Neuropathology

The main component of this site, Neuropathology, is an illustrated, interactive course, designed to teach neuropathology to medical students and residents. This course was developed by Dimitri Agamanolis, M. D., staff pathologist at Akron Children's Hospital, and professor of pathology (neuropathology) at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)-formerly NEOUCOM. The material in Neuropathology is organized in 14 chapters and includes sections about stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, brain malformations, and many other topics. Each chapter includes text and small illustrations which, upon clicking, reveal larger, more detailed pictures. Text and illustrations are updated from time to time by Dimitri Agamanolis.

The Tests consist of interactive multiple choice questions based on the material presented in Neuropathology. Some questions contain pictures. Presently, there are tests for chapters 2-Hypoxia and Stroke, 3-Perinatal Disorders, 4-Traumatic Brain Injury, 5-CNS Infections, 6-Demyelinative Diseases, 7-Brain Tumors, 8-Nutritional Disorders, 9-Neurodegenerative Disorders, 10-Metabolic disorders, 11-CNS Malformations, and 12-13-Neuromuscular disorders.

NEOMED-M2 contains the Neuropathology coursework for the NEOMED M2 class, including laboratories.

Videos of 6 lectures (Cerebral Hypoxia and Stroke, Perinatal Disorders, CNS Infections, Demyelinative Diseases, Peripheral Neuropathy, Inherited Metabolic Disorders) and of all quizzes in NEOMED are available on Vimeo.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Support for Neuropathology has been provided by the Andrews-Musser Library Endowment Fund of Akron Children's Hospital, the Pathology Research and Education Fund of Akron Children's Hospital, and by the Master Teachers Guild of NEOMED. Neuropathology grew from a CD-ROM, produced in 1998 with the help of Mike Gemmer. Dr. Maie K. Herrick read the original manuscript and made many valuable suggestions. The site was redesigned in 2005-2006 by Dimitri Agamanolis and Richard Koneval, and in 2012 by Dimitri Agamanolis and Aine McCarthy. The "TESTS" section was redesigned by Dimitri Agamanolis in 2014 using ProProfs software. Stefan Agamanolis helped improve and relocate the site in 2011.

I am grateful to the many colleagues in Akron, Youngstown, Canton, and adjacent communities who have shared their material with me over the years.

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