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Title Autonomic disorders in clinical practice / Giuseppe Micieli, Max Hilz, Pietro Cortelli, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2023


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 432 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction and Central Autonomic Network -- Orthostatic hypotension -- Autonomic dysfunction in hypertension -- Migraine -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases -- Gastro-intestinal autonomic disorders -- Autonomic changes in sleep disorders -- Temporal lobe epilepsy -- Neurologic bladder -- Erectile dysfunction -- Neuropathic pain -- Pupillary and lacrimation changes -- Sweating Disorders -- Iatrogenic and non-iatrogenic neurotoxicology
Summary This book is focused on a clinical-based diagnostic approach of autonomic dysfunctions, highlighting main diagnostic tools and pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies available nowadays. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a subcomponent of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and dysfunction of one or more subdivisions of the ANS, when accompanying other diseases, is linked to a worse prognosis of the latter. In some circumstances or when severe, dysfunction of ANS itself results in symptoms and disability. A myriad of factors can cause autonomic dysfunction and more than one can concur even in the same patient; due to the expansive nature of the ANS, patients can be affected by a wide range of conditions. Each chapter is characterized by a similar structure and is devoted to a different dysfunction. For each pathology, the book offers the essential information on mechanisms of action, treatments and outcomes. Written by experts in the research of these disorders, the volume addresses primarily Neurologists, but will be a useful tool also for Gastroenterologists, Ophthalmologists, Urologists, Cardiologists and Internal medicine specialists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 15, 2023)
Subject Autonomic nervous system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Autonomic nervous system -- Diseases -- Treatment
Form Electronic book
Author Micieli, Giuseppe, editor.
Hilz, Max J., editor.
Cortelli, Pietro, editor.
ISBN 9783031430367