Registrar's Reading Lists

For many neurological conditions there are guidelines and expert statements available. Journals focus on trainees teaching topics (e.g. practical neurology). Furthermore, there are many reviews on clinical issues of variable quality.

The aim is to build a reading list of high-quality and up-to-date reviews on core neurology curriculum areas for registrars across Europe. The focus should be clinical and practical, to guide neurology trainees learning their trade in optimal standards of diagnosis, investigation and management in daily clinical practice.


You can find below a list of reviews, recommended by the EAN Scientific Panels.

Bedside Approach to Autonomic Disorders?

Bedside Approach to Autonomic Disorders? A clinical Tutor, edited by Walter Struhal, Heinz Lahrmann, Alessandra Fanciulli and Gregor K.Wenning. Springer Verlag, 2017.

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Multiple System Atrophy

Multiple System Atrophy, edited by Gregor K. Wenning & Alessandra Fanciulli. Springer Verlag, 2014.

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Primer of the Autonomic Nervous System

Robertson D, Biaggioni I, Burnstock G, Low PA, Paton JFR, eds. Primer of the Autonomic Nervous System, Academic Press, Oxford, 2012

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Clinical Autonomic Disorders

Low PA., Benarroch EE, eds.: Clinical Autonomic Disorders, Third Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008

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Neurourology: Theory and Practice.

Neurourology: Theory and Practice.  Editors: Liao, Limin, Madersbacher, Helmut (Eds.).  Springer 2019

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Stålberg E, van Dijk H, Falck B, Kimura J, Neuwirth C, Pitt M, Podnar S, Rubin DI, Rutkove S, Sanders DB, Sonoo M, Tankisi H, Zwarts M: Standards for quantification of EMG and neurography, Clinical Neurophysiology 2019, Issue 19

Mamede de Carvalho; Matthew Kiernan; Michael Swash: Fasciculation; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; benign fasciculation syndrome, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2017, Issue 88

Anders Fuglsang-Friederiksen; Kirsten Pugdahl: Current status on electrodiagnostic standards and guidelines in neuromuscular disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology 2011, Issue 122

RK Olney: Clinical Trials for Polyneuropathy: The Role of Nerve Conduction Studies, Quantitative Sensory Testing, and Autonomic Function Testing, Journal of clinical neurophysiology 1998, Issue 15

Josep Valls-Sole: Facial nerve palsy and hemifacial spasm, Handbook of clinical neurophysiology 2013, Issue 115


Papathanasiou ES, Straumann D. Why and When to Refer Patients for Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials: A Critical Review. Clin Neurophysio2019;130:1539-1556


Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Andrea Antal, Samar S. Ayache, David H. Benninger, Jérôme Brunelin, Filippo Cogiamanian, Maria Cotelli, Dirk De Ridder, Roberta Ferrucci, Berthold Langguth, Paola Marangolo, Veit Mylius, Michael A. Nitsche, Frank Padberg, Ulrich Palm, Emmanuel Poulet, Alberto Priori, Simone Rossi, Martin Schecklmann, Sven Vanneste, Ulf Ziemann, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Walter Paulus: Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), Clinical Neurophysiology 2017, Issue 128 (1)

Tatum WO, Rubboli G, Kaplan PW, Mirsatari SM, Radhakrishnan K, Gloss D, Caboclo LO, Drislane FW, Koutroumanidis M, Schomer DL, Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite D, Cook M, Beniczky S: Clinical utility of EEG in diagnosing and monitoring epilepsy in adults, Clinical Neurophysiology 2018, Issue 129(5)

Bowley MP, Chad DA: Clinical neurophysiology of demyelinating polyneuropathy, Handbook of clinical neurology 2019, Volume 161

 P.M. Rossini, D. Burke, R. Chen, L.G. Cohen, Z. Daskalakis, R. Di Iorio, V. Di Lazzaro, F. Ferreri, P.B. Fitzgerald, M.S. George, M. Hallett, J.P. Lefaucheur, B. Langguthm, H. Matsumoton, C. Miniussi, M.A. Nitsche, A. Pascual-Leone, W. Paulus, S. Rossi, J.C. Rothwell, H.R. Siebner, Y. Ugawa, V. Walsh, and U. Ziemann: Non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cord, roots and peripheral nerves: Basic principles and procedures for routine clinical and research application. An updated report from an I.F.C.N. Committee, Clinical Neurophysiology 2015, Issue 126(6)

Emmanuel Fournier, Nacira Tabti: Clinical electrophysiology of muscle diseases and episodic muscle disorders, Handbook of clinical neurology 2019, Volume 161

Muzyka IM, Estephan B: Somatosensory evoked potentials, Handbook of clinical neurology 2019, Volume 160



Ben M.W. Illigens, Christopher H. Gibbons: Autonomic testing; Autonomic reflex testing; ANS; Tilt table testing; Head-up tilt; HUT; Sudomotor; Sweat testing; Pilomotor; Vasomotor; QSART ;Thermoregulatory; sweat testing; TST, Handbook of clinical neurology 2019, Volume 160,  PMID: 31277866

Johnson EL, Kaplan PW: Clinical neurophysiology of altered states of consciousness: Encephalopathy and coma, Handbook of clinical neurology 2019, Volume 161

Sanders DB, Arimura K, Cui L, Ertaş M, Farrugia ME, Gilchrist J, Kouyoumdjian JA, Padua L, Pitt M, Stålberg E: Guidelines for single fiber EMG, Clinical Neurophysiology 2019, Volume 130

