Challenging Concepts in Neurology reviews over twenty difficult presentations in neurology encompassing the wide spectrum of neurological disease. The cases include unusual ...
Challenging Concepts in Neurology
reviews over twenty difficult presentations in neurology encompassing the wide spectrum of neurological disease. The cases include unusual emergency presentations such as posterior circulation stroke and non-convulsive status epilepticus, as well as important conditions that are less familiar such as dystonia, viral or autoimmune encephalitis, and neuromyelitis optica. The book covers neurological subspecialties including stroke, epilepsy, dementia, demyelination, movement disorders, infectious diseases, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, uroneurology, and neurogenetics. Allied specialty cases include neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, and rehabilitation medicine. Each case begins with a case history before a discussion of the topic and relevant up-to-date evidence for diagnosis, investigations, and management. Landmark trials, clinical tips, and key learning points are interspersed in the case, as well as commentaries by leading experts in the field. Figures range from photographs of anti-epileptic drug cutaneous reactions and fundi to neuroimaging and electroencephalograms. Investigations such as visual perimetry, audiograms, and sleep actigraphy are also explained to readers. The book is aimed at trainees in neurology, neurophysiology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, and internal medicine.Less