1 Department of Neurology (Division of Neurocritical Care), Campus Box 8111, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
2 Department of Neurological Surgery, Campus Box 8111, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
Critical Care 2012, 16:311 doi:10.1186/cc11318Published: 16 May 2012
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
This pocket-sized handbook offers a concise approach to patients presenting with a variety of neurological emergencies. Each chapter is co-authored by an emergency medicine physician and a subspecialist in the area being covered (usually a neurologist). In this way, it provides a balance of both perspectives - neither neglecting the basic issues around initial stabilization and differential diagnosis, nor failing to discuss (in brief) the relevant pathophysiology and options for immediate management.