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Sexual and Reproductive Neurorehabilitation, by Mindy L. Aisen (Editor)

Sexual and Reproductive Neurorehabilitation

by Mindy L. Aisen (Editor)

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 244pp. 
ISBN: 0896033767
Publisher: Humana Press 
Pub. Date: June 1997

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Aisen, Mindy, MD(Cornell Medical Center)

The contributors represent the specialties of neurology and urology. Most are from U.S. hospitals and universities, including Burke Rehabilitation Hospital-White Plains, Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and Columbia Univ.

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Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

Description: This multiauthored compendium of articles addresses the diagnosis and management of sexual and reproductive problems in the patient with chronic neurological disability.

Purpose: The book seeks to educate rehabilitation specialists and other caretakers of the chronically neurologically impaired patients as to methods of diagnosis and treatment of sexual and reproductive disorders.

Audience: It is intended for physiatrists, nurses, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychologists who care for patients with chronic neurological disabilities.

Features: The book features a concise but thorough introduction to male sexual anatomy and physiology as well as the influences of pregnancy and menses on neurological illnesses in women. This is followed by excellent discussions of sexual and reproductive issues in a variety of illnesses, including spinal cord injury, stroke, neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis.

Assessment: This is an excellent book that addresses important issues of neurorehabilitation that are often ignored. A sexual history should become a routine part of the evaluation of patients with chronic neurological disease. Much can be done to improve sexual functioning and gratification in this group of patients. Only by eliciting the problems experienced by these patients and their own wishes for change can appropriate and often effective therapy be offered.

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Reviews the current understanding of sexual and reproductive dysfunction in people with chronic neurological disease, considered two distinct but related problems. Deals with specific diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury; and explores such topics as developmental disabilities in children, neuromuscular diseases in adolescence, disease of the peripheral nerve, male and female sexual and reproductive responses, the role of the menstrual cycle in neurologic disease, and the geriatric population. Addressed to physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and social workers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Table of Contents




1 Male Anatomy and Physiology   1

2 Management of Neurologic Diseases in Pregnancy, Delivery, and the Postpartum Period   13

3 Issues of Female Physiology and Reproductive Responses in the Neurorehabilitation Setting   47

4 The Role of the Menstrual Cycle in Chronic Disorders of the Nervous System   65

5 Principles of Sexuality Counseling   73

6 Diseases of Peripheral Nerves   93

7 Extrapyramidal Disorders   113

8 Sexuality and the Adolescent with Developmental Disorders   119

9 Neuromuscular Disease and Sexuality in Adolescents   133

10 Sexual Dysfunction Following Stroke   145

11 Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis   169

12 Sexual Rehabilitation Issues in Spinal Cord Injury   197

13 Traumatic Brain Injury   207

14 The Geriatric Population   219

15 Sexually Transmitted Diseases   233

Index   239

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