Volume 110. Neurological Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Editors:

  • David Good
  • Michael Barnes
    • Electronic ISBN 9780444595843
    Neurological Rehabilitation

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    Neurological Rehabilitation is the latest volume in the definitive Handbook of Clinical Neurology series. It is the first time that this increasing important subject has been included in the series and this reflects the growing interest and quality of scientific data on topics around neural recovery and the practical applications of new research. The volume will appeal to clinicians from both neurological and rehabilitation backgrounds and contains topics of interest to all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team as well as the neuroscience community. The volume is divided into five key sections. The first is a summary of current research on neural repair, recovery and plasticity. The authors have kept the topics readable for a non-scientific audience and focused on the aspects of basic neuroscience that should be most relevant to clinical practice. The next section covers the basic principles of neurorehabilitation, including excellent chapters on learning and skill acquisition, outcome measurement and functional neuroimaging. The key clinical section comes next and includes updates and reviews on the management of the main neurological disabling physical problems, such as spasticity, pain, sexual functioning and dysphagia. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems are just as important and are covered in the next section, with excellent chapters, for example, on memory and management of executive dysfunction. The final part draws the sections on symptom management together by discussing the individual diseases that are most commonly seen in neurorehabilitation and providing an overview of the management of the disability associated with those disorders. The volume is a definitive review of current neurorehabilitation practice and will be valuable to a wide range of clinicians and scientists working in this rapidly developing field.

    Key Features

    • A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology
    • International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field
    • Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

    Readership

    Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists

    Table of Contents

    Series Page

    Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series

    Foreword

    Preface

    Contributors

    Chapter 1. Neural plasticity and its contribution to functional recovery

    Definition

    Sites of plasticity

    Window of opportunity

    Functional relevance

    Plasticity, metaplasticity, and homeostatic plasticity

    Genetic Influences

    Noninvasive techniques capable of evaluating neuroplasticity in humans

    Modulation of neuroplasticity

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 2. Plasticity of cerebral functions

    Introduction

    Natural history of recovery after stroke

    Mechanisms underlying recovery after cortical injury

    Plasticity in the somatotopy of cortical motor maps as a reflection of vicarious function

    Premotor cortex as a potential locus for vicarious function

    Structural changes in motor cortex after stroke

    Summary

    References

    Chapter 3. Neuroplasticity in the spinal cord

    Introduction

    Spinal cord injury

    Mechanisms of plasticity in recovery from spinal cord injury

    References

    Chapter 4. Neural tissue transplantation, repair, and rehabilitation

    Introduction

    Cell replacement and structural repair by neural transplantation

    Mechanisms of functional recovery after neural transplantation

    Transplant-derived plasticity

    Behavioral experience affects transplant integration and function

    Learning (and relearning) to use the transplant

    Rehabilitation strategies to promote transplant function

    References

    Chapter 5. Clinical trials in neurorehabilitation

    Introduction

    Complexity of human randomized clinical trials

    Beyond randomized controlled trials

    Translation of evidence from clinical trials in neurorehabilitation to clinical practice

    Summary

    References

    Chapte

    Details

    No. of pages:
    680
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780444595843