DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination: A Programmed Text, Sixth Edition

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Jul 302018

The classic step-by-step guide to learning how to perform the diagnostic neurologic examination – now in full color
“This is an excellent book that will be very useful for learning the neurologic examination. It is easy to read, well illustrated, and interactive. The art and science of neurology is constantly evolving and books must stay current with the available literature. This sixth edition provides updated information, illustrations, and references that are necessary to stay relevant to neurology today. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

“Excellent. The information is detailed, pertinent, and excellently arranged. What is surprising is the incredibly complete, interesting, and worthwhile information it contains. The author is obviously an excellent clinician and teacher who has taught many years. One can easily detect that [DeMyer’s] book contains the distilled best of his teaching experiences.”
–Archive of Internal Medicine*

“The book presents much more information than the title suggests; it has excellent parts on neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences.”
–Four Stars (Excellent) from Mayo Clinic Proceedings*

For more than four decades, DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination has provided neurologists and psychiatrists in training with a uniquely clear and didactic way of learning the complicated technique of using the physical examination to diagnose neurologic illness. This trusted classic also reviews the anatomy and physiology necessary to interpret the examination, and it details the laboratory tests best suited for a particular clinical problem.

Utilizing a proven-effective, learn-at-your-own-pace teaching approach, DeMyer’s allows you to work through real-life clinical situations and rehearse the skills and procedures that make the neurologic examination productive for both patient and clinician. You will also learn how to tailor the exam for different clinical needs, including:
The Unconscious Patient
The Face and Head Vision
The Peripheral Ocular Motor System
The Central Ocular Motor System
Cerebellar Dysfunction
The Somatic Motor System
The Special Senses

DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination features a new full-color presentation that includes the latest imaging modalities for assessing disease, questions and answers to help you monitor your progress, and content that reflects the knowledge and experience of outstanding teachers/clinicians.



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Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion

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Jul 282018

Written by the lead author of the popular review book Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards, Second Edition, this handy paperback is an essential tool for Board preparation and can be used independently or as a supplement to any review book.

Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion contains structured test questions, answers, and explanations designed to help the busy clinician prepare for the neurology boards, the AAN√És RITE® exam, or recertification. Using a Q&A format to test recall and sharpen skills, all areas covered on the boards are represented.

The book opens with a set of test-taking tips, and then breaks down the field of neurology into 23 chapters covering all the subjects tested on the boards including psychiatry. Each chapter contains from 8 to 30 multiple-choice questions, with answers and complete explanations. Case-based questions with radiologic, electrophysiologic, and color pathologic findings are liberally represented in the mix to simulate the full range of question types you will encounter on exam day. The book closes with a Mock Board Examination containing 125 additional random questions and answers to build confidence and a collection of 70 High-Yield Facts and Tables for last-minute reinforcement before the exam.

The Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion  is designed to give you the edge on test day.

    • Q&A review of all topics contained on the neurology board exam, including psychiatry
    • Over 450 board-type multiple-choice questions with clear, concise answers and explanations
    • Contains a Mock Board Examination with 125 additional questions and answers for self-testing
    • Includes illustrated case-based questions to prepare you for everything you will find on the Boards
    • High-yield information section with 70 essential tables and facts distilled for quick last-minute review
    • Use the code inside to access the FREE Ultimate Neurology website containing hundreds of cases, flashcards, and images for further study

Whether as an adjunct to Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards or other review books, or as a stand-alone test preparation tool Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion is the perfect companion for test-takers in neurology at any level.


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Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards – 3rd Edition

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Jul 272018

Now in its third edition, Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is the definitive study guide for anyone preparing for the neurology board exam, RITE, or MOC exam. Compiled by nearly two dozen contributors and edited by four leading neurologists from the Cleveland Clinic, this comprehensive point form review presents thelatest research, data, and knowledge on all aspects of neurology that you need to know to succeed on these exams.

The book is organized into five sections for easy access and concludes with a practice test. The first section covers basic neurosciences, including neurochemistry, clinical neuroanatomy, andgenetics. The next section discusses clinical neurology, with chapters devoted to the major diseases and disorders including stroke, head trauma, dementia,epilepsy, and movement disorders, among others. In the third section, NCS, EMG, EEG, evoked potentials, and sleep neurology are covered, with images to enhance understanding of fundamental neurophysiologic techniques. After a dedicated chapter on pediatric neurology, the final section contains nine chapters on subspecialties, including neurorehabilitation, adult and child psychiatry, neurourology, neuro-oncology, and more.

Each chapter has been fully reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current knowledge and practice and presents the information in an outline format, ideal for test preparation. Crucial topics and high-yield data are highlighted in bold or italic for maximal retention. With several new features, such assuggested readings and a cheat sheet at the end of each chapter, this third edition of Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is essential reading for anyone taking the neurology boards or MOC exam.

