Textbook of Energy Balance, Neuropeptide Hormones, and Neuroendocrine Function

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Aug 072018
 

This textbook presents for the first time a comprehensive body of the latest knowledge in the field of neuropeptides and their action on energy balance. It contains a detailed and comprehensive account of the specific hypothalamic peptides in regards to their roles in energy balance, food intake control and co-morbidities, to better understand the patho-physiology of obesity.
The textbook includes an examination the history of the evolution of human society from a thin to the obese phenotype and, within that context, how modern society habits and industrial food production did not respect the evolutionary trait resulting in changes in the energy balance set point. It provides a novel conceptualization of the problem of obesity when considering the biochemistry of peptide hormones and entertaining novel ideas on multiple approaches to the problems of energy balance, as well as demonstrates and explains why alterations in pro-hormone processing are paramount to understand metabolic disease.
This text is excellent material for teaching graduate and medical school courses, as well as a valuable resource for researchers in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology, neuroscientists, physician endocrinologists, and nutritionists.

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Research challenges and solutions

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Aug 062018
 

Interest in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders has grown exponentially in recent years across a range of disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, education and neuroscience. The research itself has become more sophisticated, using multidisciplinary methods to probe interdisciplinary questions. Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Research Challenges and Solutions provides a thorough overview of the key issues involved in researching neurodevelopmental disorders. The volume includes 14 chapters, arranged over three sections. Chapters in the first section address general research challenges for the study of neurodevelopmental disorders. The second section draws upon specific disorders (such as Williams syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, ADHD, and Language Disorders) to consider the syndrome-specific issues or challenges that may be crucial to advancing our understanding of aspects of cognition and behavior associated with them. The final section considers how research evidence may be translated into practice to begin making an impact upon the lives of individuals who have neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. Each chapter in the book also includes ‘practical tips’ for either conducting research with individuals who have neurodevelopmental disorders or considering wider practical issues. The book will be indispensable reading for advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology, special needs education, neuropsychology, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting

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Aug 062018
 

 

In order to model neuronal behavior or to interpret the results of modeling studies, neuroscientists must call upon methods of nonlinear dynamics. This book offers an introduction to nonlinear dynamical systems theory for researchers and graduate students in neuroscience. It also provides an overview of neuroscience for mathematicians who want to learn the basic facts of electrophysiology. Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience presents a systematic study of the relationship of electrophysiology, nonlinear dynamics, and computational properties of neurons. It emphasizes that information processing in the brain depends not only on the electrophysiological properties of neurons but also on their dynamical properties. The book introduces dynamical systems, starting with one- and two-dimensional Hodgkin-Huxley-type models and continuing to a description of bursting systems. Each chapter proceeds from the simple to the complex, and provides sample problems at the end. The book explains all necessary mathematical concepts using geometrical intuition; it includes many figures and few equations, making it especially suitable for non-mathematicians. Each concept is presented in terms of both neuroscience and mathematics, providing a link between the two disciplines. Nonlinear dynamical systems theory is at the core of computational neuroscience research, but it is not a standard part of the graduate neuroscience curriculum–or taught by math or physics department in a way that is suitable for students of biology. This book offers neuroscience students and researchers a comprehensive account of concepts and methods increasingly used in computational neuroscience. An additional chapter on synchronization, with more advanced material, can be found at the author’s website, www.izhikevich.com.

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Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Amino Acids and Peptides in the Nervous System

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Aug 012018
 

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Acute Brain Impairment: Scientific Discoveries and Translational Research

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Jul 312018
 

A rise in the number of young and old patients suffering from a stroke or traumatic brain injury has led to the need for better drug development and treatment, as well as diagnosis and prevention of ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury. This book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific advancements in these areas.

Chapters provide the latest knowledge in neuroscience, biotechnology, and personalized medicine applicable to acute brain injuries. Development of neuroprotective drugs is treated in detail. Chemical biomarkers for detection, imaging and preventative strategies are covered to provide medicinal chemists with a broad view of translational aspects of the field.

