This brand-new revision aid has been designed specifically to help medical students and early post-graduate doctors learn and remember pertinent information about various neurological conditions through pictorial representation, and will be invaluable throughout medical studies and particularly useful in the pressured run-up to final and post-graduate examinations.
The highly-structured information is presented in a consistent, double-page format. Each condition is represented by a characterful and memorable visual mnemonic, accompanied by a concise, high-yield review covering definition, aetiology, epidemiology, presentation, investigation, management, complications and prognosis. Over 40 common conditions are included, organized alphabetically for ease of reference.
Neurology is often viewed as a challenging subject to learn. By utilising visual imagery to aid memory and recall of important information, the author brings a refreshing new approach to knowledge consolidation.
Table of Contents
How to use this book. List of abbreviations. Acoustic neuroma. Alzheimer’s disease. Arnold-Chiari malformations. Ataxia telangiectasia. Bell’s palsy. Broca’s aphasia. Brown-Séquard syndrome. Cavernous Sinus syndrome. Central pontine myelinolysis. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Creutzfeldt-Jacon disease. Encephalitis. Epilepsy. Extradural haematoma. Friedreich’s ataxia. Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Horner’s syndrome. Huntingdon’s disease. Hydrocephalus. Internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Intracrancial venous thrombosis. Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Lateral medullary syndrome. Lewy body dementia. Meningitis. Migraine. Motor neurone disease. Multiple sclerosis. Myasthenia gravis. Myotonic dystrophy. Neurofibromatosis. Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Parkinson’s disease. Frontotemporal dementia. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Spina bifida. Stroke. Sturge-Weber syndrome. Subacute combined degeneration. Subarachnoid haemorrhage. Subdural haematoma. Syringomyelia. Trigeminal neuralgia. Tuberous sclerosis. Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Wernicke’s aphasia. Appendix I. Appendix II. Glossary.
Sunjay Parmar is a Core Medical Doctor based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is internationally recognised for his work on learning strategies in medicine built on his background in competing in memory tournaments. Having completed Postgraduate qualifications in Medical Education, he has extensive experience teaching medical students and doctors, as well as writing MRCP questions for online question banks.
Professor Dame Pam Shaw is Professor of Neurology at the University of Sheffield and Director of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), one of the world's leading centres for ALS/MND research. She is a Clinician Scientist in Neurology and formerly a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science.
For the last 8 years she has led the Clinical Studies Group for ALS/MND within the NIHR Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases (DeNDRoN) clinical research network which links 19 ALS/MND Care and Research Centres and has developed a network of 10 UK centres experienced in ALS clinical trials. Prof. Shaw has taken part in more than 15 ALS clinical trials, including roles as UK Chief Investigator and Steering Committee member and also including several academic led studies. She is an active member of the European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS). She has been the recipient of the following awards: American Academy of Neurology Sheila Essey Award for outstanding research contribution into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ motor neuron disease (2001); UK Royal College of Physicians Jean Hunter Prize for research into nervous disorders (2006); the International ALS/MND Forbes Norris Award for excellence in research and compassion in clinical care (2007); UK NIHR Senior Investigator Award (2013); Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire DBE for services to Neuroscience (2014); UK ACCEA Platinum Clinical Excellence Award (2014).