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Overview

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.

FEATURES:

  • 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: 579,085
  • 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, FRCPPreface 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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