Crash Course: Neurology

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 20, 2008 - Medical - 344 pages
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Contents

FRONTAL LOBE
PARIETAL LOBE
TEMPORAL LOBE
OCCIPITAL LOBE
DIFFUSE VERSUS FOCAL CORTICAL DYSFUNCTION
TRANSIENT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
COMA
BRAINSTEM DEATH
VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE EIGHTH VIII
LOWER CRANIAL NERVES GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL VAGUS ACCESSORY AND HYPOGLOSSAL
MAJOR PATHWAYS WITHIN THE SPINAL CORD
CAUSES OF SPINAL CORD DISEASE
TYPES OF MOTOR NEURON DISEASE
EPIDEMIOLOGY
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
Diagnosis

Recurrent episodic headache
Chronic daily headache
Subacuteonset and progressive headache
Acuteonset headache
HISTORY
EXAMINATION
SUMMARY
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
EXAMINATION
INVESTIGATIONS
The anatomical path of light stimulation
Blood supply to the visual pathway
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
INVESTIGATION OF VISUAL SYMPTOMS
PUPIL DISORDERS
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF PUPIL DISORDERS
DISORDERS OF EYE MOVEMENTS
THE TRIGEMINAL NERVE
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF FACIAL SENSORY LOSS
FACIAL NERVE
DIZZINESS AND TINNITUS
THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DEAFNESS
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF TINNITUS
THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM
DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO
INVESTIGATIONS FOR DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO
DEFINITIONS
DYSARTHRIA
DYSPHAGIA
DYSPHONIA
CLINICAL FEATURES OF CEREBELLAR DYSFUNCTION
LOCALIZATION OF A CEREBELLAR LESION
The anatomical basis of movement disorders
TREMOR
CHOREA AND ATHETOSIS
HEMIBALLISMUS
DYSTONIA
TIC
ASTERIXIS
Neuroanatomy
TERMINOLOGY
UPPER MOTOR NEURON WEAKNESS
UPPER MOTOR NEURON SYNDROMES
LOWER MOTOR NEURON WEAKNESS
LOWER MOTOR NEURON SYNDROMES
DISORDERS OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION
MYOPATHY
DORSAL POSTERIOR COLUMN PATHWAY
TROPHIC SKIN CHANGES AND ULCERS
PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE ASSESSMENT OF GAIT
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DISORDERS OF GAIT
DEFINITION
GENERAL CLINICAL FEATURES
HISTORY AND EXAMINATION
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES
INVESTIGATIONS
MANAGEMENT
PRIMARY NEURODEGENERATIVE DEMENTIAS
VASCULAR DEMENTIA
DEMENTIA AS A PART OF OTHER DEGENERATIVE DISEASES
DEFINITIONS
CLASSIFICATION
EPIDEMIOLOGY
AETIOLOGY
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
CLINICAL FEATURES
HISTORY AND INVESTIGATIONS TO AID DIAGNOSIS
DRUG TREATMENT
STATUS EPILEPTICUS
NEUROSURGICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY
THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF EPILEPSY
DRIVING AND EPILEPSY
TENSIONTYPE HEADACHE
MIGRAINE
CLUSTER HEADACHE
GIANTCELL ARTERITIS TEMPORAL ARTERITIS
HEADACHE OF RAISED INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE
OTHER NEUROLOGICAL CAUSES OF HEADACHE AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN
AKINETICRIGID SYNDROMES
DYSKINETIC SYNDROMES
DRUGINDUCED MOVEMENT DISORDERS
MYOCLONUS
OLFACTORY NERVE FIRST I
OCULOMOTOR THIRD III TROCHLEAR FOURTH IV AND ABDUCENS NERVES SIXTH VI
TRIGEMINAL NERVE FIFTH V
FACIAL NERVE SEVENTH VII
TREATMENT
Anatomy
RADICULOPATHY SPINAL NERVE ROOT LESIONS
PLEXOPATHIES
Anatomy
DEFINITIONS OF NEUROPATHIES
SYMPTOMS OF NEUROPATHY
INVESTIGATION OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
SPECIFIC NEUROPATHIES
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
LAMBERTEATON MYASTHENIC SYNDROME
OTHER MYASTHENIC SYNDROMES
BOTULINUM TOXIN
Anatomy
CLINICAL FEATURES OF MUSCLE DISEASE MYOPATHY
FAMILY HISTORY
INVESTIGATION OF MUSCLE DISEASE
SPECIFIC DISEASES
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE
INTRACRANIAL HAEMORRHAGE
CEREBROVASCULAR INVOLVEMENT IN VASCULITIS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE
CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS
SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASE
TYPES OF INTRACRANIAL TUMOUR
CLINICAL FEATURES OF INTRACRANIAL TUMOURS
INVESTIGATIONS
TREATMENT
PROGNOSIS
GENERAL CONDITIONS
SPECIFIC ORGANISMS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED DISEASES
EPIDEMIOLOGY
PATHOGENESIS
PATHOLOGY
CLINICAL FEATURES
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
INVESTIGATIONS
MANAGEMENT
OTHER CENTRAL DEMYELINATING DISEASES
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF RENAL DISEASE
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF NEOPLASTIC DISEASE
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF CARDIAC DISEASE
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INTENSIVE CARE
VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES
TOXINS
NONMETABOLIC HEREDITARY CONDITIONS
INBORN ERRORS OF METABOLISM
STRUCTURE OF THE HISTORY
SPEECH
MENTAL STATE AND HIGHER CEREBRAL FUNCTIONS
GAIT
CRANIAL NERVES
THE SENSORY SYSTEM
GENERAL EXAMINATION
DOCUMENTATION OF THE HISTORY
DOCUMENTATION OF THE EXAMINATION FINDINGS
SAMPLE MEDICAL CLERKING
ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS
NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS
IMAGING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
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