Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan Book

Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan

  • Author : Bradley W. Kesser
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323551373

Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan Book Description :

Get a quick, expert overview of dizziness and vertigo from childhood through old age with this concise, practical resource. Drs. Bradley W. Kesser and Tucker Gleason have assembled a leading team of experts to address timely clinical topics of interest to otolarynologists and other health care providers who see patients with these common problems. Covers key topics such as the clinical exam and diagnostic techniques, assessment and differential diagnosis in the pediatric population, dizziness and vertigo in the adolescent and the elderly, evaluation of dizziness in the litigating patient, vHIT, positional vertigo in all age groups, vestibular neuritis, migraine-associated vertigo, Meniere’s disease, medication-related dizziness in the older adult, and more. Includes information on dizziness demographics and population health, as well as development of the vestibular system and balance function. Consolidates today’s available information and experience in this important area into one convenient resource.

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan  An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics   E Book Book

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book

  • Author : Bradley W. Kesser
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-05-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455709724

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book Book Description :

Dizziness comes in many forms in each age group – some specific to an age group (e.g. benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood) while others span the age spectrum (e.g., migraine-associated vertigo). This content organizes evaluation and management of the dizzy patient by age to bring a fresh perspective to seeing these often difficult patients. The pediatric section begins with a review of vestibular embryology and physiology and moves toward a comprehensive discussion of methods – both bedside and in the vestibular lab - to evaluate the child with dizziness, or “clumsiness,” concluding with an exploration of the differential diagnosis of dizziness and relevant findings. Dizziness in the adolescent points to migraine headache as a common cause, enumerates treatment strategies for migraine-associated vertigo, and offers guidelines for when to image the adolescent with dizziness. Adult dizziness is more a compilation of the relevant diagnoses, but the section starts with dizziness that can affect young adults – especially members of our Armed Forces fighting overseas – traumatic brain injury/blast injury. This content also has relevance for patients in motor vehicle accidents and head injury patients. Medicolegal aspects of evaluation and management of dizzy patients are succinctly covered in “Evaluation of Dizziness in the Litigating Patient.” The final chapter in this section, “Other Causes of Dizziness,” provides a very thorough overview of unusual causes of dizziness in the adult population. Dizziness associated with advancing age is quite common and often multifactorial, as is highlighted in the chapter “Dizziness in the Elderly.” A comprehensive review of the posterior cerebral circulation, transient ischemic attacks, and posterior circulation stroke is presented in the chapter, “Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency.” No coverage of dizziness in the elderly is complete without an exposition of polypharmacy and medication effects. Other common

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders Book

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders

  • Author : Seilesh Babu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319978581

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders Book Description :

This text reviews the current understanding of vestibular anatomy allowing for a framework of reference, and how it's applied to vestibular testing, diagnosis and management of dizziness. Vestibular testing is an important tool in the evaluation and management of the patient with dizziness. It aids in establishing a diagnosis and determining the side or site of the lesion. In addition, it guides practitioners in selection of treatment and allows the ability of the patient’s condition to be evaluated over its time course. Common vestibular pathologies such as benign positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, multisensory imbalance, vestibular neuritis, superior canal dehiscence, and vestibular migraine will be addressed in a concise and understandable manner. The text follows a clear format in which the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic features and medical or surgical management of such pathologies are discussed. The book gains increased importance as superior canal dehiscence and vestibular migraine are relatively new hot topics. Lastly, relatively rare entities such as bilateral vestibular hypofunction, pediatric vestibular disorders and central vestibular disorders are discussed. This text serves as a complete reference for clinicians, students and researchers interested in this common and severe disorder allowing for improved patient care and advancement of knowledge in the field. Chapters are written by acknowledged experts, allowing summary review of the newest and most up-to-date understanding of scientific information. Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders will be an invaluable resource for otolaryngologists, neurologists, otologists and neurotologists, basic science and translational researchers with interests in the vestibular system, fellows and residents in aforementioned fields, and general practitioners with an interest in patients with symptoms of dizziness.

Diagnosis and Management of Allergies for the Otolaryngologist  An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics   E Book Book

Diagnosis and Management of Allergies for the Otolaryngologist An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book

  • Author : Berrylin J. Ferguson J. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-06-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455712588

Diagnosis and Management of Allergies for the Otolaryngologist An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book Book Description :

Topics include: History of Allergy; Epidemiology of Allergy; Types of Rhinitis; Differential Diagnosis including Allergy Mimics; Immunology; Physical Findings in Allergy; Diagnosis including lab testing and physical examination; Associated Conditions and Comorbidities; Role of Allergy in Serous Otitis Media; Role of Allergy in Meneire's Syndrome; Asthma; Polyposis; Allergic Fungal Sinusitis; Treatment – Environmental Controls; Pharmacotherapy; Traditional Immunotherapy; Sublingual (SLIT) Immunotherapy; The Allergic March; Surgical Treatment of Allergies; Inhalant Allergies in Children; Food Allergies in Adults and Children.

