Muscular Dystrophies: Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol.101 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Muscular Dystrophies: Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol.101 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

by Robert C. Griggs
     
 

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This volume provides clinicians and scientists with the latest information concerning the muscular dystrophies, paying special attention to the way advancements in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences provide comprehensive insights into a group of disorders that have only been studied for the past two decades.

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This volume provides clinicians and scientists with the latest information concerning the muscular dystrophies, paying special attention to the way advancements in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences provide comprehensive insights into a group of disorders that have only been studied for the past two decades.

Information on both pathogenesis and prospects for treatment are covered, with an emphasis on clinical implications, both now and in the foreseeable future. Clinical wisdom is combined with invaluable perspectives from the most highly experienced physicians, experts, and scientists to bring an authoritative and complete examination of the muscular dystrophies, their diagnosis, and treatments protocols. Insights from this handbook will both enhance and forward efforts for practitioners who care for, and manage, patients with this group of disorders.

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Reviewer: Ales Hlubocky, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This succinct and remarkable book on muscular dystrophies reflects the latest expert opinions and a major development in our understanding of these heterogeneous disorders, hopefully laying the foundation for future successful therapies.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a summary of what we know and new insights into these disorders with an emphasis on advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences and their clinical implications as well as their relevance to the diagnosis and management of patients. These important and worthy objectives are expertly met in this book, part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series.
Audience: The editors have assembled an impressive international group of renowned neuromuscular experts to write this book. Although it targets basic investigators and clinicians in general, it will benefit neuromuscular specialists, neurologists, neurology residents, and fellows the most.
Features: Taking into account the dilemma of the ingrained terminology and incompleteness of traditional classifications based on age of onset, mode of inheritance, and pattern of weakness for these disorders, the authors include the nomenclature stemming from the genetic defect such as dystrophinopathies, sarcoglycanopathies, the collagen VI-related myopathies, dysferlinopathies, caveolinopathies, etc. Chapters provide cogent summaries of each of these muscular dystrophy subtypes with sections that highlight a logical approach that includes information not only on background, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, but also the recommended diagnostic algorithms, management, prognosis, and research, along with hopes for future causative therapies. The tables, diagrams, and figures are well designed, easy to understand, and demonstrate the take-home message with clarity. Although some illustrations are in color, there is room for more of these as they significantly liven up the text and enhance readers' experience.
Assessment: This is a high quality resource for the targeted audience that pays special attention to rapid developments and the latest information in the field of neuromuscular neurology while providing a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these disorders. It competes well with other books on this topic and, in some areas, surpasses them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080450315
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Series:
Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series, #101
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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