Download Blueprints Neurology by Frank W. Drislane MD, Dr. Juan Acosta, Louis Caplan MD, Dr. PDF

By Frank W. Drislane MD, Dr. Juan Acosta, Louis Caplan MD, Dr. Bernard Chang MD MMSc, Andrew Tarulli

Blueprints Neurology presents scholars with a whole overview of the most important issues and concepts—perfect for clerkship rotations and the USMLE. This version has been thoroughly updated—including new diagnostic and remedy info throughout—while keeping its succinct, prepared, and concise type. a hundred board-format questions and solutions with entire right and fallacious solution factors look on the finish of the book.

Show description

Read or Download Blueprints Neurology PDF

Best professional books

Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain Promotion Exams

This is often the professional try prep you must strengthen your profession. anyplace your precinct is found, a superb ranking at the merchandising examination may help you reach the next rank. promoting checks try out not just basic flair and police strategies, but in addition your decision-making, managerial, and supervisory talents.

Computers in Psychiatry

At its center, a psychiatrists paintings is ready speaking. mess ups in communique have ended in well-publicised disasters in care. the recent applied sciences of conversation can optimistically result in greater care. to grasp those hopes, even if, psychiatrists want a desktop publication geared toward clever execs, now not dummies.

First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards (FIRST AID Specialty Boards)

The insider's advisor to acing the inner medication forums written by means of physicians who handed practice the confirmed First relief formulation for examination luck! New FULL-COLOR layout! five big name DOODY'S evaluation "I want I had this publication while i used to be learning for my forums. it really is worth the rate for either examine for the forums and for a fast reference.

The PMP® Certification Exam Study Guide

The PMP® Certification examination research advisor allows the data and self assurance had to in achieving the hugely wanted PMP® credential. masking the 9 wisdom components and forty two techniques lined within the real exam, it includes greater than 500 questions, memorization video games, learn guidance, equations, and a thesaurus.

Additional info for Blueprints Neurology

Sample text

These areas have a direct connection with the contralateral PPRF and participate in saccadic movements. Other areas that contribute to saccadic control include the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, supplementary eye field, and parietal lobe. Vertical saccades may also originate in frontal eye fields or superior colliculi and connect to the contralateral riMLF. Inability to produce saccades is called oculomotor apraxia. Abnormal saccades include those that overshoot (hypermetric) or undershoot (hypometric) and unwanted saccades or saccadic intrusions (square wave jerks, ocular flutter, and opsoclonus).

In the cavernous sinus, they run with the inferior division of the third nerve and ultimately synapse in the ciliary ganglion. The iris contains two muscles that regulate pupil size. The sphincter is a pupilloconstrictor innervated by parasympathetic fibers of the third nerve. The dilator (pupillodilator) is innervated by the cervical sympathetic system. qxd 10/4/08 3:17 PM Page 32 32 • Blueprints Neurology ᭿ TABLE 4-1 Comparison of Visual Loss According to Localization Lesion Level Causes Symptoms/Signs Visual Field Defect Eye Usually refractive error; central retinal artery occlusion; retinal detachment; central retinal vein occlusion RAPD present; usually unilateral; vision improves with pinhole Depends on the cause; only one eye affected Optic nerve Usually inflammatory lesions (MS and sarcoid); ischemic (vasculitis, atherosclerosis), such as AION; infiltrative (neoplasia) Monocular visual loss; ipsilateral RAPD; discs swelling Central, centrocecal, arcuate, or wedge field defect in the affected eye Chiasm Parasellar mass, including pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, meningioma, aneurysm, etc.

Generalized arrhythmic slow activity often indicates a diffuse encephalopathy. Interictal epileptiform findings include sharpand spike-wave discharges, with or without an accompanying slow wave. Electrographic seizures may take various forms. The most common are rhythmic spike- or sharp- and slow-wave discharges or rhythmic slow waves. They may be focal or generalized. Activation procedures can be used to enhance the likelihood of finding abnormal EEG patterns: hyperventilation is useful for provoking EEG changes in patients with absence seizures, while photic stimulation can induce EEG changes in patients with myoclonic seizures.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 14 votes