Instant Neurological Diagnosis (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190930868

Christopher H. Hawkes; Kapil D. Sethi; Thomas R. Swift
432 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jun 2019
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First published in 2016, Instant Neurological Diagnosis quickly became a must-have for the practicing neurologist looking to acquire the expertise to make rapid diagnoses. This best-selling guide became an indispensable source of diagnostic clues, starting from a patient's appearance all the way down to a directed clinical examination. In this completely revised and updated resource, the authors continue to provide a one-of-a-kind work that illustrates unique neurologic cases with their specific signs and clues, without revealing the actual diagnosis. With the aid of Handles and Flags, the reader is guided toward the correct conclusion.

These powerful diagnostic short cuts - identified as "Handles" and "Flags" - must be used with caution. Armed with the potential to save you hours of valuable time, they may even demonstrate your superior clinical acumen above colleagues. Some might permit a rapid diagnosis, while others warn a clinician to reconsider and think of an alternative solution.


1. First Encounters
2. Cranial Nerves
3. Limbs and Trunk
4. Demyelination
5. Headache
6. Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders
7. Myopathy and Motor Neuron Disorders
8. Movement Disorders
9. Stroke
10. Spinal Lesions and Cerebrospinal Fluid
11. Peripheral Neuropathy
12. Cerebellar Ataxia
13. Dementia and Cognition
14. The Fast Neurological Examination

About the author: 

Christopher H. Hawkes, MD, FRCP is Honorary Professor of Neurology Institute of Cell and Molecular Science Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Kapil D. Sethi, MD, FRCP is Director, Movement Disorders Clinic Georgia Regents Medical Center Augusta, GA. Thomas J. Swift, MD, FAAN was President of AAN 2005 -2007 and is Professor and former Chair Department of Neurology Georgia Health Sciences University.

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