Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the
nervous system, affecting about 1 million people worldwide. Even though it has
been known for over a hundred years, no cause or cure has yet been
discovered—but now there is hope. New therapies have been shown to slow the
disease progress in some patients, and the pace of discoveries about the
cellular machinery of the brain and spinal cord has accelerated.
book, Spinal Cord Injury examines the future directions for research with the
goal to accelerate the development of cures for spinal cord injuries. While many
of the recommendations are framed within the context of the specific needs
articulated by the New York Spinal Cord Injury Research Board, the Institute of
Medicine’s panel of experts looked very broadly at research priorities relating
to future directions for the field in general and make recommendations to
strengthen and coordinate the existing infrastructure. Funders at federal and
state agencies, academic organizations, pharmaceutical and device companies, and
non-profit organizations will all find this book to be an essential resource as
they examine their opportunities.
Author(s): Altevogt, Janet E. Joy, and Richard T. Johnson
Neuroscience Science of the Brain covers the following topics related to
Neurology : The Nervous System, Neurons and the Action Potential, Chemical
Messengers, Drugs and the Brain, Touch and Pain, Vision, Movement, The
Developing, Nervous System, Dyslexia, Plasticity, Learning and Memory, Stress,
The Immune System, Sleep, Brain Imaging, Artificial Brains and, Neural Networks,
When things go wrong, Neuroethics, Training and Careers.
This book covers
the following topics: The Nervous Functions, The Neuron, The Reflex Circuits,
The General Physiology of the Nervous System, General Anatomy and Subdivision of
the Nervous System, Spinal Cord and Its Nerves, Medulla Oblongata and
Cerebellum, The Cerebrum, General Somatic Systems of Conduction Paths, Auditory
Apparatus, Sympathetic Nervous System, Structure of the Cerebral Cortex,
Functions of the Cerebral Cortex.
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.
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.
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.