Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease / Edition 1

by Larry E. Davis, Yvonne Wylie Walston
     
 

ISBN-10: 1888799846

ISBN-13: 9781888799842

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This text is designed for use by medical students during their rotation in neurology as well as students in a variety of related disciplines who need a basic introduction to neurology and to understand common neurologic diseases. It covers both adult and pediatric neurologic diseases as well as selected neurosurgical topics. Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease is

Overview

This text is designed for use by medical students during their rotation in neurology as well as students in a variety of related disciplines who need a basic introduction to neurology and to understand common neurologic diseases. It covers both adult and pediatric neurologic diseases as well as selected neurosurgical topics. Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease is designed to be read from cover to cover in a 3-4 week neurology rotation, or in a classroom situation, giving the reader a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of neurology.

Initial chapters review the basic approach a clinician takes when encountering a patient with a neurologic problem, the key elements of the neurologic exam, and an overview of common neurologic tests. The second half focuses on common diseases that present with symptoms at different anatomic sites along the neuroaxis, from muscle to the cerebral cortex.

Fundaments of Neurologic Disease is a must-have for any student needing to learn the basic principles of neurology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888799842
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1Approach to the patient with a neurologic problem: Key steps in neurological diagnosis and treatment1
2Neurologic examination9
3Common neurologic tests23
4Disorders of muscle39
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Muscular dystrophies)40
Dermatomyositis (Inflammatory myopathy)44
Primary hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (channelopathies)45
5Disorders of the neuromuscular junction49
Myasthenia gravis49
Botulism53
6Disorders of peripheral nerves57
Diabetic distal symmetrical polyneuropathy58
Carpal tunnel syndrome61
Bell's palsy63
7Disorders of the spinal cord and vertebral bodies67
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis68
Transverse myelitis and myelopathy73
Low back pain with radiculopathy74
8Disorders of the brainstem and cerebellum79
Lateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg syndrome)81
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA 1)84
9Disorders of the cerebrovascular system87
Ischemic strokes (embolic and lacunar)87
Transient ischemic attacks93
Hemorrhagic strokes94
Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage94
Saccular aneurysms96
10Disorders of myelin101
Myelin101
Multiple sclerosis102
Guillain-Barre syndrome105
11Disorders of higher cortical function109
Prefrontal lobe110
Limbic system110
Parietal lobe111
Aphasias113
Intelligence115
Neurologic changes of normal aging115
Dementia116
Alzheimer's disease117
Mental retardation120
12Disorders of the extrapyramidal system123
Essential tremor124
Parkinson's disease126
Huntington's disease130
13Central nervous system infections133
Bacterial meningitis134
Brain abscess137
Herpes simplex virus encephalitis139
Prion diseases141
14Brain tumors145
Brain herniation syndromes145
Cerebral edema146
Glioblastoma multiforme - malignant astrocytoma147
Meningioma149
Pituitary adenoma150
Cerebral metastases152
15Seizures and status epilepticus155
Primarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures and secondarily generalized partial seizures (Grand mal seizure)156
Absence seizure (Petit mal seizure)158
Infantile spasms (West's syndrome)159
Complex partial seizure (Localization-related, temporal lobe, or psychomotor seizure)160
Status epilepticus161
16Coma and cerebral death165
Coma165
Cerebral death171
17Disorders of the developing nervous system173
Anencephaly174
Chiari type I and II malformations176
Phenylketonuria (Phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency)178
Tay-Sach's disease (Hexosaminidase A deficiency)179
Down syndrome181
18Traumatic brain injury and subdural hematoma185
Traumatic brain injury185
Chronic subdural hematoma190
19Neurologic complications of alcoholism193
Drunkenness and alcoholic coma194
Alcoholic tremulousness and hallucinosis194
Alcohol-withdrawal seizures195
Delirium tremens195
Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's psychosis syndrome195
Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration196
Alcoholic polyneuropathy198
Fetal alcohol syndrome198
20Disorders of pain and headache201
Pain201
Headache pain202
Tension-type headache203
Migraine headache204
21Disorders of the vestibular system209
Principles of vertigo management212
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo212
Meniere's disease215
Glossary of common neurologic terms219
Index227

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