Neuroepidemiology

Neuroepidemiology : Theory and Method

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This collection of neuroepidemiology papers aims to capture the range and excitement of the discipline. Researchers in the field have been at the forefront in the study of slow viruses, retroviral epidemiology, chronic neurological diseases, as well as injuries and other disabilities of the neurological system. The intersection of epidemiology, neurology and behavioural social science is a unique feature of this book. Furthermore, Molgaard's collection differs from similar titles in that it focuses on minorities and international work in neuroepidemiology. The text covers the patterns and risk factors of the epidemiology of neurologic diseases and disorders, studies chronic disease epidemiology and presents research methods in public health.
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  • Hardback | 367 pages
  • 165.1 x 234.95 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0125042205
  • 9780125042208

Table of contents

Part 1 International research in neuroepidemiology: multiple sclerosis in the Faeroe Islands, J.F. Kurtzke et al; the epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease in the People's Republic of China, E. Yu et al; an update of the epidemiology of Western Pacific ALS, L.T. Kurland and K. Radhakrishnan; the epidemiology of stroke-related disability, C.S. Anderson and K. Jamrozik; the neuroepidemiology of HTLV, S.K. Brodine and R. Thomas. Part 2 Social and behavioural components of neuroepidemiology: patient-based assessments of health status and outcome for some neurologic disorders, R. Fitzpatrick et al; the epidemiology of Wernick-Korsakoff syndrome and related neurologic disorders due to alcoholism, H.S. Feigelson and C.A. Molgaard; cerebrovascular disease and smoking, D.M. Parra-Medina et al; Alzheimer's disease and related disorders among black Americans, E.P. Stanford and B. DuBois. Part 3 Population surveillance in neuroepidemiology: prevalence at birth of neural tube defects in California - a population-based study, M.E. Villarino et al; lapse of consciousness - the impact of litigation on surveillance in a defined population, L.S. Gresham and M.M. Ginsberg; neuroepidemiology of intrauterine radiation exposure, L.E. Sever; childhood convulsions associated with cerebral malaria in Ghana - an example of shoe-leather neuroepidemiology, K. Linenger and P. Dagbu; the epidemiology of childhood lead poisoning, O. Schafey. Part 4 Methodological considerations in neuroepidemiology: the utility of stroke data banks in the epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease, J.F. Rothrock and P. Lyden; a case-control study of head injury to elementary school children, M. Brown et al; the epidemiology of Alzhiemer's disease and dementia among Hispanic Americans, R. Hough et al.
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