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Neurology in Africa

Neurology in Africa Author William P. Howlett
ISBN-10 9781107114227
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 459
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This practical, comprehensive and highly illustrated book will be invaluable to students and doctors of neurology and internal medicine in Africa.



Neurology in Africa

Neurology in Africa Author William P. Howlett
ISBN-10 9781316467862
Release 2015-08-20
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The distribution of neurological disease - and the resources available for its diagnosis and treatment - is very different in Africa. In addition, many of the diseases encountered, such as konzo, are poorly covered in standard Western textbooks on neurology and, with increased international travel, these conditions may be seen in clinics worldwide. Neurology in Africa is written by William Howlett, a neurologist who has worked in Tanzania for almost twenty years. This book will be invaluable to trainees and practitioners in neurology and internal medicine working in Africa and neurologists travelling to Africa for work-placements. The content is highly practical and written in an easy style with clear, comprehensive explanations. The content covers clinical skills as well as guidance on the diagnosis and management of all the major neurological disorders. The book contains many line drawings, colour photographs, scans, tables and summaries of key points to aid understanding.



Neurology in Africa

Neurology in Africa Author William P. Howlett
ISBN-10 1316287068
Release 2015
Pages 462
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The distribution of neurological disease - and the resources available for its diagnosis and treatment - is very different in Africa. In addition, many of the diseases encountered, such as konzo, are poorly covered in standard Western textbooks on neurology and, with increased international travel, these conditions may be seen in clinics worldwide. Neurology in Africa is written by William Howlett, a neurologist who has worked in Tanzania for almost twenty years. This book will be invaluable to trainees and practitioners in neurology and internal medicine working in Africa and neurologists travelling to Africa for work-placements. The content is highly practical and written in an easy style with clear, comprehensive explanations. The content covers clinical skills as well as guidance on the diagnosis and management of all the major neurological disorders. The book contains many line drawings, colour photographs, scans, tables and summaries of key points to aid understanding.



The History of the World Federation of Neurology

The History of the World Federation of Neurology Author Johan A. Aarli
ISBN-10 9780191022128
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 256
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Since its founding in 1957, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has been deeply integrated in the development of international collaboration in the field of neurology, and has played a key part in asserting with dissemination of information and the need to learn from each other, independent of political systems, but with a basis in the development of democracy worldwide. This book covers the history of the WFN from its founding in Brussels in 1957 to the present day. Written by a former President and long-standing officer of the WFN, The History of the World Federation of Neurology chronicles the formation and expansion of the WFN, the development of its structure and various committees, and the evolution of its global biennial meeting, the World Congress of Neurology. Sections of the text focus on the key neurologists involved in the development of the WFN, including Houston Merritt, Pearce Bailey Jr, and Ludo van Bogaert, to name but a few, as well as the history of its educational publications, including World Neurology and Journal of the Neurological Sciences.



Genetics and Neurology

Genetics and Neurology Author Sarah Bundey
ISBN-10 9781483281018
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 354
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Genetics and Neurology focuses on disorders that affect the nervous system, including atrophies, neuropathies, and tumors. The book first examines malformations of the central nervous system, phacomatoses and tumors, and cerebral degenerative disorders of childhood. Topics include malformations of the corpus callosum and neighboring structures; abnormalities of closure of neural tube; spongiform leucodystrophy; and tumors of the nervous system. The text then takes a look at extrapyramidal disorders and dyskinesias and muscle disorders. The publication elaborates on spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs), cerebellar and spinocerebellar ataxias, and hereditary neuropathies. Discussions focus on hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies of infancy and early childhood; peripheral neuropathies and lipid disorders; and congenital cerebellar ataxias. The book also discusses spastic paraplegias and multifactorial inheritance and neurological diseases. The text is a valuable reference for readers interested in genetics and neurology.



