Clinical Neurotoxicology : Syndromes, Substances, by Michael R. Dobbs

By Michael R. Dobbs

Medical Neurotoxicology bargains exact, proper, and entire insurance of a box that has grown drastically within the final two decades. you will get a present symptomatic method of treating issues as a result of neurotoxic brokers, environmental factors-such as heavy metals and pesticides-and extra. practice discussions of mobile and molecular methods and pathology to medical neurology. major experts and up-and-coming medical neurotoxicologists current their services on wide-ranging, worldwide topics and debate controversies within the uniqueness, together with Gulf battle Syndrome. And, professional seek advice performance lets you entry the total textual content of the ebook on-line, from any net connection.Provides a whole directory of neurotoxic agents-from synthetic to environmental-so you get entire, medical coverage.Covers how pollutants show up themselves in keeping with age and co-morbidity for you to deal with the wishes of your whole patients.Offers wide and in-depth assurance of poisons from around the globe via contributions through major professionals and up-and-coming medical neurotoxicologists.Features dialogue of debatable and weird subject matters similar to Gulf warfare Syndrome, Parkinson's sickness, motor neuron illness, in addition to different matters which are nonetheless in question.Includes entry to, a spouse web site the place you could fast seek the total contents of the book.Your buy entitles you to entry the website until eventually the following variation is released, or till the present variation is not any longer provided on the market by way of Elsevier, whichever happens first. If the following version is released below twelve months after your buy, you can be entitled to on-line entry for 365 days out of your date of buy. Elsevier reserves the fitting to supply an appropriate alternative product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based digital model) may still on-line entry to the website be discontinued.

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Often, it is difficult to Section 1 establish neurotoxicity with certainty because of a lack of biomarkers for most toxins. However, when reasonably established, it is obligatory to inform the appropriate authorities of the nature and source of exposure so that others can be protected. As clinical neurotoxicologists, we should continue to follow the patient throughout the course of the illness. If additional signs or symptoms develop over time that point to another cause, then we should be ready to backtrack and consider other possible etiologies for the patient’s problem.

22. Shamberger RJ. Validity of hair mineral testing. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2002;87(1–3):1–28. 29 CHAPTER 4 Toxin-Induced Neurologic Emergencies David Lawrence, Nancy McLinskey, J. Stephen Huff, and Christopher P. Holstege CHAPTER CONTENTS Introduction 30 Seizures 34 General Management 30 Acute Alteration of Mental Status 37 Toxicology-directed Physical Exam 32 Weakness 40 Toxidromes 32 Conclusion 43 Diagnostic Testing 32 INTRODUCTION Exposure to toxins may cause several common neurological emergencies, including toxin-induced seizures, acute change in mental status, and muscle weakness (see also specific chapters for these problems in the Neurotoxic Syndromes section of this book).

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