Neurological Differential Diagnosis

A Prioritized Approach

Author: Roongroj Bhidayasiri,Michael F. X. Waters,Christopher Giza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172843

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 7954

Neurology is primarily characterized by a variety of diseases which seem very similar and are therefore difficult to distinguish between. Skill at differential diagnosis is therefore absolutely paramount. Neurological Differential Diagnosis is a streamlined handbook of prioritized differential diagnosis, to be used both in clinical practice and for exam review. By presenting differential diagnosis in order of frequency and importance, this book provides a practical handbook for clinicians in training, as well as a potential resource for quick board review. Whilst the book covers the most important syndromes and disease entities, readers are referred to other texts for more exhaustive differentials. By limiting differentials in this way - to the most likely and most serious diagnoses - the reader can more easily recall relevant disease processes when faced with a particular clinical situation, whether it be a patient in the emergency room or a difficult question on the board examination. The book specifically targets neurology residents and fellows, with overlap to neurosurgery and psychiatry. Internal medicine physicians with an interest in neurological problems and medical students looking for an edge in clinical neuroscience would also benefit from this text. The content is primarily mid-level material, in a pedagogic format. In order to organize the students' thought processes concise tables and line drawing templates are included. The book is organized into broad chapters by type of disorder and some overlap occurs between particular chapters.

Neurologic Differential Diagnosis

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Alan B. Ettinger,Deborah M. Weisbrot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014557

Category: Medical

Page: 689

View: 8617

"There is an apocryphal story of an eminent neurology professor who was asked to provide a differential diagnosis. He allegedly quipped: "I can't give you a differential diagnosis. If you wish I will give you a list of wrong diagnoses followed by the right diagnosis." Sadly, this sort of arrogance pervaded our field, particularly in the era before there were accurate diagnostic methods and effective treatments of neurological diseases. Fortunately, this sort of pomposity is now relegated to the past and remains only as an antique reminder of a type of hubris that precluded discovery and progress in diseases of the nervous system"--

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology

Author: Sudesh Prabhakar,Gagandeep Singh

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789351529026

Category: Medical

Page: 590

View: 2189

Neurological Differential Diagnosis is a practical, comprehensive, and highly illustrated book covering all aspects of neurology, from clinical history taking and examination to management of neurological conditions, and their complications. This book consists of 46 chapters, beginning with clinical history and neurological examination. Subsequent chapters detail the ideal approach to patients with a vast range of neurological conditions, from epilepsy and coma, to dementia, gait disorders, and lower backache. Neurological Differential Diagnosis includes over 250 full colour images and illustrations, which enhance the range of common and rare neurological conditions covered, making this an ideal reference guide for neurologists. Key Points Highly illustrated guide to neurological examination 46 chapters cover extensive range of neurological conditions 257 full colour images and illustrations

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery

A Clinician's Pocket Guide

Author: S. Tsementzis

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604061480

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 377

This pocket-sized Thieme flexibook offers quick, reliable clarification of a wide and often confusing array of presenting symptoms. The book provides vital diagnostic information in a convenient tabular format that leaves no stone unturned in considering the rarer possibilities, and is enormously helpful in achieving an accurate diagnosis. Handy and comprehensive, it is ideal for physicians involved in examining and admitting patients who require neurosurgical intervention.

Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging


Author: Steven P. Meyers

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626234787

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3254

Authored by renowned neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine is a stellar guide for identifying and diagnosing cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine anomalies based on location and neuroimaging results. The succinct text reflects more than 25 years of hands-on experience gleaned from advanced training and educating residents and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery. The high-quality MRI, CT, and X-ray images have been collected over Dr. Meyers's lengthy career, presenting an unsurpassed visual learning tool. The distinctive 'three-column table plus images' format is easy to incorporate into clinical practice, setting this book apart from larger, disease-oriented radiologic tomes. This layout enables readers to quickly recognize and compare abnormalities based on high-resolution images. Key Highlights Tabular columns organized by anatomical abnormality include imaging findings and a summary of key clinical data that correlates to the images Congenital/developmental abnormalities, spinal deformities, and acquired pathologies in both children and adults Lesions organized by region including dural, intradural extramedullary, extra-dural, and sacrum More than 600 figures illustrate the radiological appearance of spinal tumors, lesions, deformities, and injuries Spinal cord imaging for the diagnosis of intradural intramedullary lesions and spinal trauma This visually rich resource is a must-have diagnostic tool for trainee and practicing radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating spine-related conditions. The highly practical format makes it ideal for daily rounds, as well as a robust study guide for physicians preparing for board exams.

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology

Author: Robert J. Schwartzman

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586036246

Category: Medical

Page: 726

View: 2232

The essence of 'differential diagnosis' is 'splitting' rather than 'lumping'. It requires bringing knowledge to the table and then adding experience. Based on the author's daily morning reports with neurology residents, this book is meant to be a skeleton that gives the clinician a general background with regard to the disease at hand.

Localization in Clinical Neurology

Author: Paul Brazis,Joseph C. Masdeu,José Biller

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496356152

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 6837

Develop and perfect your neurological localization skills with the gold standard text in the field. Anatomical localization skills based in physical examination are essential for any clinician caring for patients with neurologic disease processes. Newly revised and updated, Localization in Clinical Neurology, Seventh Edition, uses detailed, easy-to-read descriptions and full-color illustrations to help you understand and pinpoint the source of a patient’s signs and symptoms. Improve your diagnostic accuracy and avoid unnecessary testing with this outstanding roadmap to neurologic diagnosis.

Fundamentals of Neurology

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Heinrich Mattle,Marco Mumenthaler

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3132022128

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 9041

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. Key Features: 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.

