Crash Course Neurology

Crash Course Neurology

5th Edition - November 23, 2018

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  • Editor: Mahinda Yogarajah
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702073816
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702073854

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Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated – with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust. Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package. Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today’s medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of neurology will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you!    Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats – confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: History, Examination and Common Investigations

    Chapter 1. Taking a History

    Chapter 2. The Neurological Examination

    Chapter 3. Further Investigations


    Section 2: The Patient Presents With:

    Chapter 4. Disturbances of Consciousness

    Chapter 5. Disorders of Higher Cerebral Function

    Chapter 6. Headache

    Chapter 7. Disorders of Smell and Taste

    Chapter 8. Visual Impairment

    Chapter 9. Disorders of the Pupils and Eye Movements

    Chapter 10. Facial Sensory Loss and Weakness

    Chapter 11. Deafness, Tinnitus and Vertigo

    Chapter 12. Dysarthria, Dysphonia and Dysphagia

    Chapter 13. Cerebellar Dysfunction

    Chapter 14. Movement Disorders

    Chapter 15. Limb Weakness

    Chapter 16. Limb Sensory Symptoms

    Chapter 17. Disorders of Gait


    Section 3: Diseases and Disorders

    Chapter 18. Dementia

    Chapter 19. Epilepsy

    Chapter 20. Parkinson’s disease, other extrapyramidal disorders, and myoclonus

    Chapter 21. Diseases Affecting the Spinal Cord (Myelopathy)

    Chapter 22. Motor Neuron Disease

    Chapter 23. Radiculopathy and Plexopathy

    Chapter 24. Disorders of the Peripheral Nerve

    Chapter 25. Disorders of the Neuromuscular junction

    Chapter 26. Disorders of skeletal muscle

    Chapter 27. Vascular Diseases of the Nervous System

    Chapter 28. Intracranial Tumours

    Chapter 29. Infections of the nervous system

    Chapter 30. Multiple Sclerosis

    Chapter 31. The Effects of Vitamin Deficiencies and Toxins on the Nervous System

    Chapter 32. Autoimmune conditions affecting the Nervous System

    Chapter 33. Hereditary Conditions Affecting the Nervous System

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 23, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702073816
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702073854

About the Editor

Mahinda Yogarajah

Affiliations and Expertise

St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, St. George's University, London, UK

About the Series Editors

Shreelata Datta

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Dean and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King's College Hospital, London, UK

Philip Xiu

Affiliations and Expertise

GP Registrar, Yorkshire Deanery, Leeds, UK.

About the Author

Umesh Vivekananda

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Registrar in Neurology, St. George's Hospital, London, UK

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