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Comprised of twenty-five sections, this comprehensive highly formatted reference encompasses the entire spectrum of neurologic disorders. Complete coverage on signs and symptoms offers readers instant access to information on more specific diagnosis and treatment advice. It also provides up-to-date information on the major diagnostic modalities. Inside front and back covers show charts and figures regularly needed in daily practice.
Facilitates the localization of unknown conditions with a signs and symptoms approach. Details how to obtain the best results from today's diagnostic modalities, including EEG, EMG, MRI, and more. Provides specific, step-by-step guidelines to expedite diagnosis and treatment for the neurologic and psychiatric disorders most commonly seen in practice. Deliver information quickly with a consistent organization in each chapter, a concise outline format, and at-a-glance boxes, tables, and illustrations throughout.
Section 1. Approach to symptoms and signs 1. The neurologic history and examination 2. Dizziness 3. Approach to symptoms and sign 4. Paresthesias 5. Pain 6. Headaches 7. Weakness (UMN vs LMN, NM junction, myopathy) 8. Movement disorders 9. Gait and balance disorders 10. Fatigue 11. Memory and praxis complaints 12. Speech disorders 13. Language disorders 14. Syncope vs seizure 15. Encephalophathy, coma, herniation, and brain death 16. Neurological eponyms
Section 6. Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases 1. Multiple sclerosis 2. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Section 7. Epilepsy 1. Etiology and manifestations 2. Childhood disorders (include febrile) 3. Adult seizure disorders 4. Medical treatment 5. Status epilepticus 6. Surgical treatment 7. Epilepsy and pregnancy 8. Starting and stopping medications 9. Driving and other restrictions
Sections 8. Neuro-oncology 1. Epidemiology and pathophysiology 2. Clinical presentations (altered ms, HA, szs, hydrocephalus, focal findings) 3. Gliomas 4. Meningiomas 5. Congenital tumors (Rahke's cleft, others) 6. Skull base tumors 7. Other tumors (hemangioblastoma, glomus jugulare, carotid body) 8. Spinal cord tumors 9. Metastatic tumors 10. Meningeal and spinal metastases 11. Paraneoplastic neurologic disorders 12. Complications of radiotherapy and chemotherapy 13. Cancer pain
Section 9. Neuro-otology and other cranial neuropathies 1. Diagnostic testing 2. Hearing loss 3. Tinnitus 4. Vertigo (peripheral vs central) 5. Benign positional vertigo 6. Bell's palsy and other VII (hemifacial spasm, benign eyelid myokymia) 7. Disorders of smell and taste 8. Facial numbness (supranuclear, brainstem, preganglionic, ganglion, periph, mental) 9. Disorders of cranial nerve IX and X 10. Disorders of cranial nerves XI and XII 11. Auditory hallucinations
Section 10. Neuro-ophthalmology 1. Optic neuritis 2. Optic neuropathy 3. Pupillary disorders 4. Ptosis, lid lag, and lid retraction 5. Ocular motor palsies 6. Nystagmus 7. Orbital disorders 8. Papilledema and pseudotumor cerebri 9. Visual illusions and hallucinations
Section 11. Headaches 1. Migraine 2. Tension - type, chronic daily headache, and drug - induced headache 3. Medication rebound 4. Cluster headache 5. Brief head and facial pains 6. First or worst headaches 7. Headaches during childhood and adolescence 8. Headaches in women 9. Headaches in patients over the age of 50 10. Other headaches
Section 12. Sleep Disorders 1. Approach to sleep disorders and sleep studies 2. Insomnia 3. Restless legs syndrome and PLMS 4. Obstructive sleep apnea 5. Central sleep apnea 6. Parasomnias 7. Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia
Section 13. Trauma 1. Mild head injury and the postconcussion syndrome 2. Moderate and severe head injury 3. Subdural and epidural hemotomas 4. Cranial neuropathies 5. Neurorehabilitation of brain injuries 6. Post-traumatic movement disorders 7. Spinal cord injury 8. Whiplash injuries 9. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and causalgia 10. Mountain sickness 11. Decompression sickness 12. Lightning and electrical injuries
Section 16. Mononeuropathies and plexopathies 1. Brachial and lumbosacral plexopathies 2. Thoracic outlet syndrome 3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other median neuropathies 4. Ulnar and radial neuropathies 5. Other upper extremity mononeuropathies 6. Peroneal, sciatic, and tibial neuropathies 7. Other lower extremity mononeuropathies 8. Mononeuropathies during pregnancy and labor 9. Nerve injuries (including iatrogenic)
Section 17. Myopathies 1. Manifestations of myopathies (include muscle masses) 2. Muscular dystrophies (Duchenne, limb girdle, GSH, scapuloperonela, myotonic, etc) 3. Periodic paralysis 4. Congenital myopathies (nemaline, central core, etc) 5. Rhabdomyolysis 6. Dermatomyositis and polymyositis 7. Inclusion body myositis 8. Other inflammatory myopathies (infectious, eosinophilic) 9. Glycogen Storage and lipid metabolism myopathies
Section 19. Neck, back and spinal cord disorders 1. Approach to neck and low back disorders 2. Diagnostic testing for neck and back disorders 3. Radiculopathy and cauda equina syndrome 4. Spondylosis including spondylolytic cervical myelopathy and facet joint pain 5. Myofascial pain and SI joint 6. Facet joint pain 7. Treatment of chronic neck and back pain
Section 21. Metabolic and toxic disorders 1. O2 CO2, CO disorders (hypoventilation, hypoxia, and CO poisoning) 2. Liver and kidney failure 3. Vitamin deficiency and toxicity 4. Endocrine disorders 5. Electrolyte and glucose abnormalities (hyp and hyper glycemia, Na, K, Ca, Mg) 6. Hypo and hyperthermia 7. Alcohol (intoxication, withdrawal, dementia, cerebellar degen, myopathy, neuropathy) 8. Metals, organic solvent, and pesticide intoxication 9. Venoms and bacterial toxins 10. Illicit drugs
Section 22. Developmental, neurocutaneous and genetic metabolic disorders 1. Hydrocephalus 2. Neurofibromatosis 3. Tuberous sclerosis and other neurocutaneous disorders 4. Chiari malformation and syringomyelia
Section 23. Neuromedical and autonomic disorders 1. Syncope 2. Postural hypotension 3. Sexual dysfunction 4. Sphincter dysfunction 5. Pituitary tumors
Section 24. Iatrogenic disorders 1. Vascular surgery 2. Organ transplantation 3. Drug induced movement disorders 4. Cognitive side effects of medications 5. Iatrogenic seizures 6. Side effect of immunosuppressant therapies