Giant Intracranial Aneurysms: A Case-Based Atlas of Imaging and Treatment

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Mar 202018
 

This atlas focuses on the imaging and treatment options available for giant intracranial aneurysms since 1990s in the beginning of the so-called modern endovascular era. During this period, there were significant advances made in the therapy of small intracranial aneurysms though the treatment of giant aneurysms continued to pose an insurmountable challenge. At the turn of this century, this grim scenario gradually improved with better understanding of the pathophysiology of giant intracranial aneurysms. This changed scenario in giant intracranial aneurysm therapy has been illustrated with the aid of informative clinical case studies. The clinical presentation of giant aneurysms in adults and children is described as are the merits of different imaging modalities explained and illustrated. Extensive consideration has been given to modern fusion imaging that has improved our insight into the nature of the disease. Endovascular treatment approaches (including illustrative open surgical approaches) and reconstructive and deconstructive strategies are fully documented, with careful attention given to factors that influence management strategies, treatment choice and complications.The atlas will be a valuable reference and practical aid for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, fellowship trainees, postgraduate & graduate students.

 

 

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5-HT2A Receptors in the Central Nervous System

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Mar 202018
 

5-HT2A receptors are G-protein coupled receptors that are widely distributed throughout the brain, most notably on neuronal and glial cells. 5-HT2A receptors have been implicated in various central physiological functions including mood regulation, memory, sleep, nociception, eating, and reward behaviors, and they are also believed to control the cardiovascular system. This book provides a comprehensive overview of these receptors including sections on their properties and distribution, approaches for their study, their role in a number of brain functions and diseases, and their role as therapeutic targets.

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Neuroepigenomics in Aging and Disease

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Mar 172018
 

Epigenetic mechanisms (DNA modifications, histone alterations and non-coding RNAs) are crucial for transcriptional regulation and alterations of the “physiological epigenome” are increasingly associated with human diseases. During the last decade the emerging field of neuroepigenomics have started to impact tremendously in areas such learning and memory, addiction or neurodegeneration. This expert volume covers the role of epigenetic molecular mechanism in regulation of central nervous system’s function, one of the most exciting areas of contemporary molecular neuroscience. The book describes the current knowledge on the epigenetic basis of human disease covering the complete lifespan: from neurodevelopment/childhood (Rett Syndrome, Rubinstein-Taybi, autism), adolescence (eating disorders, drug addiction, anxiety), adulthood (depression, schizophrenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease) and elderly (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease).
The book also covers the three major players on neuroepigenomic mechanisms: histones alterations, DNA modifications and non-coding RNAs, their roles at the molecular and cellular level and the impact of their alterations on neuronal function and behavior. Finally, a special chapter on state-of-the-art technologies helps the reader not only to understand epigenetic driven changes in human cognition and diseases but also the methodology that will help to generate paradigm shifts on our understanding of brain function and the role of the neuroepigenome in human diseases.

 

 

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Evolution of the Learning Brain

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Mar 172018
 

How does learning transform us biologically?
What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish and monkeys?
Is technology impacting on our evolution and what might the future hold for the learning brain?

These are just some of the questions Paul Howard-Jones explores on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain evolution, and discovers what it all means for how we learn today.

Along the way, we discover
how the E. coli in our stomachs learn to find food
why a little nap can help bees find their way home
the many ways that action, emotion and social interaction have shaped our ability to learn
the central role of learning in our rise to top predator.
An accessible writing style and numerous illustrations make Evolution of the Learning Brain an enthralling combination of biology, neuroscience and educational insight. Howard-Jones provides a fresh perspective on the nature of human learning that is exhaustively researched, exploring the implications of our most distant past for twenty-first-century education.

About the Author
Paul Howard-Jones is Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the School of Education, University of Bristol. He is a cognitive neuroscientist, educational expert and broadcaster.

 

 

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Fast Facts: Brain Tumors, 2nd Edition

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Mar 172018
 

“Fast Facts: Brain Tumors” starts from the premise that patients with brain tumors can truly benefit from a thoughtful multidisciplinary approach. It covers all the salient features of the various brain tumors and treatment modalities in a highly readable format that will be useful to the practicing clinician, including: the latest advances in radiology and pathology; developments in molecular biology and imaging techniques; new neurosurgical procedures; and, novel delivery systems that reach tumors across the blood – brain barrier. This fully updated edition of “Fast Facts: Brain Tumors” bridges the gap between primary care providers and specialists such as general neurologists and neurosurgeons. Its key message is that selection of the best initial approach for an individual patient will result in the best overall outcome, both in terms of survival and quality of life.

