The Clinical Science of Neurologic Rehabilitation

Hardcover | January 15, 2003

byBruce H. Dobkin

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The Second Edition of this single-authored volume integrates multiple disciplines of basic and clinical research to help clinicians further develop the best possible care for the rehabilitation of patients with neurologic diseases. From the readable descriptions of the structures andfunctions of pathways for movement and cognition, the reader comes to understand the potential for training induced, pharmacologic, and near-future biologic interventions to enhance recovery. Dr. Dobkin shows how functional neuroimaging serves as a marker for whether physical, cognitive, andneuromodulating therapies work and how they sculpt the plasticity of the brain. Themes, such as how the manipulation of sensory experience can serve as a formidable tool for rehabilitation, run throughout the text, built from the level of the synapse to behaviors such as grasping, walking, andthinking. From illustrating how we may one day repair the brain and spinal cord to how to retrain spared and new pathways, Dr. Dobkin draws insights from a broad swath of fundamental research to give clinicians tools they can translate into bedside practices. The book treats the medical complications and therapeutic approaches to neurologic diseases as an interconnected matrix. The management of common medical issues, impairments, and disabilities are described across diseases. Special problems posed by patients with stroke, myelopathies, brain injury,multiple sclerosis, degenerative diseases, and motor unit disorders receive individual comment. Short-term and delayed pulse interventions for patients, along with clinical trials, are dissected and put into perspective. The First Edition of this book was titled Neurologic Rehabilitation. The title has been changed to reflect Dr. Dobkin's sense that fundamental research now drives the field of neurologic rehabilitation even more than it could in 1996 when the First Edition was published. The Second Editionfeatures entirely new chapters on functional neuroimaging of recovery; neurostimulators and neuroprosteses; integration into the book of many new clinical and neuroscientific observations relevant to the clinician; and extensive updating and expansion of all chapters. Readers, whether clinicians serving the rehabilitation team, or students or researchers in neuroscience, neurology, physical medicine, allied health, or bioengineering, will acquire new insights and tools for creative pursuits that aim to lessen the disabilities of patients.

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The Second Edition of this single-authored volume integrates multiple disciplines of basic and clinical research to help clinicians further develop the best possible care for the rehabilitation of patients with neurologic diseases. From the readable descriptions of the structures andfunctions of pathways for movement and cognition, th...

Bruce H. Dobkin is at UCLA School of Medicine and Medical Center.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 7.09 × 10.12 × 1.3 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1: NEUROSCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION1. Organizational Plasticity in Sensorimotor and Cognitive Networks2. Biologic Adaptations and Neural Repair3. Functional Neuroimaging of Recovery4. Neurostimulators and NeuroprosthesesPART 2: COMMON PRACTICES ACROSS DISORDERS5. The Rehabilitation Team6. Approaches for Walking7. Assessment and Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials8. Acute and Chronic Medical ManagementPART 3: REHABILITATION OF SPECIFIC NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS9. Stroke10. Acute and Chronic Myelopathies11. Traumatic Brain Injury12. Other Central and Peripheral Disorders

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"This comprehensive book is a tour de force by the author. It is filled with both practical information on neurorehabilitation and state-of-the-art reviews of the advancing edge of research in this area. This is a valuable book that deserves a place on the shelf of every neurologist andpsychiatrist involved in neurorehabilitation. It deserves to be read cover to cover."--Doody's