• A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb
• A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off
• A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play
• A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive
• A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living
How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.
900 full-color illustrations
Principles of Neural Science, 5e describes our current understanding of how the nerves, brain, and mind function. From molecules to anatomic structures and systems to cognitive function, this comprehensive reference covers all aspects of neuroscience. Widely regarded as the field’s cornerstone reference, the fifth edition is highlighted by more than 900 full-color illustrations. The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the tremendous amount of new research and development in neuroscience in the last decade. Lead author Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000.
“A wonderfully readable, concise, but by no means superficial book that fits well in the current pedagogic environment.”
From the Foreword by Allan H. Ropper, MD
Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy delivers a clear, logical discussion of the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease. Written in a clear, concise style, this unique text offers a concise overview of fundamental neuroanatomy and the clinical localization principles necessary to diagnose and treat patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. Unlike other neurology textbooks that either focus on neuroanatomy or clinical neurology, Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy integrates the two in manner which simulates the way neurologists learn, teach, and think.
Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy is divided into two main sections. In Part 1, clinically relevant neuroanatomy is presented in clinical context in order to provide a framework for neurologic localization and differential diagnosis. The diseases mentioned in localization-based discussions of differential diagnosis in Part 1 are then discussed in clinical detail with respect to their diagnosis and management in Part 2. Part 1 can therefore be consulted for a neuroanatomical localization-based approach to symptom evaluation, and Part 2 for the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of neurologic diseases.
• A clear, concise approach to explaining the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease
• Numerous full-color illustrations and high resolution MRI and CT scans
• Explanatory tables outline the clinical features, characteristics, and differential diagnosis of neurologic diseases and disorders
Get a quick and memorable overview of anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation from the precision and beauty of Netter and Netter-style plates that highlight key neuroanatomical and neurologic concepts.
Explore specific clinical applications with vignettes included throughout the text that bring each topic to life.
Find the information you need quickly and easily thanks to the short text and concise topic overviews.See the latest developments in the field in clear detail with new artwork and new entries on ALS, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, African Sleeping Sickness, and more.
Effectively visualize the underlying anatomy in living patients through upgraded neuroimaging coverage, including MR, CT, and PET.
Tap into additional treatment information with more clinical vignettes that provide "real-life" illustrative case evaluations.
What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Modern neuroscience has penetrated exciting and diversefrontiers into the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of neurologicaldisease. Clinical neurology, whilst greatly enhanced by dramaticadvances in molecular biology, genetics, neurochemistry andphysiology, remains deeply rooted in practical traditions: thehistory from the patient and the elicitation of physical signs.
Neurologists, neuroscientists and neurosurgeons working at QueenSquare, and advised by an international editorial team, havecombined their expertise and experience to produce this uniquetext. The synthesis of clinical neurology with translationalresearch provides a fresh perspective which isPracticalMultidisciplinaryTranslationalIntegrative
The blend of new science and proven practice underpins thiscreative approach towards investigating and improving the care ofpatients suffering from neurological diseases.
About Queen Square
The world-renowned National Hospital for Neurology &Neurosurgery and UCL Institute of Neurology, based inQueen Square, London, have an international reputation fortraining, research and patient care. Research at both institutionsleads developments in translational medicine that are transformingthe treatment of neurological disease.
To make the book more readable and digestible, we have introduced colour into the text. This text provides clear explanations of the most common neurological and neurosurgical disorders. The most up-to-date clinical methods are covered to ensure students are learning the newest techniques. To enhance the readers’ understanding of this subject more illustrations, line drawings and scans are incorporated into the text.
Another new addition is the inclusion of clinical cases with self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter. These help to clearly illustrate the clinical presentations of key neurological disorders.
Essential Neurology is ideal for medical students on neurology attachments and an excellent review text for the MRCP examination.
Reviews of previous edition
"This is an excellent introductory text for medical students who want their neurology without frills."
