Part of the Challenging Concepts in series, this book is a case-based guide to challenging clinical scenarios in neurology, covering 25 sub-speciality areas of the neurology curriculum. Each chapter is based around a potential real-life case, which is used as a platform to discuss the subject in a broader way and to explore the most up-to-date evidence regarding diagnosis and management. The book is written in a concise and easy to use format using "learning points", "clinical tips" and "evidence-base" boxes as well as an "expert commentary" written by an internationally renowned expert in the field. The editors, expert commentators, and contributors are drawn from the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) at Queen Square, which has a unique position in the field of Neurology as a tertiary referral centre of world renown.
Oxford University Press
January 14, 2016
About the author
Krishna Chinthapalli is a Clinical Research Associate for the Epilepsy department at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, UK. From 2009 to 2012, he was Honorary Clinical Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), and from 2010 until 2014, he was Neurology Specialty Question Group examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. He has published numerous articles in medical and scientific journals. His research currently focuses on 'Recruiting patients and families with epilepsy for genome wide association studies and facial morphometry' at UCL. Nadia Konstantina Magdalinou is a Clinical Research Associate at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, working with Professor A Lees. From 2010 to 2011, she was a Sub-investigator in a DONIPAD study (testing efficacy of Donepezil in Posterior Cortical Atrophy) and a CONCERT study (trial of Dimebon added to Donepezil in patients with Alzheimer's disease). She has published several articles in scientific journals. Nicholas Wood is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, and Galton Professor of Genetics at UCL Institute of Neurology. He has been awarded grants from Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council for his research, and has published numerous articles for medical and scientific journals. In 1999 he received the Linacre Medal from the Royal College of Physicians, London. He sits on several journal editorial boards, as well as the medical advisory panels of various charities and has been elected to the BRAIN Board of Management.
This is the first time I have come across this series, never mind this particular book, and it is a most refreshing way of learning more about a speciality... Each topic is well written and makes interesting reading, and without doubt offers a rich learning experience. Dr Harry Brown, Glycosmedia