Goetz: Textbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd edition

The third edition of Textbook of Clinical Neurology has been prepared for all clinicians directly involved with patients with neurological diseases: neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, psychiatrists, and family practitioners, whether senior clinicians, residents, or students. Building on the successes of the prior editions (1999 and 2003), we have updated materials and added several new areas of discussion to cover the breadth of contemporary clinical neurology.

The textbook's original structure, however, has not changed and remains anchored in the methods that neurologists utilize on a daily basis to approach, diagnose, and treat patients. Part One deals with the anatomical basis of neurological syndromes and outlines how the combinations of signs and symptoms direct clinicians to accurate localization within the nervous system. Part Two focuses on the available neurodiagnostic tools that refine the anatomical diagnosis and suggest specific etiologies. Finally, Part Three approaches the causes of neurological disorders, linking Parts One and Two, just as the active clinician must do to diagnose patients accurately and to select an appropriate treatment plan. This strategy is termed the clinical-anatomical method and has a strong historical tradition, originally introduced by the celebrated early French neurologist, Jean-Martin Charcot. Although neuroanatomical understanding, available tools, and etiological categories were more modest in prior centuries, the strategy of working from anatomy to ancillary diagnostic testing to a specific etiological diagnosis remains the anchor of clinical neurology in the 21st century. With extensive cross-referencing across chapters in the three parts, Textbook of Clinical Neurology allows readers to work through a neurological diagnosis and treatment plan at all points of the evaluation process.

The chapter authors are authorities in their fields and have prepared materials that reflect the galloping expansion of information in neuroscience and its direct application to clinical medicine. References are up-to-date, with some recent reviews and new publications added during the proofing stage. Furthermore, all chapters in each part of Textbook of Clinical Neurology are written in a standard template, making it easier for readers to find specific material.
The senior authors for all but two chapters have remained unchanged from the last edition. This continuity of effort has facilitated my job as editor. The reality of career changes and evolving interests has allowed for some of these world leaders to bring in new coauthors and thus enrich the author list further. Two chapters have nonoverlapping authorship with the chapter of the same name from the second edition. Alexandru Barboi wrote the chapter “Cranial Nerves XI (Spinal Accessory) and XII (Hypoglossal),” and Julie Rowin and Matthew Meriggioli wrote the chapter “Proprioception, Touch, and Vibratory Sensation.” Though these chapters are new and reflect these authors’ own original scientific approaches, the earlier authors had been cited in footnotes because the chapters are based in part on those from the second edition.
Textbook of Clinical Neurology has an accompanying DVD-ROM. On this disk readers will find a large number of video clips that illustrate topics referenced in the textbook. An icon appears in the margin of the text alerting the reader to the additional educational aids. The number and title of the video clip are given in the text. The video materials have been contributed by the authors and numerous colleagues, including my own co-workers at Rush University Medical Center. The DVD-ROM also contains a series of study questions for each chapter. In an age of continuing medical education and increasing certification requirements, these exercises may assist colleagues preparing for such challenges. However, the study questions are written for all readers and can be used for self-motivated study as well as teaching at all levels. Each question has multiple options, and the correct answer is provided with a discussion. The questions are not part of the printed textbook, because the DVD-ROM is the preferred format for these interactive exercises. The DVD-ROM self-launches and is readily usable on personal computers of different formats.

Book Features
  • Includes practical, evidence-based approaches from an internationally renowned team of authors.
  • Zeroes in on what you really need to know with helpful tables that highlight links between neurological anatomy, diagnostic studies, and therapeutic procedures.
  • Offers a logical, clinically relevant format so you can find the answers you need quickly.

New to this edition
  • Features a new, updated design for easier reference.
  • Includes new full-color images and updated illustrations to facilitate comprehension of important concepts.
  • Features updated chapters on the latest genetic- and immunologic-based therapies, advances in pharmacology, and new imaging techniques.
  • Includes an expanded and updated CD-ROM that allows you to view video clips of patient examinations, download all of the book's illustrations, and enhance exam preparation with review questions.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 1392 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (September 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416036180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416036180
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 2.3 inches 
List Price: $195.00

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