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.
The document is distinctive in its presentation as it
provides the public health perspective for neurological disorders in general and
presents fresh and updated estimates and predictions of the global burden borne
by them. Topics covered includes: Public health principles and
neurological disorders, Global burden of neurological disorders: estimates and
projections, Neurological disorders: a public health approach, Dementia,
Epilepsy, Headache disorders, Neuroinfections, Parkinsonís disease, Stroke and
Traumatic brain injuries.
This is a
list of major and frequently observed neurological disorders, symptoms, signs
and syndromes. There is disagreement over the definitions and criteria used to
delineate various disorders and whether some of these conditions should be
classified as mental disorders or in other ways.
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
This note covers the following
topics related to Paraneoplastic Syndromes: General principles, Syndromes,
Autonomic, Central nervous system, Cerebellar, Limbic encephalitis, Muscle fiber
activity, Myelopathy, Myopathy, Neuromuscular junction, Neuronopathy and
This note covers the following topics
related to Alzheimer Disease: Physical Examination, Stages of Alzheimer Disease,
Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosis, Diagnostic Considerations, Brain MRI or CT
Scanning, SPECT or PET scanning, Electroencephalography, Lumbar Puncture,
Genotyping, Treatment and Medication.