This book focuses on
the Traumatic brain injury pathobiology as well as on the recent developments in
advanced diagnostics and acute management. The presented topics encompass
personal experience and visions of the chapter contributors as well as an
extensive analysis of the TBI literature. The book is addressed to a broad
audience of readers from students to practicing clinicians.
This book covers
the following topics: Approach to the Neurologic Patient,
Neurotransmission, Autonomic Nervous System, Pain, Function and Dysfunction of
the Cerebral Lobes, Stroke, Coma and Impaired Consciousness, Delirium and
Dementia, Sleep and Wakefulness Disorders, Headache, Brain Infections, Prion
Diseases, Meningitis, neuro-ophthalmologic and Cranial Nerve Disorders,
Craniocervical Junction Abnormalities, Movement and Cerebellar Disorders,
Peripheral Nervous System and Motor Unit Disorders, Spinal Cord Disorders,
Intracranial and Spinal Tumors.
This note covers the following topics:
Meninge, Ventricles, Subarchnoid space and CSF, head injury, cells of the
nervous system, neural development, Ascending Somatosensory pathways, descending
motor pathways, autonomic nervous system, cerebellum, basal ganglia and related
disorders, spinal cord and spinal injury, brainstem and cranial nerves, the
Frontal lobes, The Parietal lobes, the temporal lobes: language areas of the
cortex, the memory system and dementia: CNS blood supply and stroke.
Recent medical advances have
improved the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of paraneoplastic
syndromes. These disorders arise from tumor secretion of hormones, peptides, or
cytokines or from immune cross-reactivity between malignant and normal tissues.
Paraneoplastic syndromes may affect diverse organ systems, most notably the
endocrine, neurologic, dermatologic, rheumatologic, and hematologic systems.
C. Pelosof, MD, PhD, and David E. Gerber, MD