 

 

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Human Neuroanatomy, Second Edition

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Mar 152018
 

Human Neuroanatomy, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord. The book is written at a level to be of use as a text for advanced students and a foundational reference for researchers, clinicians in the field. Building on the foundations of first edition, this revision looks to increase user-friendliness and clinical applicability through improved figures and the addition of illustrative case studies.

Written by James R. Augustine, with decades of experience teaching and researching in the field, Human Neuroanatomy, authoritatively covers this fundamental area of study within the neurosciences

The uniqueness of the human brain can be appreciated by the fact that, in relation to other organ systems, it is the only organ system capable of studying itself. In spite of all of our studies and research on the human brain, we have barely begun to scratch the surface of what there is to be known about the brain and the complex role it plays in our day-to-day lives. In addition to this lack of knowledge and understanding of our own brain, there are more than 1000 disorders of the nervous system that present great challenges in their diagnosis and treatment.

The study of human neuroanatomy is an essential foundation on which students, residents, and researchers can begin to build their understanding of the basic and clinical aspects of the human brain. Human Neuroanatomy, Second Edition, is a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord that provides readers with an accessible entry point into this fascinating and complex discipline.

Human Neuroanatomy is written for advanced students yet also serves as a foundational reference for researchers and clinicians in the basic and clinical neurosciences. Building on the first edition, this fully-revised edition provides valuable updates in the field that reflect our most current understanding of the anatomy of the human brain and its impact on human behavior and neurological health. This edition includes new user-friendly features such as full color images, a companion website featuring downloadable figures, and numerous clinical correlations to better enhance the reader’s understanding and application of key concepts. Written by a researcher and instructor working in this field for decades, Human Neuroanatomy authoritatively covers this exciting and fundamental field of neuroscience.

About the Author
James R. Augustine is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

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Neonatal Pain: Suffering, Pain, and Risk of Brain Damage in the Fetus and Newborn, 2nd edition

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Mar 132018
 

This completely revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive overview of neonatal pain assessment and treatment. It includes the field of fetal surgery, and many other topics have been updated or added, such as circumcision analgesia, new drugs, new insights into neurophysiologic pathways of neonatal pain and new drawbacks of analgesic drugs. While in the early years of the 21st century pain treatment in neonates was still optional, it is now a tenet, and more and more institutions are looking for inspiration and good references to create their own guidelines. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book provides that inspiration and offers a valuable tool for neonatologists, anesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists. Since it also deals with prenatal and postnatal surgery, it also appeals to surgeons.

 

 

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My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey to Discover If Science Can Improve Her Mind

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Mar 132018
 

Using herself as a guinea pig, a science journalist explores “neuroplasticity” to find out whether she can make meaningful, lasting changes to the way her brain works.

In books like THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, THE NO-SPEND YEAR, and THE YEAR OF YES, individuals have tried a specific experience and then reported on it, sharing the takeaway for the rest of us. In MY PLASTIC BRAIN, Caroline Williams spends a year exploring “neuroplasticity”–the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections–to find out whether she can make meaningful, lasting changes to the way her brain works.

A science journalist with access to cutting edge experts and facilities, she volunteers herself as a test subject, challenging researchers to make real changes to the function and performance of her brain. She seeks to improve on everyday weaknesses such as her limited attention span and tendency to worry too much. She then branches out into more mysterious areas such as creativity and the perception of time.

From Boston to Oxford, England, and Philadelphia to Freiburg, Germany, Williams travels to labs or virtually meets with scientists and tries their techniques of mindfulness meditation, magnetic brain stimulation, sustained focus exercises, stress response retraining, and more. She shares her intimate journey with readers to discover what neuroscience can really do for us.

 

 

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Clinical Handbook of Neuromuscular Medicine

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Mar 132018
 

This concise and practical book provides an overview of neuromuscular disorders in clinical practice. Diagnostic approaches are covered along with patient management strategies in an easy-to-understand and introductory framework. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this resource delivers essential information for neurology trainees and practitioners, as well as anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of this important medical subspecialty.

 

 

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The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are

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Mar 132018
 

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains

To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it cannot be separated from its surroundings. Our selves aren’t just inside our heads–they’re spread throughout our bodies and beyond. Only once we come to terms with this can we grasp the true nature of our humanity.

 

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