Handbook of Symptom-Oriented Neurology
- Publish Date: 1994-01-15
- Binding: Paperback
This handbook helps the primary care physician separate neurologic cases that require exhaustive traditional neurological examinations from those that can be managed by primary care physicians. The general treatment approach is presented including warnings about potentially serious events that the physicians must be prepared to deal with. Most of the book concerns adult patients, but some attention is provided about the child who is not developing or learning normally. The emphasis throughout is pragmatic, with useful clinical advice from experienced neurologists. The first two chapters describe the neurological examination and neurodiagnostic procedures. The remainder of the text is organized by presenting complaint. There are two appendices: Appendix A - tests measurements exercises, classifications, charts, suggested readings; Appendix B - the complete neurological exam. The book includes clear line drawings which provide step-by-step instructions of examination techniques, neurological signs and relevant anatomy, and diagnostic aids with abundant hints and clues help the non-neurologists reach a valid diagnosis. The edition has been updated throughout with new material on neuro-diagnostic test such as CT and MRI, AIDS, herpes, encephalitis, myastheria gravis, and malignant hyperthermia.