Neurofibromatosis: A Handbook for Patients, Families, and Health Care Professionals

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The current treatment options available for patients with NF

Here is the state-of-the-art on recognizing, managing and living with neurofibromatosis (NF) for patients, families, and health care professionals. From new genetic and diagnostic advances, to associated cardiovascular and endocrine abnormalities, to the significant psychosocial impact of NF, the book is packed with clear, practical guidance for understanding and living with this disability.

Special features:

  • A complete diagnostic guide to help you recognize NF-related symptoms--with a timeline for when they might appear
  • New treatment options for NF, including pain control
  • Coverage of the newly discovered form of NF, schwannomatosis
  • Personal perspectives from NF patients and their families
  • Glossary that defines medical terminology

With the great diagnostic and treatment advances achieved in the last decade, and research proceeding rapidly, the future for patients with NF has never been brighter. For all individuals living with the challenges of this disability, the book brings you to the forefront of medical knowledge. Make sure it is within close reach for fast and easy reference.

 

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Contents

Introduction and History
1
The Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis
10
The Pathogenesis of Neurofibromatosis 1 and Neurofibromatosis 2
23
Genetics and Genetic Counseling in Neurofibromatosis 1 and Neurofibromatosis 2
43
Diagnosis and Overall Management of Neurofibromatosis 1
55
Neurofibromas and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors in Neurofibromatosis 1
81
Other Neural Tumors and Nervous System Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis 1
102
Cognitive Function and Learning Disabilities in Neurofibromatosis 1
116
Management of Particular Neurofibromatosis 2 Features
176
Schwannomatosis
187
Psychosocial Impact of Neurofibromatosis
200
Practical and QualityofLife Issues
213
Research About Neurofibromatosis
230
Appendix
235
Glossary
237
Index
243

Other Features of Neurofibromatosis 1
131
Diagnosis and Overall Management of Neurofibromatosis 2
155

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Neurobiology of Disease

Limited preview - 2011

About the author (2005)

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and CEO, NexGenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC

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