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AuthorSwash, Michael. author
TitleNeuromuscular Diseases [electronic resource] : A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management / by Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 1988
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3526-5
Descript XXIX, 456 p. 240 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

In the seven years since the first edition of this book was published there have been many important developments in knowledge of neuromuscular diseases. These are reflected in this new edition. We have taken the opportunity to add much new clinical and scientific material to the book, particularly in relation to metabolic myopathies and neuropathies, and to include more information on genetic aspects of neuromuscular diseases, quantitative electromyoยญ graphic techniques, plexus and root lesions and cardiomyopathies. The aim of the book remains unchanged, but we have rearranged some of the material so that there are several new chapters. The illustrations have also been extensively revised and there are many new references. We hope that it will continue to provide a convenient source of practical and theoretical information that will not only be useful in managing patients with neuromuscular diseases, but will stimulate research. London, May 1987 Michael Swash Martin S. Schwartz Preface to the First Edition Neuromuscular diseases are common in clinical practice. Patients with these disorders may be referred to neurologists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians or to general physicians, and their investigation, utilising electromyography (EM G) and muscle biopsy, often requires the help of the clinical neurophysiologist and of the pathologist


CONTENT

1 Clinical Assessment -- 2 Electromyography, Nerve Conduction and Other Neurophysiological Techniques -- 3 Muscle and Nerve Biopsies -- 4 Pathophysiological Correlations and Compensatory Mechanisms -- 5 Classification of Neuromuscular Disorders -- 6 Diseases of Anterior Horn Cells -- 7 A Clinical Approach to the Neuropathies -- 8 Nerve Entrapment and Compression Syndromes, and Other Mononeuropathies -- 9 Brachial and Lumbar Nerve Root and Plexus Lesions -- 10 Genetically Determined Neuropathies -- 11 Acquired Polyneuropathies -- 12 Myasthenia Gravis and Other Myasthenic Syndromes -- 13 Inflammatory Myopathies -- 14 Muscular Dystrophies -- 15 Myotonic Syndromes -- 16 Benign Childhood Myopathies -- 17 Metabolic Myopathies -- 18 Endocrine Myopathies -- 19 Drug-Induced and Toxic Myopathies -- 20 Cardiomyopathy in Neuromuscular Disorders -- 21 Miscellaneous Disorders -- References


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