Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

by William J. Weiner, Christopher G. Goetz, Robert K. Shin, Steven L. Lewis
     
 

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This book is a practical guide for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other non-neurologist clinicians who encounter patients with neurologic problems. The book begins with overviews of neurologic symptoms, the neurologic examination, diagnostic tests, and neuroradiology, and then covers the full range of neurologic disorders that non-neurologists encounter. … See more details below

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This book is a practical guide for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other non-neurologist clinicians who encounter patients with neurologic problems. The book begins with overviews of neurologic symptoms, the neurologic examination, diagnostic tests, and neuroradiology, and then covers the full range of neurologic disorders that non-neurologists encounter. Chapters follow a consistent structure with key elements highlighted for quick scanning. Each chapter begins with Key Points and includes Special Clinical Points, Special Considerations in the Hospitalized Patient, and When a Non-neurologist Should Consider Referring to a Neurologist. Each chapter ends with an Always Remembersection emphasizing the most important practical issues and a series of self-study questions.

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Kathleen M. Cizek
This third edition provides a detailed summary of the major areas of neurology. It clearly describes the classic diagnoses as well as new and emerging diagnostic problems. The purpose is to educate the nonneurologist in the changing field of neurology. Because many illnesses present initially with neurological symptoms, it is critical that health care professionals have a sound understanding of this area. This book does meet its high objectives and is a much-needed reference. This book is an appropriate reference for a variety of medical professionals. Although it would be useful for students, residents, and attendings of several specialties, it would be most helpful to the general internist. The contributors are well respected and represent multiple areas of expertise. Included in this book are many diagrams and radiological images. The references are numerous and current, reflecting the relevant and current neurology literature. This edition is a useful reference for multiple health care professionals, especially the general internist. As the field of neurology expands and the number of patients with neurological complaints seen by the nonneurologist increases, there is a great need for this type of reference.
Booknews
Text/reference offers a reasonable therapeutic approach to such common disorders as epilepsy, behavioral neurology, headache, minimal brain dysfunction, sleep disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Cizek, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This third edition provides a detailed summary of the major areas of neurology. It clearly describes the classic diagnoses as well as new and emerging diagnostic problems.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate the nonneurologist in the changing field of neurology. Because many illnesses present initially with neurological symptoms, it is critical that health care professionals have a sound understanding of this area. This book does meet its high objectives and is a much-needed reference.
Audience: This book is an appropriate reference for a variety of medical professionals. Although it would be useful for students, residents, and attendings of several specialties, it would be most helpful to the general internist. The contributors are well respected and represent multiple areas of expertise.
Features: Included in this book are many diagrams and radiological images. The references are numerous and current, reflecting the relevant and current neurology literature.
Assessment: This edition is a useful reference for multiple health care professionals, especially the general internist. As the field of neurology expands and the number of patients with neurological complaints seen by the nonneurologist increases, there is a great need for this type of reference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451153415
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
File size:
8 MB

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