The Revised Third Edition Features:

  • A completely revised and expanded practice test with all new questions
  • NB (nota bene) items, which highlight key points to remember for the exams
  • A “Cheat Sheet” in each chapter, with quick pearls, mnemonics, and definitions
  • Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter


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Glial Neurobiology: A Textbook

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Jul 262018

“This volume is a very valuable and much needed contribution.” –Quarterly Review of Biology
AT LAST – A comprehensive, accessible textbook on glial neurobiology!

Glial cells are the most numerous cells in the human brain but for many years have attracted little scientific attention. Neurophysiologists concentrated their research efforts instead, on neurones and neuronal networks because it was thought that they were the key elements responsible for higher brain function. Recent advances, however, indicate this isn’t exactly the case. Not only are astroglial cells the stem elements from which neurones are born, but they also control the development, functional activity and death of neuronal circuits. These ground-breaking developments have revolutionized our understanding of the human brain and the complex interrelationship of glial and neuronal networks in health and disease.

Features of this book:

– an accessible introduction to glial neurobiology including an overview of glial cell function and its active role in neural processes, brain function and nervous system pathology

– an exploration of all the major types of glial cells including: the astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia of the ACNS and Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system; the book also presents a broad overview of glial receptors and ion channels

– an investigation into the role of glial cells in various types of brain diseases including stroke, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Alexander’s disease, brain oedema, multiple sclerosis and many more

– a wealth of illustrations, including unique images from the authors’ own libraries of images, describing the main features of glial cells

Written by two leading experts in the field, Glial Neurobiology provides a concise, authoritative introduction to glial physiology and pathology for undergraduate/postgraduate neuroscience, biomedical, medical, pharmacy, pharmacology, and neurology, neurosurgery and physiology students. It is also an invaluable resource for researchers in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology and pharmaceutics.



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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

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Jul 262018

Meet the ninety year old doctor, who, with the aid of a few simple exercises, is still practising medicine. His is just one of the incredible stories brain expert Norman Doidge tells as he reveals our brain’s remarkable ability to repair itself through the power of positive thought.

In The Brain That Changes Itself Doidge introduces us to the fascinating stories at the cutting edge of the brain science and the emerging discipline of ‘neuroplasticity’ . We meet the stroke victim who unable to feed or dress himself learned to move and talk again, the woman with a rare brain condition that left her feeling as though she was perpetually falling but who through a series of exercises rewired her brain to overcome this and the maverick scientists over turning centuries of assumptions about the brain and it’s capacity for renewal. Doidge shows how their incredible work is helping the blind to see, the deaf to hear and causing Nobel laureates to rethink our model of the brain.

This remarkable book will leave you with a sense of wonder at the capabilities of the human brain and the power to change which lies within all of us.

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The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

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Jul 262018

The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.

‘Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public health issues … Packed with science and human stories’ New Scientist

‘Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment’ Peter A. Levine, author of In An Unspoken Voice

‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recover



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Neurotransmitter Transporters: Investigative Methods

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Jul 222018

The volume aims at providing an overview of cutting-edge methods and protocols used in neuroscience and neurological research. Neurotransmitter Transporters: Investigative Methods will be of interest to scientists, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who seek an overview of methods and protocols in this field of neuroscience. It will also be of interest to physicians who are carrying out imaging and postmortem studies of neurotransmitter transporters in the human brain. Written for the popular Neuromethods series, chapters include the kind of detail and key implementation advice that ensures successful results in the laboratory.

Authoritative and practical, Neurotransmitter Transporters: Investigative Methods aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.


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Calcium, Vitamin D, and Prevention of Colon Cancer

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Jul 202018

These proceedings were published as a result of a workshop sponsored by the Chemoprevention Branch of the National Cancer Institute. The workshop covered a range of topics including calcium and vitamin D in human nutrition; epidemiologic relationships betweencalcium, vitamin D, and colon cancer; the biology of calium and vitamin D at the tissue and cellular level; and enimal and human studies investigating the potential for prevention of colon cancer with calcium and vitamin D.
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Biological Basis and Therapy of Neuroses

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Jul 202018

Paradoxically, it is the term “neurosis” more than perhaps any other which has the implication of organic basis. Possibly the popular but erroneous belief that it implies impeded systematic biological research in this area. On scrutiny, it becomes obvious that there is considerable evidence for a biological basis to these hitherto ignored conditions. This book endeavours to present this information in a systematic manner.
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Acute Neuronal Injury: The Role of Excitotoxic Programmed Cell Death Mechanisms, Second Edition

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Jul 202018

An overview of the biochemical mechanisms that produce acute nerve cell death in the brain. Covers injuries and disorders including stroke, brain and spinal cord trauma, hypoglycemic coma, and prolonged epileptic seizures. All of these lead to high concentrations of calcium in nerve cells which, in turn, causes degradation of cytoplasmic proteins, cleavage of nuclear DNA, and eventually cell death.
The Second Edition contains 11 thoroughly updated chapters and 3 additional chapters that did not appear in the previous edition.


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