Neurological Differential Diagnosis: A Prioritized Approach

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Juni 2005



Neurology is primarily characterised by a variety of diseases which seem very similar and are therefore difficult to distinguish between. It is always thought of by non-neurologists as the "difficult" specialty! Consequently skill at differential diagnosis is absolutely paramount. Neurological Differential Diagnosis is a streamlined handbook of prioritised 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,


Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use this Book. 1. Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology. 2. Clinical Syndromes. 3. Vascular Neurology. 4. Paroxysmal Disorders. 5. Neuropsychiatry and Dementia. 6. Movement Disorders. 7. Infectious, Inflammatory, and Demyelinating Disorders. 8. Peripheral Neurology. 9. Neuro-ophthalmology and Neuro-otology. 10. Neuro-oncology. 11. Pediatric Neurology. 12. Neurogenetics. 13. Neuroradiology. 14. Spinal Cord Disorders. 15. Diagnostic Tests. Appendix A. Clinical Pearls. Appendix B. Abbreviations. Index.


Dr Roongroj Bhidayasiri - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Dr Michael Farris Waters - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Dr Christopher C Giza - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles


"This is a "pearl" of a book for any clinician who is asked to assess patients with symptoms or signs suggestive of a neurological disorder, including neurologists, internists, geriatricians, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, general practitioners, trainees, and students. Neurological Differential Diagnosis will enlighten clinicians on the most likely and important differential diagnoses to consider and exclude, and guide appropriate and cost-effective investigations. The book has a unique format; it is the only book I know to list differential diagnoses according to what is most common in patients of the same demographic and what is potentially the most lethal and disabling. This hierarchy of differential diagnoses is clearly and consistently presented (eg, in bold and italicised text) throughout the book. Associated relevant background information for each symptom, syndrome, or disorder is well presented (in shaded boxes) with the list of differential diagnoses. Welcome chapters on paediatric neurology, neurogenetics, neuroradiology, diagnostic tests, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology are included. Although few references are given, the book seems to be valid, based on a wealth of clinical experience coupled with best evidence from the available literature. Even after practising clinical neurology for more than 20 years, I have already dipped into this book on several occasions to help me with tricky patients, and I have to remind my neurology residents and registrars, and colleagues in the accident and emergency department, to return it." --Graeme J Hankey (The Lancet Neurology, Vol 4 November 2005)
EAN: 9781405120395
ISBN: 1405120398
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 542 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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