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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author Gérard Said
ISBN-10 9780444633552
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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Disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are the cause of prominent neurological symptoms including weakness, sensory loss, pain and autonomic dysfunction associated with deficits, morbidity and mortality. These disorders may be primary hereditary or cryptogenic neurologic disorders confined to the PNS or part of the pathology of both the central nervous system and the PNS. Most PNS disorders are secondary to other system disorders and may be responsive to treatment of the primary disease. Important advances have been obtained in several areas including molecular genetics, biochemistry, immunology, morphology and physiology that have enhanced our understanding of the causes and consequences of damage to peripheral nerve. Understanding of both these groups of PNS diseases has greatly expanded over recent years and has led to important advances of treatment both to protect and to repair damages of peripheral nerve. This volume provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of examination, diagnosis and treatment of these very diverse disorders and will be of interest to both the research and clinical neuroscience and neurology communities. Covers both hereditary and cryptogenic neurologic disorders Includes advances in the basic science of PNS from molecular genetics, biochemistry, immunology, morphology and physiology Detailed coverage of neuropathy in connective tissue disorders, infectious disorders, metabolic disorders and malignancy

Peripheral Nerve Diseases

Peripheral Nerve Diseases Author Jun Kimura
ISBN-10 9780444513588
Release 2006
Pages 972
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A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology series on peripheral neuropathies. The ultimate reference source for clinical neurophysiologists on peripheral neuropathies. Volume in a prestigious series published in association with the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. International contributor list drawn from around the world.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author P. Bouche
ISBN-10 9780128078501
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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Peripheral nerve entrapments are frequent. They usually appear in anatomical tunnels such as the carpal tunnel. Nerve compressions may be due to external pressure such as the fibular nerve at the fibular head. Malignant or benign tumors may also damage the nerve. For each nerve from the upper and lower limbs, detailed clinical, electrophysiological, imaging, and therapeutic aspects are described. In the upper limbs, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow are the most frequent manifestations; the radial nerve is less frequently involved. Other nerves may occasionally be damaged and these are described also. In the lower limbs, the fibular nerve is most frequently involved, usually at the fibular head by external compression. Other nerves may also be involved and are therefore described. The clinical and electrophysiological examination are very important for the diagnosis, but imaging is also of great use. Treatments available for each nerve disease are discussed.

Autoimmune Neurology

Autoimmune Neurology Author
ISBN-10 9780444634467
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 568
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Autoimmune Neurology presents the latest information on autoimmune neurologic disease, the immune response to the body where organs run wild, causing the immune system to attack itself. Autoimmunity is a main element in numerous nervous system diseases and can target any structure within the central or peripheral nervous system. Over the past 20 years, significant advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of autoimmune disorders, including the use of biomarkers has led to new diagnosis and treatment options. Neurologic conditions associated with autoimmune reactions include dementia, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders, diabetes, and other common neurologic disorders and disease. This current tutorial-reference will be a must-have title for clinical neurologists, research neurologists, neuroscientists, and any medical professional working with autoimmune disease and disorders. Includes comprehensive coverage of autoimmune neurology Details the latest techniques for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders, including dementia, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, and sleep disorders Presents a focused reference for clinical practitioners and the clinical neurology and neurology research communities

Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice

Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice Author Steven Herskovitz
ISBN-10 9780195183269
Release 2010-02-11
Pages 382
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"Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice is a revamped and updated version of Disorders of Peripheral Nerves, published in 1992. The current edition begins with basic concepts and anatomic classifications of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) and its disorders." "The anatomic complexities, varied presentations, and innumerable etiologies of peripheral neuropathies present substantial challenges for the practicing clinician. Comprehensive and concise in approach, Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice is a thorough review of the neurologic literature written by expert clinicians, each of whom are leaders in the field. Its aim is to assist neurologists, trainees in neurology and related fields, and all practitioners who see these patients to better understand, evaluate, and manage peripheral nerve disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

Neurology of Sexual and Bladder Disorders

Neurology of Sexual and Bladder Disorders Author David B. Vodusek
ISBN-10 9780444632548
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 516
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The neurology of sex and bladder disorders requires specialized knowledge and represents a challenge for clinical neurologists focused on the neurological condition. Sex and bladder disorders are often related to more general neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and often the sex and bladder disorders are passed to specialists in urology. Neurology of Sexual and Bladder Disorders: Handbook of Clinical Neurology is a focused, yet comprehensive overview that provides complete tutorial reference to the science, diagnosis and treatment of sex and bladder disorders from a neurologic perspective. Comprehensive coverage of the neurology of sex and bladder disorders Details the latest techniques for the study, diagnosis and treatment of sex and bladder dysfunction from a neurological perspective A focused reference for clinical practitioners and neurology research communities

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author V. Planté-Bordeneuve
ISBN-10 9780128078693
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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TTR FAP is characterized by phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity. The severity of polyneuropathy along with autonomic dysfunction and heart involvement makes it a life-threatening disease. This protein is mainly produced by the liver. Molecular genetic testing is essential in the diagnostic strategy. TTR-Val30Met is the most frequent substitution, resulting in a guanine to cytosine mutation in exon 2 of the gene. It is virtually the only variant detected in Portugal, Brazil, and Sweden. By contrast, as many as 30 different TTR variants are reported in Japan and in other European countries. A less severe phenotype with late onset has been reported. Diagnosis should be performed as early as possible since upcoming pharmacological therapeutic approaches are now available, in addition to liver transplantation.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author Arthur K. Asbury
ISBN-10 9780128078327
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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Diabetes and the Nervous System

