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Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction

Measurement, Indications, Therapies, and Outcomes

  • Presents the concepts underlying the measurement of parasympathetic and sympathetic activity in the autonomic nervous system and the application of these measurements in the development of therapeutic guidelines for treating dysfunctions in these processes

  • Focuses on the pathophysiology of parasympathetic and sympathetic dysfunction for specific disorders, expected test results, possible therapy options to clinically treat the specific dysfunction, and expected outcomes

  • Includes case studies for select common diseases for which parasympathetic and sympathetic monitoring is recommended and self-assessment questions

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction and History of Autonomic Nervous System Monitoring

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Monitoring

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 3-18
    3. History of Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Monitoring

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 19-26
    4. Drawbacks of Heart Rate Variability Analysis and Application of Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Monitoring

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 27-52
  3. Validation and General Evaluation of the Autonomic Nervous System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53
    2. Validation and General Evaluation of Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Monitoring

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 55-76
    3. Autonomic (Parasympathetic and Sympathetic) Assessment

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 77-84
    4. Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Testing

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 85-98
    5. Interpreting Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Results

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 99-107
    6. Possible Therapy Options

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 109-114
    7. Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy: Risk Factor or Risk Indicator

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 115-123
    8. Normal Data

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 125-130
    9. Medical Specialties’ View of Autonomic System Measurements

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 131-136
  4. Assessment and Management of the Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137
    2. The Progression of Autonomic Dysfunction in Chronic Disease

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 139-149
    3. Autonomic Dysfunction Versus Neuropathy

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 151-156
    4. General Autonomic Disorders

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 157-176
  5. Internal Medicine

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177
    2. Geriatrics

      • Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik
      Pages 179-188

About this book

This book presents the concepts underlying the measurement of parasympathetic and sympathetic (P&S) activity in the autonomic nervous system and the application of these measurements in the development of therapeutic guidelines for treating dysfunctions in these processes. It provides an overview of the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the autonomic nervous system; details general clinical applications of P&S monitoring that are independent of specialty or disease; presents the pathophysiology of P&S dysfunction in specific disorders, expected test results, therapeutic options, and expected outcomes; and includes case studies and longitudinal studies that demonstrate the major concepts for the common diseases for which P&S monitoring is recommended. Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction enables clinicians to improve patient outcomes by identifying and treating clinical problems related to autonomic nervous system disorders.

Keywords

  • autonomic nervous system in chronic and critical care
  • autonomous nervous system
  • parasympathetic and sympathetic activity
  • parasympathetic and sympathetic dysfunction

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is a multiauthored summary of accumulated data on the physiology and clinical implications of changes in autonomic nervous system function. It is intended as a how-to book for practicing clinicians. Practitioners in cardiology, critical care, or resuscitation medicine, or primary care providers with an interest in autonomic nervous system function are an appropriate audience for this work … .” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Autonomic Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, ANSAR Medical Technologies, Inc., Philadelphia, USA

    Joseph Colombo

  • Department of Medicine, Captain James A. Lovell Federal, Health Care Center, Department of Cardiology, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, USA

    Rohit Arora

  • Department of Cardiology, Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

    Nicholas L. DePace

  • Department of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Strelitz Diabetes Research Center, Norfolk, USA

    Aaron I. Vinik

About the authors

Joseph Colombo, PhD

Department of Cardiology

Drexel University College of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, USA

ANSAR Medical Technologies, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

Rohit Arora, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, FSCAI

Department of Medicine

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Department of Cardiology

The Chicago Medical School

North Chicago, IL, USA

 

Nicholas L. DePace, MD, FACC

Department of Cardiology

Hahnemann Hospital

Drexel University College of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP

Department of Medicine

Neuroendocrine Unit

Eastern Virginia Medical School,

Strelitz Diabetes Research Center

Norfolk, VA, USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction

  • Book Subtitle: Measurement, Indications, Therapies, and Outcomes

  • Authors: Joseph Colombo, Rohit Arora, Nicholas L. DePace, Aaron I. Vinik

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07371-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-07370-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-35269-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-07371-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 452

  • Number of Illustrations: 39 b/w illustrations, 192 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-07371-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)