Friday, August 7, 2020

DeMyer's The Neurologic Examination: A Programmed Text, Seventh Edition | Book Review

The single-best guide to learning how to perform the diagnostic neurologic examination – enhanced by more than 80 online videos


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


Outline of the Standard Neurologic Examination

1 Examination of the Face and Head

2 A Brief Review of Clinical Neuroanatomy

3 Examination of Vision

4 Examination of the Peripheral Ocular Motor System

5 Examination of the Central Ocular Motor Systems

6 Examination of the Motor Cranial Nerves V, VII, IX, X, XI, and XII

7 Examination of the Somatic Motor System (Excluding Cranial Nerves)

8 Examination for Cerebellar Dysfunction

9 Examination of the Special Senses

10 Examination of the General Somatosensory System

11 The Patient’s Mental Status and Higher Cerebral Functions

12 Examination of the Patient Who Has a Disorder of Consciousness

13 Ancillary Neurodiagnostic Procedures—Lumbar Puncture and Neuroimaging

14 Clinical and Laboratory Tests to Distinguish Conversion Disorder (Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder) from Organic Disease

15 A Synopsis of the Neurologic Investigation and a Formulary of Neurodiagnosis


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