Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer s Disease

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Maria Teresa Ferretti,Annemarie Schumacher Dimech,Antonella Chadha Santuccione
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780128193440
ISBN 13: 0128193441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer s Disease Book Review:

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease: The Women's Brain Project offers, for the first time, a critical overview of the evidence documenting sex and gender differences in AD neurobiology, biomarkers, clinical presentation, treatment, clinical trials and their outcomes and impact on caregivers. This knowledge is crucial for clinical development, digital health solutions, and as social and psychological support to AD families. Presents comprehensive and critical reviews of sex differences in Alzheimer's disease Combines the knowledge and points-of-view of neuroscientists, medical doctors, psychologists and AI experts for a 360 degree view on the topic and its possible implications Edited by the Women's Brain Project, the leading NGO in the field of sex differences in neuroscience

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780309132978
ISBN 13: 0309132975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health Book Review:

It's obvious why only men develop prostate cancer and why only women get ovarian cancer. But it is not obvious why women are more likely to recover language ability after a stroke than men or why women are more apt to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Sex differences in health throughout the lifespan have been documented. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health begins to snap the pieces of the puzzle into place so that this knowledge can be used to improve health for both sexes. From behavior and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male or female in society). Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health discusses basic biochemical differences in the cells of males and females and health variability between the sexes from conception throughout life. The book identifies key research needs and opportunities and addresses barriers to research. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health will be important to health policy makers, basic, applied, and clinical researchers, educators, providers, and journalists-while being very accessible to interested lay readers.

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases
Author: Gorazd Drevensek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230144
ISBN 13: 9781789230147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases Book Review:

The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 0444641246
ISBN 13: 9780444641243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry Book Review:

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry, Volume 175, addresses this important issue by viewing major neurological and psychiatric conditions through the lens of sexual dimorphism, providing an entirely novel approach to understanding vulnerability factors, as well as potential new treatment strategies in several common neuropsychiatric disorders. The handbook comprises four major sections: (1) Introduction to sex differences in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, (2) Description of the impact of genetic, epigenetic, sex hormonal and other environmental effects on cerebral sex dimorphism, (3) Review of sex differences in neurologic disorders, and (4) Review of sex differences in psychiatric disorders. Explores sex differences in human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology Offers a pathway toward a gender-specific treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders Provides an overview of the genetics of sex hormones, human brain structure, and function, as well as the epigenetics, environment and social context

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System
Author: Rebecca M. Shansky
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 0128021985
ISBN 13: 9780128021989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System Book Review:

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System offers a comprehensive examination of the current state of sex differences research, from both the basic science and clinical research perspectives. Given the current NIH directive that funded preclinical research must consider both females and males, this topic is of interest to an increasing percentage of the neuroscience research population. The volume serves as an invaluable resource, offering coverage of a wide range of topics: sex differences in cognition, learning, and memory, sex hormone signaling mechanisms, neuroimmune interactions, epigenetics, social behavior, neurologic disease, psychological disorders, and stress. Discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations are included. Details how sex hormones have widespread effects on the nervous system and influence the way males and females function Assists readers in determining how sex impacts their research and practice, and assists in determining how to adjust research programs to incorporate sex influences Includes discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations, and at various developmental stages Features revised and updated chapters by leaders in the field around the globe—the broadest, most expert coverage available

Sex Differences in Physiology

Sex Differences in Physiology
Author: Gretchen Neigh,Megan Mitzelfelt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128026081
ISBN 13: 9780128026083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Physiology Book Review:

Sex Differences in Physiology is an all-encompassing reference that details basic science research into sex differences in all physiological fields. It includes scientific discoveries concerning sex differences in cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal physiology. In addition, coverage of the development, endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunity, and metabolism is included, making this important reference a resource that will meet the needs of investigators interested in incorporating sex differences into their research programs, while also providing clinicians with the basis for providing the best sex-based medical treatment options available. Provides a sweeping, organ-by-organ review of currently observed sex differences in animal models and human disease Explains how sex differences influence physiology and disease Provides the critical knowledge on sex differences for better understanding of prevention and treatment of diseases

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women
Author: Mary Angela O’Neal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN 10: 3030042456
ISBN 13: 9783030042455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women Book Review:

This comprehensive resource covers a range of women’s health issues and their intersection with neurologic and psychiatric disease. Chapters feature high quality, integrated information based on leading-edge research on gender-specific care and are grouped by reproductive years, pregnancy and health, and aging. Emerging science regarding sex differences in neurological and psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety, reproductive health, conversion disorders, depression and ethical issues in pregnancy, stroke risk factors, and successful aging strategies are covered along with clinical application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. In addition, in those medical problems that afflict both men and women, authors will point out the different risks, prevalence, presentations, and responses to treatments or outcomes in women. Written by renowned experts in the field, this textbook will thoroughly address the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and obstetrics and expanding their understanding of concerns unique to female patients.

