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Clinical Uses of Botulinum Toxins: Volume 1

Clinical Uses of Botulinum Toxins: Volume 1

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Cambridge University Press, 7/26/2012
EAN 9781107406032, ISBN10: 110740603X

Paperback, 398 pages, 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Botulinum toxins now play a very significant role in the management of a wide variety of medical conditions; from headaches to hypersalivation, and from spasticity to sweating. In this book, a strong, international team of experts outline the basic neurochemistry of botulinum toxins and chart the progress of the drug from laboratory to clinic. Then individual chapters summarize their use for the main clinical indications in the context of other available treatments. This book will be of interest to neuroscientists and practising clinicians working in a wide range of specialities, from neurology and dermatology to pediatrics, plastic surgery and rehabilitation medicine.

1. Introduction Michael Barnes and Anthony Ward
2. Mechanistic basis for the therapeutic effectiveness of botulinum toxin A on over-active cholinergic nerve Oliver Dolly and Gary Lawrence
3. Botulinum toxin
from menace to medicine Peter Hambleton, Andrew Pickett and Clifford Shone
4. Botulinum toxin
primary and secondary resistance Benjamin Anyanwu, Philip Hanna and Joseph Jankovic
5. Introduction to botulinum toxin and clinical practice Anthony Ward
6. Cervical dystonia Khalid Anwar
7. The use of botulinum toxin in otolaryngology Maurice Hawthorne and Khalid Anwar
8. Spasticity Anthony Ward
9. Hyperhidrosis Deeanna Glaser
10. Hypersalivation Fiorella Contarino, Alberto Albanese
11. Botulinum toxin type A for the prophylactic treatment of primary headache disorders David Dodick
12. Botulinum toxin in the management of back and neck pain Áine Carroll
13. Ophthalmological uses of botulinum toxin John Elston
14. Bladder and bowel indications Guiseppe Brisinda, Federica Cadeddu and Giorgio Maria
15. Cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin type A Alastair Carruthers and Ken Beer
16. Other clinical neurological uses of botulinum toxin Michael Barnes.