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Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference

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Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference

SKU# 9781936287505

Author: Rawa Jaro Araim MD, DO, Lyn D. Weiss MD, Maryam Rafael Aghalar DO


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Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference provides easy and efficient access to common physical examination techniques and other neurological tests performed in a broad range of specialties. Mainly composed of tables, charts, and photographs, this handy reference puts together and organizes the information that clinicians use on a daily basis. The first part of the book covers musculoskeletal physical exam by region. Each entry is formatted and includes test name(s), purpose, techniques, clinical findings for positive test, sensitivity, specificity, and sources. Photographs showing proper placement and action accompany most entries and provide a visual blueprint for successfully replicating tests in the exam room. The second part of the book is devoted to common neurological tests and scales for on the- go reference, including muscles, motor points, dermatomes and myotomes, spasticity findings, radiculopathies, traumatic brain injury assessment, stroke scales, pressure ulcers, and much more.

Features of Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference Include:

  • Pocket-sized for portability and ease of use
  • Covers common neuromuscular assessment tests performed on a daily basis
  • Technical photographs enhance understanding and help hone point-of-care exam skills
  • Sensitivity and specificity of each test is displayed
  • Presents frequently-used neurological tables and scales for quick look-up of essential patient care information
  • Product Details 

    • Publication Date December 28, 2011
    • Page Count 124
    • Product Form Paperback / softback
    • ISBN 13 9781936287505
    • EISBN 9781617050923

    Table of Contents 

    "Part 1: Musculoskeletal Physical Exam: 1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, 2. Cervical Spine, 3. Shoulder, 4. Elbow, 5. Wrist and Hand, 6. Lumbar Spine, 7. Hip, 8. Sacroiliac Joint, 9. Knee, 10. Ankle, Part 2: Neurological Tests and Scales: 11. Rehabilitation Approach to Neurological Deficits, 12. Stroke Outcome, 13. Upper Motor Neuron vs. Lower Motor Neuron Lesion, 14. Upper Motor Neuron Signs,15. Pressure Ulcers, 16. Muscle Strength Grading Scale, 17. Deep Tendon Reflex Grading Scale, 18. Glasgow Coma Scale, 19. Glasgow Outcome Scale, 20. TBI Severity and Prognosis, 21. Rancho Los Amigos Scale, 22. Modified Ashworth Scale for Spasticity, 23. Brunnstrom Stages of Recovery, 24. Aphasia, 25. ASIA Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury, 26. Neuropsychology, 27. Return to Play Guidelines after Concussion, 28. NIH Stroke Scale, 29. Indications for TPA, 30. MMSE Sample Items, 31. Radiculopathy, 32. Range of Motion Upper and Lower Extremity, 33. Lumbosacral plexus, 34. Brachial Plexus, 35. Peripheral Innervation: Peripheral Nerve Distribution; Dermatonal Distribution of Nerve Roots"