Dysimmune Neuropathies

Dysimmune Neuropathies
Author: Yusuf Rajabally
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-04-26
ISBN: 0128145730
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dysimmune Neuropathies Book Excerpt:

Dysimmune Neuropathies provides readers with detailed, basic information that will enable users to recognize and differentiate each neuropathy to adequately guide an investigation and create a treatment plan. An overview of recent progress, avenues for future research, and the desired benefits are also covered. The book highlights the many developments in the field that have occurred in terms of pathophysiological mechanisms, particularly immunological, that have direct implications on treatment strategies. This book is a great reference for trainees, clinicians and researchers specializing in neurology, neuromuscular diseases and neurophysiology. Encompasses all dysimmune neuropathies Describes clinical features, epidemiology, pathophysiology and immunology Provides differential diagnosis Identifies new investigation techniques

Muscle Aging Inclusion Body Myositis and Myopathies

Muscle Aging  Inclusion Body Myositis and Myopathies
Author: Valerie Askanas,W. King Engel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN: 1405196467
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muscle Aging Inclusion Body Myositis and Myopathies Book Excerpt:

Muscle weakness with ageing is almost inevitable, generally beginning to manifest beyond the age of 40, and is usually unstoppable. It can lead to reduced mobility, increased risk of falling, injury, and even death. But ?you?re just getting old? is not a sufficient diagnosis. Specific causes of neuromuscular symptoms may explain progressive muscle weakness, and should be investigated for potential treatment. Muscle Ageing, Inclusion-Body Myositis and Myopathies explores the clinical and pathological expression of muscle weakness in aging persons. Case studies demonstrate how physicians can more accurately diagnose weakening elderly patients and make better management decisions. It also explores sporadic inclusion-body myositis and hereditary inclusion-body myopathies. The former, the most common progressive muscle disease in the over 50s, is frequently under-diagnosed and, with the increasing population of aged individuals, is presenting a greater challenge. This disease of muscle has pathological similarities with the well-known Alzheimer and Parkinson brain diseases. Edited and written by a leading international cast of authors, Muscle Ageing, Inclusion-Body Myositis and Myopathies provides a state-of-the-art guide to ageing-associated neuromuscular disorders. It should be in the hands of all those involved in the care of aging and muscle-weakened patients. Titles of Related Interest Neuromuscular Disorders Tawil and Vennance (eds); ISBN 978-0-470-65456-9 European Handbook of Neurological Management, Vol 1, 2e Gilhus, Barnes, Brainin (eds); ISBN 978-1-4051-8533-2 European Handbook of Neurological Management, Vol 2, 2e Gilhus, Barnes, Brainin (eds); ISBN 978-1-4051-8534-9

From Basic Immunology to Immune Mediated Demyelination

From Basic Immunology to Immune Mediated Demyelination
Author: Gianvito Martino,Luciano Adorini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 884702143X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Basic Immunology to Immune Mediated Demyelination Book Excerpt:

This book covers the immunological and clinical aspects of central and peripheral nervous system inflammatory diseases characterized by myelin damage. Leading scientists in the field have summarized in short reviews the state of the art of neuroimmunology, with particular emphasis on basic aspects of the regulation of immune responses during demyelinating disorders. The volume will be helpful to neuroimmunologists, but also to clinicians which will find a clear and concise understanding of the main features of neuroinflammatory disease.

Neuromuscular Disorders and Peripheral Neuropathies Editor s Pick 2021

Neuromuscular Disorders and Peripheral Neuropathies Editor s Pick 2021
Author: Giovanni Meola
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN: 2889716651
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuromuscular Disorders and Peripheral Neuropathies Editor s Pick 2021 Book Excerpt:

Neurobehavioral Toxicology Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives Volume II

Neurobehavioral Toxicology  Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives  Volume II
Author: James W. Albers,Stanley Berent
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2005-08-15
ISBN: 1135421064
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobehavioral Toxicology Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives Volume II Book Excerpt:

This book, the second of three volumes, concentrates on peripheral nervous system disorders. Examining the effects of neurotoxicants on nerve, muscle and the neuromuscular junction, it builds on the scientific principles outlined in volume 1 by looking at the application of the methods discussed, particularly in terms of the evaluation and diagnosis of individual patients and the related process of establishing causation. Neurobehavorial Toxicology, Volume 2 will be of interest to practicing neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as to occupational medicine physicians and medical toxicologists.

