Severe and Complex Neurological Disability Book

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

  • Author : Pauline M. Pope
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0750688254

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability Book Description :

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise. The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way. Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability. Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions. Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice. Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills. Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment Book

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment

  • Author : Julie M. Hauer
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421409382

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment Book Description :

Global impairment of the central nervous system, whether stable or progressive, is often called severe neurological impairment (SNI). A child who has SNI will be cared for both by specialist clinicians and by parents at home. A parent is a child’s best expert and advocate, and many parents become highly skilled in managing their child's care. This guide provides information to help parents increase their knowledge and improve their caregiving skills. In Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment, Dr. Julie M. Hauer advocates shared decision making between family caregivers and healthcare providers. She details aspects of medical care such as pain, sleep, feeding, and respiratory problems that will be particularly useful to parents. Tables and key points summarize discussions for clear, quick reference, while case studies and stories illustrate how different families approach decision making, communication, care plans, and informed consent. Parents and other caregivers will find this book to be indispensable—as will bioethicists and clinicians in pediatrics, neurology, physical and rehabilitative medicine, palliative care, and others who care for children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Hauer offers hope and practical coping strategies in equal measure.

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book Book

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book

  • Author : Val Hopwood
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-07-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702049941

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book Book Description :

Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine. Fully evidence-based Provides clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives Illustrates clinical reasoning with real cases from clinical practice Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.

Neurological Rehabilitation Book

Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Author : Michael P. Barnes
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444595843

Neurological Rehabilitation Book Description :

Neurological Rehabilitation is the latest volume in the definitive Handbook of Clinical Neurology series. It is the first time that this increasing important subject has been included in the series and this reflects the growing interest and quality of scientific data on topics around neural recovery and the practical applications of new research. The volume will appeal to clinicians from both neurological and rehabilitation backgrounds and contains topics of interest to all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team as well as the neuroscience community. The volume is divided into five key sections. The first is a summary of current research on neural repair, recovery and plasticity. The authors have kept the topics readable for a non-scientific audience and focused on the aspects of basic neuroscience that should be most relevant to clinical practice. The next section covers the basic principles of neurorehabilitation, including excellent chapters on learning and skill acquisition, outcome measurement and functional neuroimaging. The key clinical section comes next and includes updates and reviews on the management of the main neurological disabling physical problems, such as spasticity, pain, sexual functioning and dysphagia. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems are just as important and are covered in the next section, with excellent chapters, for example, on memory and management of executive dysfunction. The final part draws the sections on symptom management together by discussing the individual diseases that are most commonly seen in neurorehabilitation and providing an overview of the management of the disability associated with those disorders. The volume is a definitive review of current neurorehabilitation practice and will be valuable to a wide range of clinicians and scientists working in this rapidly developing field. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensi

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book Book

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book

  • Author : Maria Stokes
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702047121

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book Book Description :

The third edition of this popular textbook - formerly Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation and now renamed Physical Management for Neurological Conditions - maintains its scientific and research base with extensive use of references and case studies. It is the only book for physiotherapists that offers a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of neurological rehabilitation, specific neurological / neuromuscular conditions and the related physiotherapy treatment approaches used. Important areas which feature throughout are discussed in relation to the different neurological conditions and include: a non-prescriptive, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to patient management involvement of the patient and carer in goal-setting and decision-making (client-centred practice) use of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of treatment in everyday practice use of case studies to illustrate clinical practice scientific evidence of treatment effectiveness Additional specialist editor – Dr Emma Stack Refined content but with the inclusion of 4 brand new chapters: an introductory chapter on rehabilitation in practice one on respiratory management and two covering self management and falls under the section entitled Skill Acquisition and Learning 11 new expert contributors join the reduced contributor team of 31

Neurology in Clinical Practice  Principles of diagnosis and management Book
Score: 3.5
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Neurology in Clinical Practice Principles of diagnosis and management

  • Author : Walter George Bradley
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Diagnosis
  • Pages : 2545
  • ISBN 10 : 9997625889

Neurology in Clinical Practice Principles of diagnosis and management Book Description :

New edition, completely rewritten, with new chapters on endovascular surgery and mitochrondrial and ion channel disorders.

Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide  CGRP  Mechanisms Book

Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide CGRP Mechanisms

  • Author : Susan D. Brain
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-08-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030214548

Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide CGRP Mechanisms Book Description :

This book is designed to focus on the role of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) in health and disease. This peptide, originally discovered in the 1980s as a sensory neuropeptide with cardiovascular effects, is now known to play a distinct role in the pain processing of migraine. The various chapters address the origin, localization and function of CGRP and its receptor in the peripheral nervous system, in the cardiovascular system, and in other tissues and organs. Further attention is paid to the drug discovery pathway where recent findings show the beneficial effect of small molecule antagonists of the CGRP receptors for the relief of the migraine attack and of monoclonal antibodies against CGRP or the CGRP receptor for migraine prevention.

