Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199873937

Emma Ciafaloni; Patrick F. Chinnery; Robert C. Griggs
384 Pages
188 x 256 mm
Pub date
Jul 2014
Contemporary Neurology Series
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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 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 provides practical guidance on eliciting key history and on how to demonstrate findings on examination. This new edition also provides guidance on the next steps in diagnosisas 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.


1. Structure and Function of Normal Muscle
2. Evaluation of the Patient with Myopathy
3. Genetic Evaluation of the Patient and Family
4. The Muscular Dystrophies
5. Myofibrillar Myopathies
6. Congenital Myopathies
7. Metabolic Myopathies
8. Mitochondrial Myopathies
9. Muscle Channelopathies
10. Inflammatory Myopathies
11. Myopathies of Systemic Disease
12. Muscle Pain and Fatigue
13. Prevention and Management of Systemic Complications of Myopathies

About the author: 

Emma Ciafaloni, MD is the Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Neurology, Rochester, New York.; Patrick F. Chinnery, FRCP, FMedSci is the Director at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.; Robert C. Griggs, MD is the Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Neurology, Rochester, New York.

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