Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease book cover

Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

A great majority of people with neuromuscular diseases like muscular dystrophy, ALS, spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis and post-poliomyelitis continue to be told that they have "terminal illnesses" and are not offered management options that can spare them of cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality. This book is unique in offering viable management alternatives that result in a patients prolonged survival and enhanced quality of life.

Physiatrists, Neurologists, Pulmonologists, Pediatricians, Respiratory Therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists


Published: August 2003

Imprint: Hanley And Belfus Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56053-604-8


  • Section 1: General Evaluation and Management Concerns
    1. Disease Assessment and Evolution
    2. Medical Therapies and Research
    3. Nutrition
    4. Swallowing and Gastrointestinal Concerns
    5. Cardiac Management

    Section 2: The Physical Intervention Stages
    6. Stage 1: The Ambulatory Stage
    7. Stage 2: Stage of Loss of Ambulation
    8. Conventional "End-Stage" Management

    Section 3: The Stage of Prolonged Quality Survival
    9. The Physiological Basis of Aiding Respiratory Muscles
    10. Noninvasive Respiratory Muscle Aids, Intervention Goals, and Mechanisms of Action
    11. Respiratory Muscle Aids: Patient Evaluation, Respiratory Aid Protocol, and Outcomes
    12. Pediatrics Respiratory Management
    13. Quality of Life and Ethical Issues


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