Neuropsychology of HIV Infection

Neuropsychology of HIV Infection

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Leading authorities on the neurocognitive disorders associated with HIV infection here provide an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on the subject. The contributors present expert analyses of the aetiology, pathogenesis, natural history, and clinical features of neurocognitive disturbance in HIV infection. Neuropsychological data is related to findings from studies of brain imaging, neuropathology, and the effects of antiretroviral treatments. All professionals working with HIV infected patients will find this an invaluable guide to the subtle brain disorders which often occur as a result of AIDS and HIV infection as well as the more obvious severe dementia.
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  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 748.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195072251
  • 9780195072259

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I: Medical, Immunologica, and Neurological Aspects of HIV; 1. Virology, Immunology and Clinical Course of HIV Infection; 2. Immunopathogenesis of HIV Infections: CN S Immune Interactions; 3. Neurological and Neuropathologic Manifestations of HIV Infection; 4. Structural Brain Imaging of HIV Infection; Part II: Neuropsychological Aspects of HIV: Issues, Approaches, and Findings; 5. The Dementias and AIDS; 6. Methodological and Conceptual Issues in the Study of Cognitive Change in HIV-Infected Persons; 7. The Use of a Computerized Battery to Assess Cognition in HIV-Positive Individuals; 8. Development of a Screening Battery for HIV-Related Cognitive Impairment: The MACS Experience; 9. The Utility of Clinical Ratings for Detecting Cognitive Change in HIV Infection; 10. Everyday Functioning and its Relationship to Cognitive Impairment in HIV Disease; 11. Neuropsychological Assessment of Seropositive Intravenous Drug Users; 12. HIV, Cognition, and the Basal Ganglia; 13. Neuroimaging in HIV Infection: Neuropsychological and Pathological Correlation; 14. Neuropsychological Responses to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infection; 15. The Use of Methylphenidate in HIV Patients: A Clinical Perspective; 16. Developmental Deficits and Behavioral Change in Pediatric AIDS; 17. Motor and Cognitive Functioning in Nonhuman Primates Infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
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