Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

1st Edition - May 10, 2022

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  • Editors: Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor Preedy, Colin Martin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128224984
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224991

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury will enhance readers’ understanding of the complexities of the diagnosis and management of spinal cord injuries. Featuring chapters on drug delivery, exercise, and rehabilitation, this volume discusses in detail the impact of the clinical features, diagnosis, management, and long-term prognosis of spinal cord injuries on the lives of those affected. The book has applicability for neuroscientists, neurologists, clinicians, and anyone working to better understand spinal cord injuries.

Key Features

  • Covers both the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury
  • Contains chapter abstracts, key facts, dictionary, and summary points to aid in understanding
  • Features chapters on epidemiology and pain
  • Includes MRI usage, biomarkers, and stem cell and gene therapy for management of spinal cord injury
  • Discusses pain reduction, drug delivery, and rehabilitation

Readership

Neuroscientists, neurologists, clinicians, health scientists, public health workers, doctors, and research scientists. Academic libraries that covers the domains of neurology and health sciences. Undergraduates, postgraduate, lecturers and academic professors

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Section A: Setting the scene: Introductory chapters
  • Chapter 1: Traumatic spinal cord injury and outcomes in low-resource settings
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Prehospital and acute management
  • Treatment strategies
  • Post-acute medical care and rehabilitation
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Key facts of global traumatic spinal cord injury epidemiology and etiology
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Biomechanics and patterns of spine injuries associated with spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pathogenesis of TSCI: The critical role of spine biomechanics
  • Patterns of spine injuries associated with spinal cord injuries
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Body, action, and space representations in people affected by spinal cord injuries
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The neuroplasticity following SCI and the networks involved in the body, space, and action representations
  • The body representations
  • The action representation
  • The space representation
  • The effects of rehabilitation on the body, action, and space representations
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of neuroplasticity following spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Methods for treating pain and painful syndromes in spinal cord injury: Medications, therapies, interventions, and neuromodulation
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Application to other areas of neuroscience
  • Main narrative text
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of pain after SCI
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Section B: Clinical features of spinal injury
  • Chapter 5: Factors contributing to pressure injuries in traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology of pressure injuries
  • Prevalence, impact, and cost of pressure injuries in patients with SCI
  • Structural and physiological changes following SCI
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Risk factors associated with pressure injuries in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of pressure injuries
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Venous thromboembolism in spinal cord injury—Prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Screening
  • Prophylaxis
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of venous thromboembolism in spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Osteoporosis-related fractures: What they are and how they occur following spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Physiopathology
  • Fractures
  • Risk factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of osteoporosis after spinal cord injury
  • Key facts of fragility fractures after spinal cord injury
  • Key facts of diagnosis of osteoporosis after spinal cord injury
  • Key facts of treatment for osteoporosis-related fractures after spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Understanding the effects of prolonged cervical spinal cord compression on the brain. Current knowledge and future challenges
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Cervical spine compression causes brain atrophy
  • Cervical spine compression causes neural plasticity to preserve function
  • Cervical spine compression changes the functional connectivity of the brain
  • Cervical spine compression also damages the brain WM
  • Conclusion and future perspectives
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord compression
  • Key facts of advanced MRI techniques
  • Summary points of cervical spine compression
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Spasticity in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology of spasticity
  • Manifestations of spasticity in spinal injuries
  • Assessment of spasticity and its consequences
  • Treatment of spasticity
  • Modalities of treatment in spinal injury
  • Outcome measures after treatment
  • Management protocol for spasticity in spinal cord injury
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of “diagnosis of spasticity in spinal cord injury”
  • Key facts of “treatment of spasticity in spinal cord injury”
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Fall circumstances, consequences, assessments, and interventions to manage fall risk among individuals living with spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Fall frequency
  • Fall circumstances
  • Consequences of falls
  • Assessment of fall risk
  • Intervention program to manage fall risk
  • Application to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of fall frequency and fall circumstances
  • Key facts of consequences of falls
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Infections and spinal cord injury: Covid-19 and beyond
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Immunosuppression due to spinal cord injury
  • Leading infection diseases in spinal cord-injured patients
  • COVID-19 disease: A new infectious normality in spinal cord-injured patients?
  • Key facts of “infections and spinal cord injury: Covid-19 and beyond”
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Sleep problems in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing after tetraplegia
  • Sleep-disordered breathing is an acute and direct consequence of cervical SCI
  • Sleep-disordered breathing after tetraplegia has clinically important impacts
  • Why do people with tetraplegia have sleep-disordered breathing, predominantly obstructive sleep apnea?
  • Clinical management of sleep-disordered breathing in people with SCI
  • How does SCI alter the circadian rhythm?
  • Periodic leg movements of sleep in SCI
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of sleep
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Section C: Diagnosis and evaluation
  • Chapter 13: Biomarkers in spinal cord injury: A highlight on prognostic insights
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology of SCI
  • Biomarkers of SCI
  • microRNAs as biomarkers
  • Exosomes
  • Conclusions
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of biomarkers spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Quality of life tools for spinal cord–injured people
