Recent Advancements in Neuromuscular Medicine: An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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This issue will cover: sinle muscle fiber electrophysiology, skinned muscle fibers, magnetic resonance imaging in muscular dystrophy, ultrasound of nerve and muscle, microgenomics of the motor neuron system, and electrodiagnostic studies in animal models.

Table of Contents

Preface: Advancing Neuromuscular Medicine Through Integration, Translation, and Collaborationp. xv
Use of Skeletal Muscle MRI in Diagnosis and Monitoring Disease Progression in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophyp. 1
Techniques in Assessing Fatigue in Neuromuscular Diseasesp. 11
The Utility of Electromyography and Mechanomyography for Assessing Neuromuscular Function: A Noninvasive Approachp. 23
Novel Concepts Integrated in Neuromuscular Assessments for Surgical Restoration of Arm and Hand Function in Tetraplegiap. 33
The Effects of Active and Passive Stretching on Muscle Lengthp. 51
Hypohomocysteinemia: A Potentially Treatable Cause of Peripheral Neuropathology?p. 59
Regional and Whole-Body Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry to Guide Treatment and Monitor Disease Progression in Neuromuscular Diseasep. 67
Establishing Clinical End Points of Respiratory Function in Large Animals for Clinical Translationp. 75
New Opportunities and Novel Paradigms to Support Neuromuscular Researchp. 95
Skeletal Muscle Edema in Muscular Dystrophy: Clinical and Diagnostic Implicationsp. 107
Cardiac MRI in Muscular Dystrophy: An Overview and Future Directionsp. 123
Neuromuscular Ultrasonography: Quantifying Muscle and Nerve Measurementsp. 133
The Paradox of Muscle Hypertrophy in Muscular Dystrophyp. 149
Exercise Testing in Metabolic Myopathiesp. 173
Nutrition Strategies to Improve Physical Capabilities in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophyp. 187
Aging of Human Muscle: Understanding Sarcopenia at the Single Muscle Cell Levelp. 201
Indexp. 209
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