Neurodegenerative Diseases

Clinical Aspects, Molecular Genetics and Biomarkers

  • Daniela Galimberti
  • Elio Scarpini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Chiara Fenoglio
    Pages 1-15
  3. Mahdi Ghani, Ekaterina Rogaeva
    Pages 27-47
  4. Onofre Combarros
    Pages 49-64
  5. Maria Serpente, Daniela Galimberti
    Pages 93-109
  6. Janet van Eersel, Fabien Delerue, Lars M. Ittner, Yazi D. Ke
    Pages 111-129
  7. Nicola Ticozzi, Vincenzo Silani
    Pages 179-192
  8. Camilla Ferrari, Benedetta Nacmias, Sandro Sorbi
    Pages 193-214
  9. Bernardo Dell’Osso, Gregorio Spagnolin, Neva E. Suardi, A. Carlo Altamura
    Pages 215-225
  10. Axel Petzold
    Pages 227-245
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book

Introduction

This book gives an overview of the current knowledge on the most common neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and additional neurodegenerative diseases. Different aspects of each disease are reviewed, including clinical issues, treatments, basic discoveries (genetics and molecular biology), and translation of basic research into biomarkers for early diagnosis. In addition, emerging data indicate that neurodegeneration seems to also be present in classically non-degenerative disorders. Therefore, a chapter about overlapping mechanisms between dementias and psychiatric disorders is included, as well as a description of the role of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis.  

Neurodegenerative Diseases is aimed at clinicians, particularly those working in academic hospitals. This multidisciplinary book will also be of interest to basic researchers in medical fields.​

Keywords

Alzheimer's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration dementia neurodegeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniela Galimberti
    • 1
  • Elio Scarpini
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology UnitAlzheimer Center, Neurology Unit, University of Milan, Fondazione Ca’ Granda, IRCCS Ospedale PoliclinicoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Neurology UnitAlzheimer Center, Neurology Unit, University of Milan, Fondazione Ca’ Granda, IRCCS Ospedale PoliclinicoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6380-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6379-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6380-0
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