Whereas most book about the neurologic examination 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 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 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 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 ContentsTable of BoxesPrefaceExplanatory NotesChapter 1 Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases (General Principle)Chapter 2 History TakingChapter 3 Physical ExaminationChapter 4 Evaluation of ConsciousnessChapter 5 Brainstem and Cranial Nerve TerritoriesChapter 6 Olfactory SensationChapter 7 Visual FunctionsChapter 8 Pupils and AccommodationChapter 9 Extraocular Muscles, Gaze, and Eye MovementsChapter 10 Trigeminal NerveChapter 11 Facial NerveChapter 12 Auditory FunctionChapter 13 Sense of EquilibriumChapter 14 Swallowing, Phonation, and ArticulationChapter 15 Neck and TrunkChapter 16 Motor FunctionsChapter 17 Tendon Reflexes and Pathologic ReflexesChapter 18 Involuntary MovementsChapter 19 Somatosensory FunctionChapter 20 Autonomic Nervous SystemChapter 21 Posture and GaitChapter 22 Mental and Cognitive FunctionsChapter 23 Aphasia, Apraxia, and AgnosiaChapter 24 Paroxysmal and Functional DisordersChapter 25 Ion Channel DisordersChapter 26 Psychogenic Neurological DiseasesChapter 27 ThalamusChapter 28 Hypothalamus and NeuroendocrinologyChapter 29 Neurological EmergencyChapter 30 Disability, Functional Recovery, and PrognosisChapter 31 How to Plan Laboratory TestsAfterword: For Those Who Wish to Study Neurology