How to Examine the Nervous System

How to Examine the Nervous System

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A classic collection of time-proven physical techniques for the examination of the nervous system, written by one of North America's most respected neurologists. With simple prose and numerous helpful illustrations, the author describes in detail reliable bedside examination techniques that will pinpoint the location of a lesion in the nervous system and lead to a resolution of the problem. The techniques cover a wide variety of problem areas, including the visual pathways, the sensory system, upper motor neurons, cranial nerves, the cerebellar system, upper and lower limbs, reflexes, the corticospinal system, disorders of speech, and problems of stance, gait, and balance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 12.7mm | 408.24g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed. 2006
  • XIV, 242 p.
  • 1588298353
  • 9781588298355

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From Reviews of Previous Editions... "An extremely well conceived, well written, and well illustrated volume...should be compulsory reading for any student or physician." -Neurology "A meticulous 'how-to' text...An ideal accompaniment to a course in physical diagnosis." -Annals of Neurology "This work...is designed to teach students and doctors how to examine the nervous system. It succeeds admirably." -Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry "Instructions are given step-by-step...with an awareness of the difficulties experienced by students attempting to appreciate the nature and significance of the various manoeuvers" -Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciencesshow more

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Now reissued by popular demand, this acclaimed and seminal textbook by one of North America's most respected neurologists simplifies the apparent complexity of the neurological examination to make it completely understandable and satisfying to perform. With simple prose and numerous helpful illustrations, the author describes in detail reliable bedside examination techniques that will pinpoint the location of a lesion in the nervous system and lead to a resolution of the problem. The techniques cover a wide variety of problem areas, including the visual pathways, the sensory system, upper motor neurons, cranial nerves, the cerebellar system, upper and lower limbs, reflexes, the corticospinal system, disorders of speech, and problems of stance, gait, and balance. Classic and didactically inspired, How to Examine the Nervous System, Fourth Edition provides both established physicians and beginning medical students a concise, user-friendly introduction to the methods and techniques for study of the nervous system, showing that the examination is readily performed, that it is rationally constructed, and that it can be carried out successfully.show more

Table of contents

The Ophthalmoscope, the Fundus Oculi, and Central and Peripheral Vision Loss of Vision The Abnormal Retina Eye Movements, Diplopia, and Cranial Nerves 3, 4, and 6 Ptosis and the Pupils: Myasthenia Gravis and Other Diseases of the Eye and Eyelid Muscles Nystagmus Conjugate Gaze Palsies and Forced Conjugate Deviation Cranial Nerves 1, 5, and 7 Cranial Nerves 8-12 The Upper Limb The Lower Limb Stance, Gait, and Balance Reflexes Sensation The Cerebellum The Corticospinal System Higher Cortical Functions: Intelligence and Memory Disorders of Speech Appendix: Neurological Examination Instruments Indexshow more