The pathophysiology of 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics - Structural and molecular changes and clinical implications
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This article represents a symposium of the 2004 ISBRA Congress held in Mannheim. The presentations were: Review of the neuropathological and neurochemical changes seen in alcohol-related 'brain shrinkage' by Clive Harper; In Vivo Detection of Macrostructural and Microstructural Markers of Brain Integrity in Human Alcoholism and a Rodent Model of Alcoholism by Adolf Pfefferbaum, Elfar Adalsteinsson and Edith Sullivan; Gene and Protein Changes in the Brains of Alcoholics with 'Brain Shrinkage' by Joanne Lewohl and Peter Dodd; Cross sectional and longitudinal MR spectroscopy studies of chronic adult alcoholics by Michael Taylor; Brain Atrophy Associated with Impairment on a Simulated Gambling Task in Long-Term Abstinent Alcoholics by George Fein and Bennett Landman.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research