The Muscular Dystrophies

Hardcover | February 1, 2002

EditorAlan E H Emery

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The muscular dystrophies are an important group of inherited disorders. They are characterized by muscle wasting and weakness, but vary considerably in their clinical manifestations and severity.This text reviews our understanding of the most important of these disorders. In many instances, the genes and protein products responsible for the dystrophies have been identified and it is now possible to establish a precise diagnosis, detect preclinical cases, identify carriers and offerprenatal diagnostic testing. The book goes on to describe the opportunities for management of the symptoms through respiratory care, physiotherapy and surgical correction of contractures, and examines the potential, in the future, for effective treatment utilizing the new techniques of gene andcell therapy.Professor Emery has invited chapters from the leading international experts in the field providing a unique insight into the current situation and the hopes for the future.

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The muscular dystrophies are an important group of inherited disorders. They are characterized by muscle wasting and weakness, but vary considerably in their clinical manifestations and severity.This text reviews our understanding of the most important of these disorders. In many instances, the genes and protein products responsible f...

Alan E H Emery is in the Department of Neurology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632914

ISBN - 13:9780192632913

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1. Emery: Muscular Dystrophy: an evolving concept2. Mercuri and Muntoni: Congenital Muscular Dystrophies3. Saito and Kobayashi: Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy4. Emery: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Meryon's Disease5. de Visser and Hoogerwaard: Becker Muscular Dystrophy6. Toniolo: Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy7. Bushby: The Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies8. Upadhyaya and Cooper: Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy9. Udd and Somer: Distal Muscular Dystrophy10. Brais and Tome: Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy11. Urtizberea, Duboc, Schwartz and Bonne: Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Related Cardiac Disorders in Muscular Dystrophy12. Manzur: Medical Management and Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy13. Simonds: Respiratory Care in Muscular Dystrophy14. Cossu and Clemens: Gene and Cell Therapy for Primary Myopathies15. Merlini and Forst: Surgical Management of Muscular Dystrophy16. Hayashi and Noguchi: Animal Models of Muscular Dystrophy