A step-by-step guide to performing lumbar punctures in an OSCE setting. Including relevant anatomy, indications, complications and CSF interpretation.
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An overview of the assessment and causes of common gait abnormalities including hemiplegic gait, diplegic gait, Parkinsonian gait, ataxic gait, neuropathic gait, sensory gait, myopathic gait, choriform gait and antalgic gait.
Understanding the anatomy of the optic nerve and visual pathways is important for understanding how lesions in different locations will cause differential visual field defects. This article provides a brief overview of common visual field defects and the lesions associated with them.
This article explains the dermatomes and myotomes of the human body, with an included dermatome map. Examining myotomes and dermatomes is a vital part of a thorough neurological examination, particularly when a patient has a spinal cord injury.
A guide to taking a comprehensive stroke and TIA history in an OSCE setting.
This article provides an overview of the classification of stroke based on underlying pathophysiology and clinical presentation (Bamford classification).
A comprehensive guide to taking a history of loss of consciousness in an OSCE setting.
An overview of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) interpretation, including some worked examples to put your knowledge to the test.
An overview of the various causes of syncope, with advice on how to narrow your differential diagnosis by asking the right questions when taking a history.
A comprehensive guide to taking a headache history in an OSCE setting.
An in-depth guide to the cobweb of nightmares that is the brachial plexus, complete with a handy summary diagram and plenty of real-life images and videos!
An in-depth guide to the nerve supply to the upper limb, including tips on identifying peripheral nerve injuries in OSCEs, videos and a handy summary table!