Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437703726, 9780323313698

Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management

1st Edition

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Authors: Tulio Bertorini
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437703726
eBook ISBN: 9780323313698
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th September 2010
Page Count: 472


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

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with a downloadable image library and links to PubMed.
  • 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.

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


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About the Author

Tulio Bertorini

Affiliations and Expertise

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