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Neurology

An Illustrated Colour Text

An introductory textbook of neurology in the Illustrated Colour Text series, making full use of all the usual features of the series - double page spreads, short paragraphs, summary boxes, attractive use of colour etc.

Audience
Undergraduate medical students and junior doctors.
Specialist neurological nurses.

Paperback, 152 Pages

Published: May 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3224-0

Contents

  • Basic principles.
    Organisation of the nervous system. Neurological thinking. Pathological processes in neurology.
    History and examination.
    History taking. Examination - introduction. Speech and higher function. The eyes and visual system. Fundoscopy. Cranial nerves 1, 3-6. Other cranial nerves. Limbs:motor. Limbs: reflexes and sensation. Gait. Coordination and abnormal movements.
    Neurological investigation.
    Neuroradiology. Neurophysiological investigations. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Neurogenetics. Cerebrospinal fluid and lumbar puncture.
    Neurological problems.
    Headache. Blackouts and"funny do's". Giddiness. Intracranial pressure. Coma and alteration of consciousness. Confusion and delirium. Dementia. Disturbances of vision. Weakness. Numbness and sensory disturbance. Walking difficulties and clumsiness. Disorders of sleep.
    Neurological syndromes and diseases.
    Stroke. Transient ischaemic attacks and prevention of strokes. Subarachnoid haemorrhage. Epilepsy I: Diagnosis. Epilepsy II: Treatment and management. Head injury. Spinal cord syndromes. Radiculopathy. Multiple sclerosis I. Multiple sclerosis II. Parkinson's Disease and other akinetic rigid syndromes. Other movement disorders. CNS neoplasia 1: intracranial tumours. CNS neoplasia 11:special situations. Infections of the nervous system. Peripheral neuropathies 1: clinical approach and investigation. Peripheral neuropathies 11: clinical syndromes. Common peripheral nerve lesions. Disorders of the motor neurone. Disorders of the neuromuscular junction. Muscle disease. The autonomic nervous system. Functional disorders. Neurology and psychiatry. Rehabilitation.
    Case histories.

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