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By Conor Mallucci, Spyros Sgouros

Addressing the distance within the literature among pediatric drugs and geriatric drugs, Cerebrospinal Fluid problems examines the issues of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways from start to outdated age, exploring and handling the consequent results of such problems on either the mind and backbone in the course of the alterations in improvement. This ebook is written via greater than 50 worldwide specialists in neurology and similar disciplines, and provides the simplest diagnostic and administration instructions for treating sufferers with CSF issues. Highlights of Cerebrospinal Fluid problems contain: ?COMPREHENSIVE content material— that info CSF problems and their results at the mind and backbone in any respect developmental levels ?KEY UPDATES—up-to-date details and up to date advancements you could make the most of on your perform ?CLEAR association— every one part is split into historical past details, sickness dialogue, surgical points, controversies and social matters, which supplies you easy access to an important info had to effectively diagnose and deal with sufferers with CSF problems ?MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONTENT—written through clinicians representing a number of specialties, this ebook turns out to be useful for not just neurologists, but in addition similar specialties interested by treating CSF issues, together with neurosurgery, pediatrics, common drugs and basic perform, ophthalmology, radiology, and emergency medication ?EXPERT sufferer conversation TIPS—learn the way to top bring details for your sufferers and their caregivers on hugely delicate matters, comparable to substitute remedies, quality-of-life matters, medico-legal elements, and extra assets ?OVER four hundred ILLUSTRATIONS— train you the way to use key advancements on your medical institution.

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This book, published in 1768, provides an extensive discussion of hydrocephalus along with a number of remarkable clinical observations including descriptions of its various clinical stages. Unfortunately, the work is rich in clinical observations, but Whytt offered little in the way of clinical treatment and actually was merely adopting the views of Jean Astruc (1684– 1766) (38)—that is, the views of the “ancients”—which have been discussed above. It is Whytt’s clinical findings regarding patients with hydrocephalus that we find of greater interest.

12. Gomez DG, Potts G. The surface characteristics of arachnoid granulations. A scanning electron microscopical study. Arch Neurol 1974; 31:88–93. 13. Shuangshoti S, Netsky MG. Histogenesis of choroid plexus in man. Am J Anat 1966; 118:283–316. 14. Chodobski A, Wojcik BE, Loh YP, et al. Vasopressin gene expression in rat choroids plexus. Adv Exp Med Biol 1998; 449:59–65. 15. Osaka K, Handa H, Matsumoto S, et al. Development of the cerebrospinal fluid pathway in the normal and abnormal human embryos.

In completing the summary of the 18th-century medicine and its treatment of hydrocephalus, it is useful to look at the writings of John Fothergill (1712–1780), a prominent London physician and a medical figure well known to both Americans and English. Fothergill was raised as a Quaker and early on became a supporter and advocate of the American colonies. He initially started in medicine as an apprentice to a local apothecary. But with his skills in medicine evident early, he became a medical student at the University of Edinburgh.

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