Neuromuscular Junction Disorders Book

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders


  • Author : A. G. Engel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-10-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35558005682998

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Neuromuscular Junction Disorders Book Description :

This volume provides concise and comprehensive information on neuromuscular disorders, including rapid advancements in the understanding of the neurobiology of neuromuscular transmission. In addition, clinicians will find timely discussions on the various forms of these disorders that have been discovered due to increased study within the field. New observations into the immunopathogenesis of myasthenia gravis, and the molecular mechanisms underlying the links between activity and patterns of gene expression, particularly in muscle, are also explored, along with novel information on the understanding of the pathophysiology of the heterogeneous group of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes. Each of these valuable insights, and their accompanying explanations, provides a framework on which new therapeutic strategies can be built to aid in the enhancement and restoration of normal function in neuromuscular junction disorders. * New insights into the study of neuromuscular junction disorders, including rapid advancements in the field * Comprehensive information on the neuromuscular junction, and a detailed examination of myasthenia gravis and other disorders * A new framework upon which to build therapeutic strategies that will enhance the restoration of normal function in neuromuscular disorders

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders  An Issue of Neurologic Clinics  E Book Book

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders An Issue of Neurologic Clinics E Book


  • Author : Mazen M. Dimachkie
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323583695

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Neuromuscular Junction Disorders An Issue of Neurologic Clinics E Book Book Description :

This issue of Neurologic Clinics, edited by Dr. Mazen M. Dimachkie and Dr. Richard J. Barohn, focuses on Neuromuscular Junction Disorders. Topics include--but are not limited to--History of myasthenia gravis and neuromuscular junction disorders; Practical immunology of the neuromuscular junction; Practical anatomy of the neuromuscular junction in health and disease; Generalized myasthenia gravis; Ocular myasthenia gravis; Diagnosis of myasthenia gravis; MuSK and myasthenia gravis due to other autoantibodies; Treatment of myasthenia gravis; Evidenced-based approach of thymectomy for myasthenia gravis; Myasthenia gravis and pregnancy; Congenital myasthenic syndromes; Botulism; Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome; and Measuring clinical treatment response in myasthenia gravis.

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Diseases Book

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Diseases


  • Author : Myasthenia Gravis Foundation (U.S.). California Chapter
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 838
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004195142

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Myasthenia Gravis and Related Diseases Book Description :

This volume of proceedings includes the latest research on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis and related diseases. It includes reports of progress in the study of the acetylcholine receptor molecule and its function as a ligand-gated ion channel. Further topics include the molecular events involved in presynaptic neurotransmitter release, postsynaptic antigens in autoimmune myasthenia gravis, the immune mechanisms involved in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, and genetically determined abnormalities of neuromuscular transmission.

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders Book

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders


  • Author : Matthew N. Meriggioli
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203912966

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Neuromuscular Junction Disorders Book Description :

This resource covers all aspects of the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with diseases of the neuromuscular junction. It breaks down each disease by pathophysiology, clinical presentation and natural history and course for improved diagnosis and treatment.

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders Book

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders


  • Author : Alan J. McComas
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483163062

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Neuromuscular Function and Disorders Book Description :

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders focuses on the various processes underlying disordered neuromuscular function. Topics covered include the nature of membrane defects in myotonia and familial periodic paralysis; the disorder of neuromuscular transmission responsible for myasthenia gravis and the various pseudo-myasthenic syndromes; and the disorders of Schwann cell function which cause demyelination. This book is comprised of 28 chapters divided into two sections and begins with a discussion on the normal anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerve and muscle. Included in the first section are descriptions of the ionic mechanisms responsible for the resting and action potentials of nerve and muscle; the sequential stages in neuromuscular transmission; excitation-contraction coupling; the sliding filament mechanism of myofibrillar shortening; and the morphological and functional properties of motor units. The neurophysiology of exercise and muscle fatigue is also considered, along with the nature of the trophic influences exerted by the motoneuron and muscle fiber upon each other. The second half of the book deals entirely with various diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle, together with diagnostic procedures and therapeutic management. A consistent theme in this section is the recognition of neural abnormalities in diseases hitherto considered as primary disorders of the muscle fiber. This monograph should be of value to neurologists, medical students, research workers, and students and research scientists in physiology, zoology, pharmacology, kinesiology, and physical education.

Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice Book

Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice


  • Author : Bashar Katirji
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1565
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461465676

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Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice Book Description :

Comprehensive, thoroughly updated, and expanded, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition encompasses all disorders of the peripheral nervous system, covering all aspects of neuromuscular diseases from diagnosis to treatment. Mirroring the first book, this two-volume edition is divided into two parts. Part one discusses the approach to neuromuscular disorders, covering principles and basics, neuromuscular investigations, and assessment and treatment of neurological disorders. Part two then addresses the complete range of specific neuromuscular diseases: neuronopathies, peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, muscle ion channel disorders, myopathies, and miscellaneous neuromuscular disorders and syndromes. Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition is intended to serve as a comprehensive text for both novice and experienced practitioners. General neurologists as well as specialists in neuromuscular medicine and trainees in neuromuscular medicine, clinical neurophysiology and electromyography should find this book inclusive, comprehensive, practical and highly clinically focused. Additionally, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics will find the book of great value in their practice.

Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders Book

Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders


  • Author : Andrew G. Engel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199938353

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Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders Book Description :

Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders, Second Edition is a thoroughly re-written and updated version of the highly successful first edition published in 1999. The current edition begins with an overview of the anatomy and molecular architecture of the neuromuscular junction and the electrophysiologic diagnosis of its disorders. The introductory chapters are followed by a detailed exposition of the pathogenesis, natural history, diagnosis and therapy of the autoimmune myasthenias, the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, and the increasingly complex and fascinating diseases collectively referred to as congenital myasthenic syndromes. The acetylcholine receptor is a major target of both autoimmune and inherited myasthenias and a separate chapter reviews its structural and functional properties. The book also describes disorders that often target terminal nerve segment near the neuromuscular junction-- the syndrome of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability and the Guillain-Barré syndrome. Comprehensively written by leaders at the forefront of research, not to mention thoroughly referenced throughout and gorgeously illustrated, this new edition of the classic 1999 text will cement its place as the text on Myasthenia Gravis and related disorders for years to come.

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders Book

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders


  • Author : Henry J. Kaminski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-03-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1597451568

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Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders Book Description :

Advances in the study and understanding of myasthenia gravis have led to the need for the publication of this important new edition. The goal of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition is identical to the first -- to provide the clinician and the scientist with a common resource for understanding this complex disorder. This new edition begins with discussions of neuromuscular junction structure and function and follows with updated chapters covering a wide range of topics, such as the acetylcholine receptor, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. Importantly, new supplemental chapters have been added; these discuss rigorous clinical assessments of patients for research trials and the epidemiology and genetics of myasthenia gravis. The discussion of the most challenging aspects of myasthenia gravis, its impact on patients’ psychological make-up, has been expanded as well. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition retains the “personal approach” of the authors regarding treatment and is a valuable resource for meeting the many and varied needs of patients with myasthenia gravis.

Neuromuscular Case Studies E Book Book

Neuromuscular Case Studies E Book


  • Author : Tulio E. Bertorini
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2008-05-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702038693

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Neuromuscular Case Studies E Book Book Description :

In this unique book, Dr. Bertorini guides you through more than 100 cases that demonstrate the diagnosis and management of a wide range of common and rare neuromuscular disorders. No other reference boasts such a large array of clinical studies devoted to all areas of this broad topic! Each case study reviews the etiologies, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, and management of a particular disorder, helping you not only recognize its presentation, but also determine a diagnosis and the best treatment plans for your patients. You’ll also find expert guidance on the basic mechanisms of neuromuscular disorders, clinical examination, and diagnostic tests—including EMG, muscle biopsy, genetic testing, and more. More than 100 detailed case studies explore both common and rare neuromuscular disorders and the treatment protocols for each, equipping you with the knowledge you need to confidently manage any challenge. Each case includes a summary of important points or highlights of the study. Case studies are arranged either by complaint or by diagnosis so that you can successfully manage your patients with or without an initial diagnosis. Comprehensive coverage of EMGs and nerve conduction studies and other diagnostic tests, including muscle and nerve biopsies and genetic testing, helps you accurately diagnose nerve, muscle, and neuromuscular transmission disorders. Detailed discussions of treatment plans and commonly used drugs enhance your management of autoimmune disorders, painful neuropathy, dysautonomia, and other neuromuscular disorders. A reader-friendly format takes you step by step through the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, from the basic anatomy and physiology of the nerve and muscle through to clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, and therapy. More than 350 high-quality illustrations, including full-color patient photographs, biopsies, and EMG tracings, make complex concepts easier to understand and apply.

