© 1979

Medical Information Systems

The Laboratory Module


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamental Concepts and Developmental Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 3-21
    3. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 22-24
    4. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 25-33
    5. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 34-37
    6. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 38-47
  3. Laboratory Reporting Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Linda Litzkow
      Pages 51-62
    3. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 63-74
    4. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 75-79
    5. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 80-94
    6. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 95-115
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      Pages 116-118
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      Pages 119-130
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      Pages 131-143
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      Pages 144-153
    11. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 154-164
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      Pages 165-171
    13. Ralph R. Grams
      Pages 172-179

About this book


Now well recognized, the critical role of the inflammatory response in the pathophysiology of peripheral and central neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, is today the subject of intense investigation at the molecular level. In Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System: Pathogenesis, Immunology, and Clinical Management, a panel of influential basic scientists review in detail the fundamental biological principles underlying the more common inflammatory disorders of the nervous system. The authors provide extensive updates on the latest findings concerning the mechanisms of inflammation and introduce such new concepts and methodologies as "endothelial and leukocyte microparticles" and "gene microarray technology" to help explain important links between the central nervous system (CNS) and general inflammatory processes. Among the diseases examined from an inflammatory perspective are multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, CNS vasculitis, neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. The role of the immune system in neuroinflammation is also explored in such disorders as neurosarcoidosis, HIV-associated dementia, and HTLV-associated neurological disorders.
Cutting-edge and authoritative, Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System: Pathogenesis, Immunology, and Clinical Management offers basic research and clinical scientists an illuminating introduction to the new world of inflammatory CNS conditions and the emerging diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities they provide.


Alzheimer´s disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) biochemistry central nervous system chemistry CNS dementia Laboratory microarray optic neuritis parkinson psychiatric disorder transverse myelitis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Systems DivisionUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Medical Information Systems
  • Book Subtitle The Laboratory Module
  • Authors Ralph R. Grams
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1979
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-004-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-1424-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-1422-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 430
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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