By R. Douglas Collins
The maze of neuroanatomy, symptomatology, and neurologic syndromes may be formidable to the first care practitioner. sufferers are frequently speedy mentioned a consultant or subjected to more than a few pricey diagnostic tests.
With this transparent and useful reference, you are going to tackle the demanding situations of neurologic analysis and administration on the basic care level—with common illustrated tips on neuroanatomy, actual exam, the neurologic workup, diagnostic checks, differential analysis, and therapy options.
Begin your trip from complexity to clarity.
- In-depth coverage addresses a variety of often encountered neurologic problems, exhibiting you what to seem for, what exams to reserve, and the way the implications have an effect on your therapy choices.
- Abundant, colourful illustrations assist you comprehend severe neuroanatomy and realize clinically major anomalies.
- Synopses of etiology, analysis, and treatment for every ailment provide the info you must comprehend and tackle the patient's problem.
- Differential analysis of neurologic indicators and signs are addressed, including the work-up of every symptom and sign—all prepared in alphabetical order for simple reference.
- Case studies convey the ailments to existence via highlighting salient gains to aid hone your actual exam and diagnostic skills.
- Useful appendices define extra exact exam ideas, laboratory workup for neurologic indicators, and remedy directions for every disease.
- Thorough references advisor you to assets that tackle infrequent issues and debatable diagnostic techniques no longer coated within the text.
- Handy glossary presents a fingertip connection with widely used terms.
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Somatosensory evoked potentials (multiple sclerosis) 10. ) 11. Spinal tap (multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis) 12. Heavy metal screen (neuropathy) 13. 37 Photophobia Photophobia is sensitivity of the eyes to light. The lesion is usually located in the eye itself, but photophobia may be caused by a systemic disorder. In the history, is (are) there: 1. Burning or pain in the eye? Consider conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis, glaucoma, or foreign body. 2. Blurred vision? Consider refractive error, astigmatism, glaucoma, or uveitis.
MRI of the cervical or thoracic spinal cord (space-occupying lesion, anterior spinal artery occlusion, multiple sclerosis) 3. 52 Aphasia Aphasia is the inability to receive, comprehend, or express words or sentences. The location of the lesion may be the temporal, parietal, or frontal lobe of the dominant hemisphere. In the history, is (are) there: 1. Sudden onset? Consider cerebral embolism, thrombosis, or hemorrhage. 2. Gradual onset? Suspect a space-occupying lesion or degenerative disorder.
Alcohol promotes sexual desire but may prevent completion of the act. 3. Drug use or abuse? Many prescription drugs may induce partial or complete impotence. These include antihypertensive drugs such as beta-blockers, methyldopa, and guanethidine, as well as the tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines such as diazepine. Almost any prescription drug with sedative effects may cause impotence. Impotence is also caused by nicotine and narcotics and other illegal drugs. 4. Diabetes? Diabetic neuropathy is a frequent cause of impotence.