The Neurology Video Primer

ISBN : 9780190650261

Tamara B. Kaplan; Tracy A. Milligan
16 Pages
170 x 247 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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The Neurology Video Primer is an interactive learning tool in which viewers watch 8-15 minute, content-rich, videos on the basic concepts of neurology and the most common diseases, diagnoses, and treatments available. These videos cover topics needed to master board exams, clerkships, and the basic skills required to be an effective and competent physician. Topics discussed include stroke, epilepsy, headache, neurologic emergencies, demyelinating diseases, neurodegenerative disease, as well as the relevant epidemiology, basic disease mechanisms, diagnostic approaches, and appropriate treatment options that every neurologist should know.


1. Introduction
2. Dizziness & Vertigo
3. Headaches and Facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia)
4. Cerebrovascular Disease 1- Vascular territories
5. Cerebrovascular Disease 2 - Stroke
6. Cerebrovascular Disease 3 - Brainstem syndromes
7. Infections of the CNS - Meningitis and Encephalitis
8. Seizures and Epilepsy
9. Dementia 1 - Defining dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia
10. Dementia 2 - CJD, NPH and summary
11. Movement Disorders 1 - Parkinson's Disease and Tremor
12. Movement Disorders 2 Parkinson's plus and degenerative diseases
13. Demyelinating Diseases 1 - MS
14. Demyelinating Diseases 2 - NMO, ADEM, GBS, CIDP
15. Neuromuscular Junction Disease - MG and LEMS
16. Neoplasms of the CNS
17. Myopathy
18. Motor Neuron disease - ALS and SMA
19. Peripheral Nervous System 1 - Neuropathy
20. Peripheral Nervous System 2 - Radiculopathy
21. Spinal Cord Syndromes
22. Traumatic Brain Injury
23. Neurologic Emergencies
Appendix of Abbreviations

About the author: 

Tamara B. Kaplan, MD is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is also a neurologist and multiple sclerosis specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kaplan obtained her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha society. Dr. Kaplan completed her residency at the Harvard joint program with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Kaplan finished her training with fellowship in MS and Neuroimmunology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kaplan also teaches at Harvard Medical School. Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS, FAAN is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She directs the Committee of Harvard Neurology Clerkship Directors and is a former; Clerkship Director and Program Director. She has been involved in teaching neurology at Harvard Medical School for over 15 years and has taught over 1,000 students how to perform and interpret the neurologic exam. She is an award-winning teacher receiving the Harvard Best Clinical Neurology Instructor Award, The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award, The American Academy of Neurology Program Director Award and BWH Distinguish Clinician Award.

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