Progress in Neurotherapeutics and Neuropsychopharmacology: Volume 3, 2008

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Overview

Published annually, volumes in this series provide readers with updates of recent clinical trial results, impacts of trials on guidelines and evidence-based practice, advances in trial methodologies, and the evolution of biomarkers in trials. The series focuses on trials in neurotherapeutics, including disease-modifying and symptomatic agents for neurological diseases, psychopharmacological management of neurologic and psychiatric illnesses, and non-drug treatments. Each paper is authored by a leader in the area of neurotherapeutics and clinical trials, and the series is guided by an editor-in-chief and editorial board with broad experience in drug development and neuropsychopharmacology.

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Reviewer: Raj Tummala, MD (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals)
Description: This is an annual update of recent clinical trials and advances in the management of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of the latest advances in clinical trials of neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
Audience: This is primarily targeted at neurologists, psychiatrists, drug developers, translational scientists, and anyone involved in research in the neurosciences.
Features: This volume focuses on both psychopharmacological management of neuropsychiatric disorders and nondrug treatments. All of the articles are authored by experts in the respective areas and are chosen by the editorial board. This edition captures advances in migraine, Parkinson disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, depression, and schizophrenia. It also covers the influence of these clinical trial results on practice guidelines and advances in trial methodologies. The topics are presented in a general consistent format that describes the trial methodology, outcome measures, and efficacy and safety results. Interesting in each chapter is the translation of the results to clinical practice and their impact on evidence-based medicine. The authors also discuss the unique aspects of the trial and the trial methodologies and their regulatory implications. Information is augmented with tables, graphs, and charts. Each chapter has an extensive reference section.
Assessment: The third edition captures the important progress and advances over the last year in neurological and psychiatric disorders. This is a nice series for any neuroscience researcher interested in clinical trial updates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521862554
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2008
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Cummings is Director of the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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Table of Contents

Contributors; 1. Progress in neurotherapeutics and neuropsychopharmacology Jeffrey L. Cummings; 2. Trifusal versus aspirin for the prevention of stroke Antonio Culebras, Javier Borja and Julián García-Rafanell; 3. The Argatroban and tPA stroke study Andrew D. Barreto and James C. Grotta; 4. Use of Selegiline as monotherapy and in combination with Levodopa in the management of Parkinson's disease: perspectives from the MONOCOMB study Sven E. Pålhagen and Esa Heinonen; 5. Ropinirole 24-h prolonged release in advanced Parkinson's disease: review of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (EASE PD - adjunct study) Kelly E. Lyons and Rajesh Pahwa; 6. Insulin resistance and Alzheimer's disease: pathophysiology and treatment G. Stennis Watson and Suzanne Craft; 7. Targeting Amyloid with Tramiprosate in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease P. S. Aisen, R. Briand, D. Saumier, J. Laurin, A. Duong and D. Garceau; 8. Intranasal Zolmitriptan is effective and well-tolerated in acute cluster headache: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind crossover study E. Cittadini and P. J. Goadsby; 9. Optimal dosing of immunomodulating drugs: a dose-comparison study of GA in RRMS Daniel Wynn, Catherine Meyer, Neil Allen and Dennis O'Brien; 10. Tetrathiomolybdate versus Trientine in the initial treatment of neurologic Wilson's disease George J. Brewer, Fred Askari, Matthew T. Lorincz, Martha Carlson, Michael Schilsky, Karen J. Kluin, Peter Hedera, Paolo Moretti, John K. Fink, Roberta Tankanow, Robert B. Dick and Julia Sitterly; 11. Randomized clinical trials of Pregabalin for neuropathic pain: methods, results, and implications Robert H. Dworkin, Rajbala Thakur, Teresa Griesing, Uma Sharma and James P. Young; 12. Effect of Methylphenidate in patients with acute traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial Hossein A. Khalili and Kamyar Keramatian; 13. Improvement in speeded cognitive processing after anti-epileptic drug withdrawal - a controlled study in mono-therapy patients Erik Hessen, Morten I. Lossius, Ivar Reinvang and Leif Gjerstad; 14. A randomized-controlled trial of bilateral rTMS for treatment-resistant depression Paul B. Fitzgerald; 15. Serotonin related genes affect antidepressant treatment in obsessive-compulsive disorder F. Van Nieuwerburgh, D. Deforce and D. A. J. P. Denys; 16. Night eating syndrome and results from the first placebo-controlled trial of treatment, with the SSRI medication, Sertraline: implications for clinical practice John P. O'Reardon Karen E. Groff, Albert J. Stunkard and Kelly C. Allison; 17. Modafinil: a candidate for pharmacotherapy of negative symptoms in schizophrenia John H. Peloian and Joseph M. Pierre; 18. New approaches to treatment of schizophrenia by enhancing N-methyl-D-aspartate neurotransmission Guochuan Emil Tsai; Subject index; Author index.

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