Handbook of Clinical Neuroepidemiology

Author: Valery L. Feigin
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600215117
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years there have been significant advances in the knowledge of risk factors, gene-environment interactions, incidence, prevalence, outcomes, and prevention strategies of many neurological disorders. These advances have been accompanied by developments in study design methodologies and statistical analysis. This handbook bridges the gap between current neuroepidemiological knowledge and its evidence-based application in everyday practice.

Neuroepidemiology

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128029900
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Neuroepidemiology covers the foundations of neuroepidemiological research and the epidemiology of disorders primarily affecting the nervous system, as well as those originating outside the nervous system. The etiology of many important central nervous system disorders remains elusive. Even with diseases where the key risk determinants have been identified, better prevention and therapy is needed to reduce high incidence and mortality. Although evolving technologies for studying disease provide opportunities for such, it is essential for researchers and clinicians to understand how best to apply such technology in the context of carefully characterized patient populations. By paying special attention to methodological approaches, this volume prepares new investigators from a variety of disciplines to conduct epidemiological studies in order to discern the etiologic factors and underlying mechanisms that influence the onset, progression, and recurrence of CNS disorders and diseases. The book also provides current information on methodological approaches for clinical neurologists seeking to expand their knowledge in research. Includes coverage of the foundations of neuroepidemiological research and the epidemiology of disorders primarily affecting the nervous system, as well as those originating outside the nervous system Describes the most recent methodologies to define and quantify the burden of CNS disorders and to understand the underlying mechanisms, with neuroimaging and molecular methods receiving particular emphasis Offers extensive description of those neurological conditions that are secondary to other diseases whose incidence is on the rise because of longer survival rates Features chapters authored by leaders in the field from around the globe

Neuroepidemiology

Author: Lorene M. Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199748877
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Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine text provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at neurologists, epidemiologists and public health professionals, as well as students of these disciplines. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The first focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods for assessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The second part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis of the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future research directions. The third part is devoted to clinical and translational research methods, including the design and conduct of clinical trials and prognostic studies, as well as the principles of health services research and evidence-based medicine. This textbook will give neurologists, epidemiologists, and their students the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders.

Neuroepidemiology

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0323138519
Format: PDF
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As a collection of neuroepidemiology papers, this book captures the range and excitement of the discipline. Researchers in the field have been at the forefront in the study of slow viruses, retroviral epidemiology, chronic neuroloical diseases, as well as injuries and other disabilities of the neurological system. The intersection of epidemiology, neurology, and behavioral/social science is a unique feature of this book. Furthermore, Molgaard's collection differs from similar titles in that it focuses on minorities and international work in neuroepidemiology. * Covers the patterns and risk factors of the epidemiology of neurologic disease and disorders * Studies chronic disease epidemiology * Presents research methods in public health

Handbook of Clinical Neurology

Author: P. J. Vinken
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780444520098
Format: PDF, ePub
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The discipline of neurology emerged in the second half of the 19th Century. With it, chairs and departments of neurology, training programs, specialized journals, and new societies came into being. Trying to understand disorders of the nervous system, however, has roots that can be traced back into antiquity, and the new discipline did not develop in similar ways throughout the world. Further, whereas some neurological disorders seemed relatively easy to understand even before there was a neurological examination, others posed challenges, and many still remain shrouded in mystery. The authors of the present volume examine the fascinating prehistory of neurology, its emergence with as an independent discipline, and how it developed throughout the world. They also look at a number of neurological disorders, some sensory, others motor, and still others affecting higher cognitive functions, to illustrate how our understanding of neurological disorders has changed over time. With 55 chapters, many covering material that has received little or no coverage in other books, this history of neurology is unique in its breadth and depth. Filling a great void, its pages are laced with fascinating medical facts, information about people, and cultural connections. This volume is sure to appeal to neurologists, historians of science and medicine, and inquisitive people from other fields --- readers who wish to understand the roots of a discipline and the challenges faced by its pioneers.

Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health

Author: Pierre-Marie Preux
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128046252
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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

Immunsuppressive Therapie der multiplen Sklerose mit Cyclosporin A und Azathioprin

Author: Ludwig Kappos
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642748767
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieses Buch gibt eine aktuelle Übersicht über pathogenetische Grundlagen, Effekte und mögliche Nebenwirkungen der immunologisch wirksamen Therapie bei Multipler Sklerose. Die Ergebnisse der ersten kontrollierten Langzeitstudie mit Cyclosporin A bzw. Azathioprin im deutschen Sprachraum werden vorgestellt. Anhand des hierbei gewonnenen Materials wird auch die Rolle der magnetischen Resonanztomographie und der immunologischen Untersuchungen in der Therapiesteuerung diskutiert.

Taschenatlas Neurologie

Author: Reinhard Rohkamm
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3132403342
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Mit dem Taschenatlas Neurologie sind Sie für den medizinischen Alltag bestens gerüstet. Neurologische Zusammenhänge werden durch doppelseitige, sich ergänzende textliche und grafische Darstellungen optimal veranschaulicht. Sie erhalten eine rasche und übersichtliche Information zu Funktionssystemen, Syndromen und Krankheitsbildern, Diagnostik und Therapie. Die Anamnese und körperlich-neurologische Untersuchung nimmt in der täglichen Praxis einen führenden Rang für die Diagnose und Therapie neurologischer Erkrankungen ein, daher ist diesem Bereich ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet. In einem ausführlichen Tabellenanhang werden wesentliche Details zu den Symptomen, Befunden und paraklinischen Untersuchungen übersichtlich zusammengefasst. Dieser Anhang ergänzt den Text und dient zugleich als Nachschlagewerk. Jederzeit zugreifen: Der Inhalt des Buches steht ohne weitere Kosten digital in der Wissensplattform eRef zur Verfügung (Zugangscode im Buch). Mit der kostenlosen eRef App sind zahlreiche Inhalte auch offline immer griffbereit.