This book takes a novel approach to fundamental neurology that bridges the gap between the classroom and the patient encounter: it teaches students and residents how to arrive at a presumptive diagnosis in an efficient manner. Beginning with the initial approach to the neurologic patient, the book directs the reader in getting relevant information from the history and neurologic examination. A NeurAxis chart and a What Could the Problem Be? chapter help the reader make sense of the history and examination findings and quickly consider the diagnostic possibilities. Case studies encourage readers to apply this approach to real patients.
Abbreviations Your Approach to The Neurologic Patient (Where Do You Start?) The Clinical History (Getting The Important Information You Need Efficiently) The Neurologic Examination (Be Precise and Keep It Simple!) The NeurAxis Chart (Putting It All Together) What Could The Problem Be? (Quickly Consider the Possibilities) Case Studies (Apply the Approach to Some Real Patients) References Appendix A: Your Examination At a Glance (Quick Reference) Appendix B: The NeurAxis Chart (Quick Reference) Appendix C: Did You Know?