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Title Cerebrospinal fluid in clinical neurology / Florian Deisenhammer, Finn Sellebjerg, Charlotte E Teunissen, Hayrettin Tumani, editors.

Publication Info. Cham : Springer, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 441 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 10, 2015).
Summary The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an invaluable diagnostic tool in clinical neurology, not only in the evaluation of inflammatory, degenerative, and malignant diseases of the nervous system, but also in the diagnosis of all forms of cerebral and subarachnoidal bleedings. The CSF can be easily obtained by lumbar puncture and a set of basic analyses can be conducted using relatively simple laboratory methods. By combining different CSF parameters, a wide range of diagnostic entities can be identified. However, properly interpreting the test results requires a high level of expertise and cannot be achieved by just reporting on individual analytic values. This book covers essential aspects of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and its use in the diagnosis of common neurological diseases. The first part addresses preclinical aspects such as the history of CSF, as well as the anatomical, physiological, and biological background of this valuable fluid. In addition, CSF collection, its preanalytical and methodological implications, and the increasing number of disease-specific markers in CSF are discussed in detail. Lastly, CSF analyses are put into context with clinical syndromes, demonstrating their diagnostic value in neurological clinical practice. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology helps readers understand the preanalytical and analytical aspects of CSF diagnostics and offers a valuable reference guide for interpreting CSF results during the clinical work-up for neurological patients. ℗ℓ
Subject Cerebrospinal fluid -- Examination.
Neurology.
Nervous system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Diseases
MEDICAL / Evidence-Based Medicine
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
Cerebrospinal fluid -- Examination. (OCoLC)fst00851353
Nervous system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis. (OCoLC)fst01036103
Neurology. (OCoLC)fst01036390
Added Author Deisenhammer, Florian, editor.
Sellebjerg, Finn, editor.
Teunissen, Charlotte E., editor.
Tumani, Hayrettin, editor.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9783319012247
ISBN 9783319012254 electronic bk.
3319012258 electronic bk.
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-01225-4 doi
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