Neuromuscular Diseases

A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management

  • Michael Swash
  • Martin Schwartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Principles of Investigation and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 3-14
    3. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 37-62
    4. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 63-78
  3. Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 81-82
  4. Neurogenic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 85-112
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      Pages 113-123
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      Pages 125-149
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      Pages 151-161
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      Pages 163-186
    7. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 187-226
  5. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 229-250
  6. Myopathies and Muscular Dystrophies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 253-271
    3. Michael Swash, Martin Schwartz
      Pages 273-297

About this book

Introduction

In the seven years since the first edition of this book was published there have been many important developments in knowledge of neuromuscular diseases. These are reflected in this new edition. We have taken the opportunity to add much new clinical and scientific material to the book, particularly in relation to metabolic myopathies and neuropathies, and to include more information on genetic aspects of neuromuscular diseases, quantitative electromyo­ graphic techniques, plexus and root lesions and cardiomyopathies. The aim of the book remains unchanged, but we have rearranged some of the material so that there are several new chapters. The illustrations have also been extensively revised and there are many new references. We hope that it will continue to provide a convenient source of practical and theoretical information that will not only be useful in managing patients with neuromuscular diseases, but will stimulate research. London, May 1987 Michael Swash Martin S. Schwartz Preface to the First Edition Neuromuscular diseases are common in clinical practice. Patients with these disorders may be referred to neurologists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians or to general physicians, and their investigation, utilising electromyography (EM G) and muscle biopsy, often requires the help of the clinical neurophysiologist and of the pathologist.

Keywords

Neuromuskuläre Erkrankung assessment biopsie biopsy childhood classification diseases inflammation management muscle relationships research syndromes

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Swash
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin Schwartz
    • 3
  1. 1.The London Hospital, London E1 and St Mark’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.The London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Atkinson Morley’s Hospital (St Georges’s Hospital)LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3526-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3528-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3526-5
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