Neurology, a subject considered to be complex, studies the nervous system, and the disorders and diseases associated with it. Most medical students find it a 'tough' subject. Though quite a few books are available in the market on the subject, ...
somehow they fail to explain the topics in an accessible style to the students. What this comprehensive and reader-friendly book strives to do is to demystify the subject and make it comprehensible even to the average reader. The book encompasses, within the covers of a single volume, all aspects of neurology with great skill and dexterity. It gives an in-depth treatment of such topics as disorders of consciousness, language and speech disorders, sleep disorders, movement disorders, vertigo and ataxia. Dr. Navneet Kumar, with his expertise and long years of experience, gives a masterly analysis of many other topics such as headaches including migraine, backaches, meningitis and strokes--in both the young and the elderly. He devotes four chapters exclusively to Epilepsy, a disease dreaded by many, with lots of superstitions attached to it. What's more, he discusses in detail about a host of other topics in neurology, for example, the early diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and neurological and psychiatric disorders. This book is intended primarily as a text for students of MD and DNB Medicine as well as for students of Paediatrics. Besides, students of MBBS, DM (Neurology) and M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) as also practising physicians, who wish to have a deeper knowledge of the subject will find the book quite useful. KEY FEATURES: Describes modern investigative techniques in the diagnosis of nervous system disorders; these include EEG, CAT scan, MRI, PET scan, and EMG. Provides photographs, and a large number of diagrams and tables to illustrate the concepts discussed. Acquaints the readers with the latest methods of neurological therapy, such as gene therapy and stem cell therapy.
Number of pages: 776
Date of publication: 01/02/2011
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