Exercise Intolerance and Muscle Contracture

  • Georges Serratrice
  • Jean Pouget
  • Jean-Philippe Azulay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Exercise Intolerance

    1. G. Serratrice, J. Pouget, J.-Ph. Azulay
      Pages 1-16
    2. S. DiMauro, C. Bruno, A. L. Andreu, G. M. Hadjigeorgiou, S. Shanske
      Pages 33-43
    3. I. Pénisson-Besnier, I. Richard, F. Dubas, J. S. Beckmann, M. Fardeau
      Pages 63-66
    4. C. Desnuelle, V. Paquis
      Pages 67-73
    5. B. A. Kakulas
      Pages 75-82
    6. D. Figarella-Branger, M. Aubert, G. Kozak-Ribbens, N. Bianco, C. Bartoli, M. F. Montfort et al.
      Pages 83-91
    7. G. Kozak-Ribbens, M. Aubert, D. Figarella-Branger, D. Bendahan, P. J. Cozzone
      Pages 93-100
    8. J.-L. Gastaut
      Pages 101-106
    9. G. Nigro, L. I. Comi
      Pages 107-112
    10. R. B. Layzer
      Pages 113-120
    11. W. M. H. Behan
      Pages 121-132
    12. R. C. Griggs, V. Sansone, G. Meola, R. T. Moxley III
      Pages 133-141
    13. R. G. Haller
      Pages 143-154
  3. Muscle Contracture

    1. L. P. Rowland, W. Trojaborg, R. G. Haller
      Pages 161-170
    2. B. A. Kakulas
      Pages 171-177
    3. M. Fardeau
      Pages 179-183
    4. K. Arahata, S. Fujimoto, E. Uyama, T. Ishikawa, S. Kubo, Y. Tsuchiya et al.
      Pages 185-190
    5. T. L. Munsat
      Pages 191-196
    6. B. Chabrol, P. Carrelet, G. Bollini
      Pages 197-206
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 207-208

About this book


The main themes presented in this volume are exercise intolerance and muscle contracture. These two topics could seem different at first sight but share common clinical features. For instance, symptoms of exercise intolerance are myalgias and cramps but metabolic contractures as well. Likewise exercise intolerance is sometimes due to dystrophinopathy, it­ self causing contractures. Therefore, it is justified to gather these two syn­ dromes in one study. Exercise intolerance and muscle contracture could seem well­ known, even obsolete. It is not right. A reappraisal of these has be­ come necessary for two reasons. First of all there are many new causes of exercise intolerance; secondly, the pathophysiology remains ob­ scure in particular for muscle contracture and a clear classification is probably possible. There is no book devoted to exercise intolerance and muscle contrac­ ture. This volume is divided in two parts related to the above topics. The two sections are introduced by a didactic and general overview, describ­ ing the main symptoms, classification and classical etiology. The other chapters, written by the best experts, present the recent advances in these syndromes and show many new aspects: new glycogenosis or mitochondriopathies, dystrophinopathies, malignant hyperthermia, my­ otonic disorders. Pathophysiology and classification of persistent con­ tractures are described as well as therapy. Each chapter is thoroughly referenced, representing important progress in research in the field.


classification diseases internal medicine language medicine muscle muscular dystrophy physiology research rheumatism therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Georges Serratrice
    • 1
  • Jean Pouget
    • 1
  • Jean-Philippe Azulay
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Neurologie et des Maladies NeuromusculairesCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de la TimoneMarseilleFrance

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