Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice

Author: Steven Herskovitz
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195183266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice is a revamped and updated version of Disorders of Peripheral Nerves, published in 1992. The current edition begins with basic concepts and anatomic classifications of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) and its disorders." "The anatomic complexities, varied presentations, and innumerable etiologies of peripheral neuropathies present substantial challenges for the practicing clinician. Comprehensive and concise in approach, Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice is a thorough review of the neurologic literature written by expert clinicians, each of whom are leaders in the field. Its aim is to assist neurologists, trainees in neurology and related fields, and all practitioners who see these patients to better understand, evaluate, and manage peripheral nerve disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Author: Jasper R. Daube
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190259639
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Preceded by Clinical neurophysiology / edited by Jasper R. Daube, Devon I. Rubin. 3rd ed. 2009.

Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies

Author: Emma Ciafaloni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199330409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new edition of Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies is written for the clinician who sees patients with muscle disease, or the patient with complaints of pain or weakness of muscle. Like the original, this new edition is divided in to 3 primary sections: Approach to the Patient with Muscle Disease, Specific Myopathies, and General Strategies of Clinical Management, each section providing practical guidance to eliciting key histories and demonstrate findings upon examination. This new edition also provides guidance on the next steps in diagnoses as well as the latest information on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, in an integrated manner, so as to give trainees, practicing clinicians and others who see neuromuscular disease perspective on how to evaluate and care for patients. New and revised tables, figures, and references are selected and organized to present information of clinical importance to provide the most up-to-date resource on the myopathies.

Motor Neuron Disease in Adults

Author: Mark Bromberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190202262
Format: PDF, ePub
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Motor Neuron Disease in Adults reviews new information as it applies to all aspects of motor neuron disease (ALS, PLS, PMA). The choice of articles is for those that use evidence-based methods to ensure that the new information is solid and advances the topic or issue. The book can be used by anyone who provides any type of care to ALS patients. In particular, neurologists will find the latest information on diagnosis and management, as well as new information on genetics and frontotemporal lobe involvement. Allied health providers will find useful information for their discipline. Patients will also find both specific and general information to help understand what they are experiencing and how to help manage their symptoms.

Autonomic Neurology

Author: Eduardo E. Benarroch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199321736
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The purpose of this book is to present a focused approach to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the most common autonomic disorders that may present to the clinical neurologist. Autonomic Neurology is divided into 3 sections. The first section includes 5 chapters reviewing the anatomical and biochemical mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system control of autonomic function, principles of autonomic pharmacology, and a clinical and laboratory approach to the diagnosis of autonomic disorders. The second section focuses on the pathophysiology and management of orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia, baroreflex failure; syncope, disorders of sweating, neurogenic bladder and sexual dysfunction, gastrointestinal dysmotility, and autonomic hyperactivity. The final section is devoted to specific autonomic disorders, including central neurodegenerative disorders; common peripheral neuropathies with prominent autonomic failure; painful small fiber neuropathies; autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathies and neuropathies; focal brain disorders; focal spinal cord disorders; and chronic pain disorders with autonomic manifestations. This book is the product of the extensive experience of its contributors in the evaluation and management of the many patients with autonomic symptoms who are referred for neurologic consultation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Autonomic Neurology focuses on clinical scenarios and presentation of clinical cases and includes several figures showing the results of normal and abnormal autonomic testing in typical conditions. Its abundance of tables summarizing the differential diagnosis, testing, and management of autonomic disorders also help set this book apart from other books focused on the autonomic nervous system.

Peripheral Neuropathies

Author: Mark B. Bromberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107092183
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gain effectiveness with electrodiagnostic techniques when evaluating nerve pathology and peripheral neuropathies with this practical guide.

Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice

Author: Bashar Katirji
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461465672
Format: PDF
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Comprehensive, thoroughly updated, and expanded, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition encompasses all disorders of the peripheral nervous system, covering all aspects of neuromuscular diseases from diagnosis to treatment. Mirroring the first book, this two-volume edition is divided into two parts. Part one discusses the approach to neuromuscular disorders, covering principles and basics, neuromuscular investigations, and assessment and treatment of neurological disorders. Part two then addresses the complete range of specific neuromuscular diseases: neuronopathies, peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, muscle ion channel disorders, myopathies, and miscellaneous neuromuscular disorders and syndromes. Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition is intended to serve as a comprehensive text for both novice and experienced practitioners. General neurologists as well as specialists in neuromuscular medicine and trainees in neuromuscular medicine, clinical neurophysiology and electromyography should find this book inclusive, comprehensive, practical and highly clinically focused. Additionally, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics will find the book of great value in their practice.

Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists

Author: David Myland Kaufman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416030743
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The sixth edition of this popular favorite is ideal for board review, as well as for clinical reference on neurologic illnesses that can cause or mimic psychiatric symptoms. First it reviews anatomic neurology, describes how to approach patients with suspected neurologic disorders and correlates physical signs. Then it addresses clinical areas such as relevant history, easily performed examinations, differential diagnosis, and management approaches, and reviews psychiatric comorbidity. Abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. And, more than 1,600 review questions help you to test and enhance your mastery of the material. Describes each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options. Includes over 1,600 review questions and cases to help you prepare for the neurology section of the Psychiatry Board exam. Uses an accessible writing style and a logical, easy-to-reference organization. Includes reviews of public policy towards neurologic conditions, such as the persistent vegetative state and use of narcotics for chronic pain, important practice issues you may face. Offers thorough updates and the following NEW topics: Descriptions of altered mental status, including the minimally responsive state and minimal cognitive impairment Neurotoxins, including marine toxins Nutritional deficiencies and errors of metabolism, especially involving homocysteine Psychiatric co-morbidity of epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Tourette's disease, and other neurologic illnesses Standard clinical assessment tools, such as the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale Cognitive Section (ADAS-Cog) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Recently introduced treatments for common neurologic illnesses: * Deafness: cochlear implant * Epilepsy: antiepileptic drugs, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation *Involuntary movements: deep brain stimulation * Multiple sclerosis: immunomodulators and their complications * Chronic pain: stimulators, opioid maintenance, adjuvant medications * Uses of psychiatric medications for neurologic illnesses, such as antidepressants for migraine, chronic pain, and peripheral neuropathy; and antipsychotic agents for dementia and epilepsy Improved art program that better highlights clinicalclues. A new two-color format.