Neuromuscular Function and Disease: Basic, Clinical, and Electrodiagnostic Aspects, 2-Volume Set

Neuromuscular Function and Disease: Basic, Clinical, and Electrodiagnostic Aspects, 2-Volume Set

by William F. Brown, Michael J. Aminoff, Charles F. Bolton
     
 

This new 2-volume reference offers a practical approach to diseases of the muscle, neruo-muscular junction, and spinal cord. Volume I emphasizes the pathophysiology of neuromuscular disease and its assessment using electrophysiologic and radiologic tools. Volume II focuses on the application of electrophysiologic testing to the diagnosis and management of specific

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Overview

This new 2-volume reference offers a practical approach to diseases of the muscle, neruo-muscular junction, and spinal cord. Volume I emphasizes the pathophysiology of neuromuscular disease and its assessment using electrophysiologic and radiologic tools. Volume II focuses on the application of electrophysiologic testing to the diagnosis and management of specific neuromuscular disorders. Edited by three respected experts, this essential resource also explores HIV, clinical trials, and neuromuscular disorders in critical care and the operating room.

• Integrates all the guidance needed to diagnose and manage the full range of neuromuscular diseases.
• Enhances the reader's ability to take neuromuscular histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests, make effective management decisions and offer patients an accurate prognosis.
• Discusses new advances in electrophysiologic tests as well as genetic testing and the use of MRI to localize and diagnose neuromuscular conditions.
• Examines new management techniques such as the use of immunosuppressive drugs to treat Guillain-Barré syndrome, immune mediated peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and more.
• Features coverage of important topics such as HIV, clinical trials and neuromuscular disorders in critical care and the operating room.
• Details both adult and paediatric neuromuscular disorders.
• Reviews the basic science and genetics practicing physicians need to care effectively for their patients.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vijaya Patil, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book provides a convenient summary of neuromuscular function and comprehensive review of basic, clinical and electrodiagnostic aspects of neuromuscular diseases.
Purpose: Rapid advances have been made, especially in the last decade, in our understanding of the function of the neuromuscular system, the many ways in which the normal function can become disordered, and the accurate diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. The authors have attempted to provide, in a single, all-encompassing, two-volume book an account of the essential molecular, physiological and anatomical underpinnings of the peripheral and related central components of the neuromuscular system; pathophysiology of neuromuscular disorders; clinical features and differential diagnosis of the various neuromuscular diseases; and the place of electrophysiological testing in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. These are worthy objectives.
Audience: The authors hope that this book is a useful aid to clinicians, clinical neurophysiologists, and others who deal with patients who have neuromuscular diseases as well as basic scientists who work on the fundamental aspects of disordered neuromuscular function. This book is of great value to neurologists in training, practicing neurologists and neurophysiologists and physicians from other specialties who deal with patients with neuromuscular diseases.
Features: Volume I provides information about basic molecular, physiological and pathophysiological basis of neuromuscular diseases. It also includes sections on autonomic and respiratory systems, imaging techniques, age-related changes in neuromuscular system and technical aspects of neuromuscular testing. Volume II focuses on clinical features of the neuromuscular diseases and on the practical applications of electrophysiological tests to their diagnosis and management. The tables, graphs and photographs in the entire book are of high quality. The explanations that follow the graphs and photographs are complete and lucid. The references at the end of each chapter are complete, exhaustive, and current.
Assessment: The book provides a good review of the basic, clinical and electrodiagnostic aspects of neuromuscular diseases. The authors have done an excellent job of summarizing data about the major advances in the neuromuscular field. It definitely is a useful aid to all clinicians involved in the management of patients with neuromuscular disorders and all basic scientists who work on the fundamental aspects of disordered neuromuscular function.
5 Stars! from Doody

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721689227
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/16/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
2160
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 11.33(h) x 4.89(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael Aminoff was born and educated in England, graduating from University College London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He subsequently trained in neurology and neurophysiology at The National Hospital (Queen Square) in London, and in 1974 moved to UCSF where he has been Professor of Neurology since 1982. He was Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories at UCSF until 2004, when he became Executive Vice Chair of the department of neurology, and also directs the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence.

He is the author of more than 230 published medical or scientific articles, as well as the author or editor of some 29 books. His published scientific contributions led to the award of a Doctorate in Science, an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science, by the University of London in 2000. He is the one of the two editors-in-chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2014), and one of the series editors of the multi-volume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier). He was Editor-in Chief of the journal Muscle & Nerve from 1998 to 2007 and serves on numerous other editorial boards. He was a director of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology for 8 years, and chair of the board in 2011.

Dr. Aminoff has received numerous prizes including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2006 and the A.B. Baker Award of the American Academy of Neurology for life-time achievements and contributions to medical education in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the title of “Distinguished Professor” at the University of California, San Francisco.

He is married and has three children, one a pediatric rheumatologist, another a federal defense attorney, and the third an assistant district attorney.

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