The third edition of this concise but comprehensive textbook follows on from the highly-regarded earlier editions in providing the trainee and general physician with a better understanding of the principles of neurology. Retaining an emphasis on the core clinical skills of history taking and careful neurological examination, this edition has been thouroughly revised and updated to take into account new developments in investigation and treatment in 2003. Particular areas of advanced coverage include headaches - expanded beyond migraine to cover other presentations - and multiple sclerosis. Completely new chapters discuss the increasing role of neurogenetics in the understanding and treatment of neurological disease, the importance of pain and its management, and neurological complications associated with respiratory intensive care.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Neuroimaging 3. Symptoms of neurological disease 4. Examination of the nervous system 5. Neurogenetics 6. Diseases of muscle and the neuromuscular junction 7. Peripheral neuropathies 8. Nerve and root lesions 9. Cranial nerve syndromes 10. Spinal diseases 11. Movement disorders 12. The cerebellar ataxias and hereditary spastic paraplegias 13. Motor neurone disease and spinal muscular atrophles 14. Dementia 15. Epilepsy and sleep disorders 16. Headache 17. Head injury 18. Raised intracranial pressure 19. Infections of the central nervous system 20. HIV infection and AIDS 21. Multiple sclerosis and related conditions 22. Paediatric neurology 23. Cerebrovascular disease 24. Neurological complications of medical disorders 25. Respiratory intensive care neurology 26. Pain in neurological disease 27. Psychiatry and neurological disorders 28. Neurorehabilitation Appendices: Proprietary Drug Names / Recognized genetic defects in some selected neurological disorders
Timothy J Fowler DM FRCP Consultant Neurologist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Formerly of Kings College Hospital, London John W Scadding MD FRCP Consultant Neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London