receptive aphasia classification

Receptive aphasia

Patients with receptive aphasia can speak clearly (fluently) but cannot understand what others say and have difficulty putting together meaningful sentences. Read more »
types of aphasia

Classifying aphasia

Aphasia is defined as a loss of the ability to understand or produce speech, usually caused by damage to the cerebrum. It is important to clinically classify the type of aphasia a... Read more »

Contralateral definition

Contralateral: adjective; on the opposite side of. Read more »

Ipsilateral definition

Ipsilateral: adjective; on the same side of. Read more »
Central and peripheral facial nerve pathway

Facial nerve palsy

It is important to be able to distinguish central from peripheral causes of facial paralysis. Read more »

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri, more correctly termed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), typically presents with headaches, transient visual obscurations, and pulsatile tinnitus. Read more »

EEG Milestones

Designed to help residents prepare for EEG ABPN milestones, the quiz covers all 5 levels of competency. Residency programs interested in using this for teaching or assessment should contact editor@docneuro.com. Read more »

Neuroimaging Milestones

This tool is designed to help residents assess themselves and prepare for the ABPN milestone of Neuroimaging. Residency programs interested in using this for teaching or assessment should contact editor@docneuro.com. Read more »
Schizencephaly

Schizencephaly

Schizencephaly is a developmental abnormality in brain structure consisting of a cleft from the pia into brain parenchyma, lined by heterotopic gray matter. Read more »

MSA hot cross buns sign

Multi-systems atrophy is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder often initially difficult to differentiate from Parkinson’s Disease. Patients present with autonomic instability (fainting due to orthostasis, fluctuating heart rate, urinary incontinence or difficulty emptying... Read more »