Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin
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This volume outlines and examines current understanding of botulinum toxin and its various therapeutic applications. It presents therapeutic uses across a variety of medical subspecialties and patient populations. Each chapter focuses on a particular symptom and explains how botulinum toxin is currently used for treatment. Coverage also examines questions of immunity and explores economic issues. Written by leaders in their fields respected for their progressive approach to treatment, the book encourages responsible research into new and novel uses of botulinum toxin.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 172.72 x 256.54 x 20.32mm | 635.03g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 13 black & white tables, biography
  • 1588299147
  • 9781588299147

Review quote

From the reviews: "This book presents many of the clinical uses of the relatively new drug, botulinum toxin. ... the book attempts to cover nearly all uses of the medication known to the assorted authors, including potential treatments for which there is little peer-reviewed literature. The purpose is to provide an overview of this medication, and present clinical scenarios in which the drug might be an appropriate choice. ... The target audience should be clinicians (physicians and therapists) ... ." (Ross Bogey, Doody's Review Service, January, 2008)show more

Back cover copy

Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin outlines and examines our current understanding of botulinum toxin and its various therapeutic applications. The editors explore how this novel compound fits into a wide variety of treatment algorithms across medical subspecialties. Each chapter focuses on a particular symptom and explains how botulinum toxin is currently used for treatment. The chapter authors are all leaders in their fields and are respected for their progressive approach to treatment. Physicians will benefit not only from those chapters devoted to their particular sub-specialty, but from the inspiring success resulting from the use of botulinum toxin in other patient populations. The concluding chapter examines questions of immunity, explores economic issues, and attempts to forecast future directions for this novel and somewhat mysterious drug. Clinicians across a wide variety of disciplines will refer to this comprehensive reference time and time again.show more

Table of contents

TOC Chapter 1: History and Mechanism of Action Zinovy Meyler, DO, Grant Cooper, MD Chapter 2: Spasticity Elise Weiss, MD, David Lin, MD Chapter 3: Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome Applications - Trismus, Trigeminal Neuralagia, and Cervical Dystonia Michael Stubblefield, MD Chapter 4: Back Pain Rebecca Brown, MD*, Avniel Klein MD*, Alex Visco, MD, Joseph E. Herrera, DO *These authors contributed equally and are co-first authors. Note to Humana -- If this is ever done, do this. Otherwise, just make Rebecca the first author. Thanks. Chapter 5: Piriformis Syndrome Loren M. Fishman, MD, Alena Polesin, MD, Steven Sampson, DO Chapter 6: Plantar Fasciitis Mary S. Babcock DO Chapter 7: Headache Jerome S. Schwartz, MD, Phillip Song, MD, Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS Chapter 8: Spasmodic Dysphonia Jerome S. Schwartz, MD, Phillip Song, MD, Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS Chapter 9: Sialorrhea and Frey's Syndrome. Phillip C. Song, MD, Jerome Schwartz, MD, and Andrew Blitzer, MD. DDS. Chapter 10: Cosmetic Applications Tara D. Miller, MD, Isaac M. Neuhaus, MD Chapter 11: Hyperhidrosis Joely Kaufman, MD, FAAD, Leslie Baumann, MD, FAAD Chapter 12: Urologic Applications David E. Rapp, MD, Gregory T. Bales, MD Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal Applications: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, and Anal Fissure Shayan Irani, MD, Frank Friedenberg, MD Chapter 14: Blepharospasm Amir Cohen, MD, MBA, Marc J. Spirn, MD, David Khoramian, BA, and C. Robert Bernardino MD Chapter 15: Economics, Immunity, and Future Directions Victoria Chan Harrison, MD, David Lin, MDshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "This book presents many of the clinical uses of the relatively new drug, botulinum toxin. ... the book attempts to cover nearly all uses of the medication known to the assorted authors, including potential treatments for which there is little peer-reviewed literature. The purpose is to provide an overview of this medication, and present clinical scenarios in which the drug might be an appropriate choice. ... The target audience should be clinicians (physicians and therapists) ... ." (Ross Bogey, Doody's Review Service, January, 2008)show more