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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781617371097
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Current Clinical Neurology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Concepts of Spasticity

Physiology and Pharmacology of Spasticity
Robert R. Young

Clinical Features of Spasticity and Principles of Treatment
Alex W. Dromerick

Measurement of Spasticity
David C. Good

Part II. Treatment Modalities

Physical and Occupational Approaches
Susan H. Pierson

Orthotic Management
G├ęza F. Kogler

Electrical Stimulation
Peter W. Rossi

Baclofen
Eric P. Bastings and Amelito Malapira

Tizanidine
David A. Gelber

Benzodiazepines
Herbert I. Karpatkin and Mindy Lipson Aisen

Dantrolene
Walter S. Davis

Alternative Pharmacologic Therapies
Joni Clark

Nerve Blocks
David S. Rosenblum

Botulinum Toxins
Lauren C. Seeberger and Christopher F. O'Brien

Intrathecal Medications
Randall T. Schapiro

Orthopedic Interventions for the Management of Limb Deformities in Upper Motoneuron Syndromes
Mary Ann E. Keenan and Patrick J. McDaid

Neurosurgical Management
Jose A. Espinosa

Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Carol Green, Daniel R. Cooperman, Susan E. Gara, and Carrie Proch

Part III. A Coordinated Approach to the Treatment of Spasticity in Neurologic Diseases

The Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Douglas R. Jeffery

The Development and Management of Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Patricia B. Jozefczyk

Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinician's Approach
Kurt Fiedler and Douglas R. Jeffery

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