The first of three volumes on stroke in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology ( Series Pain: Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and. A whole generation of physicians remember Brain's Clinical Neurology with Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. HANDBOOK OF CLINICAL. NEUROLOGY. Series Editors. MICHAEL J. AMINOFF , FRANCOIS BOLLER, AND DICK F. SWAAB. VOLUME ELSEVIER.
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Note regarding print appearance: Because the Clinical Reasoning section appears almost exclusively .. ogy, and more—the practice of clinical neurology is. TEXTBOOK of CLINICAL NEUROLOGY crASHed iSilo v Christopher G. Goetz MD Professor and Associate Chairman Department of Neurological Sciences. Download complete list of books in this Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology Collection .pdf) .xls) · RSS Feed for Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology.
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The book retains a great deal of what made it justly famous in the past and has been brought up to date in a fashion that is most commendable. The balance between the basic anatomy and physiology and the clinical material is judicious; the bibliography following each section has been kept short enough so as not to be forbidding. Interestingly enough, the almost total devotion to the British literature is a syndrome quite common in our own American publications.
Few textbooks are perfect and it is unfortunate that the author perpetuates the error. Poser C. Brain's Clinical Neurology, ed 4. Arch Intern Med.
All Rights Reserved. Twitter Facebook Email. This Issue. Charles Poser, MD. First Page Preview View Large. Learn more. Save Preferences. The next section deals with common symptoms: Again, these were accompanied by clinical cases which take up almost half the space in some chapters, though there were only two cases for headache. There are some limitations in these sections. For example, in the section on acute mental changes there is an emphasis on diagnosis and no general advice as to how to manage a patient with delirium.
There is mention of spinal cord compression in relation to back pain but no specific description of the clinical picture or its management and it does not appear in the index. There are no illustrations, a notable deficiency for example, when trying to understand eye movements, or how to perform a Hallpike's manoeuvre.
Clinical vignettes are a large part of these sections. In any short text, one of the biggest problems is what to leave out. There are two omissions that detract from the book. First, as most neurological diagnoses are made primarily on the basis of the clinical history, I was surprised that there is no section devoted to taking a history.
Secondly, some patients seen in the neurology department do not have organic neurological problems; some recognition of this and discussion of the diagnosis and management of functional neurological problems and somatization would be useful. All introductory or simplified neurology books have a particular approach to try to help their readers. This book tries to help the student to understand how a neurologist solves problems by emphasizing localization.
I felt this did not work very well and was done at the expense of other tools for diagnosis, particularly history-taking and pattern recognition.
Having emphasized the role of localization, the author might have highlighted the relevance of this approach by using a localization-based classification of neurological problems, rather than using one based primarily on disease process.
The other aid was the use of clinical vignettes, which I thought was a useful learning aid in many of the sections. Some sections, especially those where diagnosis depends on pattern recognition, such as headache, would benefit from more cases. The paucity of illustrations in this age of multimedia and easy illustration is not acceptable. There are more illustrations in the version of the same title by Gordon Holmes.
Overall, despite Dr Gelb's attempt to highlight the fun element in the game of localization, I felt that many of the other contemporary introductory texts provide a more effective and cheaper introduction to clinical neurology. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign In or Create an Account.
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This book provides an overview of the modern medical and surgical options for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. The pivotal role of EMS in prehospital evaluation and triage of a stroke patient and the levels of stroke systems of care are discussed. In addition, the current guidelines on the management of acute stroke, with the focus on early care of acute stroke patients at the Emergency Department and the first 24 hours of hospital admission, are reviewed.
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