Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management

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  • Tulio Bertorini, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pathology, University of Tennessee, Center for Health Science Center, Memphis; Chief of Neurology, Methodist University Hospital; Director, Wesley Neurology Clinic and Muscular Dystrophy and ALS Clinic, Memphis, TN, USA

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…in print and online at
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Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0372-6

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