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Tremor From Pathogenesis to Treatment


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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 08/2008


Tremor represents one of the most common movement disorders worldwide. It affects both sexes and may occur at any age. In most cases, tremor is disabling and causes social difficulties, resulting in poorer quality of life. Tremor is now recognized as a public health issue given the aging of the population. Tremor is a complex phenomenon that has attracted the attention of scientists from various disciplines. Tremor results from dynamic interactions between multiple synaptically coupled neuronal systems and the biomechanical, physical, and electrical properties of the external effectors. There have been major advances in our understanding of tremor pathogenesis these last three decades, thanks to new imaging techniques and genetic discoveries. Moreover, significant progress in computer technologies, developments of reliable and unobtrusive wearable sensors, improvements in miniaturization, and advances in signal processing have opened new perspectives for the accurate characterization and daily monitoring of tremor. New therapies are emerging. In this book, we provide an overview of tremor from pathogenesis to therapeutic aspects. We review the definitions, the classification of the varieties of tremor, and the contribution of central versus peripheral mechanisms. Neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, neurochemical, and pharmacological topics related to tremor are pointed out. Our goals are to explain the fundamental basis of tremor generation, to show the recent technological developments, especially in instrumentation, which are reshaping research and clinical practice, and to provide up-to-date information related to emerging therapies. The integrative transdisciplinary approach has been used, combining engineering and physiological principles to diagnose, monitor, and treat tremor. Guidelines for evaluation of tremor are explained. This book has been written for biomedical engineering students, engineers, researchers, medical students, biologists, neurologists, and biomedical professionals of any discipline looking for an updated and multidisciplinary overview of tremor. It can be used for biomedical courses. Table of Contents: Introduction / Anatomical Overview of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System / Physiology of the Nervous System / Characterization of Tremor / Prinipal Disorders Associated with Tremor / Quantification of Tremor / Mechanisms of Tremor / Treatments


Introduction.- Anatomical Overview of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System.- Physiology of the Nervous System.- Characterization of Tremor.- Prinipal Disorders Associated with Tremor.- Quantification of Tremor.- Mechanisms of Tremor.- Treatments.


Giuliana Grimaldi received her MD degree from the University of Palermo, Italy. She is working on the applications of haptic technology in neuroengineering and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on myoelectric applications. She is a member of the Society for Cerebellar Research (SRC). She is affiliated with the Clinical Neuroscience Department of the University of Palermo, Italy. She is a visiting scientist of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. Mario Manto received his MD degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He has a PhD degree in neurophysiology. He has published more than 90 full papers in refereed journals. He is the founding editor of the international journal The Cerebellum and is the associate editor of the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER). He is the founder of the Society for Cerebellar Research (SRC). He has served as reviewer for more than 10 international journals. He teaches human physiology at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Free University of Brussels. He is currently a researcher at the Belgian National Research Foundation (FNRS). He is active in international (European and transcontinental) networks on tremor. He has patented several devices in the field of tremor.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering
Dimensioni: 235 x 191 mm Ø 430 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:X, 214 p.
Pagine Arabe: 214
Pagine Romane: x

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