Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders

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Peripheral neuropathies represent a challenging subject for most physicians. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and readable book on peripheral neuropathies that includes concise information on the clinical, electrophysiological, pathological, pathogenic, and treatment aspects of the most important disorders. New molecular and serologic diagnostic tests are discussed. Sections are devoted to nerve and skin biopsy techniques and findings, quantitative sensory and autonomic reflex tests. Case examples are used liberally throughout the text. The editors: Mendell, Kissel, and Cornblath are experienced clinicians that bring complementary knowledge to each of the subjects. Additional authors have been handpicked for specific topics which add to the value of the edition.show more

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  • Hardback | 718 pages
  • 185.4 x 251.5 x 35.6mm | 1,746.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous colour, halftone and line illustrations
  • 0195133013
  • 9780195133011

Review quote

"This book can certainly be read cover to cover, as the authors hoped, and should prove very useful to neurologists who do not focus specifically on neuromuscular diseases, to trainees in neurology, and to internists and pediatricians."--New England Journal of Medicine..".the present volume, with its emphasis on a practical approach to the evaluation and management of patients with peripheral neuropathy should fill an important role and can be strongly recommended.--Muscle & NerveFebruary 2002..".a useful reference...the additional clinical insight gained will fortify one's skill as a neurologist and provide ample maerial with which to teach students."--Journal of Neurosurgery..".the stated purpose of this work is to fill the pressing need for a thorough yet accessible source on peripheral neuropathies. It succeeded splendidly...This comprehensive, readable text should prove to be the primary peripheral nerve resource employed by residents, fellows, and general neurologists, in addition to experts in neuromuscular diseases...a wonderful book."-- Neurology"Another excellent text in the Contemporary Neurology series. The contributors and editors are to be congratulated on producing a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook which is eminently readable. The text is interspersed with informative tables, good quality clinical and histological photographs and exceptionally clear line drawings and illustrations...a definite must for the neurology departmental library...the most up-to-date text on peripheral neuropathies. It will be well used."--"Brain, December 2002"In summary, this is an excellent monograph which highlights the many advances that have been made in understanding, diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve disease in the past decade. When asked by neurology residents or non-subspecialist colleagues what single book they should read cover to cover on the topic of peripheral neruropathy, I will indicate that this is the one."--The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciencesshow more

Table of contents

1. Evaluation of the Patient with Peripheral Neuropathies: The Challenges ; 2. Clues to Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy: The History and Examination of the Patient ; 3. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient ; 4. Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Using Quantitative Sensory Testing ; 5. Evaluation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Using Reflex Tests ; 6. The Role of Autoantibody Testing ; 7. The Role of Peripheral Nerve and Skin Biopsies ; 8. Approach to Painful Peripheral Neuropathies ; 9. Guillain-Barre Syndrome ; 10. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelineating Polyradiculoneuropathy ; 11. Multifocal Motor Neuropathy ; 12. Vasculitic Neuropathy ; 13. Peripheral Neuropathies Associated with Connective Tissue Diseases ; 14. Sarcoid Peripheral Neuropathy ; 15. Neuropathies Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathies ; 16. Toxic Neuropathies: Drugs, Metals and Alcohol ; 17. Porphyric Neuropathy ; 18. Critical Illness Polyneuropathy and Related Conditions ; 19. Diabetic Neuropathies ; 20. Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with HIV Infection ; 21. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies ; 22. Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies ; 23. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathies ; 24. Peripheral Neuropathies Associated with Peroxisomal Defects: Refsum Disease and Adrenomyeloneuropathy ; 25. Galactosidase A Deficiency: Fabry Disease ; 26. Lipids and Lippoproteins ; 27. Vitamin Deficiencies: Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), & Thiamine (Vitamin B1) ; 28. Leprous Neuropathy ; 29. Neuropathies Associated with Organ System Failure, Organ Transplantation, Metabolic Disorders, and Cancer ; 30. Entrapment Neuropathies ; 31. Plexopathiesshow more