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International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

Robert P. Lisak (Editor), Daniel D. Truong (Editor), William Carroll (Editor), Roongroj Bhidayasiri (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31701-5

Sep 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

728 pages



A truly global textbook for neurological practice

Neurological disease varies in its presentations and pathology throughout the world. In today’s interconnected world, neurologists need to be aware that patients can come from anywhere in the world with presentations and pathologies that may not be typical of their local context.

This unique textbook deals with the differences in etiology, genetics, age of onset and clinical presentations of neurological disease internationally. This is the first book to take a truly global approach to neurological illness.

Consisting of 22 sections and 173 chapters with contributions from experts in many countries, it serves as an invaluable guide for physicians to expand their knowledge of different neurological disorders around the world. More importantly it is a definitive source of practical information to aid diagnosis and treatment.

Part 1: Vascular disease.

1. Stroke: An overview.

2. Transient ischemic attacks.

3. Atherothrombotic disease.

4. Occlusive disease of small penetrating arteries.

5. Binswanger’s disease.

6. Brain embolism.

7. Borderzone cerebral infarction.

8. Dissection of the Cervicocerebral Arteries.

9. Coagulation disorders in stroke.

10. Hemorrhagic strokes.

11. Strokes in children and young adults.

12. Other cerebrovascular syndromes.

13. Diseases of the cerebral venous system.

14. Spinal cord stroke.

Inflammatory vasculopathies.

15. Extracranial granulomatous arteritis (giant cell arteritis).

16. Intracranial granulomatous arteritis (primary angiitis of the CNS)/ Idiopathic CNS vasculitis.

17. Takayasu’s arteritis.

18. Polyarteritis nodosa, Churg Strauss syndrome, overlap and related syndromes.

19. Wegener’s granulomatosis.

20. Vasculopathy associated with antiphospholipid antibodies.

21. Thromboangiitis obliterans – Beurger’s disease.

Part 2: Autoimmune and Inflammatory disease.

22. SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome.

23. Systemic sclerosis.

24. Mixed connective tissue disease.

25. Behcet's syndrome and the nervous system.

26. Sarcoidosis.

27. Inflammatory spondyloarthropathies.

Part 3: Seizure disorders and epilepsy.

28. Epilepsy: overview.

29. Cryptogenic and symptomatic generalized epilepsies and syndromes.

30. Genetic (primary) idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE).

31. Localization-related epilepsies.

32. Neurodiagnostic tools for the paroxysmal disorders.

33. Antiepileptic drugs.

34. Surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Part 4: The dementias.

35. The dementias: overview.

36. Isolated memory disorders.

37. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

38. The degenerative dementias.

39. Other dementias.

Part 5: Movement disorders.

40. Movement disorders: an overview.

41. Tremor.

42. Parkinsonism.

43. Parkinson’s disease.

44. Dystonia.

45. Chorea and related disorders.

46. Tics and Tourette.

47. Myoclonus.

48. Ataxia.

49. Drug-induced movement disorders.

50. Gait disorders.

51. Psychogenic movement disorders.

Part 6: Other neurodegenerative diseases.

Upper and lower motor neuron degenerative disorders.

52. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

53. Primary Lateral Sclerosis.

54. Hereditary spastic paraplegia.

55. Spinal muscular atrophies.

56. Post-polio syndrome.

Degenerative muscle disorders.

57. Dystrophinopathies.

58. Limb girdle muscular dystrophies.

59. Fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

60. Scapuloperoneal syndrome.

61. Myotonic dystrophy.

62. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

63. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy.

64. Distal myopathies.

Part 7: Infectious diseases.

Bacterial infections.

65. Acute bacterial meningitis.

66. Brain abscess.

67. Subdural empyema.

68. Epidural abscess.

69. Intracranial septic thrombophlebitis.

70. Encephalitis due to bacterial infections.

Mycobacterial infections.

71. Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

72. Mycobacterium avium.

73. Leprosy.

Spirochetiaes infections.

74. Neurosyphilis.

75. Lyme disease.

76. Fungal infections of the central nervous system.

Protozoan diseases.

77. Introduction to protozoans of the central nervous system.

78. Amoebic disease of the central nervous system.

79. Toxoplasmosis of the central nervous system.

80. Cerebral malaria.

81. Trypanosomiasis.

Rickettsias and parasitic infections.

82. Rickettsial and parasitic infections: Overview.

83. Cestodes.

84. Trematodes: Schistosomiasis.

85. Nematodes.

86. Rickettsial disease.

Viral infections.

