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1. A Complete MRCP(UK) Parts 1 and 2 Written Examination Revision Guide: A Systems-based Competencies Approach (MasterPass)

Radcliffe Publishing Ltd (22 Nov 2011)

A practical manual of clinical medicine, arranged systematically and concisely as a wide-ranging systems-based survey of the main points of clinical practice – perfectly geared towards study for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 examination. Neil Black, in the Foreword The MRCP exam is not only a necessary hurdle to pass for any junior doctor wishing to become a hospital physician in the UK, but also an excellent training in the theory and clinical skills needed to be a senior physician. This book is a comprehensive revision text covering all the clinical subjects of the MRCP Part 1 and 2 examination. It adheres to the MRCP official syllabus and also reflects UK clinical guidelines as well as peer-reviewed medical research papers. The information is set out in an easily accessible way, making studying for this important exam productive and enjoyable. Organised by subject area, salient points are noted and the contents give appropriate weighting to the individual topics. Boxed text, tables and figures all add to this concise guide’s appeal. Whilst it covers much traditional material such as lists of causes and differential diagnoses, this is the only book written entirely according to the current evidence-base as published by NICE, SCIE and the Cochrane Collaboration. This is a one-stop manual for candidates of the MRCP Part 1 and 2 but is also highly recommended for MRCP Part 2 written candidates and undergraduates sitting their final year examinations. This book has recently tended to be in the top 15 of UK MRCP books.

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2. MRCP Part 2 Best of Five Practice Questions: With Explanatory Answers (Masterpass Series) [Paperback]

Radcliffe Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (3 Sep 2009)

This book provides a bank of multiple-choice questions for candidates preparing for Part 2 of the Membership examination of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, the MRCP. The questions are arranged by subject area to enable structured revision and allow candidates to focus on particular areas where they feel less confident. The book has been written with a close focus on recent examinations, with the coverage of topics weighted to reflect the frequency with which they have appeared. The book is structured more as a manual than as a mock exam, and includes explanations for both correct and incorrect answers, focusing comprehensively on the fundamental principles of medical practice. As well as candiates for the MRCP, this book will also be of interest to medical students and students of related health sciences.

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3. Revision Notes for MRCP 2 PACES [Paperback] £21.80

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (9 Oct 2010)

Written by authors who have in-depth knowledge of the examination, Revision Notes for MRCP Part 2 PACES provides indispensable guidance to candidates on all the Stations of the PACES Carousel. In particular the book offers detailed advice on history taking, communication skills and ethics; helpful tips are also given for the brand new focused clinical problem, which promises to be a crucial part of the assesment process. 1.The Paces Carousel, 2. Abdominal (system station 1), 3.Respiratory system (station 1), 4. History taking (station 2) 5. Cardiovascular system (station 3), 6.Central Nervous system (station 3), 7. Communication skills and Ethics (Station 4), Focussed clinical problems (station 5).

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4. Living well with dementia £28.49

Radcliffe Health (January 2014)

LWD book cover

There are approximately 800,000 people with dementia in the United Kingdom, costing the economy £23 billion a year. By 2040, the number of people affected is expected to double – and the costs are likely to treble.

This unique guide provides a much needed overview of dementia care. With a strong focus on the importance patients and families, it explores the multifaceted meaning behind patient wellbeing and its vital significance in the context of national policy.

Adopting a positive, evidence-based approach, the book dispels the bleak outlook on dementia management. Its person-centred ideology considers fundamental areas such as independence, leisure and other activities, and end-of-life care – integrating the NICE quality standard where relevant. It also places great emphasis on patient environment including practical home and ward design, the importance of gardens, and sensory considerations.

All public and health care professionals will be stimulated by Rahman’s outstanding assimilation of theory and practice. Patients, their families and friends will also find much for inspiration and practical assistance.

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Academic papers


Rahman, S., Robbins, T. W., Cardinal, R.N., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) The neuropsychiatry of decision-making. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(6): 271- 277.

Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Robbins, T.W. (1999). Comparative studies in frontal lobe function: what they reveal about possible therapeutic strategies in frontal variant frontotemporal dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 10 Suppl 1:15-28.

Book chapters

Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) “Dementia. Chapter in: Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology”, London: McGraw Hill Publishers.

Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Gregory, C.A. (2001) “Therapeutic strategies in early onset dementia” in: Early Onset Dementia (ed. J.R. Hodges), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rahman, S., Swainson, R., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) “Dementia of the Alzheimer type” (in “Early Onset Dementia”, ed. Owen, A.M.), London: Martin-Dunitz.

Original papers

  • (*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2011), “On the nature of fear of falling in Parkinson’s disease”, Behav Neurol, 2011;24(3):219-28.
  • (*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2008), “Quality of life: the relative contribution of physical symptoms”, Mov Disord, 23(10): 1428-34.
  • (*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2008) “The factors that induce or overcome freezing”, Behav Neurol, 19(3): 127-36.

Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Nestor, P.J., Hodges, J.R., Robbins, T.W. (2005) “Methylphenidate (‘Ritalin’) can Ameliorate Abnormal Risk-Taking Behavior in the Frontal Variant of Frontotemporal Dementia”, Nature (Neuropsychopharmacology), 31(3): 651-8.

Rahman, S., Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Nestor, P.J., Hodges, J.R., Robbins, T.W. (2004) “Paroxetine does not improve symptoms and impairs cognition in frontotemporal dementia: a double-blind randomized controlled trial”, Psychopharmacology (Berl), 172(4): 400-8.

Lee, A.C., Rahman, S., Hodges, J.R., Sahakian, B.J., Graham, K.S. (2003) “Associative and recognition memory for novel objects in dementia: implications for diagnosis”, Eur J Neurosci, 18; 1660-1670.

Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Hodges, J.R., Rogers, R.D., Robbins, T.W. (1999) Specific cognitive deficits in early frontal variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain 122 (Pt 8):1469-93 [accompanied by a Wellcome Trust Press Release, August 1999 and presented at the Society for Neurosciences, Miami (1999)]. : this has been cited over 280 times, including by all the major leading laboratories in this field; furthermore it is cited in the current Oxford Textbook of Dementia chapter on dementia (chapter 24.2.2, ed. John Hodges, 5th edition published by Oxford University Press, 2011)

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