On Call Neurology

Author: Randolph S. Marshall,Stephan A. Mayer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416023753

Category: Medical

Page: 505

View: 6163

Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. When you're on the middle of the night...On Call Neurology provides you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! For every complaint, it guides you through the initial evaluation, differential diagnosis, neurologic examination, and treatment planning, so you can face any problem with confidence! Walks you through the patient examination so you can focus on the most important neurologic features. Reviews the indications for, and complications of, common neurodiagnostic tests. Offers assistance in writing orders and providing comprehensive, complete workups. Features the very latest information on Headache · Demyelinating Diseases · Infections of the Central Nervous System · Dementia · and more. Provides an On Call Formulary covering the most common neurologic medications.

Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals

Author: Michael Wang,Andrea Strayer,Odette Harris,Cathy Rosenberg,Praveen Mummaneni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498719449

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 8147

This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.

Atlas of Neurologic Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: R. Douglas Collins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781795111

Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 5606

Geared to primary care physicians, this atlas is a straightforward illustrated guide to neurologic diagnosis and treatment. More than 130 common disorders are addressed in four alphabetically organized sections: differential diagnosis of neurologic symptoms; differential diagnosis of neurologic signs; diseases of the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles; and diseases of the brain and brainstem. Abundant colorful drawings help clinicians understand critical neuroanatomy and recognize clinically significant anomalies. Case studies bring the diseases to life by highlighting salient features of various disorders, as well as key points on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Appendices outline special examination techniques and laboratory workups and treatment guidelines for each disease.

Neuropsychological Differential Diagnosis

Author: Konstantine K. Zakzanis,Larry Leach,Edith Kaplan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789026515521

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 791

Designed for clinicians and researchers, this is a guide to making differential diagnoses using commonly employed neuropsychological tasks and test measures using meta-analysis. The book contains a compendium of neuropsychological profiles for practitioners and students of neuropsychology, behavioural neurology, psychiatry and speech pathology, and others whose work brings them into contact with patients suffering from common neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Handbook of Differential Diagnosis in Neurology

Author: Nicholas P. Poolos

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical


Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 1372

* Portable reference of disease processes * Organized by lists and tables * Lists most common causes of specific neurologic problems first

Anatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis

Author: Cary D. Alberstone,Michael P. Steinmetz,Imad M. Najm

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604061693

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 3262

2010 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner!Praise for this book:Superbly written...Each anatomic structure is discussed in detail, yet the language is concise and not overwhelming...accompanied by impressive color illustrations that are extensive and original...the perfect resource.--AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons) Young Neurosurgeons' NewsletterAnatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis is a lavishly illustrated book that places special emphasis on the paramount importance of signs and symptoms for the accurate diagnosis of neurologic disorders. It opens with a comprehensive review of neuroembryology, enabling readers to gain knowledge of normal nervous system development and related developmental disorders. The second section of the book comprises an easily accessible presentation of the anatomy of regional parts and to-the-point information on the cardinal manifestations of disease. Separate chapters in the third section of the book present the anatomy of different functional systems and provide practical approaches to diagnosing patients with system disorders. A final chapter covers the anatomy of the vascular system and cerebrospinal fluid. Highlights: Practical organization of chapters, according to regions and functional systems, reflects the clinician's approach to patient care Full-color illustrations provide an indispensable visual aid to learning and reviewing clinically relevant neurologic anatomy and pathways Numerous tables summarize key points Ideal for reading cover-to-cover, this book is essential for residents and students seeking to fully understand the complexity of clinical neuroanatomy. Seasoned clinicians will find the book a valuable refresher.

Equine Neurology

Author: Martin Furr,Stephen Reed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118501578

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 9424

Equine Neurology, Second Edition provides a fully updated new edition of the only equine-specific neurology book, with comprehensive, clinically oriented information. Offers a complete clinical reference to neurologic conditions in equine patients Takes a problem-based approach to present a clinically oriented perspective Presents new chapters on imaging the nervous system, neuronal physiology, sleep disorders, head shaking, differential diagnosis of muscle trembling and weakness, and cervical articular process joint disease Covers the basic principles of neurology, clinical topics such as the initial exam, differentials, and neuropathology, and specific conditions and disorders Includes access to a companion website offering video clips demonstrating presenting signs

Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology - E-Book

Author: Alexander de Lahunta,Eric N. Glass,Marc Kent

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455748579

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 7527

Organized by functional neurologic system, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date information on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and clinical neurology as it applies to small animals, horses, and food animals. Accurate diagnosis is emphasized throughout with practical guidelines for performing neurologic examinations, interpreting examination results, and formulating effective treatment plans. In-depth disease descriptions, color images, and video clips reinforce important concepts and assist with diagnosis and treatment. Expert authors bring more than 50 years of experience in veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology to this book — Dr. Alexander DeLahunta and Dr. Eric Glass offer their unique insights from both academic and practitioner perspectives. Disease content is presented in a logical case study format with three distinct parts: Description of the disorder Neuroanatomic diagnosis (including how it was determined, the differential diagnosis, and any available ancillary data) Course of the disease (providing final clinical or necropsy diagnosis and a brief discussion of the syndrome) More than 600 full-color photographs and line drawings, plus approximately 150 high-quality radiographs, visually reinforce key concepts and assist in reaching accurate diagnoses. The book comes with free access to 370 video clips on Cornell University’s website that directly correlate to the case studies throughout the book and clearly demonstrate nearly every recognized neurologic disorder. High-quality MR images of the brain are presented alongside correlating stained transverse sections for in-depth study and comparison. Vivid photos of gross and microscopic lesions clearly illustrate the pathology of many of the disorders presented in the book.