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Small animal neurological emergencies
PLATT-GAROSI
Small animal neurological emergencies
1st ed., 667 pages, 400 ill., Manson Publishing, April 2012

Item Code: NEURO33
ISBN: 9781840761528
Weigth: 2300 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Neurology
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Description
This new book deals systematically with the assessment and treatment of small animal neurological patients in light of latest research findings and greatly improved imaging techniques.

The authors first discuss step-wise neurological and systemic approaches to common emergency cases—examination, critical care and rapid assessment—based on presenting signs. They then deal in depth with the pathophysiology, treatment options and likely prognoses of each of the more common types of neurological emergency, be it vascular accident, infection, trauma, seizure, acute disease or neoplasia. Detailed support techniques and therapies are provided on emergency anaesthesia, pain management, fluid therapy, post-operative care and physical rehabilitation.

The book will appeal to small animal practitioners, specialists, residents, course directors and students interested in neurology, emergency medicine and critical care, internal medicine, imaging and pathology
Contents
Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations
Part 1: Admission and Neurodiagnostic Tests
Chapter 1: Examining the neurological emergency (Laurent Garosi)
Chapter 2: Respiratory and cardiovascular support in the neurological patient (Anthea Raisis and Gabrielle Musk)
Chapter 3: Metabolic evaluation of critically ill neurological patients (Louise Clark)
Chapter 4: Imaging of neurological emergencies (Fraser McConnell)
Chapter 5: Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (Amy Wood, Laurent Garosi and Simon Platt)
Part 2: Decision Making
Chapter 6: Obtundation, stupor and coma (Peter Dickinson)
Chapter 7: Seizures (Simon Platt)
Chapter 8: Exercise-associated weakness and collapse (Arianna Negrin and Simon Platt)
Chapter 9: Ataxia (John Levine)
Chapter 10: Paresis and paralysis (Jay McDonnell)
Chapter 11: Spinal pain (Ronaldo da Costa)
Chapter 12: Acute blindness (Peter Nghiem and Scott Schatzberg)
Chapter 13: Tremors and involuntary movements (Marc Kent)
Chapter 14: Head tilt and nystagmus (Laurent Garosi)
Chapter 15: Acute disorders of the head and face (Lara Matiasek and Alberta de Stefani)
Chapter 16: Monoparesis and neurological causes of lameness (Toby Gemmill and Malcolm McKee)
Part 3: Specific Emergencies – Diagnosis and Treatment
Chapter 17: Cerebrovascular accidents (Laurent Garosi)
Chapter 18: Ischaemic myelopathy (Luisa de Risio)
Chapter 19: Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (Scott Schatzberg and Peter Nghiem)
Chapter 20: Head trauma (Courtenay Freeman and Simon Platt)
Chapter 21: Spinal trauma (Natasha Olby)
Chapter 22: Acute disc disease (Joan Coates)
Chapter 23: Status epilepticus (Allison Haley and Simon Platt)
Chapter 24: Myasthenia gravis (Kerry Bailey)
Chapter 25: Tetanus and botulism (Jacques Penderis)
Chapter 26: Intracranial neoplasia and secondary pathological effects (John Rossmeisl and Theresa Pancotto)
Chapter 27: Metabolic encephalopathies (Kate Chandler and Robert Goggs)
Chapter 28: Neurological toxicities (Jennifer Pittman, Benjamin Brainard and Katrin Swindells)
Part 4: Specific Management Issues
Chapter 29: Emergency neuroanaesthesia (Anthea Raisis and Gabrielle Musk)
Chapter 30: Analgesia for patients with neurological disease (Gabrielle Musk and Anthea Raisis)
Chapter 31: Fluid therapy (Anthea Raisis and Katrin Swindells)
Chapter 32: Postoperative and supportive care and physical rehabilitation (Sebastien Behr and Rebecca Green)
Further reading
Appendix 1: Drug dosages for the emergency patient (Amy Wood, Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi)
Appendix 2: Units and reference ranges (Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi)
Appendix 3: Blood transfusion sheet (Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi)
Index
Author(s) CV
Simon Platt, BVM&S MRCVS Dipl.ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN
Associate Professor, Neurology Service, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Laurent Garosi, DVM, Dip ECVN, MRCVS, RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, Davis Veterinary Specialists, Higham Gobion
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