Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Synthesis of Research and Clinical Practice by Andrew EisenAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Synthesis of Research and Clinical Practice by Andrew Eisen

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Synthesis of Research and Clinical Practice

byAndrew Eisen, Charles Krieger

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is one of several degenerative diseases of the aging nervous system. This text neatly synthesizes the recent explosion of research into this particular condition to construct a detailed and comprehensive overview. Drs. Eisen and Krieger bring their research expertise and extensive clinical experience to provide this practical and thought-provoking account. Chapters cover the epidemiology, molecular biology, and pathophysiology of ALS, as well as issues pertinent to clinical assessment and care.
Title:Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Synthesis of Research and Clinical PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521034264

ISBN - 13:9780521034265

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Epidemiological considerations; 2. The clinical spectrum of ALS; 3. The pathology of ALS; 4. Pathogenic mechanisms in ALS; 5. The role of clinical neurophysiology in ALS; 6. The application of imaging techniques; 7. ALS therapy, therapeutic trials and neuroprotection; 8. The overlap syndromes; References; Index.

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"One reason for the success of this book is that it is not an edited collection with many contributors, replete with problems common to such anthologies. Rather, it was organized and written by two neurologists who have had years of clinical and research experience in the field...issues relevant to neurologists interested in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are discussed in a comprehensive and practical way...Readers will be impressed as well as educated by the data gathered from the authors' experience..." New England Journal of Medicine