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Spasticity

Spasticity Author Allison Brashear, MD
ISBN-10 9781933864518
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 448
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This pioneering work defines spasticity in the broad context of Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome and focuses not on a single component, but on the entire constellation of conditions that make up the UMNS and often lead to disability. Spasticity: Diagnosis and Treatment clearly defines the process for the diagnosis of spasticity, the basic science behind its pathophysiology, the measurement tools used for evaluation, and reviews the available treatment options. Divided into five sections, this comprehensive clinical resource provides a roadmap for assessing the complicated picture of spasticity and choosing the appropriate interventions. Therapies including oral medications, intrathecal baclofen, botulinum toxin and phenol, and surgical options are thoroughly discussed, as are non-medical therapies and the role of the emerging technologies. The full spectrum of diseases involving spasticity in adults and children and the unique diagnostic and management challenges they present is addressed by experienced clinicians. This text is a one-stop source for physicians, therapists and other members of the spasticity management team tasked with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.



Spasticity

Spasticity Author Allison Brashear, MD
ISBN-10 9781617052422
Release 2015-12-09
Pages 568
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Since publication of the first edition, Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management has been the defining reference and go-to source for physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with spasticity. For this new updated edition, Dr. Brashear and a diverse team of specialists have come together to integrate new research, clinical trials, measurement tools, therapies, and other recent advances that reflect this evolving field. The book is organized into four sections, each of which covers a broad scope of material. The first is a general overview of spasticity and its effects on movement in patients. Other chapters cover epidemiology and ancillary findings commonly associated with spasticity. Part II details assessment tools and measurements, treatment goals, and how to aim for realistic outcomes. Part III outlines various treatment modalities, including heavily updated chapters on the use of botulinum toxin in the upper and lower extremities, guidance techniques for injections, intrathecal baclofen, neuromodulation, surgery, physical therapy, and more. The last section, which contains several new chapters, discusses evaluation of outcomes and management of patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and cancer, followed by chapters on spasticity management in long-term care facilities and economic considerations. This book remains the most comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of spasticity in adults and children, and the revised second edition will continue to serve as an invaluable resource for professionals in any discipline who strive to provide quality care to spasticity patients. Key Features: Revised edition of the premier clinical reference on spasticity Incorporates the latest advances in assessment and treatment Contains six entirely new chapters highlighting key topics including Tardieu scale and other measurement tools, ultrasound guidance for botulinum toxin management, spasticity in special populations, emerging therapies, and economic impact More than 200 figures and 70 tables accompany the updated text



Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy Author Daniel Truong
ISBN-10 9781107654334
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 304
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Fully updated throughout, the second edition of the Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy provides practical guidance on the use of Botox in a wide variety of disorders. New chapters have been added on the use of botulinum toxin in wound healing, in focal hand dystonia and in thoracic outlet syndrome, as well as others. There are new chapters on the use of botulinum toxins in conjunction with ultrasound guidance. Using clear line-drawings the Manual describes the relevant injection sites for each condition and gives comparative dosage tables for the various formulations of toxins used in different muscle groups. Throughout the emphasis is on technique and the book can be used as both a teaching aid and in bedside guidance. The manual will be of use to neurologists, otolaryngologists, urologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, internists, pain management specialists, rehabilitation specialists and plastic surgeons, and any other clinicians discovering the potential of botulinum toxin.



Ultrasound Guided Chemodenervation Procedures

Ultrasound Guided Chemodenervation Procedures Author Katharine E. Alter, MD
ISBN-10 9781617051074
Release 2012-12-24
Pages 224
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Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures provides a comprehensive multimedia approach to neurotoxin therapy using ultrasound. This combined text/atlas/DVD offers a complete review of toxin therapy, both current indications and emerging applications, as well as a detailed review of ultrasound technology and ultrasound guidance techniques for botulinum toxin injections and nerve blocks. The work also includes a detailed anatomic and pictorial atlas (print and DVD), which will be invaluable to clinicians performing procedures with or without ultrasound guidance. The text section of the book is a reference manual, covering conditions and indications, chemodenervation agents, and ultrasound basics including essential physics, machine settings, artifacts, scanning techniques, and procedural guidance techniques. The illustrated print and DVD atlas sections offer a stunning visual roadmap for understanding ultrasound anatomy, localizing muscles, and safely and successfully performing chemodenervation procedures. Features of Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures include: More than 1,300 clinical pictures, anatomical drawings, and ultrasound stills Over 300 video clips of structures, injections, and techniques for performingchemodenervation and neurolysis or combination therapies with ultrasound Practical yet comprehensive-an indispensable print and electronic reference for clinicians Review of ultrasound technology, techniques, and clinical applications for chemodenervation Review of clinical indications and emerging uses of botulinum toxin



