The Neurologic Examination : Scientific Basis for Clinical Diagnosis
Shibasaki, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D.
Hallett, Mark, M.D.
Oxford Univ Pr 2016/07
298 p. illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Based on the widely successful Japanese book Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases (Igakushoin, Japan, second edition 2013) by Dr. Shibasaki, this book aims to provide a bridge from the basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology to the neurologic symptoms. Whereas most books about neurologic examinations are disease and anatomy oriented, the book focuses on a pathophysiological approach to the nervous system.
Whereas most books about neurologic examinations are disease and anatomy oriented, The Neurologic Examination: Scientific Basis for Clinical Diagnosis focuses on a pathophysiological approach to the nervous system. The authors emphasize that the scientific interpretation of symptoms obtained from carefully taking the patient's history and noting signs found during physical examination are essential in the diagnosis of neurologic diseases, even if laboratory testing, such as electrophysiology and neuroimaging, are being more widely used. This book aims to provide a bridge from the basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology to the neurologic symptoms. Neurologic examinations provide the foundation for the diagnosis, and only after a thorough and expertly executed examination can one begin to incorporate laboratory testing and treatment. The Neurologic Examination: Scientific Basis for Clinical Diagnosis, based on the widely successful Japanese book Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases (Igakushoin, Japan, second edition 2013) by Dr. Shibasaki, hopes to revitalize the use of neurologic examinations before jumping straight into laboratory testing. Doing so can help cut down on time, patient and physician anxiety, and unnecessary testing expenses. This book is a must-read for all practicing neurologists, residents, and medical students. Key Features Include * The chapters are arranged in order of the actual steps in a neurologic examination; * Highly illustrated with figures and tables indicative of the neurologic signs and symptoms that may appear during the given step; and * 99 discussion boxes are inserted throughout to provide a more in-depth look at particular topics without interrupting the reading flow of the text.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Table of Boxes Preface Explanatory Notes Chapter 1 Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases (General Principle) Chapter 2 History Taking Chapter 3 Physical Examination Chapter 4 Evaluation of Consciousness Chapter 5 Brainstem and Cranial Nerve Territories Chapter 6 Olfactory Sensation Chapter 7 Visual Functions Chapter 8 Pupils and Accommodation Chapter 9 Extraocular Muscles, Gaze, and Eye Movements Chapter 10 Trigeminal Nerve Chapter 11 Facial Nerve Chapter 12 Auditory Function Chapter 13 Sense of Equilibrium Chapter 14 Swallowing, Phonation, and Articulation Chapter 15 Neck and Trunk Chapter 16 Motor Functions Chapter 17 Tendon Reflexes and Pathologic Reflexes Chapter 18 Involuntary Movements Chapter 19 Somatosensory Function Chapter 20 Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 21 Posture and Gait Chapter 22 Mental and Cognitive Functions Chapter 23 Aphasia, Apraxia, and Agnosia Chapter 24 Paroxysmal and Functional Disorders Chapter 25 Ion Channel Disorders Chapter 26 Psychogenic Neurological Diseases Chapter 27 Thalamus Chapter 28 Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrinology Chapter 29 Neurological Emergency Chapter 30 Disability, Functional Recovery, and Prognosis Chapter 31 How to Plan Laboratory Tests Afterword: For Those Who Wish to Study Neurology