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Everything you need to know about neuromuscular disease--in one concise, full-color volume

"...this book will become an indispensable resource for clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuromuscular diseases, as well as for scientists working on the nature and pathogenesis of these disorders. It is a much-needed and welcome addition to the neurological literature and will rapidly gain acceptance as a standard work of reference."--Michael J. Aminoff, MD, DSc, FRCP, (from the foreword)

Neuromuscular Disorders is comprehensive in scope, yet concise enough to serve as a valuable point-of-care guide for your day-to-day clinical practice. Grounded by numerous reference sources and enhanced by the experience of two seasoned clinicians, this text provides a pragmatic approach to the evaluation and management of neuromuscular disease. Here, in a single source, you'll get an insightful look at both nerve and muscle conditions, ranging from motor neuron diseases to neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, and myopathies.

The book opens with the clinical and laboratory approach to patients with neuromuscular disease, covering electrodiagnostic testing, nerve conduction studies, and muscle and nerve histopathology. With an emphasis on effective diagnosis and treatment, the substance of the text examines the full spectrum of specific neuromuscular diseases, giving you the “big picture” of the discipline in a way that no other text can match.


  • Convenient coverage of both nerve, muscle and neuromuscular transmission disorders--both primary and secondary neuromuscular diseases
  • Specific disease sections encompass the range of conditions likely to be encountered in clinical practice, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, radiculopathies and plexopathies, mononeuropathies, various polyneuropathies, toxic myopathies, and dozens more
  • The very latest diagnosis and treatment recommendations and protocols based on the most recent clinical literature and research
  • Well-illustrated with EMGs, histopathology, and clinical photos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071416122
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 788
  • Sales rank: 1,132,385
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony A. Amato, M.D. is

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and

Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Amato is the head of the joint neuromuscular disease laboratories for the Harvard teaching hospitals (MGH, Brigham, Beth Israel-Deaconess) and a sub-chairman of the neuromuscular diseases section for the American Academy of Neurology.

James A. Russell, D.O. is

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine; and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology and Director,

EMG Laboratory,

Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA.

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Table of Contents

Neuromuscular Disorders

Foreword, Michael J. Aminoff, MD, DSc, FRCP


Section I. Approach to Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

Chapter 1. Approach to the Patient with Neuromuscular Disease

Chapter 2. Testing in Neuromuscular Disease--Electrodiagnositic and Other Modalities

Chapter 3. Muscle and Nerve Histopathology

Section II. Specific Disorders

Chapter 4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Chapter 5. Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis

Chapter 6. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

Chapter 7. Poliomyelitis

Chapter 8. Neural Disorders of Skeletal Muscle Overactivity: Cramps and Fasciculations, Neuromyotonia, Tetanus, Tetany, Satayoshi, and Stiff-Person Syndrome

Chapter 9. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and Related Disorders

Chapter 10. Other Hereditary Neuropathies

Chapter 11. Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Related Disorders

Chapter 12. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Related Neuropathies

Chapter 13. Vasculitic Neuropathies

Chapter 14. Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease

Chapter 15. Neuropathies Associated with Infections

Chapter 16. Neuropathies Related to Nutritional Deficiencies

Chapter 17. Neuropathies Associated with Malignancy

Chapter 18. Toxic Neuropathies

Chapter 19. Neuropathies Associated with Endocrinopathies

Chapter 20. Idiopathic Neuropathy

Chapter 21. Cervical and Thoracic Radiculopathies, Brachial Plexopathies, and Mononeuropathies of the Arm

Chapter 22. Radiculopathies, Plexopathies, and Mononeuropathies of the Lower Extremity

Chapter 23. Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission

Chapter 24. Muscular Dystrophies

Chapter 25. Congenital Myopathies

Chapter 26. Metabolic Myopathies

Chapter 27. Mitochondrial Myopathies

Chapter 28. Myotonic Dystrophies

Chapter 29. Nondystrophic Myotonias and Periodic Paralysis

Chapter 30. Inflammatory Myopathies

Chapter 31. Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease

Chapter 32. Toxic Myopathies

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    The proof-readers were asleep at the wheel--again!

    Typographical errors and misplaced illustrations detract marginally from an excellent text.

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