Challenging Concepts in Neurology: Cases with Expert Commentary

ISBN : 9780199664771

Krishna Chinthapalli; Nadia Magdalinou; Nicholas Wood
256 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jan 2016
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Part of the Challenging Concepts in series, this book is a case-based guide to challenging clinical scenarios in neurology, covering 25 sub-speciality areas of the neurology curriculum. Each chapter is based around a potential real-life case, which is used as a platform to discuss the subject in a broader way and to explore the most up-to-date evidence regarding diagnosis and management. The book is written in a concise and easy to use format using "learning points", "clinical tips" and "evidence-base" boxes as well as an "expert commentary" written by an internationally renowned expert in the field. The editors, expert commentators, and contributors are drawn from the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) at Queen Square, which has a unique position in the field of Neurology as a tertiary referral centre of world renown.


1. Becoming blind in one eye: Neuromyelitis optica

2. Seeing double: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

3. Recipes no longer a piece of cake: Posterior cortical atrophy

4. Getting your head out of a spin: Vestibular neuritis

5. A delayed diagnosis in delirium: HSV encephalitis

6. Writer's cramp: Dystonia

7. Being moved to tears: Carotid-cavernous fistula

8. An urgent and frequent symptom: Neurogenic bladder

9. Not moving a muscle: Myotonic dystrophy

10. A painful oculomotor nerve palsy: Subarachnoid haemorrhage

11. A complex sleep disorder: Disorders of sleep

12. Symptoms come and go but the lesions get bigger: An unusual form of multiple sclerosis

13. Symptoms falling on deaf ears: Mitochondrial disorders

14. Difficulty breathing and moving: Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

15. Paroxysmal sensory and motor events: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

16. Picking out an inherited disease: Adult onset Niemann-Pick type C

17. A worsening acute psychosis: Antibody-mediated encephalitis

18. An unusual case of basilar stroke: Posterior circulation infarct

19. Will I walk again, doctor?: Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

20. Parkinsonism with little response to levodopa: Multiple system atrophy

21. Non-convulsive status epilepticus

22. A life-threatening drug reaction: Antiepileptic drug rashes

About the author: 

Krishna Chinthapalli is a Clinical Research Associate for the Epilepsy department at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, UK. From 2009 to 2012, he was Honorary Clinical Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), and from 2010 until 2014, he was Neurology Specialty Question Group examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. He has published numerous articles in medical and scientific journals. His research currently focuses on 'Recruiting patients and families with epilepsy for genome wide association studies and facial morphometry' at UCL.; Nadia Konstantina Magdalinou is a Clinical Research Associate at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, working with Professor A Lees. From 2010 to 2011, she was a Sub-investigator in a DONIPAD study (testing efficacy of Donepezil in Posterior Cortical Atrophy) and a CONCERT study (trial of Dimebon added to Donepezil in patients with Alzheimer's disease). She has published several articles in scientific journals.; Nicholas Wood is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, and Galton Professor of Genetics at UCL Institute of Neurology. He has been awarded grants from Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council for his research, and has published numerous articles for medical and scientific journals. In 1999 he received the Linacre Medal from the Royal College of Physicians, London. He sits on several journal editorial boards, as well as the medical advisory panels of various charities and has been elected to the BRAIN Board of Management.

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