Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management: Expert Consult

Author: Tulio E. Bertorini


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  • ISBN: 9781437703726
  • Author: Tulio E. Bertorini
  • Publ Date: 2010-09-20
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 472
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13582

Table of Contents :

Part I General Principles in the Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders Introduction Evaluation of Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders 3 19 Respiratory Complications in Neuromuscular Disorders 21 32 Cardiac Complications of Neuromuscular Disorders 33 50 Gastrointestinal Complications of Neuromuscular Disorders 51 60 Autonomic Dysfunction in Neuromuscular Disorders 61 77 A Practical Approach to the Treatment of Painful Polyneuropathies 79 99 Principles and Guidelines of Immunotherapy in Neuromuscular Disorders 101 113 Rehabilitation in Neuromuscular Disorders 115 136 Orthopedic Surgery in Neuromuscular Disorders 137 153 Perioperative Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders 155 166 Part II Treatment and Management of Specific Neuromuscular Disorders Treatment and Management of Adult Motor Neuron Diseases 169 178 Treatment and Management of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Congenital Myopathies 179 189 Treatment and Management of Hereditary Neuropathies 191 213 Treatment and Management of Autoimmune Neuropathies 215 235 Treatment and Management of Infectious, Granulomatous, and Toxic Neuromuscular Disorders 237 260 Treatment and Management of Segmental Neuromuscular Disorders 261 284 Treatment and Management of Disorders of Neuromuscular Hyperexcitability 285 306 Treatment and Management of Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction 307 342 Treatment and Management of Muscular Dystrophies 343 372 Neuromuscular Manifestations of Acquired Metabolic, Endocrine, and Nutritional Disorders 373 393 Treatment and Management of Autoimmune Myopathies 395 407 Treatment and Management of Hereditary Metabolic Myopathies 409 429 Index 431 452


"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. It is in print and online at


"As a practicing physician in the field of neuromuscular disorders, I have read it with interest and used it as a reference manual in the day-to-day practice of seeing complicated patients within the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases. It contains a basic introductory chapter which is very well-done, and an unusually large range of topics, well-summarized, making it a good reference manual as well as an aid to diagnosis and treatment contained in a relatively small volume. Its accessibility on the internet may make it especially appealing to the younger of us, making it simple to access without necessitating the book's presence in the office. I very highly?recommend this book for all neurology residents, neuromuscular fellows, and those with an interest in neuromuscular disorders, such as physiatrists and orthopedic surgeons. I shall use my copy as a source of useful information in the clinic and for general review. If I had a choice as a radiologist or nuclear medicine specialist, as to an appropriate but not-too-diluted source of information to assist me in the fields of neuromuscular imaging, I would want it to be very much like this offering: not overwhelming in size, very reasonably up-to-date, and with the promise of being available anywhere electronically." Book Reviews, American Journal of Neuroradiology, June 15th, 2011 I found to be Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management to be an extremely well-done textbook that covers the spectrum of neuromuscular disorders. Although the focus of the text is geared toward an evidence-based approach to treatment, there is also a concise description of relevant clinical information. Bradley Cole, Neurology, July 10th, 2012


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