Pain Syndromes in Neurology

Pain Syndromes in Neurology Author Howard L. Fields
ISBN-10 9781483163246
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 298
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Pain Syndromes in Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions associated with dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system. It discusses advances in three areas: first, the normal anatomy and physiology of pain; second, the pathophysiology of damaged sensory neurons; and third, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuropathic pain. The book begins with a discussion of neural mechanisms relevant to pain perception along with a brief review of neuropathic pain. This is followed by separate chapters on hyperalgesia following cutaneous injury; the importance of peripheral processes in the etiology of neuropathic and radiculopathic pain; and mechanisms by which sympathetic efferent fibers contribute to the occurrence of pain. Subsequent chapters cover the diagnosis and treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy; pain in generalized neuropathies; surgical treatment of pain; clinical features and management of postherpetic neuralgia; diagnosis of cancer pain syndromes; and drugs in the management of chronic pain.



Providing Sustainable Mental and Neurological Health Care in Ghana and Kenya

Providing Sustainable Mental and Neurological Health Care in Ghana and Kenya Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309377645
Release 2016-03-25
Pages 246
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Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders have a substantial impact on global health and well-being. Disorders such as depression, alcohol abuse, and schizophrenia constitute about 13 percent of the total burden of disease. Worldwide, MNS disorders are the leading cause of disability, and the 10th leading cause of death. Despite this high burden, there is a significant shortage of resources available to prevent, diagnose, and treat MNS disorders. Approximately four out of five people with serious MNS disorders living in low- and middle-income countries do not receive needed health services. This treatment gap is particularly high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Challenges to MNS care in SSA countries include a lack of trained mental health professionals, few mental health facilities, and low prioritization for MNS disorders in budget allocations. African countries, on average, have one psychiatrist for every 2 million people, whereas European countries have one psychiatrist per 12,000 people. Expanding on previous efforts to address the development and improvement of sustainable mental health systems in SSA, the Institute of Medicine convened this 2015 workshop series, bringing together key stakeholders to examine country-specific opportunities to improve the health care infrastructure in order to better prevent, diagnose, and treat MNS disorders. Providing Sustainable Mental and Neurological Health Care in Ghana and Kenya summarizes the presentations and discussions from these workshops.



Neurology for Nurses

Neurology for Nurses Author J Bickerton
ISBN-10 9781483141558
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 214
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Neurology for Nurses is an attempt to make neurology as clear as possible, using the nursing model. The first portion of this book provides a diagram of the planes of the body that considers the nervous system anatomically, which is referenced throughout the book. The different orientations and planes of the body include the anterior (ventral) surface, posterior (dorsal) surface, lateral, medial, sagittal (median) section, Coronal (frontal) section, and transverse. Other than detailed descriptions of the anatomy and functions of nerves and the nervous system, this book provides diagnostic evaluation of diseases and clinical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, brain tumors, head injury, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and meningitis. This book includes as well discussions on neurological examinations, investigations, and observations. The topic on nursing care for unconscious patients is also provided. This text is aimed primarily at nursing students in training, but will also benefits those taking a post-basic nursing course in neurology.



Neurological Skills

Neurological Skills Author Michael J.G. Harrison
ISBN-10 9781483182704
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 142
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Neurological Skills: A Guide to Examination and Management in Neurology describes the neurological examination and its pitfalls, discussing how physical signs or lack of them can be used to substantiate or refute the hypothesis generated whilst listening to the patient's own account of affairs. This book discusses the first steps in the management of neurological conditions, followed by descriptions of common problems such as headache, attacks of loss of consciousness, memory loss, visual symptoms, facial pain, and vertigo. Severe medical conditions that include tumors, cancer, head injury, strokes, parkinson's disease, involuntary movements, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and diabetes mellitus are also deliberated. This text likewise covers other clinical disorders such as neurosyphilis, granulomas, dysarthria, paraesthesia, gait disorder, and fatigue. This publication is valuable to neurologists and medical students intending to acquire basic knowledge of neurological examination.