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women
Author: Fanny M. Cheung,Diane F. Halpern
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781108473033
ISBN 13: 1108473032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women Book Review:

There is a growing knowledge base in understanding the differences and similarities between women and men, as well as the diversities among women and sexualities. Although genetic and biological characteristics define human beings conventionally as women and men, their experiences are contextualized in multiple dimensions in terms of gender, sexuality, class, age, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Beyond the biological and genetic basis of gender differences, gender intersects with culture and other social locations which affect the socialization and development of women across their life span. This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource to understand the intersectionality of gender differences, to dispel myths, and to examine gender-relevant as well as culturally relevant implications and appropriate interventions. Featuring a truly international mix of contributors, and incorporating cross-cultural research and comparative perspectives, this handbook will inform mainstream psychology of the international literature on the psychology of women and gender.

Epidemiology and the People s Health

Epidemiology and the People s Health
Author: Nancy Krieger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 0199750351
ISBN 13: 9780199750351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemiology and the People s Health Book Review:

This concise, conceptually rich, and accessible book is a rallying cry for a return to the study and discussion of epidemiologic theory: what it is, why it matters, how it has changed over time, and its implications for improving population health and promoting health equity. By tracing its history and contours from ancient societies on through the development of--and debates within--contemporary epidemiology worldwide, Dr. Krieger shows how epidemiologic theory has long shaped epidemiologic practice, knowledge, and the politics of public health.

A Demographic Perspective on Gender Family and Health in Europe

A Demographic Perspective on Gender  Family and Health in Europe
Author: Gabriele Doblhammer,Jordi Gumà
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN 10: 3319723561
ISBN 13: 9783319723563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Demographic Perspective on Gender Family and Health in Europe Book Review:

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with the health of the partner being a crucial factor of an individual’s own health. Gender-specific health outcomes and pathways are central in the designs of the studies and the discussion of the results. The book compares twelve European countries reflecting different welfare state regimes and offers country-specific studies conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy - all populations which have received less attention in the past - and Sweden. As a result, readers discover the role of different concepts of family and health as well as comparisons within European countries and ethnic groups. It will be an insightful resource for students, academics, policy makers, and researchers that will help define future research in terms of gender and public health.

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine
Author: Sabine Oertelt-Prigione,Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780857298324
ISBN 13: 0857298321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine Book Review:

This book is a concise, easy to read professional text with a focus on practical aspects. All chapters include tables on sex/gender differences in symptoms and management and a series of suggestions to the novice in the field. Chapters are specialty-specific. The focus is not on women’s health, but the presentation of differences in clinical symptoms, management and outcomes in women and men. Gender Medicine strives to employ the knowledge about these differences to improve diagnosis, better understand pathogenesis and advance patient-oriented therapy.

Presenilins and Alzheimer s Disease

Presenilins and Alzheimer   s Disease
Author: Steven G. Younkin,Rudolph E. Tanzi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642721036
ISBN 13: 9783642721038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presenilins and Alzheimer s Disease Book Review:

The role of the familial Alzheimer's Disease genes called "presenilins" in causing neuronal cell death and Alzheimer-related pathology.

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology
Author: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 3642307264
ISBN 13: 9783642307263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology Book Review:

This is the very first book to deal with sex and gender differences in drug therapy - an increasingly recognized medical need. It starts with an overview on S/G in clinical syndromes and a documentation of the medical and socioeconomic damage caused by gender specific adverse drug effects. Part I covers S/G differences in pharmacokinetics. Researchers will be satisfied by the detailed discussion of the mechanisms of S/G differences in drug effects that represents cutting edge science and includes interaction of drugs with sex hormones, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms. It also covers S/G in drug development, in animal models and clinical development and S/G in drug prescriptions. Part II targets S/G differences in drug effects in cardiovascular, pulmonary, CNS, neuromuscular, neuropsychiatric and metabolic diseases, in cancer, inflammation, and rheumatic diseases, in bacterial and retroviral infections, thrombosis, embolism. New drugs will be discussed.

Health United States 2016 with Chartbook on Long Term Trends in Health

Health  United States  2016  with Chartbook on Long Term Trends in Health
Author: National Center for Health Statistics
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780160939778
ISBN 13: 0160939771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health United States 2016 with Chartbook on Long Term Trends in Health Book Review:

This annual overview report of national trends in health statistics contains a Chartbook that assesses the nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health-care expenditures. Chapters devoted to population characteristics, prevention, health risk factors, health care resources, personal health care expenditures, health insurance, and trend tables may provide the health/medical statistician, data analyst, biostatistician with additional information to complete experimental studies or provide necessary research for pharmaceutical companies to gain data for modeling and sampling. Undergraduate students engaged in applied mathematics or statistical compilations to graduate students completing biostatistics degree programs to include statistical inference principles, probability, sampling methods and data analysis as well as specialized medical statistics courses relating to epidemiology and other health topics may be interested in this volume. Related products: Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Services & Supports available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/your-guide-choosing-nursing-home-or-other-long-term-services-supports Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014 available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/health-insurance-coverage-united-states-2014 "Some System of the Nature Here Proposed": Joseph Lovell's Remarks on the Sick Report, Northern Department, U.S. Army, 1817, and the Rise of the Modern US Army Medical Department can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/some-system-nature-here-proposed-joseph-lovells-remarks-sick-report-northern-department-us Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2014: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (ePub) -Free digital eBook download available at the US Government Online Bookstore here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/guide-clinical-preventive-services-2014-recommendations-us-preventive-services-task-force --Also available for FREE digital eBook download from Apple iBookstore, BarnesandNoble.com (Nook Bookstore), Google Play eBookstore, and Overdrive -Please use ISBN: 9780160926426 to search these commercial platforms.