The 5 Minute Neurology Consult Book

The 5 Minute Neurology Consult

  • Author : D. Joanne Lynn
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451100129

The 5 Minute Neurology Consult Book Description :

This volume in the 5-Minute Consult series focuses on neurological diseaes and disorders, as well as key symptoms, signs, and tests. Dozens of noted authorities provide tightly organized, practical guidance. Using the famous two-page layout and outline format of The 5-Minute Consult Series, the book provides instant access to clinically-oriented, must-have information on all disorders of the nervous system. Each disease is covered in a consistent, easy-to-follow format: basics (including signs and symptoms), diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and miscellaneous considerations (including diseases with similar characteristics, pregnancy, synonyms, and ICD coding).

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span   E Book Book

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E Book

  • Author : Donna J. Cech
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437715484

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E Book Book Description :

Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist   E Book Book

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist E Book

  • Author : William G. Boissonnault
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437715439

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist E Book Book Description :

Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.

Primary Care Across the Lifespan Book

Primary Care Across the Lifespan

  • Author : Denise L. Robinson
  • Publisher : Mosby Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1470
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002537463

Primary Care Across the Lifespan Book Description :

PRIMARY CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN is a comprehensive text for students in Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner programs. Part I covers more than 200 common complaints and conditions, organized alphabetically. Lifespan content on physical findings and appropriate treatments for children, elderly, and pregnant women is integrated within each chapter, and diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, and pharmaceutical treatments are organized into tables and treatment plans. Part II covers client wellness across the lifespan and includes growth and development charts, physical examination forms, and health promotion recommendations. The extensive Appendices include quick reference data such as drug tables, immunization schedules, and laboratory values for clients in various age groups, making this book a valuable tool for students to use in the classroom and on into practice. * Presents each condition and complaint in the SOAPE format -- Subjective findings, Objective findings, Assessment, Plan, Evaluation -- for a logical presentation of the material that mirrors clinical reasoning. * Includes additional indices that categorize each topic four different ways -- body system, clinical diagnosis, presenting symptom, and lifespan -- to assist students in organizing study needs. * Provides ICD-9 codes for diagnostic classification and for insurance reimbursement. * Includes algorithms for conditions, providing a quick overview of diagnosis and treatment options. * Presents differential diagnoses and the supporting data in a table format for quick information access. * Outlines diagnostic and lab tests available for each condition in table format, and includes test outcomes and cost ranges to enable logical decision-making on low-cost, high-yield test options. * Presents pharmaceutical treatment plans in table format, including essential information on costs, pregnancy categories, and pediatric and geriatric dosages, to facilitate treatment options. * Includes

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Book

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

  • Author : Donna Cech
  • Publisher : Saunders
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 509
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055476983

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Book Description :

Emphasizes normal development and function, examining how function is attained and how it can be optimized across the life span. Logical organization and presentation equips readers with the background and tools needed to understand the components of functional movement.

Neuro Otology Book

Neuro Otology

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444634474

Neuro Otology Book Description :

Neuro-Otology: a volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, provides a comprehensive translational reference on the disorders of the peripheral and central vestibular system. The volume is aimed at serving clinical neurologists who wish to know the most current established information related to dizziness and disequilibrium from a clinical, yet scholarly, perspective. This handbook sets the new standard for comprehensive multi-authored textbooks in the field of neuro-otology. The volume is divided into three sections, including basic aspects, diagnostic and therapeutic management, and neuro-otologic disorders. Internationally acclaimed chapter authors represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. The Basic Aspects section is brief and covers the material in sufficient depth necessary for understanding later translational and clinical material. The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management section covers all of the essential topics in the evaluation and treatment of patients with dizziness and disequilibrium. The section on Neuro-otologic Disorders is the largest portion of the volume and addresses every major diagnostic category in the field. Synthesizes widely dispersed information on the anatomy and physiology of neuro-otologic conditions into one comprehensive resource Features input from renowned international authors in basic science, otology, and neuroscience Presents the latest assessment of the techniques needed to diagnose and treat patients with dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance Provides the reader with an updated, in-depth review of the clinically relevant science and the clinical approach to those disorders of the peripheral and central vestibular system

Brain Injury Medicine Book

Brain Injury Medicine

  • Author : Douglas I Katz, MD
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-10-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1934559504

Brain Injury Medicine Book Description :

A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury

Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology Book

Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

  • Author : Dr. Dale L. Johnson, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826106940

Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology Book Description :

