Samuel’s Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics 9th Edition PDF
|Author||Martin Samuels and Allan H. Ropper MD|
|File size||4.4 MB|
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It has now been almost a half century since the inception of the Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics, and it is now eminently clear that the old saw that “neurologic therapeutics” was an oxymoron is only a bad old joke. Treatment of neurologic diseases now has rightfully taken its place alongside all the other medical specialties. Young neurologists now enter the field with not just the hope but the reality that they will be able to significantly help patients. With this revolutionary change in neurologic treatments comes the reality that it is difficult, if not impossible, for one person to competently manage the entire array of neurologic disorders from those affecting cognition to those affecting muscle and everything in between. More than ever, a concise manual on the therapy of neurologic conditions has become a necessity to help clinicians use informed and discerning judgment to choose among therapies and medications. Of course, correct diagnosis remains a prelude to rational therapy. This Manual does not endeavor to opine about the complexities of diagnosis. Many other fine texts exist for this purpose. Proper use of this Manual requires the clinician to use the neurologic method to arrive at the most likely diagnosis.
For this edition, most of the chapters are written by a pair of authors, with a junior person, chosen specifically for their active clinical work on the wards and outpatient service, joining a senior author to ensure modernization of the material as well as succession in the future. Matthew B. Bevers has joined Galen V. Henderson in the chapter on coma and on traumatic brain and spinal cord diseases. Rani A. Sarkis joins Barbara Dworetzky in the epilepsy chapter, which includes a panoply of new drugs as well as the nonpharmacologic treatments for seizures. Gregory T. Whitman joins his mentor, Robert W. Baloh, in the chapter on dizziness. Eudocia Quant Lee joins Patrick Y.
Wen in the extensive revision and enhancement of the chapter on cancer neurology, which includes the newest molecular techniques or personalized approaches to therapy. Mohammad Kian Salajegheh joins Anthony A. Amato on the two chapters on peripheral neurology: one on motor neuronopathies and neuropathies and the other on diseases of the neuromuscular junction and muscle.