Small Animal Neurological Emergencies PDF 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.
Table of Contents
Admission and Neurodiagnostic Tests Examining the neurological emergency Laurent Garosi Respiratory and cardiovascular support in the neurological patient Anthea Raisis and Gabrielle Musk Metabolic evaluation of critically ill neurological patients Louise Clark Imaging of neurological emergencies Fraser McConnell Cerebrospinal fluid analysis Amy Wood, Laurent Garosi and Simon Platt
Decision Making Obtundation, stupor and coma Peter Dickinson Seizures Simon Platt Exercise-associated weakness and collapse Arianna Negrin and Simon Platt Ataxia John Levine Paresis and paralysis Jay McDonnell Spinal pain Ronaldo da Costa Acute blindness Peter Nghiem and Scott Schatzberg Tremors and involuntary movements Marc Kent Head tilt and nystagmus Laurent Garosi Acute disorders of the head and face Lara Matiasek and Alberta de Stefani Monoparesis and neurological causes of lameness Toby Gemmill and Malcolm McKee
Specific Emergencies—Diagnosis and Treatment Cerebrovascular accidents Laurent Garosi Ischaemic myelopathy Luisa de Risio Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system Scott Schatzberg and Peter Nghiem Head trauma Courtenay Freeman and Simon Platt Spinal trauma Natasha Olby Acute disc disease Joan Coates Status epilepticus Allison Haley and Simon Platt Myasthenia gravis Kerry Bailey Tetanus and botulism Jacques Penderis Intracranial neoplasia and secondary pathological effects John Rossmeisl and Theresa Pancotto Metabolic encephalopathies Kate Chandler and Robert Goggs Neurological toxicities Jennifer Pittman, Benjamin Brainard and Katrin Swindells
Specific Management Issues Emergency neuroanaesthesia Anthea Raisis and Gabrielle Musk Analgesia for patients with neurological disease Gabrielle Musk and Anthea Raisis Fluid therapy Anthea Raisis and Katrin Swindells Postoperative and supportive care and physical rehabilitation Sebastien Behr and Rebecca Green
Further reading Drug dosages for the emergency patient Amy Wood, Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi Units and reference ranges Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi Blood transfusion sheet Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi