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HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era - Current Clinical Neurology (Hardback)
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HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era - Current Clinical Neurology (Hardback)

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Hardback 350 Pages / Published: 09/03/2009
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It is now more than a quarter century since the appearance of the f irst reported cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although successful tre- ments with highly active antiretroviral therapies have made a major impact on survival, there still remains no vaccine for prevention and the available therapies do not cure the disease. As a result, AIDS has been transformed into a chronic, lifelong disease which requires continuous antiretro viral drug treatment together with ongoing treatment of the associated systemic medical complications. It appears that as survival improves, the prevalence of chronic central nervous system involvement may be increasing. As pointed out by the editors of this volume, this shift in emphasis requires further examination of how AIDS affects the brain in terms of cogniti ve function, neuropsychiatric manifestations, activities of daily living, and quality of life. They also go on to ask the interesting question of how AIDS involvement of the brain interacts with normal aging. In HIV and the Brain, Drs. Paul, Sacktor, Valcour, and Tashima have assembled an impressive international team of experts to summarize the current state of kno- edge concerning brain function in AIDS. Early chapters re view epidemiology, pathophysiology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, and HIV genetics follo wed by a series of chapters concerning the neuropsychological, behavioral, and neuropsyc- atric aspects of the disease.

Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781934115084
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2009


MEDIA REVIEWS

From the reviews:

"This book describes the impact of the AIDS virus on the brain and its relationship to the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the mid-nineties. ... intended for scientists researching AIDS and its impact on the brain, as well as for clinical care providers. ... useful to those in the field of geriatrics involved with patients with AIDS and accompanying neurological deficits. Clinical care providers and clinical researchers will find the book informative ... for treating patients with HIV in the modern era." (Joseph I. Sirven, Doody's Review Service, July, 2009)

"HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era is ... for the broader medical community ... . It provides relevant new information and highlights important factors to consider when one is dealing with individuals who have HIV/AIDS in the post-highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. ... HIV and the Brain discusses guidelines for proper assessment, including the increasing need for a comprehensive neuropsychological battery ... for specific and/or subtle cognitive deficits to manifest rather than global impairment." (Charles Golden and Christine Corsun-Ascher, PsycCRITIQUES, December, 2009)

"The primary audience is intended to be clinicians ... hope that the book will also be useful to basic and clinical researchers. ... significant interest to clinicians ... . provides a wide range of information that is important to clinicians and researchers alike. Written by expert international authors, it represents a major contribution to HIV medicine and should be an essential part of the reference collection of all HIV care providers as well as scientists working on the neurological complications of HIV infection." (Zelalem Temesgen, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 49, November, 2009)

"This book will definitely appeal to its target audience of clinicians and both basic and clinical researchers ... . In summary, this book is excellent-it is well-organized, easy to read, and interesting. ... Clinicians from a wide variety of disciplines and researchers will certainly benefit from and enjoy having this book in their personal library. While neuroradiologists will also enjoy reading this book and will definitely value its content ... ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, November, 2009)

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