Neuroepidemiology: From Principles to Practice

Hardcover | November 26, 2003

EditorLorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden

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Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine text provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at neurologists, epidemiologists and public healthprofessionals, as well as students of these disciplines. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The first focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods forassessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The second part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis of the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future research directions. The third part is devoted toclinical and translational research methods, including the design and conduct of clinical trials and prognostic studies, as well as the principles of health services research and evidence-based medicine. This textbook will give neurologists, epidemiologists, and their students the foundation forconducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders.

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Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine text provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at neurologists, epidemiologists and public healthprofessionals, as well as students of these ...

Lorene M. Nelson is at Stanford University. Caroline M. Tanner is at Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, CA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 1.42 inPublished:November 26, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513379X

ISBN - 13:9780195133790

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Table of Contents

1. Caroline M. Tanner and G. Webster Ross: Neuroepidemiology: Fundamental Considerations2. Lorene M. Nelson and Valerie McGuire: Study Design, Measures of Effect, and Sources of Bias3. Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Beate Ritz, and Kristen Cobb: Measurement and Analysis4. Marieke C.J. Dekker, Cornelia M. van Duijn, and Lorene M. Nelson: Genetic Epidemiology for Neurologic Disease5. Amy Borenstein Graves: Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia6. Caroline M. Tanner and Karen Marder: Movement Disorders7. Carmel Armon: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis8. Alberto Ascherio and Kassandra Gorham: Multiple Sclerosis9. Bernadette Boden-Albala and Ralph L. Sacco: Stroke10. Jess F. Kraus and David L. McArthur: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury11. Gary M. Franklin: Peripheral Neuropathy12. J. Fred Annegers: Epilepsy13. Richard B. Lipton, Sandra W. Hamelsky, and Walter F. Stewart: Migraine and Tension-Type Headache14. Margaret Wrensch, Yuriko Minn, Terri Chew, and Melissa Bondy: Intracranial Neoplasms15. Coleen A. Boyle and Catherine C. Murphy: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities16. W.T. Longstreth, Jr. and Valerie McGuire: Prognosis of Neurologic Diseases17. Connie Marras, Steven R. Schwid, and Karl Kieburtz: Clinical Trials in Neurology18. Barbara G. Vickery and Robert G. Holloway: Health Services Research in Neurology19. Robert G. Holloway, Barbara G. Vickery, and David H. Thorn: Evidence-Based Medicine

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"A much needed reference...well-organized and consise, [the book] provides easy to understand case scenarios and examples...highly recommended for all practitioners in the field of evidence-based neurology and clinical neurological research." --New England Journal of Medicine