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Main Title Brain Degeneration and Dementia in Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource] /
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Author Title of a Work
Musisi, Seggane.
Jacobson, Stanley.
Publisher Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9781493924561
Subjects Medicine ; Neurosciences ; Public health ; Neurology
Internet Access
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Collation XXI, 306 p. 70 illus., 46 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Forward -- Preface -- The Penn ADCC: Integrating Neurodegenerative Disease Research Across Disciplines, Conditions, and Population Groups -- Anatomy of Normal and Degenerative Changes in the Brain -- A 24-Hour Walk Through Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda: What Kind of In-patients Do You See? -- HIV-Associated Cognitive Impairment in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Vitamin Deficiencies and Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Environmental Toxins as Causes of Brain Degeneration in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Childhood Threats to Adult Cognition in Sub-saharan Africa: Malaria, Anemia, Stunting, Enteric Enteropathy, and the Microbiome of Malnutrition -- Strokes as Seein in Mulago Hospital, Uganda -- Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda -- Psychiatric Aspects of HIV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Children with Neurodegenerative Development Disorders in Uganda -- Cognitive Outcome of Malaria and HIV Infection in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Acquired Brain Injury in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Review of Reasons for Patients to Receive A CT of the Head and Neck Region in Uganda in 2011-2012 -- CT Findings in the Brain of Adult Patients with HIV/AIDS -- Neuropsychological Cases in a Low-Income National Referral Hospital -- A Case of Alzheimer's Dementia in Uganda -- A Case Report of Mania and Glioma -- Secondary Mania of HIV/AIDS -- Case Presentation of Epilepsy Secondary to Cerebral Malaria -- Caring for the Elderly with Dementia in Africa. . Stemming from a 2012 conference entitled Brain Degenerations and Emerging Mental Health Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa, this book is aimed at both the general practitioner interested in CNS disorders, and the specialist who would like to know more about CNS pathology in Africa. By employing a broad defi nition of what brain degeneration means, the authors are able to touch upon everything from dementias and CNS malignancy to traumatic brain injury and CNS infective processes. This book draws from and builds upon the original conference presentations, and incorporates the most up-to-date science behind brain degeneration as well as actual case reports. Each of the book's six sections off er the reader a deeper understanding of brain degeneration as it exists in Sub-Saharan Africa.