Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology

Editors: Deisenhammer, F., Sellebjerg, F., Teunissen, C.E., Tumani, H. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art contents
  • Comprehensive work on CSF testing methods and diagnostic parameters
  • With numerous illustrations
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About this book

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an invaluable diagnostic tool in clinical neurology, not only in the evaluation of inflammatory, degenerative, and malignant diseases of the nervous system, but also in the diagnosis of all forms of cerebral and subarachnoidal bleedings. The CSF can be easily obtained by lumbar puncture and a set of basic analyses can be conducted using relatively simple laboratory methods. By combining different CSF parameters, a wide range of diagnostic entities can be identified. However, properly interpreting the test results requires a high level of expertise and cannot be achieved by just reporting on individual analytic values. This book covers essential aspects of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and its use in the diagnosis of common neurological diseases. The first part addresses preclinical aspects such as the history of CSF, as well as the anatomical, physiological, and biological background of this valuable fluid. In addition, CSF collection, its preanalytical and methodological implications, and the increasing number of disease-specific markers in CSF are discussed in detail. Lastly, CSF analyses are put into context with clinical syndromes, demonstrating their diagnostic value in neurological clinical practice. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology helps readers understand the preanalytical and analytical aspects of CSF diagnostics and offers a valuable reference guide for interpreting CSF results during the clinical work-up for neurological patients.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The History of Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Deisenhammer, Florian

    Pages 3-16

  • Anatomy of CSF-Related Spaces and Barriers Between Blood, CSF, and Brain

    Tumani, Hayrettin

    Pages 17-24

  • Physiology and Constituents of CSF

    Tumani, Hayrettin

    Pages 25-34

  • Techniques, Contraindications, and Complications of CSF Collection Procedures

    Niemantsverdriet, Ellis (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Importance of Pre-analytical Stability for CSF Biomarker Testing

    Willemse, Eline A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01225-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01224-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34368-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology
Editors
  • Florian Deisenhammer
  • Finn Sellebjerg
  • Charlotte E Teunissen
  • Hayrettin Tumani
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01225-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01225-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01224-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34368-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 441
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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