This concise text delivers a basic introduction to neurology and is designed for use by medical students during their rotation in neurology and related disciplines. Updated and expanded, this second edition follows the same order as the first, starting with how to approach a patient with a neurologic problem followed by the latest information on the phenomenology, pathophysiology and symptoms of common adult and pediatric neurologic diseases. Supplementing the learning experience are clinical cases that begin each chapter and videos of examples ranging from how to perform the normal neurologic exam to abnormal exam findings.
Easy-to-read and richly illustrated, Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease, 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of neurology.
Larry E. Davis, MD Chief Neurology Service Distinguished Professor of Neurology New Mexico VA Health Care System 1501 San Pedro Dr. SE Albuquerque, NM, 87108 Sarah Pirio Richardson, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Neurology Health Sciences Center MSC 11 6035 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Preface Acknowledgments Foreword 1 Approach to the patient with neurologic problem: key steps in neurological diagnosis and treatment 2 Neurologic examination 3 Common neurologic tests 4 Disorders of muscle 5 Disorders of the neuromuscular junction 6 Disorders of peripheral nerves 7 Disorders of the spinal cord and vertebral bodies 8 Disorders of the brainstem and cerebellum 9 Disorders of the cerebrovascular system 10 Disorders of myelin 11 Disorders of higher cortical function 12 Disorders of the extrapyramidal system 13 Infections of the Nervous System 14 Brain tumors 15 Seizures and status epilepticus 16 Cardiac arrest, coma and cerebral death 17 Disorders of the developing nervous system 18 Traumatic brain injury and subdural hematoma 19 Neurologic complications of alcohol and B12 deficiency 20 Disorders of pain and headache 21 Disorders of the vestibular system 22 Sleep