The Drugs in Neurology handbook succinctly brings together the most up-to-date management of adult neurological disorders and the evidence base for their drug treatment. Each neurological sub-specialty is covered within separate chapters, discussing disease classification, clinical features, suggested treatment pathways, and the evidence base behind modern treatment regimes. The latter half of the text contains an easily accessible A–Z drug compendium. Drug monographs include useful prescribing information, licensed and unlicensed uses, disease-specific mechanism(s) of action, contraindications, toxicity and side effects, use in special populations, efficacy (evidence-based), dosing and monitoring, pharmacokinetic data, and drug interactions.
Table of Contents
- Section 1 Clinical conditions
Chapter 1 Headache Chapter 2 Vertigo Chapter 3 Epilepsy Chapter 4 Cerebrovascular disease Chapter 5 Neuropathic pain Chapter 6 Inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system Chapter 7 Disorders of peripheral nerves and motor neuron disease Chapter 8 Disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction Chapter 9 Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism Chapter 10 Hyperkinetic movement disorders Chapter 11 Dementia Chapter 12 Spasticity Chapter 13 Neuro-oncology Chapter 14 Sleep disorders Chapter 15 Neurological infections Chapter 16 Metabolic disorders Chapter 17 Uro-neurology Chapter 18 Drugs causing neurological disease
- Section 2 A–Z index of neurological drugs