If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, a visual memory of a good clinical case will be retained and absorbed in a way that traditional text readings are not. Abundantly illustrated throughout, Case-Based Neurology offers an overview of a wide range of common neurological conditions. Organized by chief complaint and presented in a consistent format, each case includes history, "stop and think" questions, physical examination, laboratory testing, imaging findings, diagnosis, and discussion, including differential diagnosis and treatment. References and suggested readings follow for further study.
Case-Based Neurology provides a broad selection of cases drawn from all major areas of neurology including critical care and trauma, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord pathologies, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular and peripheral nervous system disorders, neuro-immunology, and neuro-infectious diseases. As the reader works through the cases, the importance of careful history taking, thorough examination, and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies is reinforced as it becomes apparent that the same chief complaint can lead to totally different diagnoses. Controversies in management are addressed within the case discussions to highlight differences in treatment philosophy and help sharpen clinical acumen.
Features of Case-Based Neurology include: Case-based format that simulates clinical situations and builds diagnostic skills Effective teaching and learning tool - ideal for Board preparation Covers a wide range of common neurological conditions and typical and atypical disease presentations Differential diagnosis, treatment, and controversies in management are incorporated in case discussions Key clinical findings are documented with high-quality images throughoutEdwin H. Kolodny, MD, Preface, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations, 1. Poorly Controlled Headaches Since 8 Years of Age, Sana S. Shah and Sara C. Crystal 2. Chronic Progressive Walking Difficulties, Jerome J. Graber 3. New Onset Focal Seizure, Headache, and Personality Changes, Samuel A. Goldlust 4. Sudden Speech Problems, Kristin M. Waldron and Anuradha Singh 5. Progressive Leg Weakness for the Past 6 Years, Rikki Racela 6. Right-Sided Head, Neck Pain, and Left Leg Weakness, Brijesh Malkani, Niushen Zhang, and Sara C. Crystal 7. Headaches and Blurring of Vision, Shahzad Raza and Anuradha Singh 8. Progressive Leg Weakness, Yaniv Chen 9. History of Headaches and Seizures, Geneviève Legault and Anuradha Singh 10. Sudden Onset of Slurring of Speech, Addie Peretz and Anuradha Singh 11. Left -Sided Neck Pain and Ptosis, Ritvij Bowry, Anuradha Singh, and Daniel Sahlein 12. Weakness and Stiffness of Both Hands, Mary Lynn Chu 13. New Onset First Unprovoked Seizure, Anuradha Singh, Phillip Paul Amodeo, and Christina Coyle 14. Rapidly Deteriorating Visual Problems, Confusion, and Cognitive Decline, Lara V. Marcuse and Martin J. Sadowski 15. Progressive Arm and Hand Weakness, Winfred Poayi Wu, Benjamin Ge, Muznay Naveed Khawaja,and Anuradha Singh 16. Insidious Right Leg Weakness, Thomas J. Kaley and Lauren E. Abrey 17. Paralysis of Face, Rikki Racela, Varendra Gosein, and Anuradha Singh 18. Right Leg Pain, Anuradha Singh, John Engler, and Ramesh P. Babu 19. New Onset Memory Difficulties and Episodes of Unresponsiveness, Rachel Brandstadter, Betty Mintz, and Lara V. Marcuse 20. Facial Pain, John Engler and Ramesh P. Babu 21. Involuntary Twitches and Vocalizations, Kristin M. Waldron 22. Altered Mental Status, Philippe Douyo 23. Sudden Onset Tremors, read more