Neuromuscular Disorders in the Adult: A Practical Manual

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OUP Oxford, Jan 13, 2011 - Medical - 182 pages
The term neuromuscular disorders covers a wide range of conditions varying in age of onset, severity, and speed of progression but which share many common management issues. Written by a multidisciplinary author team for all those involved in the overall care and management of such individuals, this handbook smooths the journey for patients and carers through the complex maze of management issues relating to their condition. Extensively illustrated throughout, Neuromuscular Disorders in the Adult concentrates on the care of the adult patient - including those who may have acquired their disability during childhood, providing practical advice and support for all professionals working with people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.
 

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Contents

1 What are neuromuscular disorders?
1
2 Medical management
39
3 Hospital admissions
77
4 Mobility
91
5 Physical wellbeing
113
6 Psychological wellbeing
133
7 Living with muscle disease
143
8 Resources
173
Index
179
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Dr Hilton-Jones developed an interest in muscle diseases when working for Dr John Morgan-Hughes at Queen Square, London before spending a year training with the late Professor George Karpati in Montreal. He was appointed as a consultant neurologist in Oxford, UK with the intention ofdeveloping services for patients with neuromuscular disorders and is now Clinical Director of the Oxford Muscle and Nerve Centre, supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. He is also Clinical Director of the Oxford Myasthenia Centre, supported by the Myasthenia Gravis Association. His majorinterest is in combining clinical practice and research. Jane Freebody is Specialist Physiotherapist at the Oxford Muscle Clinic, UK. Jane Stein is Regional Care Advisor of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign at the Oxford Muscle Centre, UK.