These neurology reviews are short on purpose. To keep things simple we present just the core information on each neurologic disease. The articles are written for healthcare providers: neurologists and non-neurologists alike. To keep quality high, the articles are written by experts like neurologists, internists, and neuro-radiologists.
Most of the neurology reviews include common presentations, differential diagnosis, diagnostic testing, and treatment approaches. But keep in mind that the articles are just overviews and you shouldn’t use them for direct patient care. However, they are good resources for the RITE exam, USMLE step 1 or 2CK or 3, MKSAP, SESAP, and neurology board exams.
In particular, we emphasize topics that often get tested on shelf and board exams. If you have specific neurology questions, let us know, and we’ll look into an update. If it’s a topic a lot of people are asking about, we’ll weigh in.
The reviews are organized according to major subspecialities. For example, multiple sclerosis, ADEM, and autoimmune encephalopathies are reviewed under neuroinflammatory disorders. Strokes, intracranial hemorrhages, aneurysms and cavernous malformations are reviewed in the neurovascular section. Imaging approaches and new interventions are reviewed in the most appropriate section. For example, laser ablation is discussed in the epilepsy section.
References to recent comprehensive neurology reviews are at the bottom of articles. Some of the references are open access, others may require a library subscription.
In addition, we have compiled some of the best neurology board review courses available along with a wide variety of neurology CME options. For introduction to clinical neurology, or preparation for neurology shelf exams, our authors have put together a neurology audiobook primer.