Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury by Oxford University Press Inc (Hardback, 2012)
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- DescriptionFollowing injury or disease, neural circuitry can be altered to varying degrees leading to highly individualized characteristics that may or may t resemble original function. In addition, lost or partially damaged circuits and the effects of biological recovery processes coupled with learned compensatory strategies create a new neuroanatomy with capabilities that are often t functional or may interfere with daily life. To date, the majority of approaches used to treat neurological dysfunction have focused on the replacement of lost or damaged function, usually through the suppression of surviving neural activity and the application of mechanical assistive devices. Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury offers a different and vel approach. Focusing on the spinal cord and its role in motor control, the book details the clinical and neurophysiological assessment process and methods developed throughout the past half century by basic and clinical scientists. Then, through the use of specialized clinical and neurophysiological testing methods, conduction and processing performed within the surviving neural circuitry is examined and characterized in detail. Based on the results of such assessment, treatment strategies, also described in this book, are applied to augment, rather than replace, the performance of surviving neural circuitry and improve the functional capacity of people who have experienced injury to their spinal cords.
- Author BiographyMilan R. Dimitrijevic, MD, PhD, Principle Investigator of Foundation for Movement Recovery, Oslo, Norway; Emeritus Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Byron A. Kakulas, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCPath, Medical Director, Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia. W. Barry McKay, BS, Research Scientist, Norton Neuroscience Institute, Louisville, Kentucky. Gerta Vrbova, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Division of Developmental. Neuroscience, University College London; Visiting Professor, Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication12/01/2012
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight594 g
- Width162 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byByron A. Kakulas,Gerta Vrbova,Milan R. Dimitrijevic,W. Barry McKay
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