Neurological Disorders Book
Score: 2
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Neurological Disorders

  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241563369

Neurological Disorders Book Description :

Although there are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders, we know enough to be able to shape effective policy responses to some of the most common. This book describes and discusses the increasing public health impact of common neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuroinfections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may reduce their occurrence and consequences, and offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders. The clear message that emerges is that unless immediate action is taken globally, the neurological burden is likely to become an increasingly serious and unmanageable.

The Boundaries of Consciousness  Neurobiology and Neuropathology Book

The Boundaries of Consciousness Neurobiology and Neuropathology

  • Author : Steven Laureys
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-06-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 0080476201

The Boundaries of Consciousness Neurobiology and Neuropathology Book Description :

Consciousness is one of the most significant scientific problems today. Renewed interest in the nature of consciousness - a phenomenon long considered not to be scientifically explorable, as well as increasingly widespread availability of multimodal functional brain imaging techniques (EEG, ERP, MEG, fMRI and PET), now offer the possibility of detailed, integrated exploration of the neural, behavioral, and computational correlates of consciousness. The present volume aims to confront the latest theoretical insights in the scientific study of human consciousness with the most recent behavioral, neuroimaging, electrophysiological, pharmacological and neuropathological data on brain function in altered states of consciousness such as: brain death, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome, dementia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, hysteria, general anesthesia, sleep, hypnosis, and hallucinations. The interest of this is threefold. First, patients with altered states of consciousness continue to represent a major clinical problem in terms of clinical assessment of consciousness and daily management. Second, the exploration of brain function in altered states of consciousness represents a unique lesional approach to the scientific study of consciousness and adds to the worldwide effort to identify the "neural correlate of consciousness". Third, new scientific insights in this field have major ethical and social implications regarding our care for these patients.

Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation Book

Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Author : Maria Stokes
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780723432852

Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation Book Description :

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts of neurology, specific neurological conditions, and the related physical therapy treatment approaches used in rehabilitation. It brings together contributions from an experienced, multidisciplinary team of clinicians in the field of neurological rehabilitation, ensuring the reader will come away with practical knowledge of work being done in the field. Well-researched, fully referenced, and clinically up to date, this text is a good introduction for students as well as a helpful reference for practicing physical therapists. This research-based text includes extensive scientific references and case histories, covering a wide array of important topics. Thorough definitions of neurological conditions provide a strong base for all future learning. Information on the etiology, prevalence, incidence, and epidemiology of these conditions prepares the reader for future practice. Coverage of anatomy and physiology, diagnostic and clinical signs, and assessment and outcome of each condition offers the most expansive coverage available. Material on medical and physical management, as well as multidisciplinary team work, gives the reader a practical explanation of how to deal with a variety of real-life situations. Content on relationships with patients provides the reader with a method of setting goals for their patients and themselves. Background information on physiology and physical therapy presents a clear link between the two areas.

Non invasive Ventilation and Weaning  Principles and Practice Book

Non invasive Ventilation and Weaning Principles and Practice

  • Author : Mark Elliott
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444128581

Non invasive Ventilation and Weaning Principles and Practice Book Description :

Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice provides up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive information from a prestigious range of worldwide key opinion leaders on different applications for non-invasive ventilation, and closely related techniques, both in hospital and at home. Chapters cover the use of non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus paediatric and other specialty applications. Sections are devoted to conditions including COPD, cardiac failure and neuromuscular disease; in each case, there are detailed evaluations of current best practice regarding the science, diagnostics and management of the condition. Concise summaries of each chapter, plus generous use of tables and illustrations, ensure the reader gains rapid access to the wealth of information presented. Non Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice is the definitive reference work for all pulmonologists and critical care specialists working in the hospital or home setting.

Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside Book

Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

  • Author : Marion Danis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190225476

Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside Book Description :

Health systems need to set priorities fairly. In one way or another, part of this important task will fall to physicians. How do they make judgments about resource stewardship, and how should they do so? How can they make such decisions in a manner that is compatible with their clinical duties to patients? In this book, philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, lawyers and health policy experts make the case that priority setting and rationing contribute significantly to the possibility of affordable and fair healthcare and that clinicians play an indispensable role in that process. The book depicts the results of a survey of European physicians about their experiences with rationing and other cost containment strategies, and their perception of scarcity and fairness in their health care systems. Responding to and complementing these findings, commentators discuss why resource allocation and bedside rationing is necessary and justifiable. The book explores how bedside rationing relates to clinical judgments about medical necessity and medical indications, marginal benefits, weak evidence based medicine, off-label use. The book highlights how comparative studies of health care systems can advance more effective and fair bedside rationing through learning from one another. From a practical standpoint, the book offers a number of strategies for health care systems and clinicians to work in tandem to allocate and ration resources as fairly as possible: how to foster more attention to fairness when rationing at the bedside, how to avoid exacerbating health disparities when allocating resources, how to teach about bedside rationing to students, how to discuss rationing more explicitly in the public arena and in the doctor's office.