Clinical Neurology Book

Clinical Neurology


  • Author : Michael J. Aminoff
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2005-03-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071501965

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Clinical Neurology Book Description :

Recognized for a practice-oriented approach to neurology based on the patient’s presenting symptoms or signs. This uniquely readable and concise book provides a strong foundation in basic neuroscience linking it to current approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders. Features new relevant web sites and a glossary as well as extensive use of charts and tables.

Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy  Childhood  and Adolescence Book

Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy Childhood and Adolescence


  • Author : Basil T. Darras
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-12-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124171275

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Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy Childhood and Adolescence Book Description :

Neuromuscular disorders are diagnosed across the lifespan and create many challenges especially with infants, children and adolescents. This new edition of the definitive reference, edited by the established world renowned authorities on the science, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders in childhood is a timely and needed resource for all clinicians and researchers studying neuromuscular disorders, especially in childhood. The Second Edition is completely revised to remain current with advances in the field and to insure this remains the standard reference for clinical neurologists and clinical research neurologists. The Second Edition retains comprehensive coverage while shortening the total chapter count to be an even more manageable and effective reference. Carefully revised new edition of the classic reference on neuromuscular disorders in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Definitive coverage of the basic science of neuromuscular disease and the latest diagnosis and treatment best practices. Includes coverage of clinical phenomenology, electrophysiology, histopathology, molecular genetics and protein chemistry

Immune mediated Neuromuscular Diseases Book

Immune mediated Neuromuscular Diseases


  • Author : Rahman Pourmand
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9783805591416

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Immune mediated Neuromuscular Diseases Book Description :

Neuromuscular medicine is constantly advancing in terms of accurate diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment. Many disorders that have been discovered within this field are either autoimmune or genetic. This publication provides the latest updates of the more common and treatable autoimmune neuromuscular diseases affecting the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscles. The authors, renowned experts in the field, offer clinical presentations as well as the best diagnostic and treatment approach to the readers. The chapters are dealing with acute and chronic neuropathies, nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy, dysimmune neuropathy and autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy. Further, disorders such as myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and stiff person syndrome are discussed.Providing an excellent source of up-to-date information, this publication is highly recommended not only to neurologists, but also to internists, rheumatologists, allergists and immunologists.

Neurological Physical Therapy Book

Neurological Physical Therapy


  • Author : Toshiaki Suzuki
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535131137

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Neurological Physical Therapy Book Description :

Physical therapy services may be provided alongside or in conjunction with other medical services. They are performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries) with the help of other medical professionals. This book consists of 12 chapters written by several professionals from different parts of the world. The book covers different subjects, such as the effects of physical therapy, motor imagery, neuroscience-based rehabilitation for neurological patients, and applications of robotics for stroke and cerebral palsy. We hope that this book will open up new directions for physical therapists in the field of neurological physical therapy.

Equine Pediatric Medicine Book

Equine Pediatric Medicine


  • Author : William V Bernard
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781840766073

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Equine Pediatric Medicine Book Description :

This book is a systematic and concise guide to equine pediatric medicine covering etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management. The book is superbly illustrated throughout with photographs, line diagrams and radiographs. This book is of particular value to equine practitioners as a ready reference, and to veterinary students and technicians as a complete guide to equine pediatric disease.

Neuromuscular Disorders  Management and Treatment E Book Book

Neuromuscular Disorders Management and Treatment E Book


  • Author : Tulio E. Bertorini
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437736403

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Neuromuscular Disorders Management and Treatment E Book Book Description :

Neuromuscular Disorders presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the management and therapeutic treatment of the full range of neuromuscular disorders and resulting complications. Dr. Tulio Bertorini and a contributing team of the world’s leading authorities in the field provide the latest tools and strategies for minimizing disability and maximizing quality of life. Effectively treat your patients using the latest management tools and targeted therapeutic strategies. Manage all neuromuscular disorders as well as resulting complications through comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and evaluations, treatments, and outcomes. Apply the multi-disciplinary approach of an expert in clinical neuromuscular care and a team of world-renown contributors. Easily refer to tools for diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and drug tables included throughout the text.