It provides a concise, structured approach to neurology and neurosurgery learning, covering key facts in a simple and memorable way:
Part I - The Basics - features the basic principles and facts essential for a good understanding of neurology and neurosurgery and includes sections on relevant neuroanatomy; neurological history and examination; and investigations including neurophysiology and neuroradiology. MRI and CT scans are included throughout the text.
Part II - Complaints: face to face with the patient - features OSCE-style and the viva-voce examination preparation and has chapters on presenting complaints with relevant and selected questions to ask for establishing the differential diagnoses (presented in a table) with basic investigations and management.
Part III - Conditions: applying the basics - presents important clinical conditions with sections on definition; epidemiology; aetiology; associations/risk factors; pathology; history; examination; investigations; management; complications; prognosis and a list of differential diagnoses usually in a table with general clinical information and distinguishing information to exclude the alternative diagnoses.
Each chapter also includes key points to remember and highlights key facts.
Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery contains only the essential, core, and relevant facts in a concise, pocket-sized, 'rapid' refresher providing a thorough foundation of neurology and neurosurgery knowledge allowing you to excel in the examinations.
This book discusses the first steps in the management of neurological conditions, followed by descriptions of common problems such as headache, attacks of loss of consciousness, memory loss, visual symptoms, facial pain, and vertigo. Severe medical conditions that include tumors, cancer, head injury, strokes, parkinson's disease, involuntary movements, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and diabetes mellitus are also deliberated. This text likewise covers other clinical disorders such as neurosyphilis, granulomas, dysarthria, paraesthesia, gait disorder, and fatigue.
This publication is valuable to neurologists and medical students intending to acquire basic knowledge of neurological examination.
Since the first edition, which was Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards, chapters have been thoroughly revised and reflect the essential state-of-the-art knowledge neurologists need to acquire during their training. New graphic material has been added, as have new chapters including neurogenetics, neurorehabilitation, neurocritical care and heuristic neurological reasoning. In addition, this second edition now includes more than 100 unique case histories.
Neurology at the Bedside, Second Edition is written for neurologists in all stages of training. Medical students, general practitioners and others with an interest in neurology will also find invaluable information here.