Case-Based Neurology

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Demos Medical Publishing, Dec 23, 2011 - Medical - 240 pages
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If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, a visual memory of a good clinical case will be retained and absorbed in a way that traditional text readings are not. Abundantly illustrated throughout, Case-Based Neurology offers an overview of a wide range of common neurological conditions. Organized by chief complaint and presented in a consistent format, each case includes history, "stop and think" questions, physical examination, laboratory testing, imaging findings, diagnosis, and discussion, including differential diagnosis and treatment. References and suggested readings follow for further study.

Case-Based Neurology provides a broad selection of cases drawn from all major areas of neurology including critical care and trauma, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord pathologies, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular and peripheral nervous system disorders, neuro-immunology, and neuro-infectious diseases. As the reader works through the cases, the importance of careful history taking, thorough examination, and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies is reinforced as it becomes apparent that the same chief complaint can lead to totally different diagnoses. Controversies in management are addressed within the case discussions to highlight differences in treatment philosophy and help sharpen clinical acumen.

Features of Case-Based Neurology include:

  • Case-based format that simulates clinical situations and builds diagnostic skills
  • Effective teaching and learning tool - ideal for Board preparation
  • Covers a wide range of common neurological conditions and typical and atypical disease presentations
  • Differential diagnosis, treatment, and controversies in management are incorporated in case discussions
  • Key clinical findings are documented with high-quality images throughout
 

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Contents

1 Poorly Controlled Headaches Since 8 Years of Age
1
2 Chronic Progressive Walking Difficulties
11
3 New Onset Focal Seizure Headache and Personality Changes
17
4 Sudden Speech Problems
23
5 Progressive Leg Weakness for the Past 6 Years
31
6 RightSided Head Neck Pain and Left Leg Weakness
37
7 Headaches and Blurring of Vision
45
8 Progressive Leg Weakness
53
27 Sudden Onset Confusion
185
28 Frequent Falls
191
29 Medically Refractory Seizures
195
30 Left Arm Numbness and Slurred Speech
213
31 Dementia and Personality Changes
219
32 Headache and Loss of Consciousness
225
33 Headache and Blurring of Vision
235
34 Slurred Speech and Balance Problems
241

9 History of Headaches and Seizures
59
10 Sudden Onset of Slurring of Speech
67
11 LeftSided Neck Pain and Ptosis
77
12 Weakness and Stiff Ness of Both Hands
89
13 New Onset First Unprovoked Seizure
97
14 Rapidly Deteriorating Visual Problems Confusion and Cognitive Decline
103
15 Progressive Arm and Hand Weakness
113
16 Insidious Right Leg Weakness
123
17 Paralysis of Face
127
18 Right Leg Pain
133
19 New Onset Memory Difficulties and Episodes of Unresponsiveness
141
20 Facial Pain
149
21 Involuntary Twitches and Vocalizations
155
22 Altered Mental Status
159
23 Sudden Onset Tremors
163
24 Subacute Onset of Tingling in the Hands and Feet
167
25 Right Arm and Leg Weakness
173
26 Severe Headache and Balance Problems
179
35 Subacute Onset of Balance Problems
249
36 Acute Onset of Double Vision
257
37 RightSided Headache
261
38 Transient Inversions of Visuospatial Field
265
39 Slow Onset Memory Problems With Aggressive Behavior
271
40 Left Facial Skin Lesion and Episodes of Fear
281
41 Acute LeftSided Weakness
291
42 LeftSided Neck Pain Followed by Difficulty Reading Performing Motor Tasks and Speaking
301
43 Tremors and Walking Difficulties
305
44 Loud Snoring at Night
325
45 Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Recurrent Episodes of Sleep Paralysis
331
46 History of Brain Tumors
337
47 Progressive Weakness and Numbness of the Arms and Legs
345
48 Spasms in a Child
351
49 Periods of Confusion Agitation and Disorientation
357
50 LeftArm Weakness in a Patient With Lung Cancer
365
Index
371
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