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By G. D. Perkin (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0412284006

ISBN-13: 9780412284007

ISBN-10: 1489933204

ISBN-13: 9781489933201

In scripting this booklet, i've got tried to supply information regarding the relative worth of specific investigations in numerous neurological issues. The e-book is split into sections facing the tools of research, the research of specific indicators, the research of particular neurological stipulations and neurological emergencies. eventually, the review of convinced problems suggesting a specific anatomical localization, for instance remoted optic atro­ phy, is taken into account. Following an appraisal of the literature, each one part ends with a advice concerning applicable research. In a few in­ stances this is often supported via an set of rules. particular options were tried regardless of the danger of manufacturing over-dogmatic standards for sufferer administration. A small volume of illustrative fabric is incorporated. i'm thankful to colleagues at Charing go health center who've supplied a few of the illustrations. Figs 1. four, 2. 1 and 10. 2 are reproduced from Atlas of scientific Neurology, by way of G. D. Perkin eta/. , Gower scientific Publishing, 1986, courtesy of the publishers. Fig. three, in bankruptcy four, is reproduced from mind, vol. 2 104, 753-78, 1981, courtesy of the editor and Dr. R. S. J. Frackowiak. Fig. 6, within the comparable bankruptcy, is reproduced from Fig. sixty two within the Atlas of Positron Emission Tomography, edited via E-D. Heiss et al. , Springer-Verlag, 1985, courtesy of the publishers and Dr. J. C. Maziotta. Fig. three in bankruptcy 6 is reproduced from Fig.

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Focal neurological signs will almost always demand further investigation. With an increasing length of history, the possibility of a serious pathology underlying the patient's headache recedes. 1 Migraine Whilst abnormalities can be discovered by certain investigative techniques in migraine patients, they seldom, if ever, aid management. EEG changes were described in 340 of 560 migraine subjects, focal changes correlating with the site of neurological symptoms in classical attacks [3]. Persistent lateralized or localized EEG abnormalities are not, in themselves, an indication for further investigation.

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