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November 1995

Contemporary Neurology: Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(11):1050. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540350036012

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This reviewer predicts that Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies will be widely popular. The writers aim this work at the practicing clinician, and they ably organize and elucidate the enormous progress in the evaluation, molecular genetics, and treatment of the common and the not-so-common myopathies.

The first section deals with structure and function, evaluation of the patient, and genetic evaluation of the patient and family. The section on genetics is a clear, simple, meaningful description of the status of molecular genetic testing that every clinician has sought but failed to find in the more technical articles on molecular genetics. The authors intend for readers to be able to intelligently order the appropriate tests to elucidate the diagnosis of their patient's myopathy.

The second section deals with specific myopathies. In this small book, topics are covered fairly inclusively, and whatever greater details a reader may require can easily be found in

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