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Neurological Emergencies

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1026
  1. W J Lance

    Ed R A C Hughes BMJ Publishing Group, £19.95, pp 359 ISBN 0-7279-0756-5

    Neurologists are fortunate in that most of their emergencies are handled by someone else. Any medical practitioner must be prepared to recognise a neurological emergency and to be part of the team required to treat it promptly and efficiently. The topics discussed here, harvested from peer reviewed articles in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, tell the reader what needs to be done and, equally important, who is going to do it.

    An unconscious patient with focal neurological signs, a history of epilepsy, or …

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