—British Medical Journal
"A well-presented manual of practical clinical neurology recommended as easy and enjoyable fundamental reading."
"This is an excellent book with a very good all round approach to an understanding of neurology at student level"
—Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sixty high-yield cases!
You need exposure to cases to pass the USMLE and shelf exams and that's exactly what this innovative resource offers. Written by experienced educators, Case Files: Neurology, 2e helps you think through diagnosis and managemenet when confronting neurological clinical problems. Sixty high-yield clinical cases focus on the core competencies for the neurology clerkship. Each case includes an extended discussion, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE-format review questions. It's an interactive learning system that helps you learn instead of just memorize.
Featuring:60 neurology cases with complete discussions and review Q&A Clinical pearls highlight key points Primer on how to approach the patient Helps you learn in the context of real patients Updated to reflect the most recent clerkship guidelines and changes to the core curriculum
1,200+ Q&A’s provide the ultimate review for the neurology boards
McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Neurology, Third Edition is the fastest and most effective way to prepare for the neurology certification/recertification exams administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. You will find everything you need in one comprehensive review: questions, answers, thorough explanations, valuable full-color illustrations, and a presentation that simulates what you will actually see on the boards.
Designed to sharpen differential diagnosis skills, McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Neurology delivers more than 1,200 questions and answers with detailed explanations for correct and incorrect answers, using the current literature for references. This unique review includes coverage of every topic found on the exam, including psychiatry and pediatric neurology.
• Completely updated questions reflect the new neurology board format
• 8-page full-color insert
• Helps you remember must-know details on diagnostic testing and the neurological examination
• Prepares you for the entire range of clinical neurology questions
• Comprehensive guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors – competing books do not cover both areas.
• Graphic approach to the subject – concise text is arranged around clear and memorable line diagrams. Readers find this approach accessible and easy to learn form.
• Clarifies a subject area which students tend to find difficult and forbidding.
Updated and revised in all areas where there have been developments in understanding of neurological disease and in neurological and neurosurgical management. This revision has also incorporated current guidelines, particularly recommendations from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The classic text that covers both the basic and clinical aspects of neurology – updated with the latest therapeutic advances
Since 1989, Clinical Neurology has helped students, residents, and clinicians understand the link between basic neuroscience and current approaches in diagnosis and treatment. Applauded for its practice-oriented approach to neurology based on the patient’s presenting symptoms, this full-color resource delivers the clearest and most efficient introduction to the field available today.
As with each new edition, the authors have retained and refined the instructional material relating to the function of the nervous system in health and disease and have updated the text with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Recent discoveries in molecular biology and immunology have led to the approval of new drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (alemtuzumab), spinal muscular atrophy (nusinersen), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (edaravone), and Huntington’s disease (deutetrabenazine). These and other therapeutic advances are included in this new edition.
Presented in full color, Clinical Neurology is enhanced by chapter outlines that facilitate a quick review of each topic, an emphasis on the neurologic examination and history taking as the cornerstone of diagnosis, and treatment protocols that reflect the most recent advances in the field.
If you are in need of a clear, well-written introduction to neurology as practiced on the wards and in an outpatient setting, your search ends here.
The definitive text on the full-spectrum of neurology for decades, Adams and Victor's provides the treatment and management strategies needed to confidently handle both common and rare neurologic conditions. Written in a clear, consistent tone, this classic resource will meet the needs of the seasoned professional or the aspiring clinician. Written from the perspective of the general neurologist, Adams and Victor's has been hailed as the most detailed, thorough, and authoritative text available on the subject.
Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, Tenth Edition describes the various categories of neurologic disease and the main diseases that constitute each. Each subject is introduced by a detailed discussion of the symptoms and signs of disordered nervous function, their anatomic and physiologic bases, and their clinical implications. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology is logically divided into six parts:The Clinical Method of Neurology Cardinal Manifestations of Neurologic Disease Growth and Development of the Nervous System in the Neurology of Aging Major Categories of Neurologic Disease Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerve, and Muscle Psychiatric Disorders
The Tenth Edition is highlighted by the welcome addition of full-color photographs, expanded coverage of important subspecialties, and an increased number of tables and figures. Edition after edition, Adams and Victor's has stayed true to its original mission: to provide a well-written, readable text emphasizing a disciplined presentation of clinical data and lucid descriptions of underlying disease processes.
Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on
• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members
The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.-- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Hospital neurology is one of the fastest growing subspecialties within neurology. Running an efficient and effective neurohospitalist line is important to the financial success of hospitals and the physicians employed there. Many neurology patients also have internal medicine problems, and often it is a general hospitalist without neurology training who treat these patients. These physicians sorely need more information on neurology. Conversely, neurologists caring for these patients have only had one year of internal medicine training and require more guidance on medical problems. Given these realities, there is a need for a resource on hospital neurology. With The Hospital Neurology Book, Drs. Salardini and Biller have created a practical, concise, and useful work that guides both neurologists and internists in the areas in which their training is currently not sufficient for hospital practice.
The Hospital Neurology Book features a highly readable format, providing information physicians can act upon, including recipes and protocols for patient care and question-based chapter headings that lead physicians to the exact issue they are dealing with in the moment. Each chapter (or chapter section as appropriate) opens with a case study, setting the stage in a highly practical manner, and ends with high yield summary points useful for consolidating learning.
Features six examinations of more than 100 questions each that follow the board exam blueprint.
Contains challenging questions that fully prepare you for exams, with detailed answer explanations and references to Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, 7th Edition.
Covers basic neuroscience, behavioral neurology, and psychiatry; clinical neurology topics such as headache, cerebrovascular disease, and neuro-infectious disease; and increasingly tested areas such as ethics and interpersonal skills.
Over a quarter of the questions include illustrationssuch as anatomy, imaging, histology slides, and clinical photos.
Includes excellent coverage of key topics such as neurochemistry and neurophysiology, new immune-mediated therapies, child neurology, metabolic diseases, and much more.
Offers unique, scorable tests online with subspecialty question divisions.
A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.
Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease.
In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.
The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, The End of Alzheimer’s brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.
Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testingSelf-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty
Crash Courses also available electronically!
Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
Now celebrating over 10 years of success - Crash Course has been specially devised to help you get through your exams with ease.
Completely revised throughout, the new edition of Crash Course is perfectly tailored to meet your needs by providing everything you need to know in one place. Clearly presented in a tried and trusted, easy-to-use, format, each book in the series gives complete coverage of the subject in a no-nonsense, user-friendly fashion.
Commencing with 'Learning Objectives', each chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. Each chapter is also supported by a full artwork programme, and features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes as well as other useful aide-mémoires. All volumes contain an up-to-date self-assessment section which allows you to test your knowledge and hone your exam skills.
Authored by students or junior doctors - working under close faculty supervision - each volume has been prepared by someone who has recently been in the exam situation and so relates closely to your needs. So whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for distinction Crash Course is for you!!
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to neurology derived from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition (including content from the acclaimed Harrison’s DVD), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find 66 chapters from more than 90 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
• High-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards
• Current, complete coverage of clinically important topics in neurology, including Clinical Manifestations of Neurologic Diseases, Diseases of the Nervous System, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psychiatric Disorders, and Alcoholism and Drug Dependency
• Extensively updated to highlight recent advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurologic and psychiatric disorders; expanded coverage of neurodegenerative diseases; extensively revised chapter on cerebrovascular diseases; the latest breakthroughs in sleep disorders and migraine
• Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
• Enhanced by numerous neuroimaging figures throughout the text and an expanded atlas of neuroimaging findings
• Handy appendix of Laboratory Values of Clinical Importance
Presented in full color, DeMyer’s provides neurologists and psychiatrists in training with a proven, didactic way to learn the complicated technique of using the physical examination to diagnose neurologic illness. This trusted classic also reviews the anatomy and physiology necessary to interpret the examination, and it details the laboratory tests and neuroimaging best suited for a particular clinical problem. You will also find complete, up-to-date coverage of the latest imaging modalities for assessing disease.
