Neuroendocrine Tumors in Real Life: From Practice to Knowledge

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Mar 122018

This book on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) aims to present, in a clear and innovative manner, a broad topic that is still unevenly and in some respects poorly delineated. The novel feature is the nature of the focus on the principles of prognosis, diagnosis, and therapy, which are outlined on the basis of well-defined clinical scenarios described with the aid of high-quality images and illustrations. The salient observations to emerge from the reported clinical cases are clearly summarized, taking into account evidence from the literature and the available guidelines.
All of the significant prognostic factors – histopathological, molecular, and imaging – and current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the major NETs (stomach, pancreas, ileum, appendix, bronchus) are covered. In addition, in the introductory part of the book the reader will find information on basic aspects including epidemiology, classification, and underlying biological mechanisms. Neuroendocrine Tumors in Real Life will be of interest to all specialists involved in the management of NETs; it will provide the experienced with important updates and equip trainees and students with a firm understanding of key concepts.


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The Wiley Handbook on the Aging Mind and Brain

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Mar 112018

This handbook recognizes the critical issues surrounding mind and brain health by tackling overarching and pragmatic needs so as to better understand these multifaceted issues. This includes summarizing and synthesizing critical evidence, approaches, and strategies from multidisciplinary research―all of which have advanced our understanding of the neural substrates of attention, perception, memory, language, decision–making, motor behavior, social cognition, emotion, and other mental functions.

Written by a plethora of health experts from around the world, The Wiley Handbook on the Aging Mind and Brain offers in–depth contributions in 7 sections: Introduction; Methods of Assessment; Brain Functions and Behavior across the Lifespan; Cognition, Behavior and Disease; Optimizing Brain Function in Health and Disease; Forensics, Competence, Legal, Ethics and Policy Issues; and Conclusion and New Directions.

Geared toward improving the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of many brain–based disorders that occur in older adults and that cause disability and death
Seeks to advance the care of patients who have perceptual, cognitive, language, memory, emotional, and many other behavioral symptoms associated with these disorders
Addresses principles and practice relevant to challenges posed by the US National Academy of Sciences and National Institute of Aging (NIA)
Presents materials at a scientific level that is appropriate for a wide variety of providers
The Wiley Handbook on the Aging Mind and Brain is an important text for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other primary caregivers who care for patients in routine and specialty practices as well as students, interns, residents, and fellows.




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Developmental Neuropathology, 2nd edition

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Mar 112018

A definitive, clinically oriented guide to the pathology of genetics of developmental neuropathology

Developmental neuropathology relates to the wide range of disorders affecting the developing brain or pre– and post–natal life, with emphasis on the genetic and molecular mechanisms involved. This book provides a practical guide to diagnosing and understanding these disorders affecting this vulnerable population and potentially stimulates further advances in this exciting area. It also addresses the controversies in inflicted head injury in infants.

The fourth major title to be approved by the International Society of Neuropathology (ISN), Developmental Neuropathology offers in–depth chapter coverage of brain development; chromosomal changes; malformations; secondary malformations and destructive pathologies; developmental vascular disorders; acquired metabolic and exogenous toxins; metabolic disorders; Rett syndrome and autism; and infectious diseases. The text provides:

Clinical, disease–oriented approach to the pathology and genetics developmental neuropathology
Fuses classical and contemporary investigative approaches
Includes genetic and molecular biological pathogeneses
Fully illustrated
Approved and endorsed by International Society of Neuropathology
Developmental Neuropathology is the perfect book for practicing neuropathologists, pediatric pathologists, general pathologists, neurologists, and geneticists in deciphering the pathology and pathogenesis of these complex disorders affecting the nervous system of the embryo, fetus, and child.




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Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers

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Mar 112018

Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers is an easy to read guide that was created to prepare the reader for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification and recertification exams. It was specifically designed to cover the topics listed in the ABPN content outline, which should be used in tandem with this book, and includes questions about recent practice parameters published by the American Academy of Neurology. Formatted in a user-friendly way, utilizing case-based and multiple choice questions, this book promotes absorption of key facts and neurological concepts quickly and on-the-go.

This authoritative resource provides an in-depth look at basic neuroscience, critical care and trauma, cerebrovascular diseases, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, psychiatry, behavioral neurology, clinical neurophysiology, headaches and pain, metabolic disorders, pediatric neurology and sleep disorders. With over 1,000 questions, Neurology Board Review illustrates key concepts using short and pithy explanations; including informative illustrations, descriptive tables, and a list of further readings at the end of each section. This is the perfect study aid for residents and neurologists alike.





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Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children

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Mar 102018

Impairments in the interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system can lead to a number of disorders in children. These include type 1 diabetes, growth disorders, adrenal thyroid and pituitary problems, Addison’s disease and Cushing syndrome, among others.

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children provides a comprehensive examination of paediatric and adolescent disorders focusing on the basic science and its clinical relevance. Complex issues are discussed in an easy-to-follow manner and the latest developments in the area are reviewed.

