Neuromuscular Case Studies
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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.Table of Contents
- 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.
As I have studied other books on neuromuscular cases, I can confidently write and say that Dr. Bertorini's approach in writing, selection of cases, and explanation is outstanding. I thank and congratulate Dr. Bertorini for writing this wonderful book, who shared his wealth of knowledge and clinical experience with this book. The book is useful for both neurologists and other medical professionals who treat patients with neuromuscular diseases, including disorders of the motor neuron, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, muscle, and autonomic nerve system.
Snehi Sehgal Kapur, Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, June 2012
Edited by Tulio E. Bertorini, MD, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pathology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis; Co-Director, Neurology Training Program; Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Training Program, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Director, Neurology and Electromyography Laboratory, Methodist University Hospital, Wesley Neurology Clinic, Wesley Neuromuscular Laboratory, and Midsouth Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Memphis, TN