Neurobehavioral Toxicology Peripheral nervous system

Neurobehavioral Toxicology  Peripheral nervous system
Author: Stanley Berent
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 1363
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781841695655
Category: Behavioral toxicology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobehavioral Toxicology Peripheral nervous system Book Excerpt:

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
Author: Marinos C Dalakas
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483163040
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Book Excerpt:

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis provides extensive information regarding Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis (PM/DM), which is described as a heterogeneous disease complex. This book is divided into four sections: Part I (Clinical Features) covers the classification of PM/DM, details of the clinical presentation, and the disease's association with the other connective tissue disorders and malignancies. Part II (Etiology and Mechanisms) covers advances in the immunopathology and viral etiology of PM/DM along with a frequently recognized entity: inclusion body myositis. Part III (Diagnosis and Treatment) covers the histologic, muscle enzyme histochemical, electron microscopic, and resin histology features of PM/DM along with those electromyographic features that could help make a more accurate diagnosis. Part IV (Overview) summarizes the issues that may not have been clear and highlights differing and unsettled views or present available data. This text is directed to clinicians in private practice or in academic institutions concerned with PM/DM patients, including neurologists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, dermatologists, physiatrists, and neuromuscular investigators. This book is intended as well for neuromuscular pathologists who interpret muscle biopsy specimens and electromyographers who perform EMG studies to help determine the clinical diagnosis. Researchers in immunology and immunopathology of neuromuscular diseases will find discussions in this book invaluable.

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine
Author: John A. Downey,Stanley J. Myers,Erwin G. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483193993
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine Book Excerpt:

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine: Second Edition presents a comprehensive examination of the management of patients with functional impairments due to disease or trauma. It discusses the distinction between disabilities and impairments per se. It addresses the method in which the human body adapts and compensates for the stress produced by physical injuries. Some of the topics covered in the book are the physiology of cerebellum and basal ganglia; description of upper and lower motor neurons; anatomy of the vascular supply to the brain; characteristics of the autonomic nervous system; structure, chemistry, and function of skeletal muscle; the receptors in muscle; and cardiopulmonary physiology. The role of muscle spindles in perception of limb position and movement is fully covered. An in-depth account of the physiology of synovial joints and articular cartilage are provided. The cellular and glandular components of the skin are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the factors involve in wound healing. Another section focuses on the nerve conduction and neuromuscular transmission. The book can provide useful information to doctors, dermatologists, students, and researchers.

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Author: William W. Campbell, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1617050415
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine is an intermediate level text for residents, fellows, and practitioners. This practical book is readable in the course of a standard resident rotation and ideal for board exam review, while also comprehensive enough to be a useful reference. The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout while retaining the key features of the first edition. Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine is divided into two parts. The first part covers the theoretical and technical fundamentals including basic electronics, instrumentation, and the anatomical, physiological, and pathological underpinnings of electrodiagnostic medicine. The second half of the book is devoted to the clinical applications and electroclinical correlations of the most common diseases and conditions. Each chapter begins with an outline and concludes with a bulleted list of key points and annotated bibliography that succinctly summarizes the relevant literature. Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine features: Practical, readable, treatment of the fundamentals of electrodiagnostic medicine Designed for use during a standard EMG rotation Covers clinical neuromuscular disease in addition to basic electrodiagnostic concepts Each chapter contains detailed summaries, key points, and an annotated bibliography

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Author: William W. Campbell
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1936287129
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Book Excerpt:

" Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine is an intermediate level text for residents, fellows, and practitioners. This practical book is readable in the course of a standard resident rotation and ideal for board exam review, while also comprehensive enough to be a useful reference. The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout while retaining the key features of the first edition. Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine is divided into two parts. The first part covers the theoretical and technical fundamentals including basic electronics, instrumentation, and the anatomical, physiological, and pathological underpinnings of electrodiagnostic medicine. The second half of the book is devoted to the clinical applications and electroclinical correlations of the most common diseases and conditions. Each chapter begins with an outline and concludes with a bulleted list of key points and annotated bibliography that succinctly summarizes the relevant literature. Essentials of Electrodiagnostic Medicine features: Practical, readable, treatment of the fundamentals of electrodiagnostic medicine Designed for use during a standard EMG rotation Covers clinical neuromuscular disease in addition to basic electrodiagnostic concepts Each chapter contains detailed summaries, key points, and an annotated bibliography "