From Neuroscience to Neurology

From Neuroscience to Neurology Author Stephen Waxman
ISBN-10 0080506984
Release 2004-11-05
Pages 552
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The field of neurology is being transformed, from a therapeutically nihilistic discipline with few effective treatments, to a therapeutic specialty which offers new, effective treatments for disorders of the brain and spinal cord. This remarkable transformation has bridged neuroscience, molecular medicine, and clinical investigation, and represents a major triumph for biomedical research. This book, which contains chapters by more than 29 internationally recognized authorities who have made major contributions to neurotherapeutics, tells the stories of how new treatments for disabling disorders of the nervous system, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and migraine, were developed, and explores evolving themes and technologies that offer hope for even more effective treatments and ultimately cures for currently untreatable disorders of the brain and spinal cord. The first part of this book reviews the development of new therapies in neurology, from their inception in terms of basic science to their introduction into the clinical world. It also explores evolving themes and new technologies. This book will be of interest to everyone – clinicians and basic scientists alike – interested in diseases of the brain and spinal cord, and in the quest for new treatments for these disorders. * Presents the evolution of the field of neurology into a therapeutic discipline * Discusses lessons learned from past successes and applications to ongoing work * Explores the future of this field



Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology Author Hector H. Garcia
ISBN-10 9780444534996
Release 2013-07-03
Pages 432
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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host’s immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death. In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide. Outside of a very few well understood pathologies, most parasitic infections have been neglected in the neurological literature and most neurologists have never diagnosed such an infection. This volume details how, with the advent of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery, human nervous system parasitoses are now diagnosed and treated, with increasing frequency. The book is divided into six sections, and begins with an introduction to the mechanisms of infection, diagnosis, and pathology of parasitic diseases. Subsequent chapters detail protozoan diseases and a section covering each of the major classes of human-infecting helminths: nematodes (roundworms), trematodes (flukes), and cestodes (tapeworms). The final section contains chapters on other important areas of tropical clinical medicine including the neurological complications of venomous bites and tropical nutritional deficiencies. Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons and other health professionals encountering patients with parasitic infections. A comprehensive reference resource on the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections of the human nervous system Focuses on the impact of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery to diagnose parasitoses International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field



Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health

Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health Author Pierre-Marie Preux
ISBN-10 9780128046258
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 340
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Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health covers major neurological diseases of relevance in tropical settings and examines the specificities of epidemiology of neurological diseases in the context of tropical countries that face many challenges when compared to the developed world. Part One focuses on methods and their eventual specificities, and how such methods, like sampling, can be adapted for specific scenarios. Parts Two and Three discuss environmental factors and their consequences for neurology in the tropical world, as well as large geographical areas and their specificities. Finally, Part Four presents relevant neurological diseases in in-depth chapters. This invaluable information will help readers recognize the various neurological conditions presented, with the inclusion of their aetiologies and treatment in tropical areas. The book therefore fills a gap in the neuroepidemiology literature, with chapters written by an international collection of experienced authors in the field. Highlights differences and similarities between neuroepidemiology in tropical areas and temperate zones with a focus on methods and underlying factors Covers environmental factors in the tropical world and their consequences for neurology Chapters include references (key articles, books, protocols) for additional detailed study Includes wide topics of neurological disease in the tropics, not only infectious diseases, but also nutrition and public health



Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist Author Russell J. Love
ISBN-10 9781483141992
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 326
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Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist presents the fundamentals in understanding the nervous system in the context of communication. The book takes into consideration the nervous anatomic systems, such as sensory pathways. The text first introduces the speech-language neurology, and then proceeds to discussing the organization and neural function of the nervous system. Next, the book relates the nervous anatomic systems to language, speech, and hearing. The text also covers clinical speech syndromes and disorders. The book will be most useful to speech pathologists and therapists. Neurologists and neurosurgeons will also greatly benefit from the text.



Molecular Neurology

Molecular Neurology Author Stephen Waxman
ISBN-10 0080546188
Release 2010-07-26
Pages 600
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Why a book on molecular neurology? Molecular neuroscience is advancing at a spectacular rate. As it does so, it is revealing important clues to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of neurological diseases, and to the therapeutic targets that they present. Medicines work by targeting molecules. The more specific the targeting, the more specific the actions, and the fewer the side effects. Molecular Neurology highlights, for graduate and MD-PhD students, research fellows and research-oriented clinical fellows, and researchers in the neurosciences and other biomedical sciences, the principles underlying molecular medicine as related to neurology. Written by internationally recognized experts, this well-illustrated and well-referenced book presents the most up-to-date principles and disease examples relevant to molecular neurology, and reviews the concepts, strategies, and latest progress in this field. This book will interest anyone studying the molecular basis of neurology, or developing new therapies in neurology. Describes the newest molecular aspects of neurological disorders Provides an introduction to neurological disorders for basic scientists Updates clinicians and clinical researchers on the most recent developments



