treatment of a disease after it is diagnosed (such as stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or meningitis). There are but a few books that focus on how to evaluate the patient with a neurologic symptom, before the diagnosis is made. This is the area that frontline providers, including emergency physicians, family physicians, primary care physicians, hospitalists, urgent care physicians, and midlevel providers struggle with. This book is written by clinicians with a clear understanding of the needs of non-neurologists in the front lines of medicine. The editors are board-certified emergency physicians with fellowship training and expertise in neurologic emergencies.
- Extensive number of algorithms for distinct presenting symptoms
- Classic neuroimaging findings
- A concise bullet on what information needs to be conveyed to consultants
- Reference to relevant national guidelines where applicable
- Common chapter format to facilitate quick look-up
About the Author
Latha Ganti, MD, MS, MBA is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and Research Director for the the Hospital Corporation of America GME Consortium. . Her areas of expertise include stroke and traumatic brain injury, and her lab has enjoyed continuous extramural funding for the last 15 years, from the US Department of Defense, NIH, and private foundations. Dr. Ganti has published extensively in the field of neurologic emergencies, with over 100 papers. Dr. Ganti is also the founding Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored over 20 books and 100 research manuscripts. In addition to being a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Ganti has won numerous national teaching and leadership awards from the Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians.