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Title Motor neuron disease in adults / edited by Mark Bromberg, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (369 pages)
Series Contemporary neurology series ; 88
Contemporary neurology series ; 88.
Contents Introduction to motor neuron disease -- History of the recognition of motor neuron disease -- Nomenclature & classification of motor neuron disease -- Clinical anatomy, physiology and pathology of motor neuron disease -- Clinical features of motor neuron disease -- Frontotemporal dysfunction and dementia in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Laboratory tests for motor neuron disease -- Biomarkers for motor neuron disease -- Imaging in motor neuron disease -- Diagnostic criteria for motor neuron disease -- Differential diagnosis of motor neuron disease -- Motor neuron disease progression -- Epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia -- Genome-wide approaches to identify amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-associated genes -- Pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration -- Convergence and divergence in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis syndrome: genetics, molecular pathways and molecular mechanisms: -- Immunologic aspects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Cyanobacteria, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the BMAA hypothesis -- Animal models of adult motor neuron disease -- Multidisciplinary clinics and practice parameters and guidelines -- Allied health and other providers -- Respiratory assessment and management -- Nutritional assessment and management -- Communication assessment and management -- Psychological and psychiatric assessment and management -- Symptoms and management -- Intimacy, sexuality and pregnancy -- Quality of life -- Caregiver issues -- End of life care -- Costs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care -- Clinical trial designs in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Stem cell therapy for motor neuron disease
Summary Motor Neuron Disease in Adults reviews new information as it applies to all aspects of motor neuron disease (ALS, PLS, PMA). The choice of articles is for those that use evidence-based methods to ensure that the new information is solid and advances the topic or issue. The book can be used by anyone who provides any type of care to ALS patients. In particular, neurologists will find the latest information on diagnosis and management, as well as new information on genetics and frontotemporal lobe involvement. Allied health providers will find useful information for their discipline. Patients wi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Motor neurons -- Diseases.
Motor Neuron Disease
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Motor neurons -- Diseases.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199783168