Current Clinical Neurology

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

Editors: Kaminski, Henry J. (Ed.)

  • Provides an update on new advances in clinical and pathogenic aspects of myasthenia gravis
  • Reviews the latest data on molecular understanding of neuromuscular transmission
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About this book

Advances in the study and understanding of myasthenia gravis have led to the need for the publication of this important new edition. The goal of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition is identical to the first -- to provide the clinician and the scientist with a common resource for understanding this complex disorder. This new edition begins with discussions of neuromuscular junction structure and function and follows with updated chapters covering a wide range of topics, such as the acetylcholine receptor, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. Importantly, new supplemental chapters have been added; these discuss rigorous clinical assessments of patients for research trials and the epidemiology and genetics of myasthenia gravis. The discussion of the most challenging aspects of myasthenia gravis, its impact on patients’ psychological make-up, has been expanded as well. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition retains the "personal approach" of the authors regarding treatment and is a valuable resource for meeting the many and varied needs of patients with myasthenia gravis.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“Edited by H.J. Kaminski … and written by a panel of American experts, it provides an up-to-date overview of the clinical features and scientific advances in MG and related disorders, based on personal experience of the authors. … All chapters are well written, with informative subheadings, tables, figures and extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter … . provides an important contribution to this complex and complicated chapter of clinical and basic neurosciences.” (K. A. Jellinger, European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 16, 2009)

“The second edition of ‘Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders’ edited by Henry J. Kaminski MD provides a valuable practical resource for understanding new developments in the basic and clinical aspects of the disease. The structure of the book follows a logical and practical approach useful for both clinicians and scientists interested in the field. … a practical and concise resource for all interested in this intriguing disease.” (Agnes Jani-Acsadi, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 296, August, 2010)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Neuromuscular Junction Physiology and Pathophysiology

    Ubogu, Eroboghene E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Acetylcholine Receptor Structure

    Lindstrom, Jon M.

    Pages 13-41

  • Immunopathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis

    Conti-Fine, Bianca M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-70

  • Epidemiology and Genetics of Myasthenia Gravis

    Lanford, Jeremiah W. (et al.)

    Pages 71-78

  • Clinical Presentation and Epidemiology of Myasthenia Gravis

    Kuks, Jan B.M.

    Pages 79-94

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eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-156-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-852-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-805-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders
Editors
  • Henry J. Kaminski
Series Title
Current Clinical Neurology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-156-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-156-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-852-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-805-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 312
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