Neurology Update : Reviews for Continuing Professional by Huw Morris

By Huw Morris

It is a better half to the hugely winning GP Quiz booklet 1. It permits interactive studying and speedy identity of latest parts of information. Questions and solutions on more than a few affliction administration themes are coated with fabric sourced from the British scientific magazine and the British magazine of common perform. the sensible software of analysis findings and advisory statements is exclusive in proposing either truth and authoritative opinion. The e-book comprises questions version solutions and references for every query should you desire to research that subject in additional element. it could stimulate dialogue for people or these in a gaggle surroundings. scholars and all pros operating in healthcare will locate it crucial examining and reference.

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Electroencephalogram epileptiform abnormalities in candidates for aircrew training. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1993; 86: 75-7. 56 Devinsky O, Kelley K, Porter RJ, Theodore WR. Clinical and electrographic features of simple partial seizures. Neurology 1988; 18: 1347-52. 57 Bare MA, Burnstine TH, Fisher RS, Lesser RP. Electroencephalographic changes during simple partial seizures. Epilepsia 1994; 35: 715-20. 58 Kapur J, Pillai A, Henry TR. Psychogenic elaboration of simple partial seizures.

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