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Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies

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This new edition of Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies is written for the clinician who sees patients with muscle disease, or the patient with complaints of pain or weakness of muscle. Like the original, this new edition is divided in to 3 primary sections: Approach to the Patient with Muscle Disease, Specific Myopathies, and General Strategies of Clinical Management, each section providing practical guidance to eliciting key histories and demonstrate findings upon examination. This new edition also provides ...

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Overview

This new edition of Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies is written for the clinician who sees patients with muscle disease, or the patient with complaints of pain or weakness of muscle. Like the original, this new edition is divided in to 3 primary sections: Approach to the Patient with Muscle Disease, Specific Myopathies, and General Strategies of Clinical Management, each section providing practical guidance to eliciting key histories and demonstrate findings upon examination. This new edition also provides guidance on the next steps in diagnoses as well as the latest information on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, in an integrated manner, so as to give trainees, practicing clinicians and others who see neuromuscular disease perspective on how to evaluate and care for patients. New and revised tables, figures, and references are selected and organized to present information of clinical importance to provide the most up-to-date resource on the myopathies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199873937
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/23/2014
  • Series: Contemporary Neurology Series , #87
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 797,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Emma Ciafaloni, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Department of Neurology
Rochester, New York

Patrick F. Chinnery, FRCP, FMedSci
Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Robert C. Griggs, MD
Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Department of Neurology
Rochester, New York

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Table of Contents

1. Structure and Function of Normal Muscle
2. Evaluation of the Patient with Myopathy
3. Genetic Evaluation of the Patient and Family
4. The Muscular Dystrophies
5. Myofibrillar Myopathies
6. Congenital Myopathies
7. Metabolic Myopathies
8. Mitochondrial Myopathies
9. Muscle Channelopathies
10. Inflammatory Myopathies
11. Myopathies of Systemic Disease
12. Muscle Pain and Fatigue
13. Prevention and Management of Systemic Complications of Myopathies

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