Neurology for General Practitioners - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729540803, 9780729580809

Neurology for General Practitioners

1st Edition

Author: Roy Beran
eBook ISBN: 9780729580809
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st November 2011
Page Count: 266

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An invaluable neurological guide for primary care physicians

Neurology for General Practitioners is written specifically for general practitioners (GPs) – typically the first point of contact for patients suffering neurological conditions.

Written by neurologist and academic, Roy Beran, Neurology for General Practitioners assists in the diagnosis of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. It also addresses the majority of common disorders encountered in general practice.

As well as being an excellent diagnostic resource, Neurology for General Practitioners will prove a helpful tool for doctors looking to refer patients for consultant opinion and manage ongoing complications at a primary care level.

Chapters in this compact guide are structured around clinical management – including history, examination, investigation and treatment – and backed by clinical examples and explanations.

As general practitioners are usually the first to see the early signs and symptoms of neurological disorders, this clinical practice handbook will be of enormous benefit to primary health care physicians, family physicians, rural doctors and isolated practitioners alike. This must-have medical text is also ideal for neurology trainees.

Key Features

  • Practical treatment advice
  • Case studies

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The neurological diagnostic consultation

Chapter 2: The neurological exaination: higher centres

Chapter 3: The neurological examination: cranial nerves

Chapter 4: The neurological examination: peripheral nervous system

Chapter 5: Non-organic neurological diseases

Chapter 6: Headache

Chapter 7: Epilepsy

Chapter 8: Vertigo

Chapter 9: Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 10: Multiple sclerosis

Chapter 11: Peripheral neuropathy

Chapter 12: The neurology of sleep

Chapter 13: Pain

Chapter 14: Stroke

Chapter 15: Dementia

Chapter 16: Muscles


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About the Author

Roy Beran

Prof Beran’s qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). Before training in neurology, he spent time as a GP in the inner western suburbs of Sydney and successfully completed the FRACGP examinations. His doctorate was in neuro-epidemiology which was completed through the School of Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He practises as a consultant neurologist, as well as being accredited as a sleep physician with an interest in public health and clinical drug trialling. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland, and the President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, the Australian Governor and Secretary General of the Board of Governors of the World Association for Medical Law, and past Board Member of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). Within the neurological domain, He is a Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists and a Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a member, and has been both an Executive Member and a Committee Member, of the Epilepsy Society of Australia and has served on the Commission for the International Bureau for Epilepsy, dealing with epilepsy and the law, and the Commissions for the International League Against Epilepsy dealing with the economic aspects of epilepsy and the burden of epilepsy. He has completed training as an assessor of permanent impairment re Workcover, NSW and the Motor Accident Authority of NSW. He currently hold the rank of Commander in the RAN Reserves.

He has contributed approximately 250 papers, letters or book chapters within the scientific literature; having presented approximately 300 papers at national and international scientific meetings; and written or edited 14 books, mainly dealing with issues relating to epilepsy but also dealing with other neurological and legal matters. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of local and international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurologist, Conjoint Professor University of New South Wales, Professor, School Medicine Griffith University, QLD