Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peter D. Donofrio, MD
Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 17, 2012 - Medical - 486 pages
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Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy is a practical but authoritative reference for clinicians in anymedical specialty who are evaluating and treating patients with signs and symptoms of a peripheralneuropathy. Reviewing the full spectrum of clinically significant neuropathies, the book contains chapterson common and rare forms including mononeuropathy in the upper and lower extremities, mononeuritismultiplex, diffuse and symmetric polyneuropathies, brachial and lumbrosacral plexopathies, and spinalroot disordersódisorders that can mimic diffuse and/or focal neuropathies, complicating diagnosis andevaluation. Coverage encompasses both inherited and acquired diseases, including neuropathies arisingfrom physical injury, diabetes, alcoholism, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, vascularand metabolic disorders, medication-induced neuropathies, and idiopathic conditions. The textbookprovides an evidence-based approach to testing, differential diagnosis, and treatment, and should serveas a trusted resource for healthcare professionals confronting the many manifestations of peripheralneuropathy in clinical practice.

The chapters are written by internationally renowned expert contributors with deep clinical experienceand contain numerous tables, figures, and algorithms providing clear diagnostic and managementguidelines. Boxed Clinical Pearls and Key Points allow for quick access to pertinent information, making evaluation and review easy and rewarding.

Features of Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy Include:

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  • Practical yet comprehensiveóan accessible ìgo-toî reference for clinicians ̈
  • Covers all clinically relevant peripheral neuropathies ̈
  • Clinical Pearls and Key Points are set off from the text for quick reference ̈
  • Contains clear diagnostic and management guidelines from expert contributors ̈
  • Structured chapters make it easy to find essential point-of-careinformation
 

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Contents

1 Clinical Approach to the Patient With
1
2 Entrapment Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity
9
3 Common Mononeuropathies of the Lower Extremities
27
4 Approach to the Evaluation of Mononeuropathy Multiplex
41
5 Diabetic Neuropathy
57
6 Nutritional and Alcoholic Neuropathies
69
7 Occupational Biologic and Environmental Toxic Neuropathies
87
8 Inherited Peripheral Neuropathies CharcotMarieTooth Disease
107
17 Paraneoplastic Neuropathies
233
18 Vasculitic Neuropathies
245
19 Infectious Neuropathies
259
20 Sensory Neuronopathies or Ganglionopathies
273
21 Porphyric Neuropathies
289
22 Neuropathies Secondary to Systemic Diseases
309
23 Neuropathies Associated With HIV Infection and Antiretroviral Therapy
323
24 Peripheral Neuropathies in Childhood
339

9 Role of Electrodiagnosis in the Evaluation of Peripheral Neuropathies
117
10 Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathies
131
11 Disorders of Spinal Nerve Roots
149
12 GuillainBarré Syndrome
167
13 Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy Multifocal Motor Neuropathy and Related Disorders
187
14 MedicationRelated Neuropathy
203
Distinguishing the Ominous From the Ordinary
217
16 Neuropathies Due to Amyloidosis
227
25 Boltons Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
363
26 Focal Cranial Neuropathies
375
27 Multiple Cranial Neuropathy
407
28 Autonomic Peripheral Neuropathy
421
29 Laboratory Evaluation of Peripheral Neuropathies
439
Index
457
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