This book expertly integrates basic information on central organisation of autonomic control with clinical correlations. Current concepts of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology of central autonomic control are clearly explained and given a much-needed clinical context through clinical pathological correlation, as well as exaples of MRIs illustrating specific lesions. The various autonomic testing techniques, their clinical application, and consequent diagnosis and treatment are also extensively discussed.
Readers will be greatly aided in understanding the pathophysiologic basis and rationale for treatment of such diverse disorders as autonomic failure, autonomic hyperactivity, epilepsy- and stress-related arrhythmias and sudden death, hypertension, panic disorder, gastrointestinal tract dysmotility, and urinary incontinence. As such, this reference should be of practical benefit to neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, basic researchers and physical therapists.
"Clearly, a major strength of this text is the single authorship by an expert who has provided a scholary resource for clinicians and scientists alike. The writing style makes reading about complex anatomy and physiology enjoyable. Scientists and students involved in studies of autonomic systems will find this text valuable as will clinicians who are interested in this field."
--William Talman, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA
"...it is a genuine monograph by a single author of detailed information on the central organization of autonomic control across the whole range of its effects. It is comprehensive in dealing with both the breadth of the basic scientific literature and the extensive clinical information that is available currently."
--Trends in Neuroscience
"Overall, a very well written and well researched reference book which should be owned by every department of neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Benarroch has succeeded in making what would at first sight appear to be an extremely arid subject, not only comprehensible, but also extremely interesting."
--British Journal of Neurosurgery
"...features an excellent index as well as many excellent photographs and line drawings. This superb book is clearly a labor of love. A single author book of this size is a rarity these days. The writing style is concise and clear, despite the depth and complexity of the topics covered....makes excellent use of chapter and section headings to facilitate reading.
"In a single book, with little overlap or duplication, the author adeptly covers the entire field of the central autonomic system from underlying neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neurophysiology, through the diagnosis and treatment of central autonomic system disorders."
--Doody's Review Service
Descrizione libro Futura Publishing Company, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. 1ST. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!. Codice libro della libreria GRP11403076
Descrizione libro Wiley-Blackwell, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0879936738