Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management

Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management

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by Allison Brashear, Allison MD Brashear
     
 

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A Doody's Core Title 2012

Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management is the first book solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity. This pioneering work defines spasticity in the broad context of Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome and focuses not on a single component, but on the entire constellation of conditions that make up the UMNS and

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A Doody's Core Title 2012

Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management is the first book solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity. This pioneering work defines spasticity in the broad context of Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome and focuses not on a single component, but on the entire constellation of conditions that make up the UMNS and often lead to disability.

Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management clearly defines the process for the diagnosis of spasticity, the basic science behind its pathophysiology, the measurement tools used for evaluation, and reviews the available treatment options. Divided into five sections, this comprehensive clinical resource provides a roadmap for assessing the complicated picture of spasticity and choosing the appropriate interventions. Therapies including oral medications, intrathecal baclofen, botulinum toxin and phenol, and surgical options are thoroughly discussed, as are non-medical therapies and the role of the emerging technologies. The full spectrum of diseases involving spasticity in adults and children and the unique diagnostic and management challenges they present is addressed by experienced clinicians. This text is a one-stop source for physicians, therapists and other members of the spasticity management team tasked with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.

Special Features of Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management include

  • In-depth coverage of diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes across multiple pathologies
  • Tools and clinical measurements for patient assessment
  • Treatment-focused chapters outlining current medical and other therapeutic options
  • Illustrated review of limb anatomy
  • Hands-on guidance to chemodenervation techniques with botulinum toxin and phenol, and ITB management
  • Disease-based chapters devoted to the full range of clinical conditions involving spasticity in adults.and children
  • Multidisciplinary perspective supporting a team approach to care

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alan Anschel, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: As the first book dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity, this is a good resource for healthcare providers interested in understanding and managing patients with spasticity.
Purpose: The objective is to clearly define the process for the diagnosis of spasticity, the science behind its pathophysiology, the measurement tools used for evaluation, and the available treatment options.
Audience: It is intended to help guide physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers who provide direct care to patients with spasticity. The chapter authors are leaders in their fields.
Features: Part I is a general overview and part II reviews the assessment tools to accurately document spasticity in a clinical setting. Part III focuses on treatment of spasticity and part IV is devoted to the evaluation and management of individual diseases involving spasticity. The final part looks at basic science and animal models of spasticity.
Assessment: This is the first comprehensive book that I have seen that deals solely with diagnosis and treatment of spasticity. It is well written by leaders in their fields.
From the Publisher
"As the first book dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity, this is a good resource for healthcare providers interested in understanding and managing patients with spasticity. This is the first comprehensive book that I have seen that deals solely with diagnosis and treatment of spasticity. It is well written by leaders in their fields."-Doody's Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617050039
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
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Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
22 MB
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Professor and Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent text. However, the NookColor version that I purchased and downloaded (July, 2011) does not allow you to change the text size. BandN customer service confirmed the problem as I waited on hold (they didn't believe me at first). I suggest downloading the sample to check out the readability for yourself. Hopefully the publisher, or BandN will fix the problem soon.