Neurology

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Many of the topics are identical as topics in neurology 2 and therefore link to those topics. I don’t have time to cover all topics. Topics in italic are topics I’ve written exclusively for neurology final.

“A” questions

  1. Main points of the neurological history
  2. Cerebrospinal fluid tests
  3. Ultrasonography in neurology (extra- and intracranial blood vessels) (see neuroimaging)
  4. CT (see topic A3)
  5. MRI (see topic A3)
  6. EEG
  7. EMG and ENG
  8. Polysomnography (see topic B55)
  9. Muscle biopsy

“B” questions

  1. Clinical importance of transient ischemic attack
  2. Acute hypertensive encephalopathy, reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome
  3. Acute ischemic stroke
  4. Symptoms of stroke (anterior circulation and posterior circulation)
  5. Hemorrhagic stroke
  6. Subarachnoidal hemorrhage. Vascular malformations
  7. Thrombosis of intracranial sinuses
  8. Types of epileptic seizures
  9. Convulsive syncope
  10. Grand mal and postictal symptoms (see topic B8)
  11. Causes of acute epileptic seizures
  12. Idiopathic (genetic) epilepsies
  13. Temporal lobe epilepsy (see topic B8)
  14. Definition of epilepsy and epileptic seizure (see topic B8)
  15. Status epilepticus
  16. Traumatic brain injuries
  17. Differential diagnostics of loss of consciousness
  18. Causes of vertigo
  19. Specific and non-specific back pain, failed back syndrome
  20. Ischias syndrome, cervicobrachialgia (symptoms, warning signs)
  21. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  22. Primary headaches
  23. Secondary, symptomatic headaches
  24. Examination of patients suffering from headache (see topic B23)
  25. Neuralgias (trigeminal neuralgia and postherpetic neuralgia)
  26. Neuropathic pain
  27. Bell’s palsy
  28. Multiple sclerosis (clinical features, diagnosis, treatment)
  29. Myasthenia gravis
  30. Guillain-Barre syndrome and CIDP
  31. Polyneuropathies
  32. Parkinson’s disease
  33. Parkinson-plus syndromes (see topic B32)
  34. Drug-induced movement disorders
  35. Wilson’s disease
  36. Dystonias
  37. Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias
  38. Potentially reversible dementias (+ normal pressure hydrocephalus)
  39. Herpes simplex encephalitis
  40. Encephalitis
  41. Meningitis, cerebral abscess
  42. Lyme disease
  43. Neurosyphilis
  44. Herpes zoster (postherpetic neuralgia, herpes zoster not covered)
  45. Neurological complications of HIV infection
  46. Prion diseases
  47. Migraine (see topic B22)
  48. Tension headache (see topic B22)
  49. Raised intracranial pressure
  50. Amyotrophic lateralsclerosis (ALS)
  51. Dermatomyositis, polymyositis
  52. Huntington disease
  53. Paraneoplastic syndromes
  54. Autoimmune encephalitis
  55. Obstructive sleep apnoe syndrome (OSAS), restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy
  56. Neurological consequences of alcoholism
  57. Drugs and nervous system
  58. Schwartz-Bartter-syndrome (“Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone section” – SIADH)
  59. Essential tremor
  60. Primary brain tumors
  61. Brain metastases
  62. Differential diagnosis of vertigo
  63. Autoimmune inflammatory myopathies and metabolic myopathies
  64. Characteristic symptoms of myopathies, the most common types of hereditary muscle diseases (see topic B63)
  65. Functional neuroanatomy of urination, neurogenic causes of bladder dysfunction
  66. Neuromyelitis optica
  67. Minor neurocognitive deficiency
  68. Neurocutaneous diseases (phacomatoses): sclerosis tuberosa, neurofibromatosis
  69. Raised intracranial pressure and herniations (see topic B49)
  70. Motor neuron disorders (ALS, SMA, SPG) (see topic B50)
  71. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  72. Phobic vertigo
  73. Acute and chronic disturbances of memory

“C” questions

  1. Treatment of multiple sclerosis (see topic B28)
  2. Drug and surgical treatment of epilepsy (see topic B8)
  3. Treatment of epileptic status (see topic B15)
  4. Treatment of myasthenia gravis (see topic B29)
  5. Treatment of myasthenic crisis (see topic B29)
  6. Treatment of sleep apnoe syndrome (see topic B55)
  7. Treatment of restless legs syndrome (see topic B55)
  8. Treatment of primary headaches (see topic B22)
  9. Treatment of polyneuropathies (see topic B31)
  10. Treatment of ischemic stroke
  11. Treatment of hemorrhagic stroke (see topic C10)
  12. Anticoagulation
  13. Thrombolysis (see topic B31)
  14. Thrombectomy (see topic B31)
  15. Primary and secondary prevention of stroke (primary, secondary)
  16. Treatment of subarachnoidal hemorrhage (see topic B6)
  17. Risk factors of stroke and their treatment (see topic C15)
  18. Management strategy in case of acute unconsciousness
  19. Therapy of brain edema
  20. Drug treatment of Parkinson’s disease (see topic B32)
  21. Surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease (see topic B32)
  22. Treatment of traumatic brain injuries (see topic B16)
  23. Treatment of herpes infections (see topic B39)
  24. Therapy of meningitis (see topic B41)
  25. Treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome (see topic B30)
  26. Therapy of dystonias (see topic B36, non-focal dystonias not covered)
  27. Therapy of nociceptive and neuropathic pain (see topic B26 for neuropathic)
  28. Treatment of lumboischialgia and cervicobrachialgia (see topic B20)
  29. Drug treatment of urinary incontinency (see topic B65)
  30. Therapy of acute bacterial meningitis (see topic B41)
  31. Treatment of hyponatremia
  32. Treatment of patients suffering from vertigo
  33. Therapy of Wernicke’s encephalopathy (see topic B56)
  34. Deep brain stimulation

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7 thoughts on “Neurology”

    1. In my experience most practical questions are based on knowledge from neuro 1. You could check out my notes or the department’s booklet

  1. Hello greek.doctor

    I have a question about “c” questions ,

    For the treatment of some topics, it like less thank one sentence for example treatment of myasthenic crisis is plasma exchange. There are so many topics like this.

    Is it enough or we have to explain more?

    1. Hello greek.commenter

      I can never say with certainty what’s enough and what isn’t, but in my experience, they treat the “C” topics as another “B” topic, so in case of myasthenic crisis you’d have to talk about it in general as well, not just the treatment. Besides, for some “C” topics there really isn’t much to say. There isn’t much more to the treatment of myasthenic crisis than ICU admission, monitoring, and IVIG/PEX, so there’s not much more to write.

    1. I think A topics are less important than B and C topics. Also, topics regarding stroke, epileptic seizures, meningitis, encephalitis are the most important topics to know (I assume they’ll ask you about those if you’re struggling with your topic)

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