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First Exposure To Neurology / Edition 1

First Exposure To Neurology / Edition 1

by Howard Kirshner, Kirshner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071458191
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/22/2007
Series: LANGE First Exposure Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Howard Kirshner, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Kirshner has been the neurology clerkship director at Vanderbilt for 23 years and was recently awarded that school’s prestigious “Master of Clinical Teaching Award.” Dr. Kirshner also served on the American Academy of Neurology’s education committee that formulated the core competencies that neurology clerkships should include.

Table of Contents

Contributors     vii
Preface     ix
Approaches to the Neurological Patient     1
The Neurological Examination     3
Localization of Neurological Lesions: Syndromes     39
Neurological Symptom Complexes     67
Weakness: Generalized and Focal     69
Clumsiness and Ataxia     75
Involuntary Movements     82
Gait Disorders     93
Bladder, Bowel, and Sexual Dysfunction     97
Dizziness and Vertigo     104
Vision Loss     110
Diplopia     116
Dysarthria     122
Dysphagia     128
Delirium and Encephalopathy     134
Dementias     142
Aphasia     154
Headache     166
Focal Pain Syndromes     177
Numbness and Paresthesias     186
Transient or Episodic Focal Symptoms     190
Transient Alteration of Consciousness     195
Sleep Disorders   Kim Hutchison, MD     200
Developmental Disorders   Gerald M. Fenichel, MD   Howard S. Kirshner, MD     208
Approaches to Specific Neurological Diseases     215
NeurologicalEmergencies     217
Stroke     239
Seizure Disorders   Bassel Abou-Khalil, MD   Howard S. Kirshner, MD     257
Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Related Disorders     278
Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders     292
Essential Tremor     303
Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Diseases     307
Migraine and Related Headache Syndromes     316
Bell's Palsy     323
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome     327
Peripheral Neuropathies   Karl Misulis, MD, PhD     331
Myopathies   Gerald M. Fenichel, MD     351
Myasthenia Gravis and Other Neuromuscular Junction Disorders   Gerald M. Fenichel, MD     362
Brain Tumors   Paul L. Moots, MD   Michael L. Edgeworth, MD     369
Brain Death, Persistent Vegetative State, and Minimally Conscious State     388
Neurodiagnostic Tests   Karl E. Misulis, MD, PhD     396
Index     413

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