Diabetes and the Nervous System Author Douglas W. Zochodne
ISBN-10 9780444635419
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 640
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This is a unique compilation, by experts worldwide, addressing how diabetes impacts the nervous system. For example, diabetic polyneuropathy, a disorder more common than MS, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS combined, is a major source of disability to diabetic persons worldwide. This book addresses diabetic polyneuropathy and how diabetes alters other parts of the nervous system. Offers a unique emphasis on the neurological manifestations of diabetes Provides thorough coverage of the clinical, experimental, mechanistic, therapeutic, peripheral, and central aspects of diabetic neuropathy Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available

Handbook of Peripheral Neuropathy

Handbook of Peripheral Neuropathy Author Mark B. Bromberg
ISBN-10 9780824754327
Release 2005-08-12
Pages 728
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Providing a detailed study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of peripheral nerves, this reference provides a clear approach to the evaluation, characterization, and treatment of peripheral neuropathies-reviewing each major class of these disorders with authoritative discussions of clinical characteristics, electrodiagnostic features, examination findings, and treatment options and outcomes.

Neurologic Aspects of Systemic Disease

Neurologic Aspects of Systemic Disease Author José Biller
ISBN-10 9780702044335
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 736
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Systemic disease involves several parts of the body or the complete system. Neurologic Aspects of Systemic Disease, a two-part volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, focuses on the specific neurologic aspects of systemic disease. Part 2 includes coverage of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary, endocrinologic, and metabolic diseases, as well as nutritional, environmental, and hematologic disorders. Each chapter provides a complete introduction to the neurologic aspect and provides the best known diagnostic and treatment practices. The collection is a valuable and trusted resource for clinical neurologists, research neurologists, neuroscientists, and general medical professionals: a first stop for a focused review of the state of the art for understanding the neurologic impact of each covered disease. A comprehensive introduction and overview of the neurologic aspects of systemic disease Part 2 covers of gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary, endocrinologic, and metabolic diseases and nutritional, environmental, and hematologic disorders Each chapter focuses on the neurologic aspects related to a specific disease presentation

Textbook of Clinical Neurology

Textbook of Clinical Neurology Author Christopher G. Goetz
ISBN-10 9781416036180
Release 2007
Pages 1364
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The textbook's original structure has not changed. It remains anchored in the methods that neurologists utilize on a daily basis to approach, diagnose, and treat patients.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation Author Kevin R. Scott
ISBN-10 9780128078310
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 680
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Peripheral nerve lesions are common and can present in a variety of ways. Peripheral nerve injury can result from a broad spectrum of causes. For the majority of patients, rehabilitation is generally indicated regardless of etiology. Evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, psychiatrists, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, and therapists with specialized training in orthotics maximizes the potential for recovery. This chapter will focus on those upper and lower extremity neuropathies that are most commonly seen in clinical practice. In addition, we discuss various rehabilitative strategies designed to improve function and quality of life.

The Human Auditory System

The Human Auditory System Author Gastone G. Celesia
ISBN-10 9780444626295
Release 2015-03-06
Pages 722
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The Human Auditory System: Fundamental Organization and Clinical Disorders provides a comprehensive and focused reference on the neuroscience of hearing and the associated neurological diagnosis and treatment of auditory disorders. This reference looks at this dynamic area of basic research, a multidisciplinary endeavor with contributions from neuroscience, clinical neurology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science communications disorders, and psychology, and its dramatic clinical application. A focused reference on the neuroscience of hearing and clinical disorders Covers both basic brain science, key methodologies and clinical diagnosis and treatment of audiology disorders Coverage of audiology across the lifespan from birth to elderly topics

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author W. Grisold
ISBN-10 9780128078716
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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The peripheral nervous system can be affected by malignancies involving different mechanisms. Neoplastic nerve lesion by compression, invasion, and infiltration is rare and occurs in particular in leukemia (neuroleukemiosis) and lymphoma (neurolymphomatosis). Its occurrence is much rarer in cancer, and even less so in sarcoma. The neoplastic infiltration of peripheral nerves by solid tumors is characterized by specific topographical sites such as the base of the skull, the ear, nose and throat region, and the cervico-brachial plexus as well as the lumbar and sacral plexus. Rarely malignant invasion affects the cranial nerves of the face where it can spread centripetally. Autonomic nerves and ganglia can also be affected. The retrograde spread of cancer in nerves is a bad prognostic sign. The clinical diagnosis is determined by tumor type, the pattern of involvement, and often pain.

Handbook of Clinical Neurology

Handbook of Clinical Neurology Author P. J. Vinken
ISBN-10 CHI:092109549
Release 2008
Pages 451
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series (Series Editors: Michael J. Aminoff, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, USA; François Boller, Bethesda, USA; Dick F. Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) on neuromuscular junction disorders. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology. International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field. Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Author Andrea M. Vincent
ISBN-10 9780128078655
Release 2013-08-17
Pages 1008
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More than half of all patients with diabetes develop neuropathic disorders affecting the distal sensory and/or motor nerves, or autonomic or cranial nerve functions. Glycemic control can decrease the incidence of neuropathy but is not adequate alone to prevent or treat the disease. This chapter introduces diabetic neuropathy with a morphological description of the disease then describes our current understanding of metabolic and molecular mechanisms that contribute to neurovascular dysfunctions. Key mechanisms include glucose and lipid imbalances and insulin resistance that are interconnected via oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered gene expression. These complex interactions should be considered for the development of new treatment strategies against the onset or progression of neuropathy. Advances in understanding the combined metabolic stressors and the novel study of epigenetics suggest new therapeutic targets to combat this morbid and intractable disease affecting millions of patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.