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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 5
Which of the following is most likely to be helpful in diagnosing a lesion within the peripheral nervous system
 
Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 4
A patient presents with weakness. Which of the following physical exam findings is suggestive of a lesion within the peripheral nervous system
 
Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders - Chapter 1 Quiz - Question 1
True or False: Every electrodiagnostic examination must be individualized based on the patient's symptoms and signs and the resulting differential diangosis.
 
Wilson's!
A 6-year-old male has been referred to you for further evaluation of a possible Wilson's disease because of dystonic gait and limbs. History taking and thorough physical examination are carried out by you and you think that Wilson's disease is not the correct diagnosis in this child...
 
Headache 01
A 39 year-old female presents to your office complaining of a 4 month history of persistent headache. She states the pain is always present but having a variable severity, sometimes barely noticeable and at other times moderate. When the pain is at its worst, she experiences miosis and sweating...
 
Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 11
A 9 year-old girl presents to your office accompanied by her parents. The parents state that on 3 occasions over the past several months, the girl has come into their room in the early morning, drooling and having difficulty talking, with a slight facial droop...
 
Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 10
A 6 year-old girl presents to your office accompanied by her parents. The parents state that on 4 occasions over the past several months, the girl has come into their room in the early morning, drooling and having difficulty talking, with a slight facial droop...
 
Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 09
An 8 year-old girl presents to your office accompanied by her parents. The parents state that on 2 occasions over the past several months, the girl has come into their room in the early morning, drooling and having difficulty talking, with a slight facial droop...
 
CSF and Seizures
A 35 year old male presents is brought to the ED after a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The seizure occurred about 2 hours ago. He remains lethargic and confused. Physical exam reveals an afebrile, healthy-appearing male with no focal neurologic findings...
 
Fungal CNS Infections 02
A 35 year-old male billionaire playboy is brought into Gotham City emergency room by his butler and his young male live-in companion. The patient is stuporous and vomiting. The butler explains that the patient has had a several week history of slowly progressive...
 
Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 04
An 8 year old girl presents to your office accompanied by her parents.  The parents state that on 2 occasions over the last several months, the girl has come into their room in the early morning, drooling and having difficulty talking, with a slight droop on the right side of her face...
 
Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 03
An 8 year old girl presents to your office accompanied by her parents.  The parents state that on 2 occasions over the last several months, the girl has come into their room in the early morning, drooling and having difficulty talking, with a slight droop on the right side of her face...
 
Inborn Errors of Metabolism 03
A 15 year-old female presents with complaints of weakness and progressive difficulties with walking. Physical exam reveals hypotonia and absent patellar and achilles reflexes. An MRI is obtained, and is shown above.Of the following, which is the most likely diagnosis
 
New onset epilepsy in an adult
A 42-year old Hispanic male presents with recent onset of seizures. The seizures are described as focal with secondary generalization. He has no other complaints, and his past medical history is unremarkable. He has no family history of epilepsy. He drinks...
 
Floppy Infant 01
A term infant is notably weak and hypotonic at birth.  The child is a product of an unremarkable pregnancy and a normal vaginal delivery with no other complications.  The mother, a 32-year old female, had regular prenatal visits.  Her past medical history...
 
Absence Seizure Treatment
An 8 year old female presents with staring spells 10-20 times per day for over 6 months. She has not had any motor seizures according to the family, and has no prior history of seizures. She has no other known medical problems, and has had normal intellectual development...
 
Tremor 01
A very old man is seen in clinic by his Neurologist. He complains of more than 2 years of worsening tremor. The tremor is worse in the right hand. It improves slightly when he uses the hand to perform a task. He has no cognitive symptoms. He drinks 5 40-oz beers every night...
 
Wallenberg Syndrome 1
A famous elderly, retired model presents to the E.R. She had no neurologic defecits prior to this morning, when she awoke to several new symptoms, the most concerning to her of which are changes in the way her face looks, as shown in the image above. She...
 
Psychoses 01
A 23 year-old male spy is brought by ambulance to the emergency room. He is uncooperative, disheveled, and insists that Jesus wants him to convert all the civets to Scientology. He complains of hearing voices telling him to feed the jacanas. He states that he hates his life and wants to kill himself...
 
Cortical Stroke Syndromes 01
A patient presents with a stroke. Physical exam reveals obvious blindness, but denies that he is blind. What is the name of this syndrome
 
Dementia 01
An 86 year old woman is brought to your office by her son, who is concerned that she is losing her memory. He states that she is constantly asking him questions that he has recently answered, and that she has difficulty remembering things that happened only minutes earlier...
 



Online Course Content



Neuroanatomy
A set of educational materials intended to supplement a second-year medical school neuroscience course. If you are currently using this to study neuroanatomy, I would request that you direct any questions to me through the Neuroanatomy User Forum on FrontalCortex...
 
The Neurological Physical Exam, and Approach to Diagnostic Problems in Neurology
Tying all this stuff together, this section focuses on how anatomy and the clinical neuro exam interrelate, and describes strategies for reaching a diagnosis in neurological clinical situations.
 
Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam Findings
This is a brief module, geared towards medical students, describing basic differences between the peripheral nervous system from the central nervous system, and describing physical exam finidngs which can help localize a disease process into one or the other...
 
Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam Findings module.
Please answer all 6 questions after viewing the video. You will only be able to take this quiz once.  Once you have started it, you may go through it as many times as you want, and change your answers.  To submit your answers and receive your final score,...
 
Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #1
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Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #2
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Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #3
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Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #4
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Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #5
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Post-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #6
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam Findings module.
Please answer all 6 questions prior to viewing the video. You will only be able to take this quiz once.  Once you have started it, you may go through it as many times as you want, and change your answers.  To submit your answers and receive your final score,...
 
Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #6
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #5
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #4
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #3
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #2
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Pre-test for Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam, Question #1
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Peripheral Nervous System and Physical Exam Findings (video)

 
Topics in Basic Neurology
This course will feature several resources on the basics of neurology, at the level appropriate for a medical student.  A brief tutorial on primitive reflexes can be found here.  A brief module on the peripheral nervous system and the physical exam has recently been added.