Tremblay S, Rogasch NC, Premoli I, Blumberger DM, Casarotto S, Chen R, Di Lazzaro V, Farzan F, Ferrarelli F, Fitzgerald PB, Hui J, Ilmoniemi RJ, Kimiskidis VK, Kugiumtzis D, Lioumis P, Pascual-Leone A, Pellicciari MC, Rajji T, Thut G, Zomorrodi R, Ziemann U, Daskalakis ZJ: Clinical utility and prospective of TMS-EEG, Clinical Neurophysiology 2019, Volume 130(5)

Garcia-Larrea L, Hagiwara K.: Electrophysiology in diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain, Rev Neurol 2018, Volume 175

MacDonald DB, Dong C, Quatrale R, Sala F, Skinner S, Soto F, Szelényi A: Recommendations of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology for intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials, Clinical Neurophysiology 2019, Volume 130(1)

Fatehi F, Grapperon AM, Fathi D, Delmont E, Attarian S.: The utility of motor unit number index: A systematic review, Neurophysiologie Clinique 2018, Volume 48(5)

Roberts MM: Neurophysiology in neurourology, Muscle and Nerve 2018, Volume 38(1)

Krieg SM, Lioumis P, Mäkelä JP, Wilenius J, Karhu J, Hannula H, Savolainen P, Lucas CW, Seidel K, Laakso A, Islam M, Vaalto S, Lehtinen H, Vitikainen AM, Tarapore PE, Picht T.: Protocol for motor and language mapping by navigated TMS in patients and healthy volunteers; workshop report, Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 159(7)

Rossini PM, Di Iorio R, Bentivoglio M, Bertini G, Ferreri F, Gerloff C, Ilmoniemi RJ, Miraglia F, Nitsche MA, Pestilli F, Rosanova M, Shirota Y, Tesoriero C, Ugawa Y, Vecchio F, Ziemann U, Hallett M.: Methods for analysis of brain connectivity: An IFCN-sponsored review, Clinical Neurophysiology 2019, Volume 130(10

Ferrari MD, Klever RR, Terwindt GM, Ayata C, van den Maagdenberg AM. Migraine pathophysiology: lessons from mouse models and human genetics. Lancet Neurol, 2015 Issue 14

Goadsby PJ, Holland PR, Martins-Oliveira M, Hoffmann J, Schankin C, Akerman S. Pathophysiology of Migraine: A Disorder of Sensory Processing. Physiol Rev 2017, Issue 97

Hoffmann J, May A. Diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of cluster headache. Lancet Neurol  2018, Issue 17

Bendtsen L, Jensen R. Tension-type headache. Neurol Clin 2009, Issue 27

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Vos T. GBD 2015: migraine is the third cause of disability in under 50s. J Headache Pain, 2016, Issue 17

Jensen R, Stovner LJ. Epidemiology and comorbidity of headache. Lancet Neurol  2008, Issue 7

Evers S, Marziniak M. Clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of medication-overuse headache. Lancet Neurol 2010, Issue 9

Zakrzewska JM, Linskey ME. Trigeminal neuralgia. BMJ 2015, Issue 350

Gelfand AA. Migraine and childhood periodic syndromes in children and adolescents. Curr Opin Neurol  2013, Issue 26

Antonaci F, Voiticovschi-Iosob C, Di Stefano AL, Galli F, Ozge A, Balottin U. The evolution of headache from childhood to adulthood: a review of the literature. J Headache Pain 2014, Issue 15

Kipps CM, Hodges JR. Cognitive assessment for cliniciansJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2005;76:i22-i30

PMID: 15718218

Zucchella C, Federico A, Martini A, et al. Neuropsychological testingPractical Neurology 2018;18:227-237, PMID: 29472384

Goldberg G Apraxia. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2013; 4: 453-462
PMID: 26304239

Dovern, A., Fink, G.R. & Weiss, P.H. J Neurol (2012) 259: 1269.
PMID: 22215235

Rode G, Pagliari C, Huchon L, Rossetti Y, Pisella L. Semiology of neglect: An update. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Volume 60, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages 177-185.
PMID: 27103056

Gainotti G, Trojano L. Constructional apraxia. Handbook of Clinical Neurology. 2018: 151; 331-348
PMID: 29519467

O'Sullivan M, Brownsett S, Copland DLanguage and language disorders: neuroscience to clinical practicePractical Neurology 2019;19:380-388
PMID: 31350297

Budson A, Price B. Primitive plaques and memory dysfunction in normal and impaired elderly persons. Practical Neurology. 2007: 7; 42-47
PMID: 17430864

Consensus review: A consensus review on the development of palliative care for patients with chronic and progressive neurological disease.

Opinion: The role of palliative care in patients with neurological diseases

Review: End of life care in long term neurological conditions: a framework for implementation.

Cordonnier C et al. Intracerebral haemorrhage: current approaches to acute management. 2018 Lancet
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Zerna C et al. Current practice and future directions in the diagnosis and acute treatment of ischaemic stroke. 2018 Lancet
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Rodrigues FB et al. Endovascular treatment versus medical care alone for ischaemic stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis. 2016, BMJ
PMID 27091337

Wang Y et al. Acute dual antiplatelet therapy for minor ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack. 2019, BMJ
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Seiffge DJ et al. Timing of anticoagulation after recent ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. 2019, Lancet Neurology
PMID 30415934

Wardlaw JM et al. Small vessel disease: mechanisms and clinical implications. 2019, Lancet Neurology
PMID 31097385

Saver JL et al. Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Versus Medical Therapy for Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke. 2018, Stoke
PMID 29760277

Orrapin S et al. Carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis. 2017, Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Hart RG et al. Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Systematic Review and Clinical Update. 2017, Stroke
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Ekker MS et al. Epidemiology, aetiology, and management of ischaemic stroke in young adults. 2018, Lancet Neurology
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