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Definitions: Quality of life and health-related quality of life
  • Implementation in the study of quality of life in people with spinal cord injury
  • Integrative quality of life assessment instruments
  • Health-related quality of life assessment instruments for conditions resulting from spinal cord injury
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of measuring quality of life in sci people
  • Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 15: S100b in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • S100b characteristics
  • S100b and CNS pathology
  • Biomarkers in SCI
  • S100b and SCI
  • Limitations and perspectives
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of calcium-binding proteins
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Assessment of postural control after spinal cord injury or disease: A narrative review
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Chapter objectives
  • Comprehensive assessment of postural control
  • Current state of postural control assessment in clinical settings
  • Instrumented assessments of postural control
  • Individualized and comprehensive assessment of postural control after SCI/D
  • Wheelchair users: Assessment of postural control
  • Part-time ambulators: Assessment of postural control
  • Full-time ambulators: Assessment of postural control
  • Summary
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of postural control
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Section D: Treatments: Experimental and clinical
  • Chapter 17: Surgical management of acute spinal cord injury in emergency setting
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Natural history of patients with acute cervical SCI
  • Natural history of patients with thoracic or thoracolumbar SCI
  • Surgical procedures
  • How to define early versus late surgery post SCI?
  • Which is the most efficacious threshold?
  • What threshold is feasible?
  • Does ESD offers the same benefit for all acute SCI?
  • Complete versus incomplete SCI
  • Effects of ESD on different neurological level of injury
  • The special case of Central Cord Syndrome
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of surgical treatment of spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 18: Spinal cord epidural stimulation for autonomic nervous system control: A focus on improving bladder, bowel, and cardiovascular function
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Future directions with scES and applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of autonomic dysfunction after SCI
  • Key facts of scES after SCI
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 19: Treating spinal cord injury with implanted spinal cord stimulators
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Significance of SCS
  • Current limitations of the neurostimulators
  • Advanced neurostimulators
  • Prospects of the stimulation for spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 20: Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of neurogenic bowel in spinal cord injury
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Diagnosis
  • Conservative treatment of the neurogenic bowel
  • Surgical treatment of the neurogenic bowel
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of neurogenic bowel dysfunction
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 21: Management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction due to spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Physiology of storage and emptying
  • Pathophysiology of NLUTD due to SCI
  • Overview of management of patients with NLUTD due to SCI
  • Basic and optional assessments
  • Urinary management (Table 3)
  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Assessment of clinical outcomes (periodic follow-up)
  • Surgical treatment
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of catheters for clean intermittent catheterization
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 22: Bed support surfaces for preventing pressure injuries after spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pressure injuries (PI): Definition, epidemiology and impacts
  • Pathogenesis of pressure injuries following spinal cord injury
  • Support surfaces: An approach for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of pressure injuries after spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 23: Nerve and tendon transfers in tetraplegia: A new narrative
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Classifications
  • Indications and timing
  • Group 0
  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Group 3
  • Group 4
  • Group 5
  • Group 6
  • Group 7
  • Group 8
  • Group 9
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of nerve and tendon transfers in tetraplegia: A new narrative
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 24: GEMINI-supported spinal cord transplantation for the treatment of chronic spinal paralysis: Overview and initial clinical translation
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The GEMINI spinal cord fusion protocol: Overview
  • GEMINI: Fusogens
  • GEMINI: Electrical stimulation
  • Clinical translation
  • Current human trial
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of the GEMINI spinal cord fusion protocol for spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 25: Chondroitinase ABC I as a novel candidate for reducing damage in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Molecular perspectives
  • Glycosaminoglycan degrading enzymes: A brief description
  • Chondroitinase ABC I and spinal cord injury
  • Chondroitinase ABC I for enzyme therapy: Challenges and perspectives
  • Combinatorial therapy with chondroitinase ABC I
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of chondroitinase ABC I
  • Key facts of the therapeutic potential of chondroitinase ABC I
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 26: Phenol neurolysis for spasticity management in people with spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Phenol or alcohol neurolysis history
  • Mechanism of action
  • Phenol neurolysis technique and dose
  • Adverse effects
  • Case study
  • Conclusion/summary
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of phenol
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 27: Anti-repulsive guidance molecule: An antibody treatment in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of RGMa
  • RGMa in spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Clinical studies
  • RGMa in other CNS disorders
  • Conclusions
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of axonal sprouting
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 28: Mitochondrial biogenesis for the treatment of spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Cell type-specific mitochondrial dysfunction and MB
  • Mitochondrial biogenesis mediates consequences of SCI
  • Limitations of MB
  • Mini-dictionary
  • Key facts
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 29: Exploring the exogenous and endogenous effects of melatonin on spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Effects of exogenous melatonin on secondary injury after spinal cord injury
  • Combination treatment strategy for spinal cord injury
  • Role of endogenous melatonin in spinal cord injury
  • Clinical application of melatonin in spinal cord injury
  • Conclusion
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 30: High-intensity interval training in individuals with spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Background and overview
  • Section 2: Cardiometabolic comorbidities associated with SCI
  • Section 3: SCI exercise benefits, guidelines, and participation
  • Section 4: Health benefits of high-intensity interval training
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of SCI and exercise
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 31: Stem cells and chronic spinal cord injury: Overview
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology of SCI
  • Stem cells: A brief overview
  • Embryonic stem cells—An overview of pre-clinical findings
  • Toward autologous transplantation: Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Cellular reprogramming: Induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Translation to the bedside
  • The role of immunity
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Conclusion
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts for stem cells
  • Key facts for spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 32: Viral vector gene therapy approaches for regeneration and repair in spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Viral vector approaches
  • Routes of administration
  • Viral vector approaches for therapeutic delivery
  • Other approaches
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of viral vectors and spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 33: Curcumin usage for inflammation and spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Structure, pharmacology, and biological targets
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Anti-oxidant effects
  • Stem cell and progenitor cell proliferation
  • Facilitation of neurologic function recovery
  • Conclusion and future direction
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of curcumin
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 34: Use of (−)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate on spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • In vivo studies
  • In vitro studies
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Conclusion
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of EGCG
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 35: Vitamin D and spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Vitamin D recommendations: Intake, sources, and status
  • Function and physiology
  • Vitamin D status of active individuals with SCI
  • Conclusion
  • Application to other areas of neuroscience (200–750 words)
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of vitamin D and spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 36: Corticospinal tract regeneration after spinal cord injury: Implications for treatment and recovery
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • CST development
  • Spinal cord injury induced spontaneous sprouting of CST
  • Promotion of CST regenerative sprouting
  • Robust CST regeneration into caudalized NPC graft after SCI
  • Reconnect injured spinal cord through neuronal relays
  • Future prospective
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of corticospinal tract regeneration after spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 37: Trophic factors in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Role of neurotrophic factors in human neural plasticity after SCI
  • Different environments enhance trophic factors delivery
  • Therapeutic potential of trophic factors
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord injury
  • Key facts therapeutic approaches
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Section E: Rehabilitation in spinal injury
  • Chapter 38: Spinal cord injury: Multiple family group (MFG) education and support
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology of spinal cord injury
  • Life impact and medical support
  • Spinal cord injury after-effects
  • Impacts of SCI on family caregivers
  • Impact of multiple family groups (MFG) on psychiatric outcomes
  • Adapting multiple family group treatment for brain and spinal cord injury
  • Comparison of MFG to educational control (EC)
  • Implementation and dissemination opportunities and barriers
  • Conclusion
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 39: Spinal cord injury rehabilitation: Linking service delivery and community integration
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Prioritizing community integration
  • Interplay between health condition, person factors, and environmental factors
  • Models and approaches to community integration
  • Assistive technology, transport, housing
  • Leisure and social participation
  • The role of peer mentors in community integration
  • Return to work
  • Self-management, education and health literacy
  • Summary
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord injury community integration
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 40: Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury: Exercise and testing for cardiorespiratory endurance and musculoskeletal fitness
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Exercise and persons with a spinal cord injury
  • Exercise testing for persons with a spinal cord injury
  • Cardiorespiratory endurance testing
  • Musculoskeletal fitness testing
  • Application to other areas in neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of rehabilitation in spinal cord injury: Exercise and testing for cardiorespiratory endurance and musculoskeletal fitness
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 41: Community-based activity-based therapy for spinal cord injuries rehabilitation
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Recovery after spinal cord injuries
  • Conventional rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries
  • Activity-based therapies
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini dictionary of terms:
  • Key facts of activity-based therapy in the community
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 42: Mobile health apps and self-management for spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Chronic disease management
  • Traditional SCI self-management interventions
  • eHealth technology and mHealth apps
  • mHealth app needs among individuals with SCI
  • Development and pilot implementation of mHealth apps for SCI self-management
  • Clinical interventions on mHealth apps for SCI self-management
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord injury
  • Key facts of eHealth
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 43: Biomaterials, spinal cord injury, and rehabilitation: A new narrative
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Hydrogels and scaffolds
  • Nanomaterials
  • Case study: Agarose–carbomer-based hydrogels
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of “Biomaterials, spinal cord injury, and rehabilitation: A new narrative”
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Chapter 44: Support in spinal cord injury: A focus on robotics
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Upper limb robots
  • Stationary lower limb robots
  • Ambulatory exoskeletons
  • Applications to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of functional recovery
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Section F: Resources
  • Chapter 45: Recommended resources and sites for the neuroscience of spinal cord injury
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgements (in alphabetical order)
  • Introduction
  • Resources
  • Application to other areas of neuroscience
  • Mini-dictionary of terms
  • Key facts of spinal cord injury
  • Summary points
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 626
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: May 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128224984
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224991

