Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Hardcover | March 15, 2001

byJerry R. Mendell, John T. Kissel, David R. Cornblath

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Peripheral neuropathies represent a challenging subject for most physicians. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and readable book on peripheral neuropathies that includes concise information on the clinical, electrophysiological, pathological, pathogenic, and treatment aspects of the mostimportant disorders. New molecular and serologic diagnostic tests are discussed. Sections are devoted to nerve and skin biopsy techniques and findings, quantitative sensory and autonomic reflex tests. Case examples are used liberally throughout the text. The editors: Mendell, Kissel, and Cornblathare experienced clinicians that bring complementary knowledge to each of the subjects. Additional authors have been handpicked for specific topics which add to the value of the edition.

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Peripheral neuropathies represent a challenging subject for most physicians. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and readable book on peripheral neuropathies that includes concise information on the clinical, electrophysiological, pathological, pathogenic, and treatment aspects of the mostimportant disorders. New molecular and serolo...

Jerry R. Mendell is at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. David R. Comblath is at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.
Format:HardcoverPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195133013

ISBN - 13:9780195133011

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Table of Contents

1. Evaluation of the Patient with Peripheral Neuropathy: The Challenges2. Clues to Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy: History and Examination of the Patient3. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient4. Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Using Quantitative Sensory Testing5. Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Using Autonomic Reflex Tests6. The Role of Autoantibody Testing7. The Role of Peripheral Nerve and Skin Biopsies8. Approach to Painful Peripheral Neuropathies9. Guillain-Barre Syndrome10. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelineating Polyradiculoneuropathy11. Multifocal Motor Neuropathy12. Vasculitic Neuropathy13. Peripheral Neuropathies Associated with Connective Tissue Diseases14. Sarcoid Peripheral Neuropathy15. Neuropathies Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathies16. Toxic Neuropathies: Drugs, Metals, and Alcohol17. Porphyric Neuropathy18. Critical Illness Polyneuropathy and Related Conditions19. Diabetic Neuropathies20. Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with HIV Infection21. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies and Giant Axonal Neuropathy22. Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies23. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathies24. Peroxisomal Defects: Refsum Disease and Adrenomyeloneuropathy25. Galactosidase A Deficiency: Fabry Disease26. Lippoprotein Disorders: Tangier Disease and Abetalipoproteinemia/Familial Hypobetaliproteinemia27. Vitamin Deficiencies: Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), and Thiamine (Vitamin B1)28. Leprous Neuropathy29. Neuropathies Associated with Organ System Failure, Organ Transplantation, Metabolic Disorders, and Cancer30. Entrapment Neuropathies31. Plexopathies

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"Another excellent text in the Contemporary Neurology series. The contributors and editors are to be congratulated on producing a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook which is eminently readable. The text is interspersed with informative tables, good quality clinical and histologicalphotographs and exceptionally clear line drawings and illustrations...a definite must for the neurology departmental library...the most up-to-date text on peripheral neuropathies. It will be well used."--"Brain, December 2002