Therapeutic Guidelines: Neurology. Version 4.
- Mohna Sharma
- Aust Prescr 2012;35:33
- 1 February 2012
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2012.014
Neurology is a highly specialised branch of medicine that never ceases to amaze with its clinical presentations. It has always had the potential to pose multiple clinical challenges to most practitioners. For these reasons, Therapeutic Guidelines: Neurology for me has proven to be the perfect mentor. The chapters provide clear, concise and evidence-based information on both the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of neurological conditions encountered frequently in general practice.
'Getting to know your drugs' is a brief but complete summary of drugs used in neurology, with reliable information on the important drug interactions and precautions to be considered when treating patients. The appendices on monitoring antiepileptic drugs and sources of information are of great clinical value, as is the section on pregnancy and breastfeeding. Regular use of tables and flow charts makes it easy to read and user-friendly.
Therapeutic Guidelines: Neurology is the ultimate neurology reference tool. I recommend it for all medical practitioners, medical students and even allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists, involved in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic neurological disease. All essential information required for a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to the management of patients is contained in this great resource.
General practice registrar, WentWest, Sydney