The second edition of this practical guide provides a thorough introduction to the essential concepts of clinical neurology. Coverage includes history-taking; the neurological examination and ancillary tests; topical diagnosis and differential diagnosis of typical syndromes; the diseases of the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, and muscles; epilepsy; and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Central to the book are the lucid structuring of complex contents allowing efficient learning, even without prior knowledge of the subject; and the vital link between theory and clinical practice, with essential information on history-taking, the clinical examination, and additional tests, all supported by informative graphics and appropriate computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging studies.
Complete revision of contents and an enhanced layout from the first edition
Brilliant format and structure, making the assimilation of complex information easy and efficient
Clear color illustrations and graphics, many new or revised for the second edition
Comprehensive tables expand and organize information on many topics
Vast clinical experience of two highly respected university teachers
Fundamentals of Neurology: An Illustrated Guide, Second Edition, is the ideal introduction to clinical neurology for medical students, physical therapists, and other professionals involved in patient care.
2 The Clinical Interview in Neurology
3 The Neurologic Examination
4 Ancillary Tests in Neurology
5 Topical Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Neurologic Syndromes
6 Diseases of the Brain and Meninges
7 Diseases of the Spinal Cord
8 Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Diseases of the Central Nervous System
9 Epilepsy and Its Differential Diagnosis
10 Sleep and Its Abnormalities
11 Polyradiculopathy and Polyneuropathy
12 Diseases of the Cranial Nerves
13 Diseases of the Spinal Nerve Roots and Peripheral Nerves
14 Painful Syndromes
15 Diseases of Muscle (Myopathies)
16 Diseases of the Autonomic Nervous System