Laboratory Diagnosis in Neurology

Laboratory Diagnosis in Neurology Author Brigitte Wildemann
ISBN-10 9783131495716
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 296
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Up-to-date, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated, Laboratory Diagnosis in Neurology presents all the measuring parameters and methods relevant to the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, serum, and tissues affected by neurologic disease and syndromes. Following an introduction to basic concepts, the book guides clinicians through the methods of CSF analysis, neurochemical examinations, clinical applications of neuroimmunology, microbiology and virology, neurogenetic tests, and evaluation of biopsies. Readers will learn about the equipment and various procedures, and how to effectively differentiate similar methods. In the final section of the book, the authors provide a systematic introduction to the pathophysiology and laboratory findings for specific clinical disorders, indications for particular test methods, and criteria for diagnostic interpretation.Key features: Clear presentation of pearls, pitfalls, and practical tips in blue boxes for at-a-glance review Contributions by neurologists, psychiatrists with experience in laboratory analysis, clinical chemists, and neurochemists More than 140 high-quality illustrations, mostly in full color, demonstrating common findings Appendix with basic rules for interpreting disease-specific patterns, recommendations for quality control, and a list of the most important reference values An indispensable tool for neurologists, laboratory physicians, and pathologists, this book is also a valuable reference for neurosurgeons, internists, and psychiatrists.



Bradley s Neurology in Clinical Practice E Book

Bradley s Neurology in Clinical Practice E Book Author Robert B. Daroff
ISBN-10 9780323339162
Release 2015-10-25
Pages 2348
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Comprehensive, easy to read, and clinically relevant, Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice provides the most up-to-date information presented by a veritable "Who's Who" of clinical neuroscience. Its unique organization allows users to access content both by presenting symptom/sign and by specific disease entities—mirroring the way neurologists practice. A practical, straightforward style; templated organization; evidence-based references; and robust interactive content combine to make this an ideal, dynamic resource for both practicing neurologists and trainees. Authoritative, up-to-date guidance from Drs. Daroff, Jankovic, Mazziotta, and Pomeroy along with more than 150 expert contributors equips you to effectively diagnose and manage the full range of neurological disorders. Easy searches through an intuitive organization by both symptom and grouping of diseases mirrors the way you practice. The latest advances in clinical neurogenetics, brain perfusion techniques for cerebrovascular disease, the relationship between neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disease, management strategies for levodopa-related complications in movement disorders, progressive neuropsychiatric disorders arising from autoimmune encephalitis, and more keep you at the forefront of your field. Reorganized table of contents which includes new chapters on: Brain Death, Vegetative, and Minimally Conscious States; Deep Brain Stimulation; Sexual Dysfunction in Degenerative and Spinal Cord Disorders; Sports and Performance Concussion; Effects of Drug Abuse on the Nervous System; and Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disorders.



Management of Neurological Disorders

Management of Neurological Disorders Author Bryan Ashworth
ISBN-10 9781483182629
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 340
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Management of Neurological Disorders: Second Edition presents a comprehensive guide on intensive care, rehabilitation, and the psychiatric aspects of neurology. It discusses the developments made in surgical treatment techniques. It addresses the management of coma patients. Some of the topics covered in the book are the psychological factors in intensive care; assessment of respiratory function; chronic respiratory disease, cardiac disease, and chest deformity; cardiac arrest and its neurological complications; removal of kidneys for transplantation; and organization of rehabilitation services. The general approach to neurological physiotherapy is fully covered. An in-depth account of the psychiatric aspects of neurology is provided. Depression associated with neurological disorders is completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the psychological aspects of epilepsy. Another section focuses on the pathological physiology of Parkinsonism. The management of visual failure, metabolic muscle disorders, acute bacterial meningitis, and viral encephalitis are briefly covered. The book can provide useful information to doctors, psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.