1. Becoming blind in one eye: Neuromyelitis optica ; 2. Seeing double: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension ; 3. Recipes no longer a piece of cake: Posterior cortical atrophy ; 4. Getting your head out of a spin: Vestibular neuritis ; 5. A delayed diagnosis in delirium: HSV encephalitis ; 6. Writer's cramp: Dystonia ; 7. Being moved to tears: Carotid-cavernous fistula ; 8. An urgent and frequent symptom: Neurogenic bladder ; 9. Not moving a muscle: Myotonic dystrophy ; 10. A painful oculomotor nerve palsy: Subarachnoid haemorrhage ; 11. A complex sleep disorder: Disorders of sleep ; 12. Symptoms come and go but the lesions get bigger: An unusual form of multiple sclerosis ; 13. Symptoms falling on deaf ears: Mitochondrial disorders ; 14. Difficulty breathing and moving: Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome ; 15. Paroxysmal sensory and motor events: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy ; 16. Picking out an inherited disease: Adult onset Niemann-Pick type C ; 17. A worsening acute psychosis: Antibody-mediated encephalitis ; 18. An unusual case of basilar stroke: Posterior circulation infarct ; 19. Will I walk again, doctor?: Spinal cord injury rehabilitation ; 20. Parkinsonism with little response to levodopa: Multiple system atrophy ; 21. Non-convulsive status epilepticus ; 22. A life-threatening drug reaction: Antiepileptic drug rashes
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 *