Technique of the Neurologic Examination: A Programmed Text

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This work's self-teaching programmed format aims to help teach students how to conduct a neurologic examination, review the anatomy and physiology for interpreting it, and show which laboratory tests help to clarify the clinical problem. Updated to reflect the impact of new imaging modalities such as CT and MRI on neurological diagnosis, it is designed to represent the situations physicians are likely to encounter in practice and rehearses responses they will need to make.

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UNIQUE, “LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE” FORMAT – TEACHING THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND CLINICIANS SINCE 1969.

“Without question the best book available on the neurologic examination.”
--Four Stars from Doody*

“Excellent. The information is detailed, pertinent, and excellently arranged. What is surprising is the incredibly complete, interesting, and worthwhile information it contains. The author is obviously an excellent clinician and teacher who has taught many years. One can easily detect that [DeMyer’s] book contains the distilled best of his teaching experiences.”
--Archive of Internal Medicine*

“The book presents much more information than the title suggests; it has excellent parts on neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences.”
--Four Stars (Excellent) from Mayo Clinic Proceedings*

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Rely on the unique, step-by-step programmed learning approach featured in the fifth edition of DeMyer's Technique of the Neurologic Examination to master the vocabulary, basic science principles, and clinical techniques needed to perform an effective neurologic examination.

You'll work through real-life clinical situations and rehearse the skills and procedures that make the neurologic examination productive for both patient and examiner. Plus you'll learn how to tailor the neurologic examination to different clinical needs: the screening exam, the complete exam, special application to hysteria, the elderly patient, coma, brain death, gait analysis, and much more.

Throughout, you learn at your own pace. Learning Objectives at the end of each chapter help you assess your progress toward stated goals. Written by an experienced teacher and based on a lifetime of practical wisdom and knowledge, the tested, self-instruction format of Technique of the Neurologic Examination is ideal for gaining a thorough understanding of how to perform the neurologic examination with success and confidence.

NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION
*New chapter on the neuroanatomical examination of the infant
*Extensive coverage of electrodiagnostic testing
*Latest information on the clinical presentation of CNS tumors
*Expanded illustration program reflects the latest imaging modalities for assessing disease

About the Author:

William DeMyer, M.D. Professor of Neurology University of Indiana School of Medicine Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Neurology Riley Hospital for Children Indianapolis, IN

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