Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1

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Overview

David A. Gelber, MD, and Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, have assembled a much-needed collection of authoritative review articles discussing the pathophysiology of chronic neurologic spasticity and detailing its often complex medical and surgical management. Written by leading experts in neurology and rehabilitation, the book covers physical and occupational therapy, splinting and orthotics, electrical stimulation, orthopedic interventions, nerve blocks, the use of botulinum toxin, and novel treatments such as tizanidine, intrathecal medications, and neurosurgical techniques. The contributors also review coordinated approaches to the treatment of spasticity and specific neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.

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Reviewer: Weibin Yang, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This well designed and organized book presents complete, up-to-date, and practical information about spasticity.
Purpose: The purpose is to offer authoritative and cutting-edge information on clinical evaluation and management of spasticity for physicians and physical therapists. These are important objectives and this book meets them.
Audience: The book is written for physicians and physical therapists according to the author. I think it is also helpful for occupational therapists and other practioners in neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).
Features: This book covers basic and clinical features of spasticity, providing a complete review of evaluation and management of spasticity. It is very useful for people who need to manage patients with spasticity.
Assessment: This is a well organized, well written, and useful book that offers practical information regarding spasticity. It is worth reading.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896036369
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Series: Current Clinical Neurology Series
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 385
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Pt. I Basic Concepts of Spasticity
1 Physiology and Pharmacology of Spasticity 3
2 Clinical Features of Spasticity and Principles of Treatment 13
3 Measurement of Spasticity 27
Pt. II Treatment Modalities
4 Physical and Occupational Approaches 47
5 Orthotic Management 67
6 Electrical Stimulation 93
7 Baclofen 103
8 Tizanidine 125
9 Benzodiazepines 137
10 Dantrolene 147
11 Alternative Pharmacologic Therapies 151
12 Nerve Blocks 159
13 Botulinum Toxins 173
14 Intrathecal Medications 187
15 Orthopedic Interventions for the Management of Limb Deformities in Upper Motoneuron Syndromes 197
16 Neurosurgical Management 257
Pt. III A Coordinated Approach to the Treatment of Spasticity in Neurologic Diseases
17 Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy 269
18 The Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis 287
19 The Development and Management of Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury 305
20 Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinician's Approach 353
Index 369
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