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Brain damage, brain repair

Author: James W Fawcett; Stephen B Dunnett; Anne E Rosser; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006, cop. 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title describes the various conditions that lead to damage to the nervous system, and the ways in which they may be ameliorated. It covers the burgeoning science of reconstruction of the nervous  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Fawcett; Stephen B Dunnett; Anne E Rosser; et al
ISBN: 0198523378 9780198523376
OCLC Number: 470265913
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 403-456.
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-466 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: SECTION I: MECHANISMS OF BRAIN DAMAGE ; 1. Death and survival in the nervous system ; 2. Axotomy and mechanical damage ; 3. Metabolic damage ; 4. Inflammation and demyelination (with Neil Scolding) ; 5. Infection (with Roger Barker) ; 6. Neurodegenerative disease (with Harry Baker) ; SECTION II: DAMAGE LIMITATION ; 7. Neuroprotection ; 8. Steroids ; 9. Growth factors ; 10. Control of inflammation ; SECTION III: INTRINSIC MECHANISMS OF RECOVERY ; 11. Peripheral nerve regeneration ; 12. Failure of CNS regeneration ; 13. Anatomical plasticity ; 14. Biochemical plasticity ; 15. Remyelination ; SECTION IV: CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF BRAIN DAMAGE ; 16. Coma (with Barbara Wilson) ; 17. Motor, sensory and autonomic failure (with Charlotte Behan) ; 18. Cognition (with Andrew Lawrence and B J Sahakian) ; 19. Neuropsychiatry (with German Berrios and Eugene Paykel) ; SECTION V: PHARMACOLOGY AND REHABILITATION ; 20. Pharmacological management (with Roger Barker) ; 21. Neuropsychological rehabilitation ; SECTION VI: STRUCTURAL REPAIR ; 22. Axon regeneration in the CNS ; 23. Primary neuronal grafts ; 24. Glial grafts ; 25. Stem cells ; 26. Gene therapy (with Stacey Efsthathiou) ; Appendix - specific diseases
Responsibility: by James W. Fawcett ... Anne E. Rosser ... and Stephen B. Dunett ... ; with additional contributions from Harry Baker ... [et al.].
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. . . an excellent and authoriative source book on what, for most people, is the most important question about the nervous system - how to repair the damage inflicted by the ever more violent ways of Read more...

 
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