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase     GSK 3 Book

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase GSK 3

  • Author : Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin
  • Publisher : Frontiers E-books
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889190478

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase GSK 3 Book Description :

The functions of the brain that allow us to think, feel, move, and perceive the world are the result of an exchange of information within a network composed of millions of specialized cells called neurons and glia. Neurons use neurotransmitters and other extracellular messengers to communicate with each other, and to constantly update and re-organize their network of connections in a process known as neural plasticity. In order to respond to these extracellular signals, neurons are equipped with specialized receptors that can recognize a single neurotransmitter a bit like a lock would recognize a key. They do this by activating or inhibiting a class of specialized signaling proteins and second messengers. Typically, signaling proteins are themselves organized in networks or pathways in which they activate or inhibit each other in order to integrate the mass of information received by a single cell and to regulate the biological functions of this cell. As we can see, rather than simply being a network of neurons, the brain can be seen as a sort of “Russian doll” in which each neuron is at the same time a part of networks with other neurons and the receptacle of many networks composed of signaling proteins. Two individual genes encode two paralogous signaling proteins: Glycogen Synthase Kinase -3 alpha and beta (GSK-3a, GSK-3b), named for its ability to phosphorylate a key metabolic enzyme of glycogen synthesis, glycogen synthase. This unique “glamour and gloom” protein kinase, has been intriguing many researches for over 30 years by its unusual features, still unknown mechanisms of its activation, its regulation by multiple “key” intracellular pathways, and its capacity to influence the functions of many substrates. Since GSK-3 was discovered, there has been significant progress in elucidating its regulatory roles in the neuron and the structure and functions of the brain. Lithium has been used as a gold standard in the treatment of bipolar disorder for 6

BMJ Book


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  • Release Date : 2002
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  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0081976375

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Kaufman s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E Book Book

Kaufman s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E Book

  • Author : David Myland Kaufman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-12-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455740048

Kaufman s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E Book Book Description :

Completely revised in response to the new format of the ABPN certifying exam, Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists is the ideal reference to enhance your mastery of the neurology knowledge needed for the Psychiatry Board exam. Nearly 2000 multiple-choice practice questions, in print and online, assess your familiarity with the latest topics in the field! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Enhance your mastery of the material with the help of abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs that demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. Fully understand each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options. Access comprehensive discussions of Alzheimer and commonly occurring non-Alzheimer dementias (such as Lewy bodies disease and frontotemporal dementia) and traumatic brain injury , and new imaging techniques. Find the answers you need on the hottest topics in neurology, including involuntary movement disorders; single gene mutations with neuropsychiatric manifestations; psychiatric comorbidity of neurologic illnesses and treatments; deep brain stimulation and other new treatments; and the neurologic effects of illicit drug use. See numerous neurologic conditions, which you have probably just read about, in life-like drawings of patients. Test your knowledge with over 1,900 multiple-choice review questions, including interactive questions online at

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum Book

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309259538

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum Book Description :

Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource.

The Autisms Book

The Autisms

  • Author : Craig M. Powell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199744312

The Autisms Book Description :

The science of autism has seen tremendous breakthroughs in the past few decades. A multitude of relatively rare mutations have been identified to explain around 15 % of autism cases with many of these genetic causes systematically examined in animal models. This marriage of human genetics and basic neurobiology has led to major advances in our understanding of how these genetic mutations alter brain function and help to better understand the human disease. These scientific approaches are leading to the identification of potential therapeutic targets for autism that can be tested in the very same genetic models and hopefully translated into novel, rational therapies. The Autisms: Molecules to Model Systems provides a roadmap to many of these genetic causes of autism and clarifies what is known at the molecular, cellular, and circuit levels. Focusing on tractable genetic findings in human autism and painstakingly dissecting the underlying neurobiology, the book explains, is the key to understanding the pathophysiology of autism and ultimately to identifying novel treatments.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Book

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

  • Author : Alexis Arzimanoglou
  • Publisher : John Libbey Eurotext
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 2742005625

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Book Description :

Much has been written about the cognitive function of children with epilepsy but despite there being extensive study of the neuropsychological status of adults with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy, it has been more limited in children. Although cognitive development in children is influenced by similar factors to adults, the role of early damage, modification of cerebral organisation and interruption of the learning process are also likely to be important. Devoted to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with temporal lobe epilepsy, this book highlights those domains that demand further research and those for which immediate established techniques for a better global care can be undertaken.