Med student/Intern/1st Yr Neuro Resident:
Neurology Resident Books
Tuning Fork (128c for vibration sense)
-Searchable web version of a 3 volume, $700 textbook series. Lots of graphs, algorithms, etc. Excellent reference but unfortunately only excerpts from chapters are available for free.
Currently FREE website that helps simplify complicated mitochondrial diseases and their work up by experts in the field such as Dr. Sumit Parikh.
Best used for rare peds neuro diseases, this site allows you to input age, various symptoms, lab results etc to create a differential diagnosis.
NeuroSpotLight.com by Dr. Stephen Berman (our friend at Dartmouth)
-Offering lots of information and links
Basic Neuro Note Template:
Pain Scale: __ on a scale of 0-10
General Medical Exam:
General: Well appearing, comfortable, in no apparent distress. Eyes/ENT: see
cranial nerve examination. Neck: No masses appreciated. Full range of motion
without tenderness. Respiratory: Clear to auscultation, good air entry bilaterally.
Cardiac: Regular rate and rhythm, no murmur. GI: Soft, non-tender, non-distended
abdomen. Bowel sounds normal. No masses, organomegaly. Extremities: No
deformities, edema, or skin discoloration. Skin: No rashes or lesions.
Mental Status: Alert and oriented to person, place, and time with fluent speech.
Recalls 3/3 items after 5 minutes.
Cranial Nerves: II: Visual fields full to confrontational testing. Unremarkable fundi.
III-IV-VI: Pupils equally round and reactive to light. Normal conjugate, extra-ocular
eye movements in all directions of gaze. No nystagmus. V: Normal facial sensation.
VII: Normal facial symmetry and movements. VIII: Normal hearing and vestibular
function. IX-X: Normal palatal movement. XI: Normal shoulder shrug and head
rotation. XII: Normal tongue strength and range of motion, no deviation or
Motor: Normal tone and muscle bulk with no pronator drift. No atrophy or
fasciculations present on examination. Strength 5/5 upper and lower extremities
Reflexes: 2/4 throughout with down-going toes bilaterally. No Hoffman's/tromners
Sensory: Normal and symmetric perception of pinprick, light touch,
proprioception, and vibration; (-) Rhomberg.
Coordination: No dysmetria. Normal rapid alternating movements; finger-to-nose
and heel-to- shin testing are within normal limits.
Gait: Normal native and stress (tandem/heel/toe walking).