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Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
     

Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience

by Anthony H. V. Schapira
 

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This brand-new text provides you with an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference that features a clinical perspective balanced with relevant basic science. Inside, you'll find discussions of the latest research and how it has led to a greater understanding of the cause of disease, as well as burgeoning tests and the latest therapeutic agents available. From Alzheimer's

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This brand-new text provides you with an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference that features a clinical perspective balanced with relevant basic science. Inside, you'll find discussions of the latest research and how it has led to a greater understanding of the cause of disease, as well as burgeoning tests and the latest therapeutic agents available. From Alzheimer's disease to vestibular system disorders, you'll find the practical guidance you need to diagnose effectively and provide an appropriate therapeutic approach for each individual case. Plus, a templated, four-color design offers you easy access to pertinent information

  • Integrates basic science with clinical neurology to help you better understand neurologic diseases and provide the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment plan for each patient.
  • Discusses the latest research results and offers new information on treatment options.
  • Features the expertise of international authorities, providing a worldwide perspective.
  • Uses a templated, four-color format that makes information accessible and easy to understand—particularly the basic science concepts.

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Reviewer: George F Wittenberg, M.D., Ph.D.(University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This multiauthored book is meant to be a review of neurology for both experienced practitioners and trainees. It attempts to distinguish itself from other general neurology textbooks by incorporating recent advances in imaging and molecular biology.
Purpose: The idea that other books do not incorporate the latest scientific advances is only partly true. One might also question whether trying to address the twin objectives of complete coverage of clinical neurology along with scientific advances in neurology is truly workable, as some subfields have advanced much more than others. The result is an even more heterogeneous book than most multiauthored texts.
Audience: The book is written for all neurologists, at any level, who wish to review neurology (perhaps for a board exam or recertification?), but would make more sense for more junior readers. Numerous authorities have written chapters, including the editors, but other authors are fellows and residents.
Features: As with many traditional neurology books, mental status is covered at the beginning and a short discussion of evaluation tools follows. There is a stated special emphasis in neuro-oncology, but otherwise the scope and organization are similar to neurology clinical textbooks from the past. In fact, most topics are not covered in great depth, even neuro-oncology, although headache receives the fullest coverage. Color figures are attractive and provided in a CD with the book. The images are organized by a Javascript application, viewed through any web browser, and can be used to create an HTML presentation. The figures can also be viewed as PDFs, but the images are also on the CD in jpg format. Although the images are generally of high quality, there are some exceptions. The computer generated pictures of a poorly managed and well managed older patient are almost comical, but do make their point. Some choices of pictures can be questioned. Why a crude map of Venezuela only to show two towns in the Lake Maracaibo region? The graphic on multiple sclerosis had hardly any data on countries on the equator, yet makes the assertion that the disease is almost absent there. Why is there no data on Japan or Israel, among other countries? One special feature is a "Key Points" box at the end of each chapter which presents the take-home message for the distractible reader. Autism and ADHD are combined in one chapter. Besides being pediatric behavioral disorders, they seem to have little in common, although they seem to fit a theoretical rubric of the author. Among other pediatric disorders, cerebral palsy is given short shrift, despite its prevalence, and treatment is ignored. Psychiatric disorders are covered, albeit briefly, but even this is more than in some neurology textbooks.
Assessment: This book is like a pathophysiology text, such as Gilman's Neurobiology of Disease (Elsevier, 2007), combined with Rowland's Merritt's Neurology, 11th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005). As such it is partly successful at making clinicians aware of the scientific basis of the profession, but that scientific basis is also quite spotty, through no fault of the authors. On the other hand, the book is marred by pretty but unhelpful illustrations and a large degree of inconsistency in carrying out its stated mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323070539
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/18/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1664
File size:
84 MB
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