Utilizing a learn at your own pace teaching approach, DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination features valuable learning aids such as:
· Full-color illustrations that clearly explain neuroanatomy and physiology
· Detailed tables and mnemonics to help you remember important steps and signs to look for during the examination
· Learning Objectives to help you organize and retain important takeaways from each chapter
· Questions and answers within the text to reinforce key points
· Clear algorithms that reveal the differential diagnoses of common neurologic symptoms
· NEW! More than 80 online clinical vignette videos
If you are looking for authoritative, step-by-step guidance from experienced teachers/clinicians on how to perform an accomplished neurologic examination, your search ends with DeMyer’s.
Visually grasp the technical and practical aspects of electrodiagnostic tests with almost 800 charts, figures, and tables.
Rely on the knowledge, experience, and perspective of renowned expert Dr. Michael J. Aminoff and an international team of contributors comprised of a virtual "who’s who" of clinical neurophysiology.Keep up with developments in the field through significant updates, including new chapters on Artifacts and Normal Variants in the Electroencephalogram; Microneurography; Clinical Applications of Nerve Excitability Testing; Ultrasound of Muscle and Nerve; The Blink Reflex and Other Brainstem Reflexes; Visual Evoked Potentials, Electroretinography and Other Diagnostic Approaches to the Visual System; and Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Practice and Research.
Meet regulatory and professional standards and apply best practices with state-of-the-art guidance (for both non-specialists and specialists) emphasizing the clinical applications of each electrodiagnostic technique.
Get easily actionable information and avoid mistakes with electrophysiologic findings integrated into the clinical context in which they are obtained.
Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion contains structured test questions, answers, and explanations designed to help the busy clinician prepare for the neurology boards, the AANÌs RITE® exam, or recertification. Using a Q&A format to test recall and sharpen skills, all areas covered on the boards are represented.
The book opens with a set of test-taking tips, and then breaks down the field of neurology into 23 chapters covering all the subjects tested on the boards including psychiatry. Each chapter contains from 8 to 30 multiple-choice questions, with answers and complete explanations. Case-based questions with radiologic, electrophysiologic, and color pathologic findings are liberally represented in the mix to simulate the full range of question types you will encounter on exam day. The book closes with a Mock Board Examination containing 125 additional random questions and answers to build confidence and a collection of 70 High-Yield Facts and Tables for last-minute reinforcement before the exam.
The Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion ÷ is designed to give you the edge on test day.Q&A review of all topics contained on the neurology board exam, including psychiatry Over 450 board-type multiple-choice questions with clear, concise answers and explanations Contains a Mock Board Examination with 125 additional questions and answers for self-testing Includes illustrated case-based questions to prepare you for everything you will find on the Boards High-yield information section with 70 essential tables and facts distilled for quick last-minute review Use the code inside to access the FREE Ultimate Neurology website containing hundreds of cases, flashcards, and images for further study
Whether as an adjunct to Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards or other review books, or as a stand-alone test preparation tool Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion is the perfect companion for test-takers in neurology at any level.
Tricky concepts are illustrated and explained with clarity and precision, as The Human Brain Book looks at how the brain sends messages to the rest of the body, how we think and feel, how we perform unconscious actions (for example, breathing), explores the nature of genius, asks why we behave the way we do, explains how we see and hear things, and how and why we dream. Physical and psychological disorders affecting the brain and nervous system are clearly illustrated and summarized in easy-to-understand terms.
Shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Prize and the Costa Book Award
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
A Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize
A Finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?
In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty.
If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life.
Do No Harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life's most difficult decisions.