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.
- 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.
About the Author
NAVNEET KUMAR MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology) is Director, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, as well as Head of Neurology Division, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP). He has over 25 years of teaching experience, and has published more than 60 articles and research papers in reputed journals. Dr. Navneet Kumar is a member of American Academy of Neurology since 1997; he has been the President of UP Neuroscience Society and Vice President of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kanpur. A distinguished teacher and well-known clinical neurologist, Dr. Kumar has written/edited several books, including a book on Epilepsy which is his area of special interest.
Neurology is a subject considered to be complex by students. Though quite a few books are available in the market on the subject, somehow they fail to explain the subject in an accessible style. What this lucid and reader–friendly book strives to do is to demystify the subject and make it comprehensive even to the average reader. The book encompasses all aspects of neurology with great skill and dexterity…….This book is intended primarily as a text for students of MBBS, MD Medicine / Paediatrics, DM (Neurology), M Ch (Neurosurgery) and practising physicians.
Dr. Sanjeev Sood
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Section 1: Introduction to Neurology—Clinical Methods of Neurological Diagnosis. Cranial Nerves. Language and Speech Disorders. Focal Cerebral Disorders. Section 2: Disorders of Consciousness and Sleep—Approach to Acute Confusional States. Approach to a Case of Coma. Sleep Disorders (Somnopathy). Section 3: Epilepsy—Approach to a Case of Epilepsy. Symptomatic Epilepsies with Special Reference to Neurocysticercosis (NCC)—Present Scenario. Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (IGE) with Special Reference to Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME). Recent Advances in the Management of Epilepsy. Section 4: CNS Infections—Acute Bacterial Meningitis. Management of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis. Acute Viral Infections of Nervous System. Tropical Infections (Cerebral Malaria, CNS Toxoplasmosis, CNS Fungal Infections). Section 5: Pain Disorders—An Overview of Headache. Migraine—An Overview. Approach to Axial Pain Syndrome—Neck Pain and Low Backache. Section 6: Movement Disorders—Approach to a Case of Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Management. Section 7: Motor System Disorders—Approaches to a Case of Quadriplegia and Paraplegia. Craniovertebral (CV) Anomalies. Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndrome. Motor Neuron Disorders (MND). Section 8: Demyelinating Disorders—Demyelinating Diseases. Section 9: Disorders of Balancing—Approach to a Patient with Vertigo. Approach to a Patient with Ataxia. Section 10: Cerebrovascular Disorders—Approach to Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA). Stroke in Young. Stroke in the Elderly and its Management. Section 11: Dementia and Related Disorders—Early Diagnosis of Dementia in Clinical Practice. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Section 12: Neuropathies—Peripheral Neuropathy. Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP)—Guillain–Barre Syndrome. Section 13: Muscle Disorders—Approach to a Patient with Muscle Disease. Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Section 14: Critical Care—Neurological Emergencies and their Management. Role of Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care—Section 15: Autonomic System—Clinical Aspects of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Approach to Bladder Dysfunction. Section 16: Other Categories of Neurological Disorders—Neurological Complications of Systemic Diseases. The Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the Nervous System. Diseases of the Nervous System due to Nutritional Deficiency. Raised Intracranial Pressure (ICP). Central Nervous System Tumours (CNS Tumours). Neurological Patients with Psychiatric Disorders. Section 17: Neuroinvestigations—Introduction to Electroencephalography (EEG). An Introduction to Cranial Computed Tomography (CT). Principles of MRI and Uses in Neurology. Introduction to Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). Introduction to Electromyography (EMG). Evoked Potentials in Neurology. Section 18: Advances in Neurology—Gene Therapies for Neurological Disorders. Stem Cells—Future Prospects. Index.