Neurology: An Oxford Core Text

Paperback | April 4, 2005

byMichael Donaghy

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Neurology: An Oxford Core Text introduces neurology to the medical student in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Praised by lecturers and students alike for breaking down the barriers which conventionally surround this difficult subject, this book is highly recommended reading formedical undergraduates. It covers the most important neurological problems in clinical practice, highlights the crucial neuroanatomical and neurophysiological background, introduces the pathogenesis of neurological disease, discusses treatment and management, and also covers ethical andrehabilitation issues. Neurology: An Oxford Core Text * introduces the major neurological diseases * deals with weakness, visual symptoms, headaches, blackouts and stroke * covers the general principles of history-taking * gives practical advice on how to perform simple neurological examination * has detailed instructions on examination in particular clinical circumstances * includes 24 case histories * is fully illustrated with clinical photos and line diagrams It is an essential purchase for all medical students and those looking for a high quality introduction to the subject.

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Neurology: An Oxford Core Text introduces neurology to the medical student in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Praised by lecturers and students alike for breaking down the barriers which conventionally surround this difficult subject, this book is highly recommended reading formedical undergraduates. It covers the most import...

Michael Donaghy is a Reader in Clinical Neurology and Consultant Neurologist, University of Oxford, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:April 4, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526369

ISBN - 13:9780198526360

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Table of Contents

1. History taking2. A basic neurological examination3. Adding to the basic examination4. Neurology in children and the elderly5. Muscle weakness - differential diagnosis6. Patterns of sensory loss7. Weakness I: brain lesions8. Weakness II: spinal cord lesions9. Weakness III: nerve root lesions10. Weakness IV: focal peripheral nerve lesions11. Weakness V: generalised peripheral neuropathy12. Weakness VI: muscle disease13. Weakness of facial, swallowing and breathing muscles14. Abnormal vision15. Deafness16. Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance17. Abnormalities of smell and taste18. Autonomic disorders19. Facial pain20. Headache21. Epilepsy and blackouts22. Sleepiness and coma23. Speech disorders24. Neuropsychological syndromes and dementia25. Gait disorders and falls26. Movement disorders27. Stroke28. Neurological infection29. Head injury30. Neurogenetics31. Developmental disorders32. Psychologically determined symptoms

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`I get the impression that the examiners in Finals probably won't ask me anything that I couldn't find in this book... it is an excellent and efficient revision tool not only for the written papers in Finals, but also for the examination skills and OSCEs. It's small and easy to read. If youturn up a few times in outpatients and you read this slim book, I think you'll do well. Read the book first, and you might even impress the consultant!'Cambridge Medicine