Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies

Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies

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This new edition of Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies is written for the clinician who sees patients with muscle disease, or the patient with complaints of pain or weakness of muscle. Like the original, this new edition is divided in to 3 primary sections: Approach to the Patient with Muscle Disease, Specific Myopathies, and General Strategies of Clinical Management, each section providing practical guidance to eliciting key histories and demonstrate findings upon examination. This new edition also provides guidance on the next steps in diagnoses as well as the latest information on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, in an integrated manner, so as to give trainees, practicing clinicians and others who see neuromuscular disease perspective on how to evaluate and care for patients. New and revised tables, figures, and references are selected and organized to present information of clinical importance to provide the most up-to-date resource on the myopathies.On the other hand, manual muscle testing can be used to quantify muscle strength by applying a grad- ing system. The most widely used system is the 0-to- 5 scale developed by the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Great Britain ( Tableanbsp;...

Title:Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies
Author: Emma Ciafaloni, Patrick Chinnery, Robert Griggs
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2014-05-26

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