Neuromuscular Disorders Of Infancy, Childhood, And Adolescence: A Clinician's Approach

Hardcover | December 3, 2014

byBasil T. DarrasEditorH. Royden Jones, Jr., Monique M. Ryan

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Neuromuscular disorders are diagnosed across the lifespan and create many challenges especially with infants, children and adolescents. This new edition of the definitive reference, edited by the established world renowned authorities on the science, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders in childhood is a timely and needed resource for all clinicians and researchers studying neuromuscular disorders, especially in childhood. The Second Edition is completely revised to remain current with advances in the field and to insure this remains the standard reference for clinical neurologists and clinical research neurologists. The Second Edition retains comprehensive coverage while shortening the total chapter count to be an even more manageable and effective reference. Carefully revised new edition of the classic reference on neuromuscular disorders in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Definitive coverage of the basic science of neuromuscular disease and the latest diagnosis and treatment best practices. Includes coverage of clinical phenomenology, electrophysiology, histopathology, molecular genetics and protein chemistry

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Neuromuscular disorders are diagnosed across the lifespan and create many challenges especially with infants, children and adolescents. This new edition of the definitive reference, edited by the established world renowned authorities on the science, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders in childhood is a timely and needed...

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This book offers the best and most-up-to-date comprehensive review of the molecular genetics, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and prognosis in pediatric neuromuscular disorders. It is the only pediatric neuromuscular text that in addition to muscle diseases, also includes disorders of the motor neuron, peripheral nerve, and neuromu...

Dr. Basil T. Darras is Associate Neurologist-in-Chief and Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital, and the Joseph J. Volpe Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Darras is a pediatric neurologist with advanced training and certification in human genetics and neuromuscular medicine. At Bo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1160 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124170447

ISBN - 13:9780124170445

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Table of Contents

SECTION I. Clinical and Laboratory Approach to the Infant and Child with a Neuromuscular Problem

SECTION II. Infantile Hypotonia and Arthrogryposis

SECTION III. Motor Neuron Disorders

SECTION IV. Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Radiculopathies and Plexopathies

Mononeuropathies

Polyneuropathies

SECTION V. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

SECTION VI. Myopathies

SECTION VII. Special Clinical Problems

Ataxias

SECTION VIII. General Therapeutic Principles