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MD Consult: Books: Goldman: Cecil Medicine: SUGGESTED READINGS

Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed.

Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier

SUGGESTED READINGS

Cumurciuc R, Crassard I, Sarov M, et al: Headache as the only neurological sign of cerebral venous thrombosis: A series of 17 cases.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry  2005; 76:1084-1087.Seventeen of 123 consecutive cases had new ipsilateral or bilateral headaches, normal head CT, and normal CSF; MR and/or MR venography was required for diagnosis

Darouiche RO: Spinal epidural abcess.  N Engl J Med  2006; 355:2012-2020.A comprehensive review

Khouzam RN, El-Dokla AM, Menkes DL: Undiagnosed patent foramen ovale presenting as a cryptogenic brain abscess: Case report and review of the literature.  Heart Lung  2006; 35:108-111.PFOs are an increasingly common finding in patients without other known predisposing causes

McClelland S, Hall WA: Postoperative central nervous system infection: Incidence and associated factors in 2111 neurosurgical procedures.  Clin Infect Dis  2007; 45:55-59.The incidence was 0.3% for bacterial meningitis and 0.2% for brain abscess, with 50% caused by S. aureus

Prasad KN, Mishra AM, Gupta D, et al: Analysis of microbial etiology and mortality in patients with brain abscess.  J Infect  2006; 53:221-227.Organisms were found by culture in 75% of cases and by Gram stain in an additional 6%

Stam J, De Bruijn SF, DeVeber G: Anticoagulation for cerebral sinus thrombosis.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev  2002;CD002005. Anticoagulation appears to be safe and was associated with a non-statistically significant reduction in death

Stam J.: Thrombosis of the cerebral veins and sinuses.  N Engl J Med  2005; 352:1791-1798.A comprehensive review

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