A dictionary of neurological signs /

"A Dictionary of Neurological Signs can be almost as well described in terms of what the book is not, along with details about what it is. This dictionary is not a handbook for treatment of neuropathies. While many entries provide the latest treatment options, up-to-the-minute therapies are not...

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Main Author: Larner, A. J.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York, N.Y. : Springer, ©2006.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Main Author:Larner, A. J.
Summary:"A Dictionary of Neurological Signs can be almost as well described in terms of what the book is not, along with details about what it is. This dictionary is not a handbook for treatment of neuropathies. While many entries provide the latest treatment options, up-to-the-minute therapies are not discussed in bedside level detail. It is not a board review book, because it is not in Q & A format. It could, however, easily serve in that capacity, since each entry is a fairly complete snapshot of a specific disorder or disease." "This dictionary is an alphabetical listing of commonly presenting neurological diseases and disorders designed to guide the physician toward the correct clinical diagnosis. The content is focused, problem-based, concise and practical. The structured entries in this practical, clinical resource provide a thumbnail of a wide range of neurological signs."--Jacket.

"Although it has been mooted whether the dramatic technological advances in neurological practice, (i.e., neuroimaging) might render the physical exam redundant, others maintain the central importance of neurological examination in patient management. A Dictionary of Neurological Signs seeks to elucidate the interpretation of neurological signs ("neurosemiology"): their anatomical, physiological, and pathological significance." (from the Preface)

The structured entries in this practical, clinical resource provide a snapshot of a wide range of neurological signs. Each entry includes: definition of the sign; brief account of the clinical technique required to elicit the sign; description of the other signs which may accompany the index sign. Where known, the entries also include neuroanatomical basis of the sign; explanation of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological background; neuropathological basis; differential diagnosis; and brief treatment details. The Dictionary provides practical, concise answers to complex clinical questions.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xx, 332 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780387312170
038731217X