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

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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...

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

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Overview

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.



* Valuable insights into the muscular dystrophies, including treatment, diagnosis, and care and patient management
* A comprehensive compilation of the combined wisdom of the most highly regarded physicians, experts, and scientists studying the muscular dystrophies
* An evaluation of the way advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences continue to advance the study of these disorders
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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780444534897
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Series: Handbook of Clinical Neurology , #101
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Michael J. Aminoff is an internationally recognized, board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who works at UCSF Medical Center and specializes in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, holding an endowed chair in Parkinson’s disease research. Aminoff was educated in England, graduating with honors from University College in London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He completed postdoctoral training in various London teaching hospitals, but especially at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, and at its affiliated Institute of Neurology, where his research on spinal physiology gained him an MD degree (an advanced research thesis in the UK). He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1974, becoming a full professor in 1982; the title of distinguished professor was conferred on him in 2010. In 2000, he was awarded a doctorate in science (an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science) from the University of London. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2006) and the A.B.Baker Award from the American Academy of Neurology (2007). He was the editor-in-chief of Muscle and Nerve, a major neuroscience journal for 10 years; serves on the editorial boards of several other medical and scientific journals; and has authored nearly 250 research publications as well as numerous books. Dr. Aminoff is also editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences and series editor of the multivolume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier).

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of the muscular dystrophies; 2 Dystrophinopathies; 3 Sarcoglycanopathies; 4 Congenital muscular dystrophies; 5 The Collagen VI related myopathies: Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy; 6 Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A; 7 Dysferlinopathies; 8 Other limb-girdle muascular dystrophies; 9 Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32; 10 Caveolinopathies: translational implications of caveolin-3 in skeletal and cardiac muscle disorders; 11 Myofibrillar myopathies; 12 Emery Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; 13 Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes; 14 Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy; 15 Myotonic dystrophy type 1 and 2; 16 Distal muscular dystrophies

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