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Author: Andreas Steck,Nobuhiro Yuki,Francesc Graus
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2013-08-17
ISBN: 0128078421
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Book Excerpt:

The identification of autoantibodies associated with dysimmune neuropathies was a major contribution to the characterization of peripheral nerve disorders, the understanding of their pathophysiology, and the clinical diagnosis of neuropathies. Antibodies directed to GM1, GQ1b, and disyalilated gangliosides, and anti-MAG antibodies are very useful in the diagnosis of acute or chronic motor or sensory-motor neuropathies with or without monoclonal IgM. Anti-onconeural anti-Hu and anti-CV2/CRMP antibodies allow when they are detected the diagnosis of paraneoplastic neuropathies. This chapter focuses on the description of these antibodies as diagnostic markers and on their immunopathogenesis. We give a background overview on the origin of these antibodies, their detection, and review those studies, which clearly show that these antibodies are capable of binding to the target tissues in peripheral nerve and thereby can exert a variety of pathophysiological effects. The corresponding electrophysiological and histological changes observed both in human and animal models are exemplified in order to get a better understanding of the immune mechanisms of these antibody-mediated neuropathies.

Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders

Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders
Author: Corrado Angelini
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-25
ISBN: 3319295144
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book provides state of the art information on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of inflammatory, autoimmune, and idiopathic neuromuscular disorders. The opening section discusses the differential diagnosis of acquired myopathies based on clinical, electrophysiological, muscle biopsy, and serological criteria, with special focus on the role of electromyography and antibody testing. Each of the relevant clinical entities is then discussed in detail, the coverage including, for example, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, immune-mediated neuropathies, multifocal motor neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, paraneoplastic neuropathies, and diabetic polyneuropathy. Clear guidance is provided on currently available treatments, with descriptions of the latest advances in physiotherapy, drug therapy, and respiratory care. Other features of this clinically oriented book are the inclusion of many illustrative case presentations and contributions by international authors from leading centers.

Guillain Barre Syndrome

Guillain Barre Syndrome
Author: Silvia Iannello
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781594541704
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guillain Barre Syndrome Book Excerpt:

The Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) or Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome, also known as post-infectious polyneuropathy or acute idiopathic polyneuritis, is an acute acquired, frequently severe, monophasic autoimmune illness of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). GBS manifests itself with the clinical picture characterised by gait disturbance, pain, weakness, rapidly ascending symmetric flaccid muscle paralysis, areflexia with distal predominance (involving lower motor neuron), sensory disturbance, variable autonomic involvement, and increased cerebrospinal fluid protein without pleocytosis . Although GBS had previously been viewed as a unitary disorder with variations, it is today considered as a group of syndromes with several distinctive variants or subtypes. The aim of this book is to describe and discuss this disease that is not exactly rare but is almost the only inflammatory polyneuropathy and the most frequent cause of acute flaccid paralysis in general medical practice.

Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cumulated Index Medicus Book Excerpt:

DeJong s The Neurologic Examination

DeJong s The Neurologic Examination
Author: William W. Campbell
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN: 1469817527
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DeJong s The Neurologic Examination Book Excerpt:

Now in its Seventh Edition, DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination has been streamlined and updated for a new generation. An absolutely comprehensive, detailed guide to techniques on the neurologic examination, this book integrates details of neuroanatomy and clinical diagnosis in a readable manner. The text is supplemented by helpful boxes that highlight clinical pearls and offer illustrative cases, and tables summarize differentials and lists of clinical findings.

