Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination

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Steven L. Lewis
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 207 pages

This new volume in the Field Guide Series provides a detailed review of the basic neurologic exam, giving you the tools needed to obtain valuable diagnostic information and address specific clinical presentations. The guide's three sections include a brief overview of neurologic diagnosis, instructions on how to perform the basic components of the neurologic exam, and ways to tailor the exam to specific clinical situations.

Make the most of your next neurologic assessment!

  • Complete coverage promotes a thorough, practical, and clinically revealing exam technique, with insightful material on mental status, the cranial nerve, motor, sensory, and cerebellar examinations, and assessment of reflexes and gait.
  • Insight into the purpose of the different components of the examination, understanding when these examination elements should be performed, what you should look for, and what the findings mean.
  • Clinical focus assists in the practical bedside evaluation of common neurologic symptoms to help practitioners learn the importance of tailoring the history and neurologic examination based on the clinical setting.
  • Concise appendix of common neurologic tests provides brief summaries to help you choose the best approach for each patient.
 

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Contents

Mental Status Examination
17
MEMORY TESTING
23
Cranial Nerve Examination
31
Gait Examination
39
EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT WITH ASUSPECTED
47
EXAMINATION OF TASTE
66
Sensory Examination
91
Cerebellar Examination
109
Reflex Examination
117
Putting It All Together
133
EXAMINATION OF THE DIZZY PATIENT
147
SPINAL CORD PROBLEM
174
Appendix
187
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