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The Integrated Nervous System

A Systematic Diagnostic Approach

By Walter Hendelman, M.D., Christopher R. Skinner, Peter Humphreys

CRC Press – 2010 – 352 pages

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    978-1-42-004597-0
    September 23rd 2009

Description

The First Textbook to Take an Integrative Approach to Neurological Diagnosis

This introductory, full-color text teaches students and practitioners how to combine neurological history and physical examination so they can localize pathologies within the nervous system and determine appropriate treatment. It provides a wealth of illustrations that emphasize the functioning nervous system, in addition to an invaluable DVD for further exploration and access to a state-of-the-art website with additional materials that are updated periodically.

Give Practitioners the Confidence to Differentiate, Diagnose, and Build Treatment Plans

Provides a wealth of illustrations that emphasize the functioning nervous system

  • Neuroanatomical drawings related to case studies
  • Informative tables with relevant clinical data
  • Radiographic images, EEGS, microscopic images, and other diagnostic tools

Includes an invaluable DVD for further exploration

  • User-friendly worksheets to provide a proven methodology for evaluation
  • All color illustrations from the book
  • Flash animations of various pathways, reflexes, and circuits
  • Neuroimaging primer to boost understanding of CT and MRI sequences
  • Supplementary e-cases and diagnostic images
  • A wealth of references for self-guided study

Offers access to a state-of-the-art website

  • All of the features on the DVD
  • Additional supplementary materials to be added periodically

Demystifies Neurological Problem Solving

Section I: Covers the Basics of Neurological Problem Solving

  • Provides a full synopsis of the nervous system
  • Explains key aspects of the neurological examination
  • Delves into clinical problem solving
  • Includes a Fail Safe Localization/Etiology Checklist
  • Covers lesions caused by trauma, muscle diseases, genetic and degenerative diseases, vascular problems, drugs and toxins, infections, and autoimmune disorders

Section II: Applies the Basics to Clinical Cases

  • Presents full case examinations of a nine-member fictional family
  • Demonstrates clinical data extraction, definition of main clinical points, relevant neuroanatomy, and the localization process
  • Covers a wide range of disease processes, including spinal cord syndromes and traumas, vascular injury, and seizures
  • Details autoimmune, neoplastic, degenerative, and genetic disorders
  • Differentiates between various causes of seizures, stroke, and Parkinsonism
  • Provides complete case summaries, treatment, management, and outcomes

Reviews

Although written for a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum, The Integrated Nervous System is an appropriate supplementary text for any clinically-based neuroscience course or an excellent reference book. The DVD contains all the illustrations in the text, animations of reflexes and neuronal pathways, additional case studies, worksheets for the clinical cases, and information on neural imaging. Suggested readings are in the form of journal articles listed at the end of each chapter. Also, an annotated bibliography, organized by topic and with a synopsis of each entry, is found at the back of the book. A helpful glossary is also included.

The Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice, 2010

Contents

The Learning Contract

THE BASICS OF NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEM SOLVING

The Neurological Examination

Clinical Problem Solving

APPLYING THE BASICS TO CLINICAL CASES

Fifi

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy

Etiology: Fifi’s Disease Process

Summary

Additional information

Investigations

Treatment/Outcome

Cletus

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy

Localization Process

Spinal Cord Syndromes

Etiology: Cletus’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Case Evolution

Bernard

Clinical Data Extraction

Review of the Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy

Localization Process

Etiology: Bernard’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Evolution of the Case

Investigations

Treatment, Management and Outcome

Bobo

Solving the Clinical Problem

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry

Localization Process

Etiology: Bobo’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Approach to the Investigation of Patients with Parkinsonism/Dystonia

Bobo’s Investigations

Treatment/Outcome

Etienne

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy and Physiology

Localization Process

Etiology: Etienne’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Case Evolution

Armand

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

Localization Process

Etiology: Armand’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Case Evolution

Didi

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy

Localization Process

Etiology: Didi’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Additional Information

Investigations

Treatment/Outcome

Chantal

Clinical Data Extraction

Review of the Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy

Localization Process

Etiology: Chantal’s Disease Process

Case Summary

Evolution of the Case

Investigations

Diagnosis, Management and Outcome

Mickey

Clinical Data Extraction

The Main Clinical Points

Relevant Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry

Localization Process

Etiology: The Nature of Mickey’s Disorder

Case Summary

Additional Information

Investigating and Treating Mickey’s Disorder

SUPPLEMENTARY CONSIDERATIONS: REHABILITATION AND ETHICS

Neurorehabilitation

Neuroethics

Author Bio

Walter J. Hendelman, MD, is a leading neuroscientist on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is also the author of Atlas of Functional Neuroanatomy, Second Edition (CRC Press, 2006).

Peter Humphreys, MD, FRCP[C], is a pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He teaches medical students and residents and also continuing medical education (CME) courses.

Christopher Skinner, MD, FRCP[C], is an adult neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario. He teaches medical students, residents, physician assistants, and military flight surgeons in addition to CME courses.

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