Crash Course Neurology 4th Edition PDF
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Neurological symptoms account for a high proportion of consultations in general practice, 20% of acute medical admissions and many complications of trauma, critical illness, anaesthesia, and surgery. Diagnosis is primarily clinical, based on a careful history and physical examination. Subsequent investigations can only supplement and never replace the process of clinical assessment. For this reason, all medical students and doctors need to acquire and maintain some basic skills in neurology. This book aims to provide a logical and simple approach to understanding the fundamental concepts that underlie most common neurological diseases. In this fourth edition the content has been entirely reorganized and updated to reflect the exciting advances in the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions. The first part of the book deals with the history, examination and investigations relevant to neurology. The second part of the book deals with the analysis and differential diagnosis of common presenting symptoms such as headache, dizziness, speech disturbance and limb weakness. In the final part of the book, the clinical features, investigation and management of specific neurological disorders are discussed in more detail. Where appropriate, NICE and national guidelines are incoporated into the text. Illustrations and diagrams have been revised to emphasize the most important concepts, and comprehension and communication boxes have been rationalized, to focus the reader on essential topics and difficult clinical scenarios. Finally, the self-assessment section at the end of the book has been completely rewritten, and now contains a mixture of single best answer and extended-matching questions. We are confident that this fourth edition of Crash Course Neurology will provide not only a solid foundation for medical students preparing for exams and postgraduates working towards MRCP, but also an excellent reference book for those working in hospital medicine and general practice.
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