Neurological Skills - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407013605, 9781483182704

Neurological Skills

1st Edition

A Guide to Examination and Management in Neurology

Authors: Michael J.G. Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483182704
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th February 1987
Page Count: 142
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Neurological Skills: A Guide to Examination and Management in Neurology describes the neurological examination and its pitfalls, discussing how physical signs or lack of them can be used to substantiate or refute the hypothesis generated whilst listening to the patient's own account of affairs. This book discusses the first steps in the management of neurological conditions, followed by descriptions of common problems such as headache, attacks of loss of consciousness, memory loss, visual symptoms, facial pain, and vertigo. Severe medical conditions that include tumors, cancer, head injury, strokes, parkinson's disease, involuntary movements, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and diabetes mellitus are also deliberated. This text likewise covers other clinical disorders such as neurosyphilis, granulomas, dysarthria, paraesthesia, gait disorder, and fatigue. This publication is valuable to neurologists and medical students intending to acquire basic knowledge of neurological examination.

Table of Contents

1 History and Examination The History The General Examination The Neurological Examination The Unconscious Patient Brain Death 2 Common Problems Headache Attacks of Loss of Consciousness Memory Loss Visual Symptoms Facial Pain Vertigo Dysarthria Deafness Pain Paraesthesiae Muscle Weakness Gait Disorder Fatigue Bladder Problems Impotence 3 Conditions Tumors Cancer and the Nervous System Head Injury Strokes Parkinson's Disease Involuntary Movements Multiple Sclerosis Peripheral Neuropathy Muscle Diseases Alcohol Diabetes Mellitus Neurosyphilis Infections Complications Of Systemic Disease Organ Failure Granulomas Endocrine Disorders Index


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