Spasticity Management

Spasticity Management Author Valerie Stevenson
ISBN-10 0203090543
Release 2006-07-26
Pages 208
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Spasticity is a common symptom seen in many neurological conditions notably head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. It is also the dominant feature in a number of rarer conditions such as tropical and hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP). The fact that it is relevant to many chronic neurological conditions and that the absence of multi-disciplinary input can result in progressive disability, ensures spasticity management is a prominent feature in the current National Service Framework (NSF) for long term neurological conditions. In the future more long-term care for such patients will be done in primary care and the community. It is therefore essential that a multi-disciplinary approach is used with successful liaison between secondary, primary and social care. Optimum management of spasticity is dependent on an understanding of its underlying physiology, an awareness of its natural history, an appreciation of the impact on the patient and a comprehensive approach to minimising that impact which is both multi-disciplinary and consistent over time. Regrettably, these essential requirements are rarely met and consequently, inadequately managed spasticity results in a range of painful and disabling sequelae, which, with the right approach, are, for the most part, preventable. Although there are several excellent publications looking at this area, none are a truly practical guide relevant to all members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in spasticity management. Anyone who has been involved in setting up a new service knows how difficult and how protracted a process this can be and if it has been done before, why reinvent it? The basis of this manual is to collect together the experience and knowledge of such a team who have worked in this area for 10 years now. It pulls together all areas including how to set up and develop a service as well as useful management strategies. On a practical note it includes complete copies of all of our patient information, assessment proformas, protocols for different interventions, nursing care plans and an integrated care pathway for outpatient spasticity management both as hard copy but also on CD-ROM to aid in reproduction. These protocols are of course specific to our team but could easily be adapted for use in other centres. We are not saying this is the 'right' or only way to run a spasticity service and there is certainly room for improvement, but we hope by sharing our experience we can help others to develop their own service thus improving management for all individuals with spasticity.



Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity

Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity Author Michael P. Barnes
ISBN-10 9781139471428
Release 2008-04-24
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Spasticity is a disabling problem for many adults and children with a variety of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. A practical guide for clinicians involved in the management of spasticity, this book covers all aspects of upper motor neurone syndrome from basic neurophysiology and measurement techniques to practical therapy and the use of orthoses. Surgical techniques are also covered, as well as the particular problems of management of spasticity in childhood. In the second edition of this key text, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, with additional coverage of new techniques and new drugs and therapies, whilst continuing the format that has made the first edition the core text in its field. This guide will be invaluable to physicians, physiotherapists, surgeons, orthotists, clinical engineers and health professionals.



Neurosurgery for Spasticity

Neurosurgery for Spasticity Author Marc Sindou
ISBN-10 9783709117712
Release 2014-05-07
Pages 266
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The book is devoted to the neurosurgical management of spasticity. Starting with a chapter on the anatomical and physiological foundations of spasticity and a short history of its neurosurgical treatment, it describes the neurosurgical methods currently available. As management differs between adults and children, the book is also structured accordingly, including evaluation, decision-making, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB), botulinum toxin therapy and surgery. Beyond ITB, the neurosurgical options covered include procedures focusing on the peripheral nerves, dorsal roots, Dorsal Root Entry Zone and spinal cord. Based on surgical experience collected with more than a thousand patients, the book gathers the most important aspects of our present understanding, presented using a practical, educational approach. It stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, including neurologists, pediatricians and rehabilitation specialists. Close collaboration with other surgical disciplines like orthopedic surgery and neuro-urology are also outlined.



Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation 2nd Edition

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation  2nd Edition Author Richard L. Harvey, MD
ISBN-10 9781617051708
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 451
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The definitive core text in its field, Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive reference covering all aspects of stroke rehabilitation ó from neurophysiology of stroke through the latest treatments and interventions for functional recovery and restoration of mobility. This second edition is completely updated to reflect recent advances in scientific understanding of neural recovery and growing evidence for new clinical therapies. The second edition ó which includes free e-book access with every print purchase ó continues to provide in-depth information on the assessment and management of all acute and long-term stroke-related impairments and complications including cognitive dysfunctions, musculoskeletal pain, and psychological issues. It examines risk factors, epidemiology, prevention, and neurophysiology as well as complementary and alternative therapies, functional assessments, care systems, ethical issues, and community and psychosocial reintegration. With contributions from over 100 acknowledged leaders from every branch of the stroke recovery field, this edition features expanded coverage of key issues such as the role of robotics and virtual reality in rehabilitation. New chapters have been incorporated to cover fields of recent exploration including transcranial magnetic stimulation, biomarkers, and genetics of recovery as well as essentials like the use of medication and the survivorís perspective. The up-to-date presentation of scientific underpinnings and multi-specialty clinical perspectives from physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and nursing ensures that Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation will continue to serve as an invaluable reference for every health care professional working to restore function and help stroke survivors achieve their maximum potential. New to Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, Second Edition All chapters are thoroughly revised and updated to reflect advances in scientific understanding of neural recovery and clinical progress Five completely new chapters and expanded coverage of key issues that drive the field forward New contributions from leading stroke specialists from all involved disciplines Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook



The Practical Management of Spasticity in Children and Adults

The Practical Management of Spasticity in Children and Adults Author Mel B. Glenn
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017959910
Release 1990
Pages 325
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The Practical Management of Spasticity in Children and Adults has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Practical Management of Spasticity in Children and Adults also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Practical Management of Spasticity in Children and Adults book for free.



Managing the Symptoms of MS

Managing the Symptoms of MS Author Randall T. Schapiro
ISBN-10 9781936303649
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 214
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" The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment. Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the information you need to manage both the disease and symptoms, and make everyday life easier. New chapters offer essential advice for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and those who experience more symptoms with age. Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis features comprehensive treatment options for: Fatigue Spasticity Tremor Incontinence Speech and swallowing difficulties Pain Numbness Cognitive difficulties "



Movement Disorders in Childhood

Movement Disorders in Childhood Author Harvey S. Singer
ISBN-10 9780124115804
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 594
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Movement Disorders in Childhood, Second Edition, provides the most up-to-date information on the diseases and disorders that affect motor control, an important area of specialization within child neurology. Over the past several decades, advances in genetics, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and other areas of neuroscience have provided new understanding of the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of these conditions as well as new opportunities for more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. This new edition builds upon the success of the first edition, with comprehensive scientific and clinical updates of all chapters. In addition, there are new chapters on hereditary spastic paraplegia, quantitative motor assessments, autoimmune disorders, and movement disorders in the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders ADHD, OCD, and autism. Additional materials are provided on the latest in drug treatments, computer based strategies for genetic diagnosis, and helpful videos for phenomenology. Provides the only current reference specifically focused on childhood movement disorders Investigates the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of these disorders Completely revised and updated with new materials and a more disease-oriented approach New coverage of genetics and movement disorders, immunology and movement disorders, and an introduction to the latest quantitative analysis New videos of instructive and unusual childhood movement disorders



Principles of Neurological Surgery E Book

Principles of Neurological Surgery E Book Author Richard G. Ellenbogen
ISBN-10 9780323461276
Release 2017-12-13
Pages 848
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Perfect for anyone considering or training in this challenging specialty, Principles of Neurological Surgery, 4th Edition, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar, and Neil Kitchen, provides a clear, superbly illustrated introduction to all aspects of neurosurgery–from general principles to specific techniques. Thorough updates from leading authors ensure that you’ll stay abreast of the latest advances in every area of neurosurgery, including pre- and post-operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more.



Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Author Alexander Rae-Grant, MD
ISBN-10 9781936287758
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 325
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Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders focuses on the key topics a health care practitioner working with these patients needs to know in the evaluation and long-term management of neuroimmunological disorders. Information on disease history, pathophysiology and biology is included to provide clinicians with a framework for understanding current diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment strategies for these disorders. In addition to reviewing disease-modifying treatments, we have devoted significant focus to the symptoms that frequently manifest and their treatment options. Symptoms and functional



Motor Speech Disorders

Motor Speech Disorders Author Joseph R. Duffy
ISBN-10 9780323072007
Release 2012
Pages 499
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With expanded and updated information including current techniques, approaches, and case studies, the 3rd edition of this bestselling book continues its reputation as a dependable and outstanding evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults. It covers the substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and management -- focusing on integrating what is known about the bases of motor speech disorders with the realities of clinical practice to ensure readers have the key content they need to be effective practitioners. Three-part organization first covers the neurologic underpinnings of speech, then the various disorders resulting from problems in the nervous system, and then the basic principles and disorder-specific management strategies. Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps distill disparate information and stresses the best practices within motor speech disorders. Cutting-edge research ensures this book contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date look at the state of motor speech disorders. Case studies help clarify dense and difficult content and help hone your critical thinking skills. Summary tables and boxes offer easy access to important information such as causes and characteristics to aid in differential diagnosis. Chapter outline and summary sections keep you focused on the most significant information. NEW! Accompanying Evolve site features an interactive PowerPoint presentation with more than 60 audio and video clips demonstrating various disorders. NEW! Updated content incorporates Dr. Duffy's findings from nearly 1,000 new articles on motor speech disorders. UNIQUE! Two-color design and larger trim size help highlight key information and allow for easier lay-flat reading.



Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Author Dr. Lauren B. Krupp, MD
ISBN-10 1934559482
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 112
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This practical guide for physicians and other health care professionals discusses the impact of fatigue on the individual with MS, the potential etiologies underlying MS-related fatigue, its work up and diagnosis, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management strategies. Fatigue is perhaps the single most prevalent and disabling symptom of the multiple sclerosis, and limits patients' activity more than any other MS symptom. The identification of fatigue as a distinct clinical entity requires both art and science, and most of all, a willingness and ability to listen carefully to patients and their families. The physician's ability to obtain a comprehensive history requires a full understanding of the circumstances in which fatigue occurs (physical, cognitive, and psychosocial) and demands consideration of a large number of disorders, including anxiety, depression, excessive daytime sleepiness, pain, and spasticity, all of which may mimic or contribute to fatigue. While fatigue is almost exclusively a subjective experience, depending on the patient's ability to understand and report this symptom, there are effective methods for identifying the existence of fatigue, determining its severity, and distinguishing it from related or contributing disorders such as depression, pain, and sleep disorders. Readers will learn that fatigue need not be tolerated by the MS patient. Various therapies, support systems, and treatment of underlying affective disorders can all alleviate fatigue or reduce its impact, restoring the patient's energy levels and ability to participate in life. Virtually every MS patient with fatigue can benefit from intervention, and failing to treat the symptom of fatigue with the respect that it deserves is a serious detriment to patient care.



European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management Author Nils Erik Gilhus
ISBN-10 9781444346244
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 360
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Neurological diseases present challenging management issues. Patients vary widely in the symptoms that need to be controlled and in their response to different treatments. Evidence continuously accumulates on the effectiveness of different approaches; new treatments regularly enter the market. This important resource offers a compendium of peer-reviewed guidelines for the treatment and management of neurological disease. Published in association with the European Federation of Neurological Societies, the information is based on evidence and/or the consensus of a range of experts from across Europe that has been published in the European Journal of Neurology.



Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Author Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA
ISBN-10 1935281992
Release 2011-03-24
Pages 518
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Pocket-sized and portable, the Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management provides relevant clinical information in a succinct, readily accessible format. Expert authors drawn from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, physical and occupational therapy, and related areas cover the range of TBI, from concussion to severe injury. Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed, the book is divided into six sections and flows from initial injury through community living post-TBI, allowing clinicians to key in on specific topics quickly. Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management delivers the information you need to successfully manage the full spectrum of issues, medical complications, sequelae, and rehabilitation needs of patients who have sustained any level of brain injury. Features of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Include: Concise yet comprehensive: covers all aspects of TBI and its management A clinically-oriented, practical "how-to" manual, designed for rapid access to key information Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed Includes dedicated chapters on TBI in athletes and in military personnel. Internationally known contributors drawn from the leading TBI programs provide expert information