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Neurology & clinical neurophysiology

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Case Studies in Dementia: Volume 2

Case Studies in Dementia: Volume 2

Author: Pedro (McGill University, Montreal) Rosa-Neto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

Covering the spectrum of cognitive decline in aging using illustrative cases, from mild impairment to dementia, this set of case studies offers a wide-ranging guide for trainees and clinicians. This second volume includes updated research diagnostic criteria and details of new imaging technology, including novel biomarkers such as PET amyloid and tau, to inform readers in clinical practice. Each case includes a clinical history, examination findings and special investigations, followed by diagnosis and discussion, to encourage clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, and problem-solving skills. To reinforce diagnostic skills, the cases include careful analysis of individual presenting patterns and up-to-date information on diagnostic classification and tools. The reader will be able to distinguish patients who need reassurance, closer follow-up or immediate referral to specialized services. With an international authorship, this book is for trainees and clinicians in neurology, psychiatry and neuropsychology.

Case Studies in Neuromuscular Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics

Case Studies in Neuromuscular Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics

Author: Aziz Shaibani Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

This issue of Neurologic Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Aziz Shaibani, is devoted to Case Studies in Neuromuscular Disorders. This issue is one of four selected each year by the series Consulting Editor, Dr. Randolph W. Evan. Articles in this issue include: Myotonia, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Advances in Clinical Genetics, FSHD New Diagnosis and Therapies, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, Diabetic Amyotrophy, ALS: Management Problems, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Myasthenia Gravis, Scapular Winging, Small Fiber Neuropathy, Myopathies, Distal Myopathies, Inflammatory Myopathies, Muscle Cramps, Misdiagnosis of IBM, and Immune Mediated Neuropathies.

Principles of Neurobiology

Principles of Neurobiology

Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organized around a series of key experiments to illustrate how scientific progress is made and helps upper-level undergraduate and graduate students discover the relevant primary literature. Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, each topic builds in complexity from electrophysiology to molecular genetics to systems level in a highly integrative approach. Students can fully engage with the content via thematically linked chapters and will be able to read the book in its entirety in a semester-long course. Principles of Neurobiology is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources including animations, figures in PowerPoint, and a Question Bank for adopting instructors.

Principles of Neurobiology

Principles of Neurobiology

Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organized around a series of key experiments to illustrate how scientific progress is made and helps upper-level undergraduate and graduate students discover the relevant primary literature. Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, each topic builds in complexity from electrophysiology to molecular genetics to systems level in a highly integrative approach. Students can fully engage with the content via thematically linked chapters and will be able to read the book in its entirety in a semester-long course. Principles of Neurobiology is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources including animations, figures in PowerPoint, and a Question Bank for adopting instructors.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Author: Freeman Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2020

Dr. Miller's valuable resource helps members of the medical team navigate the complexity of cerebral palsy care by explaining unfamiliar treatments that fall outside of their own disciplines. Readers also benefit from a review of current practices in their own fields. Includes recommended treatment algorithms and is designed to help improve decision making. Written in a very conversational style and illustrated with lots of color the volume provides rehabilitational (part 1) and surgical aspects (part 2). Accomplished by a CD-ROM which provides lots of case studies - including walking analysis. The most comprehensive title on this topic written by a leading expert.

Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Spastic Paresis

Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Spastic Paresis

Author: Jean-Michel Gracies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2020

This book is an informative guide for both the patient and therapist, and provides a series of exercises that target the most important muscles for those with spastic paresis. Actively practicing the exercises prescribed in this self-rehabilitation manual will allow the patient to see continued improvement in their muscle functioning. Spastic paresis is the consequence of a central nervous system disorder such as a stroke, traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or a tumor of the nervous system, conditions that may have occurred in childhood or adulthood. In spastic paresis two problems coexist: the word 'paresis' means that when the brain sends a command to a muscle to contract, this order is incompletely received by the muscle; the word 'spastic' indicates that at the same time muscles cannot relax normally and have a tendency to be spontaneously overactive. A daily program of prolonged stretching and an intensive motor training program using unassisted large amplitude rapid alternating movements is recommended to gradually increase brain command effectiveness.