About the Editors

Rajkumar Rajendram

Dr. Rajendram is a clinician scientist whose focus is on perioperative medicine, anesthesia, and intensive care. He graduated in 2001 with a distinction from Guy’s, King’s, and St. Thomas Medical School in London, and began his postgraduate medical training in general medicine and intensive care in Oxford. Dr. Rajendram returned to Oxford as a consultant in general medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, before moving to the Royal Free London Hospitals as a consultant in intensive care, anesthesia, and perioperative medicine. He is currently a consultant in internal and perioperative medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As a visiting lecturer in the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London, he has published over 100 textbook chapters, review articles, peer-reviewed papers, and abstracts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Lecturer, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London, UK

Victor Preedy

Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well-being. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Biochemistry; Director of the Genomics Centre, King’s College, London, UK

Colin Martin

Dr. Martin is a Professor of Mental Health at Buckinghamshire New University. He is a Registered Nurse, Chartered Health Psychologist, and a Chartered Scientist. He has published or has in press well over 250 research papers and book chapters. He is a keen book author and editor having written and/or edited several books all of which reflect his diverse academic and clinical interests that examine in-depth, the interface between mental health and physical health. These outputs include the Handbook of Behavior; Food and Nutrition (2011), Perinatal Mental Health: A Clinical Guide (2012); Nanomedicine and the Nervous System (2012), and the major reference works Comprehensive Guide to Autism (2014), Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline (2015), Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2016) and Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Bariatric Surgery: Nutrition, Procedures, Outcomes, and Adverse Effects (2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mental Health, Bickinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

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