Psychology of Gender Differences

Psychology of Gender Differences
Author: Sarah McGeown
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781628087710
ISBN 13: 1628087714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Gender Differences Book Review:

Gender differences are of interest in a wide range of disciplines. This diversity is reflected within this book, which provides a contemporary account of sex differences in areas such as social skills, play behaviour, creativity, motivation, temperament, classroom behaviour, self-esteem, trust, physical and mental health, visuo-spatial skills, spatial learning and imagery. The scientific research includes studies with infants, children, adolescents and adults, with contributions from researchers worldwide. Collectively, the chapters provide an up-to-date account and new insight into differences between males and females throughout development.

Sex Hormones and Gender Differences in Immune Responses

Sex Hormones and Gender Differences in Immune Responses
Author: Elena Ortona,Marina Pierdominici,Virginia Rider
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 2889459365
ISBN 13: 9782889459360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Hormones and Gender Differences in Immune Responses Book Review:

Increasingly clear evidence points to the need to consider gender differences in human health. In this collection of papers, recent research that supports gender differences in the immune system are discussed. We have loosely divided the eBook into two sections. The first section focuses on the role of steroid hormone interactions within the immune system, and their impact on autoimmune diseases, infection and allergy. This section contains comprehensive reviews and an opinion article about this topic. In the following section, original research articles revolve around the effects of the sex hormones on immune response. Two original manuscripts deal with the role of estrogen receptors in autoimmune diseases. Other two research articles discuss the role of the immune system during pregnancy. Finally, differences between males and females in infections are the topic of further two research articles. We are confident this collection of papers will be important for exploring and developing a greater understanding of gender differences in human health and disease.

Update on Dementia

Update on Dementia
Author: Davide Moretti
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN 10: 9535126547
ISBN 13: 9789535126546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update on Dementia Book Review:

The dementia challenge is the largest health effort of the times we live in. The whole society has to move to a realization of the significance of prioritization to make an attempt in the direction of mental health promotion and dementia risk reduction. New priorities for research are needed to go far beyond the usual goal of constructing a disease course-modifying medication. Moreover, a full empowerment and engagement of men and women living with dementia and their caregivers, overcoming stigma and discrimination should be promoted. The common efforts and the final aim will have to be the progress of a ''dementia-constructive'' world, where people with dementia can take advantage of equal opportunities.

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
Author: Diane F. Halpern
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1136722831
ISBN 13: 9781136722837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities Book Review:

This book critically examines research on the controversial topic of sex differences in cognitive abilities, with the aim of understanding where sex differences are found and where they are not. It can be used as a textbook, and also informs parents, teachers, and policymakers about the ways in the sexes are different and similar.

Gendering Drugs

Gendering Drugs
Author: Ericka Johnson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN 10: 3319514873
ISBN 13: 9783319514871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gendering Drugs Book Review:

This book, by bringing together critical pharmaceutical studies and feminist technoscience studies, explores the way drugs produce sexed and/or gendered identities for those who take – or resist – them, and how feminist technoscience studies can contribute a theoretical lens with which to observe sex and gender in the pharmaceuticalization processes. Topics explored in this diverse collection include the use of hormones to delay puberty onset for trans children; HPV vaccination against cervical cancer in Sweden, the UK, Austria and Colombia; Alzheimer’s discourses; and the medication of prostate issues. Ericka Johnson has brought together an innovative and timely collection that demonstrates gender as relevant in studies of pharmaceuticals, and provides multiple examples of methodological and theoretical tools to consider gender while studying drugs.

Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

Encyclopedia of Geropsychology
Author: Nancy A. Pachana
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1500
Release: 2016-10-10
ISBN 10: 9789812870810
ISBN 13: 9812870814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geropsychology Book Review:

This encyclopedia brings together key established and emerging research findings in geropsychology. It is a comprehensive coverage of the entire breadth of the field, giving readers access to all major subareas and illustrating their interconnections with other disciplines. Entries delve deep into key areas of geropsychology such as perception, cognition, clinical, organizational, health, social, experimental and neuropsychology. In addition to that, the encyclopedia covers related disciplines such as neuroscience, social science, population health, public policy issues pertaining to retirement, epidemiology and demography and medicine. Paying careful attention to research internationally, it cites English and non-English empirical literature from around the globe. This encyclopedia is relevant to a wide audience that include researchers, clinicians, students, policy makers and nongovernmental agencies.