This book will be useful to postgraduate students and researchers in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology as well as specialists in the acute brain injury field.

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High-Yield(TM) Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series)

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Jul 312018
 

Now significantly revised based on student feedback, this best-selling text provides a quick, authoritative review of the most important clinical aspects of neuroanatomy. A new, full-color design highlights the essential information you need to know to excel on course exams and the USMLE Step 1. New objectives begin every chapter, contents have been reorganized and streamlined, and all information has been completely updated. A new Gross Structure chapter lays the foundation for understanding the sectional anatomy in the Atlas chapter, and all terminology is now consistent with Terminologia Anatomica. A companion website offers USMLE-style questions for study and review. * A concise, streamlined review perfect for course exams or the USMLE Step 1.*New full-color design and illustrations make the text more visually appealing.*New objectives in every chapter help you focus on key content.*Reorganized contents are integrated and combined to group similar topics in a logical, easy-to-review fashion.* A new Gross Structure chapter lays the foundation for understanding the sectional anatomy in the Atlas chapter.*All terminology is up-to-date to comply with Terminologia Anatomica.* Online access to USMLE-style questions for self-assessment and review.
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DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination: A Programmed Text, Sixth Edition

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Jul 302018
 

The classic step-by-step guide to learning how to perform the diagnostic neurologic examination – now in full color
“This is an excellent book that will be very useful for learning the neurologic examination. It is easy to read, well illustrated, and interactive. The art and science of neurology is constantly evolving and books must stay current with the available literature. This sixth edition provides updated information, illustrations, and references that are necessary to stay relevant to neurology today. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

“Excellent. The information is detailed, pertinent, and excellently arranged. What is surprising is the incredibly complete, interesting, and worthwhile information it contains. The author is obviously an excellent clinician and teacher who has taught many years. One can easily detect that [DeMyer’s] book contains the distilled best of his teaching experiences.”
–Archive of Internal Medicine*

“The book presents much more information than the title suggests; it has excellent parts on neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences.”
–Four Stars (Excellent) from Mayo Clinic Proceedings*

For more than four decades, DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination has provided neurologists and psychiatrists in training with a uniquely clear and didactic way of learning the complicated technique of using the physical examination to diagnose neurologic illness. This trusted classic also reviews the anatomy and physiology necessary to interpret the examination, and it details the laboratory tests best suited for a particular clinical problem.

Utilizing a proven-effective, learn-at-your-own-pace teaching approach, DeMyer’s allows you to work through real-life clinical situations and rehearse the skills and procedures that make the neurologic examination productive for both patient and clinician. You will also learn how to tailor the exam for different clinical needs, including:
The Unconscious Patient
The Face and Head Vision
The Peripheral Ocular Motor System
The Central Ocular Motor System
Cerebellar Dysfunction
The Somatic Motor System
The Special Senses

DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination features a new full-color presentation that includes the latest imaging modalities for assessing disease, questions and answers to help you monitor your progress, and content that reflects the knowledge and experience of outstanding teachers/clinicians.

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Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion

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Jul 282018
 

Written by the lead author of the popular review book Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards, Second Edition, this handy paperback is an essential tool for Board preparation and can be used independently or as a supplement to any review book.

Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion contains structured test questions, answers, and explanations designed to help the busy clinician prepare for the neurology boards, the AAN√És RITE® exam, or recertification. Using a Q&A format to test recall and sharpen skills, all areas covered on the boards are represented.

The book opens with a set of test-taking tips, and then breaks down the field of neurology into 23 chapters covering all the subjects tested on the boards including psychiatry. Each chapter contains from 8 to 30 multiple-choice questions, with answers and complete explanations. Case-based questions with radiologic, electrophysiologic, and color pathologic findings are liberally represented in the mix to simulate the full range of question types you will encounter on exam day. The book closes with a Mock Board Examination containing 125 additional random questions and answers to build confidence and a collection of 70 High-Yield Facts and Tables for last-minute reinforcement before the exam.

The Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion  is designed to give you the edge on test day.

    • Q&A review of all topics contained on the neurology board exam, including psychiatry
    • Over 450 board-type multiple-choice questions with clear, concise answers and explanations
    • Contains a Mock Board Examination with 125 additional questions and answers for self-testing
    • Includes illustrated case-based questions to prepare you for everything you will find on the Boards
    • High-yield information section with 70 essential tables and facts distilled for quick last-minute review
    • Use the code inside to access the FREE Ultimate Neurology website containing hundreds of cases, flashcards, and images for further study

Whether as an adjunct to Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards or other review books, or as a stand-alone test preparation tool Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion is the perfect companion for test-takers in neurology at any level.

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Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards – 3rd Edition

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Jul 272018
 

Now in its third edition, Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is the definitive study guide for anyone preparing for the neurology board exam, RITE, or MOC exam. Compiled by nearly two dozen contributors and edited by four leading neurologists from the Cleveland Clinic, this comprehensive point form review presents thelatest research, data, and knowledge on all aspects of neurology that you need to know to succeed on these exams.

The book is organized into five sections for easy access and concludes with a practice test. The first section covers basic neurosciences, including neurochemistry, clinical neuroanatomy, andgenetics. The next section discusses clinical neurology, with chapters devoted to the major diseases and disorders including stroke, head trauma, dementia,epilepsy, and movement disorders, among others. In the third section, NCS, EMG, EEG, evoked potentials, and sleep neurology are covered, with images to enhance understanding of fundamental neurophysiologic techniques. After a dedicated chapter on pediatric neurology, the final section contains nine chapters on subspecialties, including neurorehabilitation, adult and child psychiatry, neurourology, neuro-oncology, and more.

Each chapter has been fully reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current knowledge and practice and presents the information in an outline format, ideal for test preparation. Crucial topics and high-yield data are highlighted in bold or italic for maximal retention. With several new features, such assuggested readings and a cheat sheet at the end of each chapter, this third edition of Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is essential reading for anyone taking the neurology boards or MOC exam.

The Revised Third Edition Features:

  • A completely revised and expanded practice test with all new questions
  • NB (nota bene) items, which highlight key points to remember for the exams
  • A “Cheat Sheet” in each chapter, with quick pearls, mnemonics, and definitions
  • Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter

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Glial Neurobiology: A Textbook

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Jul 262018
 

“This volume is a very valuable and much needed contribution.” –Quarterly Review of Biology
AT LAST – A comprehensive, accessible textbook on glial neurobiology!

Glial cells are the most numerous cells in the human brain but for many years have attracted little scientific attention. Neurophysiologists concentrated their research efforts instead, on neurones and neuronal networks because it was thought that they were the key elements responsible for higher brain function. Recent advances, however, indicate this isn’t exactly the case. Not only are astroglial cells the stem elements from which neurones are born, but they also control the development, functional activity and death of neuronal circuits. These ground-breaking developments have revolutionized our understanding of the human brain and the complex interrelationship of glial and neuronal networks in health and disease.

Features of this book:

– an accessible introduction to glial neurobiology including an overview of glial cell function and its active role in neural processes, brain function and nervous system pathology

– an exploration of all the major types of glial cells including: the astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia of the ACNS and Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system; the book also presents a broad overview of glial receptors and ion channels

– an investigation into the role of glial cells in various types of brain diseases including stroke, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Alexander’s disease, brain oedema, multiple sclerosis and many more

– a wealth of illustrations, including unique images from the authors’ own libraries of images, describing the main features of glial cells

Written by two leading experts in the field, Glial Neurobiology provides a concise, authoritative introduction to glial physiology and pathology for undergraduate/postgraduate neuroscience, biomedical, medical, pharmacy, pharmacology, and neurology, neurosurgery and physiology students. It is also an invaluable resource for researchers in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology and pharmaceutics.

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