Motor Neuron Disease in Adults by Mark Bromberg

Motor Neuron Disease in Adults

EditorMark Bromberg

Hardcover | October 28, 2014

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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 byanyone 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.

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Marc B. Bromberg, MD, PhD, is with the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Clinical Neuroscience Center.
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Title:Motor Neuron Disease in AdultsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019978311X

ISBN - 13:9780199783113

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Table of Contents

Introduction to "Motor Neuron Disease"1. History of the Recognition of Motor Neuron Disease2. Nomenclature and Classification of Motor Neuron Disease3. Clinical Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of Motor Neuron Disease4. Clinical Features of Motor Neuron Disease5. Frontotemporal Dysfunction and Dementia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis6. Laboratory Tests for Motor Neuron Disease7. Biomarkers for Motor Neuron Disease8. Imaging in Motor Neuron Disease9. Diagnostic Criteria for Motor Neuron Disease10. Differential Diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease11. Progression of Motor Neuron Disease12. Epidemiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis13. Genetics of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia14. Genome-wide Screening to Identify ALS-associated Genes15. Pathology of ALS and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration16. Convergence and Divergence in ALS Syndrome: Genetics, Molecular Pathways and Molecular Mechanisms17. Immunologic Aspects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis18. Cyanobacteria, ALS, and the BMAA Hypothesis19. Animal models of Adult Motor Neuron Disease20. Multidisciplinary Clinics and Practice Parameters/Guidelines21. Allied Health and Other Providers22. Respiratory Assessment and Management23. Nutritional Assessment and Management24. Communication Assessment and Management25. Psychological and Psychiatric Assessment and Management26. Symptoms and Management27. Intimacy, Sexuality and Pregnancy28. Quality of Life29. Caregiver Issues30. End of Life Care31. Costs of ALS Care32. Clinical Trial Designs in ALS33. Stem Cell Therapy for Motor Neuron Disease