Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders by Henry J. KAMINSKIMyasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders by Henry J. KAMINSKI

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

EditorHenry J. KAMINSKI

Paperback | January 19, 2011

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Advances in the study and understanding of myasthenia gravis have led to the need for the publication of this important new edition. The goal of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition is identical to the first -- to provide the clinician and the scientist with a common resource for understanding this complex disorder. This new edition begins with discussions of neuromuscular junction structure and function and follows with updated chapters covering a wide range of topics, such as the acetylcholine receptor, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. Importantly, new supplemental chapters have been added; these discuss rigorous clinical assessments of patients for research trials and the epidemiology and genetics of myasthenia gravis. The discussion of the most challenging aspects of myasthenia gravis, its impact on patients' psychological make-up, has been expanded as well. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition retains the "personal approach" of the authors regarding treatment and is a valuable resource for meeting the many and varied needs of patients with myasthenia gravis.
Title:Myasthenia Gravis and Related DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 10.24 × 7.6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 19, 2011Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617378054

ISBN - 13:9781617378058

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Table of Contents

PrefaceHenry J. Kaminski, MD Chapter 1 Neuromuscular Junction Physiology and PathophysiologyEroboghene E. Ubogu, MD and Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhDChapter 2 Acetylcholine Receptor StructureJon Lindstrom PhD Chapter 3 Immunopathogenesis of Myasthenia GravisBianca M. Conti-Fine, MD, Brenda Diethelm-Okita, Norma Ostlie, MS, Wei Wang, MD, PhD and Monica MilaniChapter 4 Epidemiology and Genetics of Myasthenia GravisJeremiah W. Lanford, MD and Lawrence H. Phillips, II, MDChapter 5Clinical Presentations of Generalized Myasthenia GravisJan B.M. Kuks, MDChapter 6 Ocular MyastheniaRobert B. Daroff, MD and Michael Benatar, MBChB, DPhilChapter 7 Thymoma-Associated Myasthenia GravisPhilipp Ströbel, MD, Wen-Yu Chuang, MD and Alexander Marx, MDChapter 8 Electrodiagnosis of Neuromuscular Transmission and Related DisordersBashar Katiriji, MD, FACPChapter 9 Autoantibody Testing in the Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission and Related DiseasesMark A. Agius, MD, David P. Richman, MD and Angela Vincent, MB, FRCPathChapter 10 Treatment of Myasthenia GravisHenry J. Kaminski, MDChapter 11 Neurocritical Care of Myasthenic CrisisJ. Americo Fernandes Filho, MD and Jose I Suarez, MDChapter 12 Thymectomy for Nonthymomatous Myasthenia GravisAlfred Jaretzki, MD and Joshua R. Sonett, MDChapter 13 Lambert-Eaton SyndromeCharles M. Harper, Jr., MD and Vanda A. Lennon, MD, PhDChapter 14 Neuromyotonia and other Hyperexcitability SyndromesAngela Vincent, MB, FRCPath and Ian Hart, PhD, FRCPChapter 15 Congenital Myasthenic SyndromesDavid Beeson, PhDChapter 16 Toxic Neuromuscular Transmission DisordersJames Howard, MDChapter 17 The Impact of Myasthenia Gravis on Mood, Cognitive Function, and Quality of LifeRobert H. Paul, PhD, Larry L. Mullins, and James M. GilchristChapter 18 Myasthenia gravis: Classification and Outcome MeasurementsGil I. Wolfe and Richard J. Barohn

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition: "Edited by H.J. Kaminski . and written by a panel of American experts, it provides an up-to-date overview of the clinical features and scientific advances in MG and related disorders, based on personal experience of the authors. . All chapters are well written, with informative subheadings, tables, figures and extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter . . provides an important contribution to this complex and complicated chapter of clinical and basic neurosciences." (K. A. Jellinger, European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 16, 2009)"The second edition of 'Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders' edited by Henry J. Kaminski MD provides a valuable practical resource for understanding new developments in the basic and clinical aspects of the disease. The structure of the book follows a logical and practical approach useful for both clinicians and scientists interested in the field. . a practical and concise resource for all interested in this intriguing disease." (Agnes Jani-Acsadi, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 296, August, 2010)