Clinical Neuroimmunology

Hardcover | October 14, 2005

EditorJack Antel, Gary Birnbaum, Hans-Peter Hartung

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Clinical Neurimmunology is the major reference text in the field, providing broad and comprehensive coverage of the interaction between the nervous and immune systems in both normal and diseased states. Understanding this interaction is fundamental to developing therapeutic approaches todisease and injury of the nervous system that are currently only marginally amenable to therapy. Neuroimmunology is a well-recognised and growing specialty world wide, both at the basic science and clinical level. It is a fast moving field and this is the most up to date text available. Chaptersare dedicated to the role of the immune system in disorders affecting both the central and peripheral nervous systems, including important neurodegenerative diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and HIV-related neural degeneration) which cause life-long disability. Extensive coverage is given to awhole array of immune-directed therapies. The book has a strong international team of well respected, high profile editors and authors. The first edition published to extensive and positive reviews and has established itself as the principal reference source in the field. This second edition summarizes recent advances in clinicalneuroimmunology in a comprehensive and unbiased way.

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Clinical Neurimmunology is the major reference text in the field, providing broad and comprehensive coverage of the interaction between the nervous and immune systems in both normal and diseased states. Understanding this interaction is fundamental to developing therapeutic approaches todisease and injury of the nervous system that ar...

Jack Antel is at Professor, Depratment of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. Gary Birnbaum is at Minneapolois Clinic of Neurology, Mineapolis, USA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.02 inPublished:October 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198510683

ISBN - 13:9780198510680

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Table of Contents

1. Byron Waksman: A brief history of neuroimmunology2. Jack Antel, Gary Birnbaum and Hans-Peter Hartung: Basics of immunology3. Jack Antel, Gary Birnbaum and Hans-Peter Hartung: Assessing immune function in clinical neuroimmunologic disease4. David Hafler: Principles of autoimmunity5. Reinhold Hohfield, Bernard Hemmer and Hans-Peter Hartung: Principles of immunotherapy5b. Matthew Wood: Organisation and development of the central nervous system6. Burkhard Becher: Immunology properties of the CNS7. Sam David and Steve Lacroix: Role of the immune response in neuroprotection and repair8. Hans-Peter Hartung: Immunology properties of the PNS9. Steven Hauser, Jorge Oksenberg and David Brassat: Genetics of immune-mediated neurologic diseases10. Pierre Talbot: Principles of immune-virus interactions in the nervous system11. Walter Pfister and Uwe Koedel: Immunity of bacterial infections12. Trevor Owens and Iain Campbell: Animal models of neuroimmunologic disease13. Robert Lisak and Alex Tselis: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis14. Bruce Trapp and Richard Ransohoff: Multiple Sclerosis - immunopathology15. Ken Smith and Richard Evans: Multiple Sclerosis - effects of immune mediators on neurophysiologic function16. Doug Arnold, Nicola de Stefano, Zografos Caramanos, Roger Gunn and Joseph Frank: Multiple Sclerosis - monitoring the immuno-biology by neuroimaging17. Jack Antel and Gary Birnbaum: Clinical immunology18. Hans-Peter Hartung, Bernard Hemmer and Bernd Kieseier: Multiple Sclerosis - immune-directed therapy19. Hans-Peter Hartung, Bernard Hemmer and Bernd Kieseier: Acute Inflammatory Neuropathies20. John Pollard: Chronic inflammatory neuropathies21. Angela Vincent: Antibody mediated disorders of the neuromuscular junction22. Marinos Dalakas: Inflammatory diseases of muscle23. Chris Power and Guido van Marle: HIV infection and the nervous system24. Steve Jacobson, Utano Tomaru and Yoshihisa Yamano: HTLV-1 infection and the nervous system25. Andrew Pachner: Lyme disease26. Josep Dalmau: Paraneoplastic syndromes27. Norman Latov, Andreas Steck and Susanne Renaud: Paraproteinemic neuropathies28. Aksel Siva, Ayse Altintas and Sabahattin Saip: Bechet's disease29. Patrick McGeer and Edith McGeer: Role of neural-immune interactions in neurodegenerative diseases30. Nicolas de Tribolet: CNS neoplastic diseases and the immune system31. Paula Dore-Duffy and Rouman Balabanov: Vasculitis disorders of the nervous system32. Esther Sternberg: Psycho-neuro immunology33. Boris Zalc and Catherine Lubetzki: Regeneration of the CNS34. Guido Stoll and John Hallenbeck: Immunological aspects of cerebal ischemia35. Angela Vincent: Antibodies and CNS disorders36. Jack Antel, Gary Birnbaum and Hans-Peter Hartung: Immunologic dictionary

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`I would rate the quality of text as superb and I would hope to see a second edition within 4 to 6 years. The textbook is recommended for all postdoctoral fellows in neuroimmunology and for any practising neurologist with a special interest in neuroimmunology.'Neurology