This volume will become invaluable reading for paediatric endocrinologists, paediatric and adult neurologists and trainee paediatricians.

Sections in the book cover

The GH-IGF1 axis and the brain
The thyroid axis and the brain
Regulation of appetite and weight
Effects of treatment of cancer on the neuroendocrine system
Adrenal disorders and the brain
Neuroendocrinology and the reproductive axis
Neurological complications of diabetes mellitus


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Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals

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Mar 102018

This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.
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Neonatal Seizures

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Mar 102018

A better understanding of neural activity and the development of cortical connections and networks is an important requirement for evaluating the cause and treatment of neonatal seizures. There have been many advances in the management of neonatal seizures such as increased use of EEGs, therapeutic hypothermia for HIE and exome sequencing, to name a few. Neonatal Seizures, Current Management, Future Challenges distils what is known about these advances into one scholarly yet practical text.

Professor Lakshmi Nagarajan is Consultant Neurologist/Epileptologist and Head of the Department of Neurology at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia. She also runs the Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme for Children and Adolescents in Western Australia. Her research interests include neonatal seizures, childhood epilepsy, paediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology. Prof Nagarajan is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Child Neurology Association and the Australian New Zealand Child Neurology Society. She has published close to 50 papers in peer reviewed journals.


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Encephalitis lethargica: The mind and brain virus

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Mar 102018

Encephalitis lethargica (‘sleeping sickness’) was a mysterious disorder that swept the world in the decade following the First World War, before disappearing without its cause having been identified. Around 85% of its victims, predominantly children, adolescents and younger adults, survived the acute disorder, but most developed severe neurological syndromes, particularly severe post-encephalitic parkinsonism and other severe motor abnormalities, that incapacitated them for the remainder of their lives.
Despite its brief history, encephalitis lethargica played a major role in a variety medical discussions between the two World Wars, as this epitome of neuropsychiatric disease – attacking both motor and mental functions – appeared just as the separation of neurology and psychiatry had reached a critical point. Encephalitis lethargica sufferers presented an unprecedented combination of neurologic and psychiatric symptoms – including previously puzzling phenomena primarily associated with schizophrenia and hysteria, as well as behavioral changes and attention deficit disorders in children – that not only underscored the unity of mind and movement in the CNS, but also illuminated the critical role played by subcortical structures in consciousness and other higher mental functions that had formerly been associated with the soul and more recently presumed to be localized to the human cerebral cortex. Encephalitis lethargica exerted a greater influence on clinical and theoretic neuroscientific thought between the two World Wars than any other single disorder and had an enduring impact upon neurology and psychiatry.
This book will be of interest to an educated audience active or interested in clinical (neurology, psychiatry, psychology) or laboratory neuroscience, particularly those interested in neuropsychiatry, as well as to those interested in the history of the biomedical sciences.


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Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition

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Mar 092018

The first edition of the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology set a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. The second edition comprises authoritative chapters that will both enlighten and challenge readers from across allied fields of neuroscience, whether novice, mid-level, or senior-level professionals. It will familiarize the young trainee through to the accomplished professional with fundamentals of the science of neuropsychology and its vast body of research, considering the field’s historical underpinnings, its evolving practice and research methods, the application of science to informed practice, and recent developments and relevant cutting edge work. Its precise commentary recognizes obstacles that remain in our clinical and research endeavors and emphasizes the prolific innovations in interventional techniques that serve the field’s ultimate aim: to better understand brain-behavior relationships and facilitate adaptive functional competence in patients.

The second edition contains 50 new and completely revised chapters written by some of the profession’s most recognized and prominent scholar-clinicians, broadening the scope of coverage of the ever expanding field of neuropsychology and its relationship to related neuroscience and psychological practice domains. It is a natural evolution of what has become a comprehensive reference textbook for neuropsychology practitioners.


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Traumatic Brain Injury

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Mar 082018

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health problem worldwide. In industrialized societies such as the United States, 500 cases are noted per 100,000 population each year. In fact, TBI is the leading cause of trauma-related death and disability. The number of people who survive TBI has increased in recent years due to advancements in emergency medical care. Surviving patients may show maladaptive behaviors in both the acute and chronic phase. As a result, the management of maladaptive behaviors is increasingly important, utilizing significant resources and contributing to the burden of care. In this book, Chapter One presents a review of the literature on the cognitive and behavioral sequelae of TBI in late childhood and adolescence. Chapter Two explores the management of agitation during acute and sub-acute hospitalization for TBI. Chapter Three provides a comprehensive review of the factors associated with favorable outcomes in patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy and cranioplasty with emphasis on technique, timing, and other aspects of neurosurgical care and intervention for patients with traumatic brain injury. Chapter Four examines the phenomenology, neurobiology and pharmacotherapy of psychiatric syndromes following TBI. Chapter Five provides an overview of Civilian and Veteran TBI Clubhouses; how the Clubhouse model may assist in community integration and return-to-work initiatives for BI and Veteran populations; and a look at innovative collaborations, partnerships, and resources from national and international projects


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