Neuromuscular Disease: Evidence and Analysis in Clinical Neurology by Michael BenatarNeuromuscular Disease: Evidence and Analysis in Clinical Neurology by Michael Benatar

Neuromuscular Disease: Evidence and Analysis in Clinical Neurology

byMichael Benatar

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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This volume presents a critical appraisal of the neurological literature on neuromuscular disease from an evidence-based perspective. Writing in a readable, accessible style, the author considers, in detail, a broad range of the published literature relevant not only to questions of treatment, but also to issues of diagnosis and prognosis. Through a series of questions and answers concerning specific neuromuscular disorders, each chapter critiques the best available evidence to illustrate strengths and weaknesses of the data and make the reader aware of the quality of clinical research studies in general. Introductory chapters facilitate this learning process by elucidating the epidemiological and biostatistical issues pertinent to diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. A broad range of disorders of the anterior horn cell, nerve roots, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle are critically appraised and discussed.
Title:Neuromuscular Disease: Evidence and Analysis in Clinical NeurologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:474 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617376817

ISBN - 13:9781617376818

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Table of Contents

Part I. MethodologyBasic Principles of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsDiagnosisTreatmentPrognosisPart II. Spinal Cord, Anterior Horn Cell, and Nerve RootsAmyotrophic Lateral SclerosisCervical SpondylosisLumbar SpondylosisPart III. Peripheral Nerve DiseasePolyneuropathyParaproteinemic NeuropathiesVasculitic NeuropathyGuillain-Barré SyndromeChronic Inflammatory DemyelinatingPolyradiculoneuropathyMultifocal Motor NeuropathyInherited NeuropathiesCarpal Tunnel SyndromeUlnar Neuropathy at the ElbowPart IV. Neuromuscular Junction DisordersMyasthenia GravisLambert-Eaton Myasthenic SyndromePart V. Muscle DiseaseInflammatory MyopathyIdiopathic Hyper-CK-emiaStatin-Induced MyopathyMetabolic MyopathyCritical Illness Weakness, Myotonic DystrophyFacioscapulohumeral Muscular DystrophyIndex

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From the reviews:"The book religiously adheres to empirical evidence from studies of clinical evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular disease. . its writing is crystal clear, with nice summaries in each section and at the end of each chapter. . it is a superb tool in conjunction with traditional teaching or when used by practitioners or teachers. . it is an outstanding source of the actual evidence, carefully reviewed and discussed, free of flashy distraction. As such, I will turn to it frequently as a trusted reference." (S. Claiborne Johnston, Muscle & Nerve, February, 2007)"...useful for non-specialised and specialised neurologists treating neuromuscular disorders, and especially for those under the pressures of medicine who have difficulties in gathering detailed information required to reach unbiased conclusions." -Schweizer Archiv Fur Neurologie und Psychiatrie"The information . constitutes an easily accessible resource for the busy practitioner or the novice in the field, because the reader can select questions of interest without needing to read a whole review on the subject. The format is didactic and keeps the reader engaged. . this book can provide easy reading for the busy general neurologist and offers quick and succinct answers to questions raised in everyday practice regarding the diagnosis and management of common neuromuscular problems." (Marinos C. Dalakas, The New England Journal of Medicine, May, 2007)