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European Handbook of Neurological Management, 2nd Edition, Volume 1

Nils Erik Gilhus (Editor), Michael R. Barnes (Editor), Michael Brainin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8533-2
584 pages
October 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Evidence-based, peer reviewed, best practice management guidelines for neurologists

Diagnosis is only part of the puzzle. Effective treatment is what your patients really want. The European Federation of Neurological Societies has been publishing management guidelines in the European Journal of Neurology for many years. Developed by a consensus approach, using graded evidence, and then fully peer reviewed, these guidelines provide gold-standard, best-practice guidance to the treatment of neurological disorders. They help bridge the gap between what is done and what should be done for patients with neurological disorders.

The basic guidelines have been expanded with ‘Recommendations’ based on strong evidence and ‘Good Practice Points’ where only weaker evidence is available. The Guidelines in this volume cover:


Major neurological diseases

Neuromuscular diseases


Neurological problems

Sleep disorders


The European Handbook of Neurological Management provides a thoroughly rounded and grounded approach to best-practice neurological management using evidence-based principles.

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Table of Contents


Section 1 Investigations.

1 Routine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis.

2 Use of imaging in cerebrovascular disease.

3 Use of imaging in multiple sclerosis.

4 Neurophysiological tests and neuroimaging procedures in non-acute headache.

5 Use of anti-interferon beta antibody measurements in multiple sclerosis.

6 Use of antibody testing in nervous system disorders.

7 Use of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of small fibre neuropathy.

8 Assessment of neuropathic pain.

Section 2 Major Neurological Diseases.

9 Ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack.

10 Drug treatment of migraine.

11 Cluster headache and other trigemino-autonomic cephalgias.

12 Diagnosis and treatment of primary (idiopathic) dystonia.

13 Mild traumatic brain injury.

14 Early (uncomplicated) Parkinson's disease.

15 Late (complicated) Parkinson's disease.

16 Alzheimer's disease.

Section 3 Neuromuscular Diseases.

17 Management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

18 Post-polio syndrome.

19 Autoimmune neuromuscular transmission disorders.

20 Chronic infl ammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

21 Multifocal motor neuropathy.

22 Paraproteinaemic demyelinating neuropathies.

23 Limb girdle muscular dystrophies.

Section 4 Infections.

24 Neurological complications of HIV infection.

25 Viral meningo-encephalitis.

Section 5 Neurological Problems.

26 Treatment of neuropathic pain.

27 Acute relapses of multiple sclerosis.

28 Status epilepticus.

29 Alcohol-related seizures.

30 Brain metastases.

31 Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes.

32 Nystagmus and oscillopsia.

33 Orthostatic hypotension.

34 Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis.

35 Cerebral vasculitis.

36 Neurological problems in liver transplantation.

37 Fatty acid mitochondrial disorders.

Section 6 Sleep Disorders.

38 Management of narcolepsy in adults.

39 Sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disorders and stroke.

Section 7 Rehabilitation.

40 Cognitive rehabilitation.


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Author Information

Nils Erik Gilhus, MD, University of Bergen, Norway

Michael Brainin, MD, Danube University Krems, Austria

Michael Barnes, MD FRCP, University of Newcastle, UK

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“Well written, easy to read, and highly educational, this book is a very nice addition to a neurologist's professional library.”  (Doody’s, 2 November 2012)


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