Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular Dystrophies, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol.101 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Muscular Dystrophies, 1st Edition,Robert Griggs,Anthony Amato,Michael Aminoff,François Boller,Dick Swaab,ISBN9780080450315

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This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* Valuable insights into the muscular dystrophies, including treatment, diagnosis, and care and patient management
* A comprehensive compilation of the combined wisdom of the most highly regarded physicians, experts, and scientists studying the muscular dystrophies
* An evaluation of the way advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences continue to advance the study of these disorders


This volume provides clinicians and scientists with the latest information concerning the muscular dystrophies, paying special attention to the way advancements in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences provide comprehensive insights into a group of disorders that have only been studied for the past two decades.

Information on both pathogenesis and prospects for treatment are covered, with an emphasis on clinical implications, both now and in the foreseeable future. Clinical wisdom is combined with invaluable perspectives from the most highly experienced physicians, experts, and scientists to bring an authoritative and complete examination of the muscular dystrophies, their diagnosis, and treatments protocols. Insights from this handbook will both enhance and forward efforts for practitioners who care for, and manage, patients with this group of disorders.

Robert Griggs


Affiliations and Expertise

Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professor of Neurophysiology, Chair, Department of Neurology, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY Professor and Chair of Neurology

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Anthony Amato


Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Neuromuscular Division, Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Laboratory, Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Neurologist and Neuromuscular Consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Michael Aminoff

Dr. Michael J. Aminoff is an internationally recognized, board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who works at UCSF Medical Center and specializes in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, holding an endowed chair in Parkinson’s disease research. Aminoff was educated in England, graduating with honors from University College in London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He completed postdoctoral training in various London teaching hospitals, but especially at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, and at its affiliated Institute of Neurology, where his research on spinal physiology gained him an MD degree (an advanced research thesis in the UK). He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1974, becoming a full professor in 1982; the title of distinguished professor was conferred on him in 2010. In 2000, he was awarded a doctorate in science (an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science) from the University of London. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2006) and the A.B.Baker Award from the American Academy of Neurology (2007). He was the editor-in-chief of Muscle and Nerve, a major neuroscience journal for 10 years; serves on the editorial boards of several other medical and scientific journals; and has authored nearly 250 research publications as well as numerous books. Dr. Aminoff is also editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences and series editor of the multivolume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

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François Boller

Affiliations and Expertise

Bethesda, MD, USA

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Dick Swaab

Affiliations and Expertise

Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Muscular Dystrophies, 1st Edition

1 Overview of the muscular dystrophies; 2 Dystrophinopathies; 3 Sarcoglycanopathies; 4 Congenital muscular dystrophies; 5 The Collagen VI related myopathies: Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy; 6 Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A; 7 Dysferlinopathies; 8 Other limb-girdle muascular dystrophies; 9 Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32; 10 Caveolinopathies: translational implications of caveolin-3 in skeletal and cardiac muscle disorders; 11 Myofibrillar myopathies; 12 Emery Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; 13 Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes; 14 Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy; 15 Myotonic dystrophy type 1 and 2; 16 Distal muscular dystrophies

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