This book provides a full and practical account of management of myotonic dystrophy, the commonest muscular dystrophy of adult life and a condition of exceptional variability. Written for neurologists, clinical geneticists and other clinical geneticists and other clinical specialties involved with the disorder, it deals with both the neurological aspects and also the wide range of systematic complications that may occur. In addition it provides details of information and support available to patients and families and gives a summary of the present state of clinical trials of therapeutic agents. These sections are preceded by general introductory chapters describing both the clinical features and also the current state of research into understanding the underlying mechanisms.
This book written by the main world experts in the field is a practical outline for both the clinicians and families. I strongly recommend it. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, Vol 10 ... illustrates all the various clinical aspects of this complex disease and gives insight into the pathogenesis and possibilities of the management of each complication at the different stages of myotonic dystrophy. The completeness of the data presented in each chapter is imporessive. The chapters are well structured and the illustrations are clear and informative. The flow charts are adequately structured and easy to understand. The references are well-selected and up-to-date. All chapters are written by renowned experts in the field of the myotonic dystrophies and neuromuscular diseases. It is a most educative book for clinicians working in the field of the neuromuscular diseases and for geneticists responsible for the genetic counselling of patients with myotonic dystrophy. Human Genetics ... a book that offers a wealth of up-to-date, practical and relevant information. Reflecting the central role of neuromuscular assessment and clinical management issues, this book is to be recommended as an essential reference for every neurologist involved in the care of patients with myotonic dystrophy. Neuromuscular Disorders, 14
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48