Download Plum and Posner's Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma (Contemporary by Jerome B. Posner, Clifford B. Saper, Nicholas Schiff, Fred PDF

By Jerome B. Posner, Clifford B. Saper, Nicholas Schiff, Fred Plum

Delirium, stupor and coma are universal scientific states that confront clinicians in nearly each scientific distinctiveness. With applicable analysis and remedy, coma can frequently be taken care of effectively. Conversely, hold up in prognosis and therapy can be deadly. This monograph presents an replace at the scientific technique that used to be specified by the former three versions. It describes an method for the surgeon on the bedside to diagnose and deal with adjustments of realization, in keeping with pathophysiologic ideas. The booklet starts with an outline of the body structure of cognizance and the pathophysiology of problems of cognizance. It maintains with an outline of the method of a sufferer with a ailment of cognizance, emphasizing the bedside exam, yet together with using sleek imaging recommendations. the $64000 structural and metabolic motives of coma are reviewed intimately. It then describes the emergency remedy, either scientific and surgical, of sufferers with particular problems of realization and their analysis. New chapters describe the method of the analysis of mind dying and the medical body structure of the vegetative country and minimally wide awake kingdom, in addition to the ethics of facing such sufferers and their families.The ebook is aimed toward clinical scholars and citizens, in fields from inner medication and pediatrics to emergency drugs, surgical procedure, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, who're more likely to come upon sufferers with disordered states of attention. It comprises ancient historical past and simple neurophysiology that's vital for these within the scientific neurosciences, but in addition lays out a pragmatic method of the comatose sufferer that's a big a part of the repertoire of all clinicians who offer emergency take care of sufferers with issues of attention.

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Download Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks PDF

By Oliver Sacks

Have you visible anything that wasn't rather there? Heard anyone name your identify in an empty apartment? Sensed somebody following you and rotated to discover nothing?

Hallucinations don’t belong entirely to the insane. even more generally, they're associated with sensory deprivation, intoxication, ailment, or harm. individuals with migraines might even see shimmering arcs of sunshine or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and folks. individuals with failing eyesight, mockingly, might turn into immersed in a hallucinatory visible global. Hallucinations might be attributable to an easy fever or perhaps the act of waking or falling asleep, whilst humans have visions starting from luminous blobs of colour to superbly distinct faces or terrifying ogres. those people who are bereaved could obtain comforting “visits” from the departed. In a few stipulations, hallucinations can result in spiritual epiphanies or maybe the sensation of leaving one’s personal physique.

Humans have continuously sought such life-changing visions, and for millions of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to accomplish them. As a tender health practitioner in California within the Sixties, Oliver Sacks had either a private and a pro curiosity in psychedelics. those, together with his early migraine stories, introduced a lifelong research into the types of hallucinatory event.

Here, together with his traditional beauty, interest, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves jointly tales of his sufferers and of his personal mind-altering reports to light up what hallucinations let us know in regards to the association and constitution of our brains, how they've got prompted each culture’s folklore and artwork, and why the potential of hallucination is found in us all, an essential component of the human situation.

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Download Dx Rx: Brain Tumors (Dx Rx Neurology Series) by Eudocia Quant PDF

By Eudocia Quant

Written via a clinical oncologist, Dx/Rx: mind Tumors is a concise, pocket-sized consultant that gives crucial info at the prognosis and administration of mind tumors. From tumors affecting the important and peripheral fearful platforms to neurologic issues of melanoma and melanoma remedies, it covers the main themes in neuro-oncology and is perfect for internists, neurologists, and oncologists. it's a must-have reference for at the ward or within the hospital!

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Download Neurology in Clinical Practice, 5th Edition by Walter G. Bradley DM FRCP, Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M PDF

By Walter G. Bradley DM FRCP, Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M Fenichel MD, Joseph Jankovic MD

Authoritative and expertly proficient, the 5th variation of Neurology in medical perform keeps to carry you the most up-tp-date medical neurology in a flexible, multimedia layout. the results of years of expertise, this extraordinary source leads you thru the idea approaches of professional clinicians. this flexible, new E-dition contains the 2-volume set and a committed web site that includes the whole textual content, totally searchable, in addition to videos and extra full-color illustrations, hyperlinks to comparable web pages, and commonplace updates.Includes a brand new bankruptcy on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, reflecting newest within the medical region of neurophysiology.Contains new contributions from essentially the most revered names within the field.Utilizes a brand new, full-color layout for a cleanser glance that is more straightforward to consult.Covers all problems and authoritative ways to analysis and management.Keeps you modern at the most modern advances within the field.Logical formatting that mirrors how you deal with sufferers in practice.Your buy entitles you to entry the website till the following variation is released, or until eventually the present version isn't any longer provided on the market through Elsevier, whichever happens first. If the following variation is released lower than 12 months after your buy, you'll be entitled to on-line entry for 365 days out of your date of buy. Elsevier reserves the suitable to provide an appropriate alternative product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based digital model) may still entry to the website be discontinued.

