Description

Systemic disease involves several parts of the body or the complete system. This comprehensive reference focuses on the specific neurologic aspects of systemic disease. Part 3 includes coverage of oncologic disorders, organ transplantation, infectious diseases, tropical neurology, pregnancy, neuroanesthesia and other diseases and disorders. Each chapter provides a complete introduction to the neurologic aspect and provides the best known diagnostic and treatment practices. The collection will be a valuable and trusted resource for clinical neurologists, research neurologists and neuroscientists and general medical professionals as a first stop for a comprehensive and focused review of the state of the art for understanding the neurologic impact of each covered disease.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive introduction and overview of the neurologic aspects of systemic disease
  • Part 3 covers of oncologic disorders, organ transplantation, infectious diseases, tropical neurology, pregnancy, neuroanesthesia and other diseases and disorders
  • Each chapter focuses on the neurologic aspects related to a specific disease presentation

Table of Contents

Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
SECTION 11: Neurologic aspects of oncologic disorders
Chapter 77: Brain metastases
Abstract

Introduction

Incidence and primary tumors

Clinical findings

Pathophysiology and pathology

Diagnostic procedures

Differential diagnosis

Treatment

Conclusions

Chapter 78: Paraneoplastic disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems
Abstract

Introduction

General considerations

Specific paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes

Clinical management and principles of treatment

Chapter 79: Radiation therapy in neurologic disease
Abstract

Introduction

Process of irradiation

Biology

Physics

The use of radiotherapy in the treatment of neurologic disease

Normal tissue effects of radiation therapy seen in neurologic practice

Conclusion

Chapter 80: Neurologic complications of chemotherapy and other newer and experimental approaches
Abstract

Introduction

Neurologic complications in the peripheral nervous system

Complications of chemotherapy in the central nervous system

Chemobrain

Chapter 81: Neurologic aspects of palliative care: the end of life setting
Abstract

Introduction

Neurologic signs and symptoms in the end of life phase

Supportive treatment of neurologic symptoms

Impaired motor functioning and immobility

End of life decisions

Decision making and advance care planning

Bereavement care

Conclusion

SECTION 12: Neurologic aspects of organ transplantation
Chapter 82: Neurologic aspects of heart transplantation
Abstract

Introduction

Preoperative evaluation of neurologic disease

Postoperative neurologic complications

Long-term neurologic aspects of heart transp

Details

No. of pages:
816
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780702044342
Print ISBN:
9780702040887

About the editors

José Biller

José Biller, M.D., FACP, FAAN, FANA, FAHA Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, USA Dr. José Biller is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairperson of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Biller served as Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) from 1994 to 2001, and President of the ABPN in 2001. He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases and Frontiers in Neurology, and an editorial board member and reviewer for an array of other national and international journals and publications. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American College of Physicians, and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. He has published more than 320 peer-reviewed articles, more than 135 book chapters, and numerous books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA

José Ferro

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, Serviço de Neurologia, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisboa, Portugal