"This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Interest in the neurocognitive and sensory impairments resulting from many cancers and their interventions has grown considerably over the past decades as an important aspect of quality of life issues for cancer patients and survivors. The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology features current findings on the neuropsychological effects of these cancers and their treatments along with the most promising neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions available to mitigate these deficits. This edited volume, part of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series, bridges the gap between the knowledge of neuropsychologists, who are grounded in the biological and physiological bases of cognition and behavior but not in pathology, and that of oncologists, who often lack expertise in the neuropsychological aspects of cancer. This text first addresses the biological components and medical care of these cancers, and issues relating to bioimaging. It then discusses the neurological impact of these cancers as they affect different functions, such as memory, learning, and sensory-motor ability, as well as discusses the effects of childhood cancers on neurological development. State-of-the-art neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions are considered, including neuropsychological/cognitive rehabilitation and habituation, pharmacological interventions, and collaborative medical practices. This text is a unique and timely resource for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, oncologists, oncology nurses, and neurorehabili

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases Book

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases

  • Author : Gorazd Drevensek
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789230147

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases Book Description :

The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.



  • Author : Dennis W Fell
  • Publisher : F.A. Davis
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803658912


The neuro rehab text that mirrors how you learn and how you practice! Take an evidence-based approach to the neurorehabilitation of adult and pediatric patients across the lifespan that reflects the APTA’s patient management model and the WHO’s International Classification of Function (ICF). You’ll study examination and interventions from the body structure/function impairments and functional activity limitations commonly encountered in patients with neurologic disorders. Then, understanding the disablement process, you’ll be able to organize the clinical data that leads to therapeutic interventions for specific impairments that can then be applied as appropriate anytime that impairment is detected, regardless of the medical diagnosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Book

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Author : Paul O'Connor
  • Publisher : Key Porter
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Multiple sclerosis
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 1552635287

Multiple Sclerosis Book Description :

Multiple Sclerosis-MS-strikes about one in a thousand North Americans, usually in early adulthood, when they are building careers and starting families. In the wholly revised and updated edition of Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts You Need, readers will find a fact-filled, comprehensive guide to living with MS. The accessible text is supported by diagrams, case histories, a drug table and an extensive list of helpful books and organizations. Topics include: what MS is, and who gets it; how MS is diagnosed as 'possible,' 'probable' or 'definite'; why the disease affects different people in different ways; how 'relapsing-remitting' MS differs from 'progressive' MS; how people with MS, and their families, can adapt their homes, careers and lifestyles to cope with the disease; which treatments work, which don't and what is on the horizon. This edition of Multiple Sclerosis has been revised to incorporate new findings related to the diagnosis and treatment of MS, including very early as well as more advanced disease. Additional information has also been included on the treatment of fatigue among other symptoms.

Toxicology Studies Book

Toxicology Studies

  • Author : Ana Cristina Andreazza
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2015-07-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535121404

Toxicology Studies Book Description :

The increased exposure to toxins, toxicants and novel drugs has promoted toxicology to become one of the most important areas of research with emerging innovative toxicity testing protocols, techniques, and regulation being placed. Since the bioactivation of many toxins and toxicants and its consequences on human health are not clearly known, this book offers a quick overview of cellular toxicology through the cell, drug and environmental toxicity. This book does not strive to be comprehensive but instead offers a quick overview of principle aspects of toxins and toxicants in order to familiarize the key principles of toxicology. The book is divided into three main sections,; the first one discusses the role of mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and mitochondrial drug development. The second and third sections bring light to forensic toxicology and drug poisoning followed by environmental toxicity.

Neurological Disorders Book
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Neurological Disorders

  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241563369

Neurological Disorders Book Description :

Although there are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders, we know enough to be able to shape effective policy responses to some of the most common. This book describes and discusses the increasing public health impact of common neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuroinfections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may reduce their occurrence and consequences, and offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders. The clear message that emerges is that unless immediate action is taken globally, the neurological burden is likely to become an increasingly serious and unmanageable.

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia Book

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia

  • Author : American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780890426777

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia Book Description :

Dementia is associated with a sizeable public health burden that is growing rapidly as the population ages. In addition to cognitive impairments, individuals with dementia often come to clinical attention because of symptoms of a behavioral disturbance (e.g., irritability, agitation, aggression) or psychosis. The burden on caregivers is substantial and is increased when dementia is associated with behavioral and psychological symptoms, and particularly with agitation or aggression. Treatment of psychotic symptoms and agitation in individuals with dementia has often involved use of antipsychotic medications. In recent years, the risks associated with use of these agents in the older adult population have become apparent. There has been a growing need to develop guidelines for appropriate use of antipsychotic medications in dementia. The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia seeks to fulfill this need to improve the care of patients with dementia who are exhibiting agitation or psychosis. The guideline focuses on the judicious use of antipsychotic medications when agitation or psychosis occurs in association with dementia. It is intended to apply to individuals with dementia in all settings of care as well as to care delivered by generalist and specialist clinicians. The guideline offers clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements to help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. Each recommendation is given a rating that reflects the level of confidence that potential benefits of an intervention outweigh potential harms. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on use of antipsychotics in treating agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia, the guideline pr