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle
Author: Jun Kimura
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN: 0199969299
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle Book Excerpt:

Here is the Fourth Edition of the classic text Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Principles and Practice. With each subsequent edition, Dr. Kimura has built upon his extensive experience teaching electromyography (EMG) around the world and has transferred his knowledge to the book. It is intended for clinicians who perform electrodiagnostic procedures as an extension of their clinical examination, and will be of value to neurologists and physiatrists who are interested in neuromuscular disorders and noninvasive electrodiagnostic methods, particularly those practicing electromyography (EMG). The book provides a comprehensive review of most peripheral nerve and muscle diseases, including specific techniques and locations for performing each test. While the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the growth that has been made in the field since 2001, a DVD has also been added to the book, allowing the readers to watch and listen to various types of normal and abnormal EMG activities.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders
Author: Satish V. Khadilkar,Rakhil S. Yadav,Bhagyadhan A. Patel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 9811053618
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuromuscular Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book provides a concise overview of the diagnosis and therapy of a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, in tabulated form and with illustrative cases. Treating neuromuscular disorders calls for a sound, step-by-step clinical approach based on differential diagnosis and laboratory investigations. Yet to date, there has been no single, compact book that offers all the relevant information related to the management of these disorders. This book fills that gap, presenting the state of the art in the field and addressing practical problems together with their solutions. Each chapter covers disorder characteristics, clinical differentiating points, relevant investigations and their interpretation, available genetic testing, best management approaches and counselling. Illustrative cases provide valuable insights, while extensive tables and illustrations mean that information can be rapidly found.

Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody ANCA Associated Vasculitis

Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody  ANCA  Associated Vasculitis
Author: Renato Alberto Sinico,Loïc Guillevin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN: 3030022390
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody ANCA Associated Vasculitis Book Excerpt:

This volume, written by well-known experts in the field, covers all aspects of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Associated Vasculitis (AAV). The expression refers to a group of diseases, characterized by destruction and inflammation of small vessels. The clinical signs vary and affect several organs, such as the kidney, lung, skin, nervous system and others. The opening chapters give some historical hints, explain the genetic basis of the disease and provide insights into the pathogenesis derived from recent experimental studies and guides the reader through classification and nomenclature. A large part of the book is then devoted to a detailed description of the specific related diseases and their clinical presentations, the disease course, and potential complications. The advice regarding treatment is based on the best currently available evidence in this constantly evolving area. The book is part of Springer’s series Rare Diseases of the Immune System, which presents recently acquired knowledge on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy with the aim of promoting a more holistic approach to these conditions. AAVs are systemic autoimmune diseases of unknown cause that affect small (to medium) sized blood vessels. They include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis, and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Churg–Strauss syndrome). This volume will be an invaluable source of up-to-date information for all practitioners involved in the care of patients with these diseases.

Restless Legs Syndrome and Movement Disorders An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Restless Legs Syndrome and Movement Disorders  An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics
Author: Denise Sharon
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 0323395864
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restless Legs Syndrome and Movement Disorders An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics Book Excerpt:

Dr. Denise Sharon has put together an expert panel of authors on the topic of Restless Legs Syndrome and Movement Disorders. The comprehensive list of articles includes: Restless Legs Syndrome across the Globe, Neuroimaging in Restless Legs Syndrome, What's in the family of the RLS/WED patient?, Clinical Diagnosis and Diagnostic Criteria, Non-pharmacological management: myths vs. science, Sleep Bruxism, Leg Cramps, Hypnic Jerks, and more!

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management
Author: Richard A. C. Hughes,Michael Brainin,Nils Erik Gilhus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405172339
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Handbook of Neurological Management Book Excerpt:

The European Handbook of Neurological Management, published in collaboration with the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), is a unique book that brings together peer-reviewed guidelines for the treatment and management of neurological disease. For the first time, neurologists can find advice on management aspects of most neurological disorders that is either evidence-based or, where the evidence is inadequate, the consensus guidance of an international European panel of experts. The guidelines fall naturally into sections that cover: Investigation: cerebrospinal fluid analysis, imaging, diagnostic antibodies and skin biopsy Major neurological diseases: stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, mild traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease Neuromuscular diseases: motor neuron disease, inflammatory neuropathy, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis Infections: HIV infection and encephalitis Neurological problems: treatment of neuropathic pain, acute relapses of multiple sclerosis and status epilepticus, to name but a few Sleep disorders: Narcolepsy, other sleep disorders and restless legs syndrome Cognitive rehabilitation. The European Handbook of Neurological Management is a book that any neurologist, without regard to national boundaries, will find a useful aid in the day-to-day management of neurological disease.