By Jose Biller
- Features 5 all-new chapters: method of the Ataxic sufferer, method of the sufferer with practical issues within the Neurology medical institution, method of the sufferer with Suspected mind loss of life, method of universal Emergencies in Pediatric Neurology, and Inherited Metabolic Neurologic Disorders.
- Includes entry to greater than eighty new scientific movies on-line, supplying real-world publicity to various medical problems.
- Uses a problem-oriented structure that indicates you the way to technique the sufferer with a number of problems; the second one half the booklet discusses therapy options.
- Presents the tried-and-true methods of pro practitioners, in addition to clean views from new authors.
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2. Recommended selectively are electroencephalography, LP, chest radiograph, HIV test, drug screen, SPECT or PET, heavy metal screen, copper, or ceruloplasmin. 3. Electroencephalography can be useful in diagnosing Creutzfeldt–Jakob’s disease, differentiating depression or delirium from dementia, evaluating for encephalitis, revealing seizures as causes of memory difficulties, and diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus. 4. LP is recommended if the patient has cancer, infection is a possibility, hydrocephalus is seen at imaging, the patient is younger than 55 years, the dementia is acute or subacute, the patient is immunosuppressed, or vasculitis or connective tissue disease is suspected.
Chest. 2010;138(5):1224–1233. Whitley RJ, Soong SJ, Linneman C Jr, et al. Herpes simplex encephalitis: clinical assessment. JAMA. 1982;247:317–320. indd 9 1/3/12 12:12 PM CHAPTER 2 Approach to the Patient with Dementia Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner and Neill R. Graff-Radford In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) criteria, dementia is defined as a decline in memory and at least one other cognitive function (aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, or a decline in an executive function, such as planning, organizing, sequencing, or abstracting).
B. Impaired repetition of sentences and phrases. indd 17 1/3/12 4:59 PM 18 9. 10. E. 1. 2. 3. Practical Neurology At least three of the following other features must be present: a. Speech (phonologic) errors in spontaneous speech and naming. b. Spared single-word comprehension and object knowledge. c. Spared motor speech. d. Absence of frank agrammatism. Imaging-supported PPA-logopenic diagnosis. Both criteria must be present. a. Clinical diagnosis of logopenic variant PPA. b. Imaging must show at least one of the following results: (1) Predominant left posterior perisylvian or parietal atrophy on MRI.