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Carpal-tunnel and other entrapment syndromes are perhaps the most common work-related injuries currently reported. With this book, Vladimir Golovchinsky presents the first evidence of double-crush syndrome as a subgroup of these. To date the existence of double-crush syndrome has been a matter of debate. Dr. Golovchinsky presents a statistical analysis of substantial clinical material, which finds a cause-and-effect relationship between cervical or lumbar radiculopathy and peripheral entrapment in corresponding nerves, thus proving the existence of double-crush syndrome. This book will be invaluable to physicians performing EMG-NCV testing and to other healthcare professionals who encounter peripheral entrapment syndromes in their practices.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Vladimir Golovchinsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-12-06
File: 169 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461544197

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is an essential reference for physicians involved in the diagnosis, referral and treatment of the condition. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is made up of a constellation of problems resulting from pathology at the thoracic outlet in the neck. Busy specialty practice see multiple affected patients in every clinic, however TOS can often be difficult to diagnosis. This book explores all possible ancillary care issues surrounding this complex condition, including rehabilitation, disability, natural history, and medicolegal issues, and aims to stimulate research, discussion, and a sense of community between professionals involved in this area. Vascular, thoracic, and neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, physical therapists, occupational medicine specialists, and pain specialists alike, will find this book to be a must have for successfully treating, referring and diagnosing TOS in clinical practice.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Karl A. Illig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2014-07-08
File: 705 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447143666

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Examines new treatment methods, products, and research, and focuses on alternatives to surgery and ergonomics to alleviate or prevent the condition

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Tammy Crouch
Publisher: Frog Books
Release: 1995
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 1883319501

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Edited by internationally recognized pain experts, this book offers 73 clinically relevant cases, accompanied by discussion in a question-and-answer format.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Rinoo V. Shah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2014-10-16
File: 545 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107682894

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A summary of the most recent and effective techniques for treating difficult functional problems and painful situations using minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. Including an up-to-date review of the physiopathology of the diseases.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Alberto Alexandre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2005-03-08
File: 157 Pages
ISBN-13: 3211233687

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Since the highly praised first edition of Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves was published in 1998, greater understanding of the the molecular and cellular events which underlie the response of nerves to injury, regeneration and neuropathic pain has been achieved. This second edition has been fully updated in line with new clinical knowledge, and also incorporates the extensive study of thousands of surgical case studies spanning repairs of the supraclavicular plexus in the adult, the birth lesion of the brachial plexus,compound nerve injury and iatrogenous injury. Beginning with the fundamentals of the anatomy and function of the peripheral nervous system, and working its way through various types of injury, operative methods, the regeneration and recovery of nerves, surgical reconstruction, pain, and rehabilitation, this eloquently written work provides the reader with the solid understanding required to successfully perform surgery on the peripheral nervous system. Dr Shelagh Smith, joined by Dr Ravi Knight, has rewritten the chapter Electrodiagnosis. Professor Tara Renton has written a new chapter on injuries to the trigeminal nerve in maxilla-facial and dental work. The drawings, by Mr Philip Wilson, are new. Most of the 700 illustrations are also new. This thorough and authoritative look at the surgical treatment of the peripheral nerves is fully illustrated throughout with exquisite line diagrams and clear, instructive photographs.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Rolfe Birch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2011-01-21
File: 645 Pages
ISBN-13: 1848821085

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Neuromuscular Function and Disorders focuses on the various processes underlying disordered neuromuscular function. Topics covered include the nature of membrane defects in myotonia and familial periodic paralysis; the disorder of neuromuscular transmission responsible for myasthenia gravis and the various pseudo-myasthenic syndromes; and the disorders of Schwann cell function which cause demyelination. This book is comprised of 28 chapters divided into two sections and begins with a discussion on the normal anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerve and muscle. Included in the first section are descriptions of the ionic mechanisms responsible for the resting and action potentials of nerve and muscle; the sequential stages in neuromuscular transmission; excitation-contraction coupling; the sliding filament mechanism of myofibrillar shortening; and the morphological and functional properties of motor units. The neurophysiology of exercise and muscle fatigue is also considered, along with the nature of the trophic influences exerted by the motoneuron and muscle fiber upon each other. The second half of the book deals entirely with various diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle, together with diagnostic procedures and therapeutic management. A consistent theme in this section is the recognition of neural abnormalities in diseases hitherto considered as primary disorders of the muscle fiber. This monograph should be of value to neurologists, medical students, research workers, and students and research scientists in physiology, zoology, pharmacology, kinesiology, and physical education.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Alan J. McComas
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Release: 2013-10-22
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483163062

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Covers all aspects of CTS: diagnosis - management - outcome assessment Abundantly illustrated

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Genre: Medical
Author: Riccardo Luchetti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2008-01-01
File: 405 Pages
ISBN-13: 3540490086

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In a specialized field such as neurosurgery, highly specific knowledge is required. Training programs in the EU vary, making it difficult to standardize medical training. This manual forms the basis for a European consensus in neurosurgery. It is written for residents, students and physicians with a special interest in neurosurgery. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are detailed according to localization (cranial, spinal, peripheral nerves) with special consideration given to congenital defects and pediatric neurosurgical disorders, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, as well as critical neurosurgical care. Each chapter contains the basics of anatomy and physiology. The book is well-organized and clearly structured according to each entity and its neurosurgical treatment options. A better understanding of specific neurosurgical problems will help practicing neurosurgeons provide better medical care for their patients, and will also provide the neurosurgery resident with a reliable European standard for step-by-step management of neurosurgical problems, which will prove useful when preparing for the board examination.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Christianto B. Lumenta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2009-12-01
File: 660 Pages
ISBN-13: 3540795650

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This book is the first to address specifically the mechanisms and treatment of orthopedic injuries due to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Casualty management is discussed in a range of contexts, from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and combat situations. Organizational aspects are addressed, general treatment principles are documented, and the management of a variety of orthopedic injuries is described with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book will serve as an invaluable source of practical knowledge for a broad spectrum of medical and other staff, including emergency personnel, orthopedic and trauma surgeons, general practitioners, medical students, and professionals working for the military, government bodies, and NGOs.​

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Genre: Medical
Author: Nikolaj Wolfson
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-05-30
File: 591 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783662489505

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