Integrating Theory and Practice in Clinical Neuropsychology

Integrating Theory and Practice in Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: Ellen Perecman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

The extent to which a brain injured individual can resume premorbid functioning depends on factors ranging from the physiological to the psychological. Originally published in 1989, the thesis of this volume is that atheoretical application of practical techniques in clinical neuropsychology is as ill-conceived as a neuropsychological theory that fails to acknowledge the role of historical or situational context in behaviour or task performance. The chapters that follow address this thesis as experimental psychologists join clinicians in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical abstraction and practical reality.

A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author: John R. Crawford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Originally published in 1992, this is a wide-ranging text concerned with the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment in adults. It combines a flexible hypothesis testing approach to assessment with information on specialised test batteries. The book covers the major areas of memory, language, perception, attention, and executive dysfunctions, and includes chapters on dementia, alcohol, drug and toxic conditions, stroke and closed head injury. Assessment of dysfunction in cases involving claims for compensation and chapters on specialised assessment techniques, including automated test procedures, are provided. The book presents a sound introduction to this complex area and gives guidelines for the clinician who may need concise information on a specialised topic.

Cognitive Approaches in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Cognitive Approaches in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Author: Xavier Seron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Originally published in 1989, presenting a new perspective on cognitive therapy in neuropsychology, these papers examine a cognitively-oriented, single-case methodology in neuropsychological rehabilitation. The recommended strategy is in-depth analysis of the precise nature of the impaired as well as the preserved processing components in the individual patient. The objective is to design a therapeutic course based on individual patient needs that is justified by the theoretical interpretation of the location of the deficit in his or her cognitive architecture.

Metabolic and Bioenergetic Drivers of Neurodegenerative Disease: Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Commonalities with Metabolic Diseases

Metabolic and Bioenergetic Drivers of Neurodegenerative Disease: Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Commonalities with Metabolic Diseases

Author: Grazyna (Klipspringer, Sweden) Soderbom Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2020

Metabolic Drivers and Bioenergetic Components of Neurodegenerative Disease summarizes recent developments in intervention trials in neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as increasing evidence for the overlap between drivers of metabolic syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders that impact mitochondrial function and bioenergetics, and subsequently cellular function and pathophysiology. Topics covered include Brain Cells Glucose and Ketone Utilization in Brain Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Role of Senescence in Aging and Aging-Related Disease with Emphasis on and Implications for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Evidence for Pathophysiological Commonalities between Metabolic and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Metabolic Impact on Neuroinflammation and Microglial Modulation in Neurodegenerative Disorders, and much more.

Spasticity

Spasticity

Author: Nicklas A. Schou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2020

This compilation focuses on spasticity, a condition which results in an abnormal increase in muscle tone caused by injury of nerve pathways within the brain responsible for muscle movement control. The authors assess the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy, a promising new non- invasive method, in the reduction of muscle spasticity. Selective dorsal rhizotomy, a successful neurosurgical technique for spasticity treatment, is subsequently described. In the postoperative phase, rehabilitation plays an essential role, supplemented by possible corrective orthopedic interventions. In general, physical therapy methods and rehabilitation techniques constitute suitable non-pharmacological options for spasticity, and they are primary care treatments used in early treatment. The closing study analyzes the effectiveness of upper limb orthosis for the treatment of spasticity, range of motion and functionality issues of persons with cerebral palsy and acquired brain damage.

Stroke Revisited: Pathophysiology of Stroke

Stroke Revisited: Pathophysiology of Stroke

Author: Seung-Hoon Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2020

This book presents state of the art knowledge on stroke pathophysiology, covering both basic and clinical aspects in detail. Readers will find up-to-date information on hemodynamics, cerebral vessel degeneration, cell death, and neurorepair. The mechanisms and clinical manifestations of large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel disease, and cardioembolism are extensively discussed, and the relation between specific conditions and stroke is explored. The book has a unique organizational style, with inclusion of historic experimental and clinical study results. The numerous photos and illustrations will facilitate understanding of practical aspects and rapid retrieval of fundamental information. As comprehension of stroke pathophysiology has deepened, a variety of drugs for stroke treatment have been developed and tested, and in recent years much research has focused on neurorestorative therapy using stem cells. It therefore seems timely to bring together within one volume the most important current knowledge on stroke pathophysiology. The book will be invaluable for stroke physicians, surgeons, and students alike.