After the publication of Emergency Neurology: Principles and Practice, many emergency
medicine residents inquired whether a handbook based on the main text
would be available. As a result, we developed a handbook to be carried by emergency
physicians, extending our initial goal of disseminaing the principles of
emergency neurology to emergency physicians and providing a ready resource
in caring for patients with neurological emergencies. As we embarked upon the
handbook project, we realized that this is a daunting challenge.
Pain has been there since man has existed and whatever the method or technique of its relief, if successful will always lead to a special place in the heart of the person receiving it and also to the person delivering it. "Pain in Perspective" takes us into a journey of how it all began and then leads us to understand the various concepts of pain relief today. From musculoskeletal pain to complex shoulder pain and from neurological examination to charting out pain, this book describes new ideas and latest descriptions of pain concepts and their treatment....
The neurological history and examination provide physicians with information
to localize lesions of the nervous system. Neuroanatomical localization allows
formulation of a focused differential diagnosis, diagnostic plan, and treatment
plan. Although aspects of the neurological examination differ based on the clinical situation,
the standard elements of the neurological examination remain the same. A review
of the neurological examination as it applies to emergency department evaluation
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.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Oxford handbook of neurology" presents the following contents: Symbols and abbreviations, neurological history and examination, neuroanatomy, neurological emergencies, common clinical presentations, neurological disorders.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Evidence based physical diagnosis" has contents: The heart, selected cardiac disorders, abdomen, extremities, neurologic examination, selected neurologic disorders, examination in the intensive care unit.
The present book, Differential Diagnosis in Internal
Medicine, first appeared as a German edition in
1952 and since then has been translated into 10
other languages. Over the past 50 years 19 German
editions have been published, and now the
19th edition of the work, which has become the
classic differential diagnosis textbook, is available
in English for the first time.
This book encompasses differential diagnosis
across the spectrum of internal medicine, covering
dermatology, neurology, and rheumatology,
and provides the very latest knowledge including
It is an exciting time for the discipline of cognitive
neuroscience. In the past 10 years we have
witnessed an explosion in the development and
advancement of methods that allow us to precisely
examine the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive
processes. Functional magnetic resonance
imaging, for example, has provided markedly improved
spatial and temporal resolution of brain
structure and function, which has led to answers to
new questions, and the reexamination of old questions.
STROKE IS THE THIRD MOST COMMON CAUSE of death
and disability in the US. It is a complex disease, with many
causes, many presentations, and many levels of severity. Despite
recent medical advances, stroke remains a diffi cult disease
to diagnose and treat. In recognition of the importance of this
common disorder, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
(ABPN) instituted a new subspecialty examination in
Clinical neurophysiology encompasses the application of a wide variety of electrophysiologic methods to the
analysis and recording of normal function, as well as to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving
the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system and muscles. The steady
increase in growth of subspecialty knowledge and skill in neurology has led to the need for a compilation
of the whole range of physiologic methods applied in each of the major categories of neurologic disease.
Superior Sulcus or Pancoast Tumors Non-small cell carcinomas of the superior pulmonary sulcus producing Pancoast's syndrome appear to behave differently than lung cancers at other sites and are usually treated with combined radiotherapy and surgery. Patients with these carcinomas should have the usual preoperative staging procedures, including mediastinoscopy and CT and PET scans, to determine tumor extent and a neurologic examination (and sometimes nerve conduction studies) to document involvement or impingement of nerves in the region.
The idea of a book to help neurologists prepare for the oral part of the Neurology Board
Examination stemmed from numerous exchanges with colleagues on how they prepared
for this important exam. Nobody seemed to have the magic formula to maximize their
chances of passing and there were wide disparities of opinion on what they considered the
best preparation. Some recommendations were based on often inaccurate impressions,
others were the distorted product of their stressful experience while taking the test.
(BQ) Ebook 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine is an indispensable revision tool for medical students preparing for clinical examinations or OSCEs. Using scenarios which mimic daily life, the cases will interest students in clinical problems and help them develop their clinical reasoning skills, with each case presenting details of a patient's medical history and the key findings of a clinical examination, together with initial investigation results for evaluation.
The neurologic examination includes a search for focal weakness or muscle atrophy, focal reflex changes, diminished sensation in the legs, and signs of spinal cord injury.
The examiner should be alert to the possibility of breakaway weakness, defined as fluctuating strength during muscle testing. Breakaway weakness may be due to pain or a combination of pain and underlying true weakness.
Breakaway weakness without pain is due to lack of effort. In uncertain cases, electromyography (EMG) can determine whether or not true weakness is present.
Evaluation of Patients with Pathologic Vestibular Vertigo The evaluation depends on whether a central etiology is suspected (Table 22-2). If so, MRI of the head is mandatory. Such an examination is rarely helpful in cases of recurrent monosymptomatic vertigo with a normal neurologic examination. Typical BPPV requires no investigation after the diagnosis is made (Table 22-1).
The general physical examination in a delirious patient should include a careful screening for signs of infection such as fever, tachypnea, pulmonary consolidation, heart murmur, or stiff neck. The patient's fluid status should be assessed; both dehydration and fluid overload with resultant hypoxia have been associated with delirium, and each is usually easily rectified. The appearance of the skin can be helpful, showing jaundice in hepatic encephalopathy, cyanosis in hypoxia, or needle tracks in patients using intravenous drugs.
Obtaining an accurate 24-hour-sleep-wake history is extremly important. History should be
focused also on relevant factors as medical history, compensation of epilepsy, type and
frequency of epileptic seizures, their incidence according to circadian cycle and actual
antiepileptic medication, or other drug and medication use. Also social, enviromental or
psychological conditions, which may interfere with sleep quality, should be evaluated.
Neurological examination in connection with neuroimaging methods (MRI) can detect
cerebral leasions as the reason of sleep problems.
The results of the IS audit are reported to the management of the organisation, the person
responsible for IS audits, and the IT Security Officer (see section 4.9) and integrated into the ISMS
process. A clearly defined procedure should be available for this purpose that is stated in a guideline
for examining and improving the security process (see [BSI2]). Requirements for eliminating
deficiencies and improving quality are the result of the evaluation of the IS audit report. The IT
Security Officer derives the corresponding follow-up activities from these requirements.
This report, one of a series of adoption case studies coordinated by the Impacts Assessment and Evaluation Group (IAEG) of
the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), examines the adoption by Ghanaian maize farmers
of improved production technologies developed through the Ghana Grains Development Project (GGDP).
In 1977, Dr. George Engel’s seminal article on the biopsychosocial
model of disease, “The Need for a New Medical Model:
A Challenge for Biomedicine,” was published in Science. Over
20 years later, the article is still required reading in many
training programs in psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and
social work, because the biopsychosocial model advances a
comprehensive understanding of disease and treatment. The
model is derived from general systems theory, which proposes
that each system affects and is affected by the other systems....