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Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice

  • Bashar Katirji
  • Henry J. Kaminski
  • Robert L. Ruff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Approach to Neuromuscular Diseases: Principles and Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francisco H. Andrade
      Pages 21-36
  3. Approach to Neuromuscular Diseases: Neuromuscular Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Rahila Ansari, Bashar Katirji
      Pages 39-50
    3. Eugene Dulaney, Bashar Katirji
      Pages 79-88
    4. Barbara E. Shapiro, Bashar Katirji, David C. Preston
      Pages 89-152
    5. James M. Gilchrist, Dinesh G. Nair
      Pages 153-163
    6. Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, Paul E. Barkhaus
      Pages 165-199
    7. Kamal R. Chémali, Thomas C. Chelimsky
      Pages 201-221
    8. Pariwat Thaisetthawatkul
      Pages 223-233
    9. J. Douglas Miles, Mark L. Cohen
      Pages 235-260
    10. Lan Zhou
      Pages 261-270
    11. Eric P. Hoffman, Lauren P. Hache, Rose B. McGee
      Pages 271-284
  4. Approach to Neuromuscular Diseases: Assessment and Treatment of Neurological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Carlayne E. Jackson
      Pages 287-326
    3. John R. Bach, Priya Bolikal
      Pages 327-340

About this book


Comprehensive, thoroughly updated, and expanded, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition encompasses all disorders of the peripheral nervous system, covering all aspects of neuromuscular diseases from diagnosis to treatment.  Mirroring the first book, this two-volume edition is divided into two parts.  Part one discusses the approach to neuromuscular disorders, covering principles and basics, neuromuscular investigations, and assessment and treatment of neurological disorders.  Part two then addresses the complete range of specific neuromuscular diseases: neuronopathies, peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, muscle ion channel disorders, myopathies, and miscellaneous neuromuscular disorders and syndromes.  Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, Second Edition is intended to serve as a comprehensive text for both novice and experienced practitioners.  General neurologists as well as specialists in neuromuscular medicine and trainees in neuromuscular medicine, clinical neurophysiology and electromyography should find this book inclusive, comprehensive, practical and highly clinically focused.  Additionally, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics will find the book of great value in their practice.

Editors and affiliations

  • Bashar Katirji
    • 1
  • Henry J. Kaminski
    • 2
  • Robert L. Ruff
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.University School of Medicine Department of NeurologyLouis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Case Western ReserveClevelandUSA

About the editors

Bashar Katirji, MD, FACP
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Cleveland, OH, USA

Henry J. Kaminski, MD
George Washington University, Department of Neurology, Washington, DC, USA

Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Cleveland, OH, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Bashar Katirji
    Henry J. Kaminski
    Robert L. Ruff
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6566-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4237-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6567-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXV, 1565
  • Number of Illustrations 363 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Internal Medicine
    Human Genetics
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“This is a 1500 page atlas and textbook concerning sensory, motor, and sensorimotor diseases & disorders. … There are plentiful color illustrations, clinical photographs, tables, lists, differential diagnoses, & line drawings. I recommend this to pain and muscle physiologists, neurologists, and other personnel in the sensory-motor fields. This is meant as an advanced reference. The book covers all the areas in neuromuscular diseases.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, June, 2016)

“A very comprehensive and updated textbook reviews in extenso all disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Written by internationally known experts in neurology, the book also contains chapters by geneticists, basic researchers, the majority from the US. … Highly recommended not only to neurologists.” (Zvi Laron, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 12 (1), September, 2014)