Emergencies in Neuromuscular Disease

  • Elio Agostoni

Part of the Emergency Management in Neurology book series (EMN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neuromuscular Disease: Recent Progress in Diagnosis and Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Jann, D. Facchetti, I. Costi
      Pages 9-10
    3. S. Jann, D. Facchetti, I. Costi
      Pages 11-25
    4. S. Jann, D. Facchetti, I. Costi
      Pages 27-29
    5. S. Jann, D. Facchetti, I. Costi
      Pages 31-37
    6. A. Rigamonti
      Pages 39-75
    7. A. Rigamonti
      Pages 77-88
    8. E. P. Verrengia
      Pages 89-98
    9. E. P. Verrengia
      Pages 99-109
    10. E. P. Verrengia
      Pages 111-116
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Elena Pinuccia Verrengia, Stefano Jann, Andrea Rigamonti
      Pages 119-128
  4. Differentiated Decisional Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129

About this book


This book offers a practical tool for handling neuromuscular emergencies, and is divided by the main neuromuscular diseases on the basis of their anatomical and clinical location: diseases affecting the anterior horn of the spinal cord (tetanus), those that affect the nerve roots and nerves (SGB, multiple mononeuritis, porphyria), the neuromuscular junction (MG and botulism) and, lastly, muscle pathologies (rhabdomyolysis, malignant hyperthermia, periodic paralysis). It provides updated diagnostic/therapeutic protocols and decision-making algorithms for each pathology, and examines a range of scenarios on the basis of clinical cases. Emergencies in Neuromuscular Disease will be of interests for a wide variety of specialists including neurologist, neurophysiologists and anesthesiologists.


Muscle weakness Acute neuropathy Myasthenia Gravis Rhabdomyolysis Periodic paralysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Elio Agostoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosciencesASST Grande Osp Metropolitano NiguardaMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56653-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56654-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1076
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1084
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