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Download Pathologie des Nervensystems VIII: Pathologie peripherer by Professor Dr. med. J. M. Schröder (auth.) PDF

By Professor Dr. med. J. M. Schröder (auth.)

Die Fortschritte der Neurowissenschaften in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten haben wesentlich dazu beigetragen, daß auch die Neuropathologie einen neuen Stellenwert in der Medizin erhalten hat. In diesem Band werden bei der Klassifikation der vielfältigen krankhaften Veränderungen vor allem auch molekularbiologische Befunde neben den Methoden der Immunohistochemie und Elektronenmikroskopie berücksichtigt. In einer Synopsis von klinischen Daten, morphologischen Befunden und neuen Erkenntnissen der Molekularbiologie werden in Verbindung mit einer exakten Datenverarbeitung nicht nur die häufigsten Krankheiten analysiert, sondern auch die selteneren Krankheitsbilder abgehandelt. Auf der foundation einer umfangreichen Materialsammlung, einer informativen Bilddokumentation und einer vergleichenden examine des Schrifttums stellt der vorliegende Band eine Fundgrube über die "Pathologie der peripherien Nerven" dar.

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Download Voices of Alzheimer's: The Healing Companion: Stories for by The Healing Project PDF

By The Healing Project

Written through these touched by means of the affliction, this number of greater than 50 tales stated through the spouses, sufferers, caregivers, friends, and kin presents a glance at their trips and function a better half to these presently suffering to deal with Alzheimer’s. The individuals write with candor, readability, and humor approximately their reviews with the ailment, delivering perception and techniques for residing with the Alzheimer’s sufferer and sharing in regards to the confident impression the adventure could have on these affected. those essays illustrate the indomitable energy of spirit of these whose lives are irrevocably replaced within the face of heart-wrenching adversity.

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Download Bursting Neurons and Fading Memories: An Alternative by Michael R. D'Andrea PDF

By Michael R. D'Andrea

Advances in Alzheimer’s sickness (AD) examine were difficult and with out significant breakthroughs in figuring out its pathological foundation. The reigning speculation indicates advert is the results of extracellular amyloid deposition that seed to shape amyloid plaques, which then develop and kill neighboring neurons. in spite of the fact that, there are a number of inconsistencies with this speculation, let alone the shortcoming to teach scientific profit in different failed medical trials by means of prescription drugs (i.e., from Pfizer, Eli Lilly, etc.), and it really is within the field’s top curiosity to discover and attempt a number of hypotheses for pathology instead of force nearly all of study in this unmarried amyloid thought. Reviewing many scientifically peer-reviewed guides, this ebook describes the "Inside-Out" speculation on how amyloid escapes the circulatory process via a dysfunctional blood-brain barrier to bind to the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor on pyramidal neurons. over the years, over the top quantities of amyloid seem to be internalized, leading to neuron dying and lysis. this easy mechanism with ease explains plaque composition, dimension, form, and placement. in response to the present course of analysis within the box, this speculation appears to be like years from any learn and development.

  • The transparent, compelling, and unifying "Inside-Out" speculation of advert is delivered to lifestyles via a string of clinical courses, synthesizing many recognized beneficial properties of ailment pathology
  • A high-level textual content on advert pathology, and proposals for development in a stagnating field
  • Point-by-point dialogue at the matters surrounding the present amyloid cascade, and attainable the explanation why present medical trials have failed
  • Contains fine quality photomicrographs in aid of the "Inside-Out" speculation utilizing unmarried, double, and triple immunohistochemistry on human advert CNS tissues
  • Chapters tackle the necessity for a unifying plaque nomenclature, the significance of intracellular amyloid, the blood-brain barrier, irritation, and autoimmunity

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Download Neurology for the Non-Neurologist, 5th edition by William J Weiner, Christopher G Goetz PDF

By William J Weiner, Christopher G Goetz

The completely up-to-date 5th version of this well known booklet presents a pragmatic creation to modern neurology for nonspecialists. It bargains easy information on analysis and administration of all issues affecting the primary and peripheral apprehensive platforms. each one bankruptcy comprises case reviews with multiple-choice questions, plus a bulleted record indicating whilst to refer to a neurologist. This version good points elevated emphasis on therapy, together with medications, units, and rehabilitation. The authors supply whole info on all new neurologic drugs—including dosage and interactions—and talk about natural and replacement medicinal drugs the place applicable. This version additionally comprises extra tables and illustrations to hurry clinicians’ entry to info.

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