Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures: Text and Atlasby Katharine E. Alter, Mark Hallett, Barbara Karp, Codrin Lungu
Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures provides a comprehensive multimedia approach to neurotoxin therapy using ultrasound. This combined text/atlas/DVD offers a complete review of toxin therapy, both current indications and emerging applications, as well as a detailed review of ultrasound technology and ultrasound guidance techniques for botulinum/i>
Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures provides a comprehensive multimedia approach to neurotoxin therapy using ultrasound. This combined text/atlas/DVD offers a complete review of toxin therapy, both current indications and emerging applications, as well as a detailed review of ultrasound technology and ultrasound guidance techniques for botulinum toxin injections and nerve blocks. The work also includes a detailed anatomic and pictorial atlas (print and DVD), which will be invaluable to clinicians performing procedures with or without ultrasound guidance. The text section of the book is a reference manual, covering conditions and indications, chemodenervation agents, and ultrasound basics including essential physics, machine settings, artifacts, scanning techniques, and procedural guidance techniques. The illustrated print and DVD atlas sections offer a stunning visual roadmap for understanding ultrasound anatomy, localizing muscles, and safely and successfully performing chemodenervation procedures.
Features of Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures include:
- More than 1,300 clinical pictures, anatomical drawings, and ultrasound stills
- Over 300 video clips of structures, injections, and techniques for performing chemodenervation and neurolysis or combination therapies with ultrasound
- Practical yet comprehensive-an indispensable print and electronic reference for clinicians
- Review of ultrasound technology, techniques, and clinical applications for chemodenervation
- Review of clinical indications and emerging uses of botulinum toxin
Description: This is a comprehensive guide to ultrasound-guided chemodenervation procedures.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide visual guidance and a review of indications and applications of ultrasound guidance techniques for botulinum toxin injections. This book and atlas provides a unique comprehensive option to references in the evolving field of chemodenervation.
Audience: It is most appropriate for practitioners who routinely perform ultrasound-guided botulinum injections and wish to improve their technique. The authors are experienced practitioners who specialize in the care of patients with spasticity, who represent a large portion of patients seen by physiatrists.
Features: A strong review of neurotoxins and their pharmacology begins the book, which then addresses the different disease processes and anatomical regions for which these treatments can be administered. A significant portion of the book is devoted to ultrasound fundamentals and techniques in imaging the structures pertinent to neurotoxins. The book serves as a thorough anatomic atlas for the structures that are injected and surface injection points. The DVD provides excellent presentations of the dynamic anatomy in ultrasound.
Assessment: Given the popularity of ultrasound guided procedures, this is an excellent resource. The DVD is unique and its interactive features are very helpful for those wanting to perform these interventions.
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Meet the Author
Katharine E. Alter, MD is Medical Director, Rehabilitation Programs, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a Senior Clinician, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
Mark Hallett, MD, Chief, Medical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurology and Stroke, Bethesda, MD
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A great book for an injector looking to learn more about ultrasound guidance. The book provides a beginners review of ultrasound, practical tips and general concepts. Additionally, it provides an anatomy / ultrasound helpful when practicing ultrasound imaging and as a resource guide.