Handbook of Botulinum Toxin Treatment / Edition 2

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Botulinum toxin A is a remarkably versatile treatment with a steadily expanding list of indications, which include strabismus, hemifacial spasm, focal dystonias such as spasmodic torticollis, dysphonia and writer’s cramp, as well as adult and childhood spasticity. Recent innovations include its use in some types of pain, in autonomic and gastrointestinal disorders, and in cosmetic medicine, such as hyperhidrosis, hypersalivation, rectal fissure, achalasia and facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is arguably the safest and most effective treatment in movement disorders since the introduction of levodopa, and is an increasingly important option in many other fields.

The long-awaited second edition of the Handbook of Botulinum Toxin Treatment brings the reader up to date with the many advances in background knowledge and in clinical practice in both the established and the newer indications, including the use of a second serotype botulinum toxin B.

The book is an introduction and practical guide for doctors and paramedical staff who use botulinum toxin or who may want to refer patients or care for patients being treated elsewhere. Initial chapters provide historical and general information. The rest of the book concentrates on the different conditions treated with botulinum toxin. Chapters follow a standard format with a pragmatic approach based on the wide experience of the authors.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a well-written and well-illustrated book that elegantly details the utility of botulinum toxin in treating a variety of neurological conditions.
Purpose: The authors have created a superb, well-edited book that details the practical aspects of selecting patients for botox injections as well as technique and possible adverse effects.
Audience: Any physician who plans to use botox in his or her practice — whether for spasticity, dystonia, pain, or cosmetic purposes will want to read and own this book.
Features: This book is well written and well edited. It consists of 18 contributions from authorities in the field. The first five contributions delineate the discovery of botox and its mechanism of action. The next nine chapters describe in detail the use of botox in a variety of movement disorders including blepharospasm, tics, dystonia, spasticity, and tremor. Two chapters deal with treatment of autonomic disorders with botox and the book concludes with three chapters on use of botox for pain, strabismus, and cosmetic purposes.
Assessment: This is a superb book that combines theory with practical application. It is easy to read and filled with useful drawings. Any physician who wishes to use botox in his or her practice will want to have this book.
From the Publisher
"...a comprehensive and succinct overview..."
Hospital Update

"...an essential companion..."

"...a valuable tool...recommended..."

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059577
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: General.

Chp 1. History and current applications of botulinum toxin *Moore & Naumann.

Chp 2. The molecular basis of the activity of botulinum toxin.

*Montecucco & Rosetto.

Chp 3. General and clinical aspects of treatment with botulinum toxin.

*Moore & Naumann.

Chp 4. EMG and Imaging.

*Poewe and Wissel.

PART TWO: Disorders of Movement.

Chp 5. Dystonia.


5.1 Cranio-facial dystonia.


5.2 Laryngeal and pharyngeal dystonia.

*Blitzer, Sulica & Verhayden.

5.3 Cervial and axial (spinal) dystonia.


5.4 Limb and occupational dystonia (including non limb variants).


Chp 6. Spasticity in adults: Introduction.

*Gracies & Simpson.

6.1 Upper limbs and neck.

*Gracies & Simpson.

6.2 Lower limbs.


Chp. 7 Spasticity in children.

*Graham, Heinen & Berweck.

Chp 8. Other involuntary muscle activity - Tremor.

*Findlay & Senanayake.

Chp 9. Exotic movement disorder indications.

*Jankowic & M Thomas.

PART THREE: Autonomic Disorders.

Chp 10. Disorders of secretion.


Chp 11. Pelvic floor and gastrointestinal uses.


PART FOUR: Other Indications.

Chp 12. Ophthalmic.


Chp 13. Pain.


Chp 14. Cosmetic Use.

*Lowe & Sommer.

Chp 15. The future of neurotoxins.

*Moore & Naumann

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