by David W. Dunn and Leon G. Epstein, 327 pp, with illus, Philadelphia, BC Decker Inc, 1987.
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This volume is one of a series of 29 monographs in the "Clinical Decision-Making Series" published by BC Decker Inc. Using the decision-tree format, the authors depict the steps involved in proceeding logically from a neurologic
Conventional vs algorithm approach to diagnosis in child neurology.
Child with Suspected Neurologic Problem
Conventional Physical Examination and History Approach
Physician Selects Pertinent Features of Both
Decides on Appropriate Neurodiagnostic Tests, if Necessary
Physician Follows Arrows and Avoids Thinking Logically About Problem
Incorrect Diagnosis, Inappropriate Therapy
Makes Correct Diagnosis and Formulates Treatment Plan symptom or sign to the ultimate diagnosis and appropriate management plan. The format is designed to complement material available in standard textbooks.
Two major sections are included: (1) evaluation of signs and symptoms (developmental delay, disorders of consciousness, sleep disturbances, abnormal head size, cranial nerve disorders, motor disturbances, and sensory
Ferry PC. Decision-Making in Child Neurology. Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(7):733. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460070035016