87. Acute, recurrent and chronic viral meningitis.

88. The syndrome of acute encephalitis.

89. Post-viral cerebellitis.

90. Subacute and chronic viral infections.

Prion diseases.

91. Prion diseases.

HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

92. HIV and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: An overview of neurological complications.

93. HIV: Biology and general overview of seroconversion and early infection.

94. HIV-related CNS disorders.

HIV-related peripheral nervous system and myopathic disorders.

95. HIV neuropathy.

96. Myopathies in HIV infection.

97. HIV-associated cerebral opportunistic infections.

98. HIV-associated lymphoma: neurologic complications.

The neurologic complications of HTLV-1 myelopathy syndromes.

99. Peripheral nervous system complications of HTLV-1 myelopathy: HAM/TSP and related syndromes.

Part 8: Demyelinating disorders.

100. Multiple sclerosis.

101. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or Devic’s disease.

102. Isolated inflammatory demyelinating syndromes (IIDS).

103. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

104. Osmotic demyelination syndromes.

105. Concentric sclerosis (Balò's disease).

Part 9: Toxicology.

106. Neurotoxicology.

Part 10: Nutritional deficiency.

107. Vitamin deficiency.

108. Starvation, Strachan's syndrome and postgastroplasty polyneuropathy.

109. Alcohol-related neurological disorders.

Part 11: Peripheral neuropathies.

110. Peripheral neuropathies: overview.

111. Hereditary neuropathy.

112. Acquired neuropathies.

113. Plexopathies and mononeuropathies.

Part 12: Muscle and neuromuscular junction disorders.

Disorders of neuromuscular junction.

114. Myasthenia gravis.

115. Lambert Eaton syndrome.

116. Neuromuscular transmission disorders caused by toxins and drugs.

117. Critical illness myopathy.

Myopathy and myositis.

118. Progressive muscular dystrophies.

119. Familial periodic paralyses.

120. Congenital disorders of the muscle.

121. Muscle cramps.

122. Dermatomyositis.

123. Polymyositis.

124. Inclusion body myositis.

125. Myoglobinuria.

Part 13: Neurogenetics.

126. Neurogenetics.

Part 14. Neuro-otology.

127. Neuro-otology.

Part 15. Neuro-ophthalmology.

128. Clinical approaches in neuro-ophthalmology.

Part 16. Neuro-oncology.

Glial tumors.

129. High grade astrocytomas.

130. Low grade astrocytoma.

131. Low grade and anaplastic oligodendroglioma.

132. Brain stem glioma.

133. Intracranial ependymoma.

Non-glial tumors.

134. Nerve sheath tumors.

135. Meningiomas.

136. Medulloblastoma.

137. Primary central nervous system lymphoma (CNSL).

Metastatic tumors.

138. Brain metastases.

139. Leptomeningeal metastases.

140. Spinal epidural metastases.

Neurologic complications of systemic cancer.

141. General approach to the diagnosis and treatment of paraneoplastic neurologic disorders.

Part 17: Sleep disorders.

142. Insomnia.

Primary disorders of daytime hypersomnolence.

143. Narcolepsy.

144. Idiopathic hypersomnia.

145. Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

146. Restless legs syndrome.

147. Chronological disorders.


148. Disorders of Arousal.

149. REM behavior disorder (RBD).

150. Paroxysmal nocturnal dystonia.

151. Sleep abnormalities in neurological disorders.

Part 18: Spinal cord disorders.

152. Disc disease.

153. Syringomyelia.

Part 19: Pediatric neurology.

154. Pediatric neurotransmitter diseases.

155. Neonatal neurology.

156. Floppy infant syndrome.

157. Storage disorders.

158. Disorders of amino acid, organic acid and ammonia metabolism.

159. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies.

160. Fatty acid oxidation disorders.

161. Disorders resulting from transporters.

162. Lesh Nyhan disease.

163. The porphyrias.

164. Wilson's disease.

Part 20: CNS trauma.

165. Traumatic brain injury.

166. Spinal injury.

167. Whiplash injury.

168. Post traumatic movement disorders.

169. Decompression sickness.

Part 21: Pain syndromes.

170. Pain.

Part 22: Headache and neck/facial pain.

171. Headache.

172. Neck and facial pain.

173. Fibromyalgia

"An intriguing title to an atypical textbook of neurology. The usual, repetitive, and often boring contributions of standard text-books have happily been omitted, with the result of a rather fresh and stimulating look of most chapters." (Eur Neurol, 8 February 2011)

"This outstanding book is a unique opportunity for neurologists (and family doctors) around the world to have an excellent overview of their specialty." (The Lancet, March 2010)