Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice

by Abdul Qayyum Rana,

Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice discusses neurological emergencies in a stepwise fashion including stabilizing the patient, identifying the cause, and treating the underlying cause. It is useful in several settings including the emergency room, hospital in-patient service as well as the intensive care unit.

Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice has a wide appeal and relevance to disciplines including neurology, emergency medicine, critical care medicine, internal medicine and family medicine. Medical students and residents may use this convenient, pocket-sized book to prepare for and succeed in their training examinations and it is also useful for other house staff and practicing physicians. 

  • Springer London; July 2013
  • ISBN 9781447151913
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice
  • Author: Abdul Qayyum Rana; John Anthony Morren
  • Imprint: Springer

In The Press

From the reviews:

“This quick-reference guide for commonly encountered neurological emergencies uses an outline format to present a stepwise approach to evaluating, stabilizing, and treating critically ill patients. … It is appropriate for medical students and residents rotating through the neurology ward and ICU, as well as midlevel practitioners. … It uses a logical approach to the bedside assessment of a critically ill patient presenting with neurological symptoms or conditions.” (Jason Sebesto, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2013)

About The Author

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana is a Canadian neurologist who specializes in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders.  He is currently Director of the Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre located in Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Rana completed his residency training at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute New Jersey, USA.   He then undertook a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  Dr. Rana is the founding editor of the Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome. He is also founder of the World Parkinson’s Education Program. Dr. Rana has written extensively on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders.  Some of the publications of Dr. Rana are as follows,

1.   An Aid to Neuro-ophthalmology

2.  A Synopsis of Neurological Emergencies

3.  An Introduction to Essential Tremor

4.  99 Faces of Parkinson’s disease

5.  Frequently Asked Questions about Parkinson’s disease.


Dr. John Anthony Morren obtained his medical degree in his native Trinidad and Tobago at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He completed his neurology residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida then fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is currently a Clinical Associate Staff neurologist at the Neuromuscular Center of the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Morren has also been active in many advocacy, research and academic pursuits, publishing in the peer reviewed literature on a wide scope of topics in neurology including stroke/vascular neurology, headache, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders and neurocritical care. He has authored book chapter contributions in the fields of dementia and neuromuscular disorders.