Neuromuscular Disorders in Children
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Neuromuscular Disorders in Children: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management critically reviews current evidence of management approaches in the field of neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) in children. Uniquely, the book focusses on assessment as the cornerstone of management and highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
A key section describes the clinical picture, diagnosis standards and natural history of the most frequent neuromuscular disorders in children, including:
- muscular dystrophies
- spinal muscular atrophy
- congenital, metabolic, myotonic and inflammatory myopathies
- myasthenic syndromes
- and hereditary, acquired and inflammatory neuropathies.
Importantly, much of the book is dedicated to the latest management approaches in key clinical systems typically involved in NMDs. These include physical rehabilitation, orthopaedic, respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiac management, as well as psychosocial aspects such as the transition to adulthood and sexual health needs. The latest advances in pharmaceutical therapies and future therapeutic strategies are also discussed.
From the Foreword
“Neuromuscular Disorders in Children… is consistently patient-centred, will help readers learn about the latest classification and treatment options for these diseases, and hopefully influence their attitudes and decisions caring for patients with NMDs. With broad distribution, this book will help to improve the fate and quality of life of many patients suffering from NMDs, as well as their families.”
Rudolf Korinthenberg MD
Professor Emeritus of Neuropaediatrics and Muscular Disorders
This book will prove a principal resource for all professionals involved in the care of children with NMDs, including neurologists, paediatricians, pneumologists, rehabilitation specialists, cardiologists, orthopaedists, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine