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Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination.

Author: Steven L Lewis
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, 2011.
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Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination provides a detailed review of the basic neurologic exam, giving clinicians the tools needed to obtain valuable diagnostic information and address specific clinical presentations. The guide's three sections include a brief overview of neurologic diagnosis, instructions on how to perform the basic components of the neurologic exam, and ways to tailor the exam to specific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lewis, Steven L.
Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Lewis
ISBN: 9781451166583 1451166583
OCLC Number: 908076068
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Preface; acknowledgments; role of the neurologic history and examination in neurologic diagnosis; localization of neurologic disease; mechanisms of neurologic disease; taking a neurologic history; approach to the mental status examination; language testing; memory testing; testing orientation, concentration, knowledge, and constructional ability; approach to the examination of the cranial nerves; examination of the pupils; funduscopic examination; examination of visual acuity; visual field examination; examination of eye movements; examination of facial sensation. Examination of facial strengthexamination of jaw strength; examination of hearing; examination of palatal function; examination of tongue movement; examination of the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles; examination of taste; examination of smell; approach to the motor examination; examination of upper extremity muscle strength; examination of lower extremity muscle strength; examination of tone; approach to the sensory examination; examination of pinprick sensation; examination of vibration and position sensation; examination of cortical sensation; romberg testing. Approach to the cerebellar examinationtesting of upper extremity cerebellar function; testing of lower extremity cerebellar function; approach to reflex testing; examination of the muscle stretch reflexes; testing for the babinski response; examination of gait; performing a complete neurologic examination; tailoring the neurologic history and examination to the clinical scenario; examination of the comatose patient; examination of the patient with altered mental status; examination of the dizzy patient; examination of the patient with headache. Examination of the patient with a movement disorderexamination of the patient with a radiculopathy; examination of the patient with transient focal neurologic symptoms; examination of the patient with visual symptoms; examination of the patient with weakness or sensory loss; examination of the patient with a suspected spinal cord problem; examination of the patient with a probable stroke; examination of the patient without neurologic symptoms: the screening neurologic examination; index.

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Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination provides a detailed review of the basic neurologic exam, giving clinicians the tools needed to obtain valuable diagnostic information and address specific clinical presentations. The guide's three sections include a brief overview of neurologic diagnosis, instructions on how to perform the basic components of the neurologic exam, and ways to tailor the exam to specific clinical situations. The clinical focus assists in the practical bedside evaluation of common neurologic symptoms. Also included is a concise appendix of common neurologic tests, with br.

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