The physiology and pathophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid by Hugh Davson Keasley Welch and Malcolm B. Segal New York. Livingstone I987 1013 pp. illustrated $198код для вставкиСкачать
neuropathology and pathogenesis of brain damage, head injury, brain ischemia, and cerebral edema with some speculative chapters on potential for treatment. Movement Disorders 2 Edited by C. David Marsden and Stanley Fahn London, Buttenuorths, 1987 468 pp, illustrated, $45.00 This useful 22-chapter book is everything the thoughtful neurologist hopes for in a focused volume. Advances in research are put to the test of improvements in diagnosis and treatment by the assorted authors, and the steady hands of the editors are always apparent. Subjects include parkinsonism and allied diseases and the dyskinesias, including essential tremor. It deserves our shortest review: buy it. The Neuro-Immune-Endocrine Connection Edited by Carl W. Cotman, Roberta E . Brinton, Albert Galaburdz, Bruce McEwen, and Diana M. Schneider New York, Raven. 1987 150 pp, illustrated, $45.00 Based on a 1985 meeting held in New York, this volume is directed primarily toward the relationship of the neuroimmune-endocrine connection to development. Most of the book concerns fundamental studies, many in vitro; nevertheless, occasional long leaps of imagination are made in an effort to establish clinical relevance. How successful these are would appear to depend somewhat upon the reader’s point of view. Neurosurgery-The Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice Edited by Alan crockard, Riihard Hayward, and J~ilianT . Hofi Oxford, Blackwell, 1985 647 pp, illustrated In 5 sections the authors cover basic neurosciences, functions of the brain, maintenance of brain function, response of the nervous system to disease, and investigations. Authors of the individual chapters were carefully chosen and many have backgrounds in fundamental neuroscience rather than clinical neurosurgery. Even orthopedists, urologists, and neurochemists have been drawn into the net. The result is a nurnber of chapters that will be of interest to neurologists and neurosurgeons alike, particularly since the book primarily emphasizes scientific process rather than technical therapy. The Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Cerebrospinal Fluid By Hugh Davson, Keasley Welch, and Malcolm B. Segal New York. Livingstone, I987 1013 pp. illustrateil! $198.00 D r Davson has received well-deserved fame for his earlier volumes on the cerebrospinal fluid, the most recent of which, prior to this book, was in 1967. Bioscience has done 106 Annals of Neurology Vol 24 No 1 July 1988 much in the last 20 years and, judging by this treatise, Davson and his co-authors have achieved remarkable success in distilling, condensing, and translating into understandable prose many of the advances that have taken place. Back in the days when textbooks or focused monographs were regarded by their authors as expressions of their art, a reviewer would look at this as the appropriate masterpiece of a long and productive career in the author’s specialty. I see no reason to change that view. The bibliography dates to 1083 but it does not neglect the enduring, well-established classics of the past. The contents range from fundamental physiology of secretion, solute concentrations, acid-base balance and drainage to consider edema, macromolecules, comparative physiology, and the various altered CSF pressure syndromes, including hydrocephalus. While the rate of change in scientific research may not allow this fine book to lead the pack for another 20 years, it certainly is the reference to have on the cerebrospinal fluid at this point. The 10‘) pages of bibliography alone almost justify the high price. Progress i n Neuropathology, Vol 6 Edited by Harry M. Zimmerman New York, Raven, 1986 304 pp, illustrated, $89.50 The authors describe various neuropathological reactions in diseases within 15 chapters that vary from fatal catatonia to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. The volume should be primarily of interest to those interested in classical neuropathology. Quantitative Examination of Neurologic Functions, Vols I and I1 By Alfed R. Potvin and Wallace W . Tourtellotte Boca Ratan, CRC, 1985 Vol I : 247 pp; Vol. 2: 205 pp, illustrated The authors have pioneered efforts to make the clinical appraisal of patients with neurological disorders quantitative with an emphasis on providing measures that will indicate progression of disease or response to therapy. The book does not make for easy reading but it is valuable for anyone planning clinical trials. The approach is primarily directed toward sensory and motor disorders. Sleep and Its Disorders in Children Edited by Christian Guilleminault New York, Raven, 1987 31 6 pp, illustrated, $36.50 Sleep and Its Disorders in Children is a collection of individual essays describing a number of different problems with no special effort to tie the material together in the form of a textbook. Two major sections describe normative data and population surveys about sleep in infants and children as well as pathology and sleep. The latter directs attention toward disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep, such as excessive sleepiness, parasomnias, and sleep in the brain-in jured child, including those who have epilepsy.