The long–awaited second edition of the Handbook of Botulinum Toxin Treatment brings the reader up to date with the many advances in background knowledge and in clinical practice in both the established and the newer indications, including the use of a second serotype botulinum toxin B.
The book is an introduction and practical guide for doctors and paramedical staff who use botulinum toxin or who may want to refer patients or care for patients being treated elsewhere. Initial chapters provide historical and general information. The rest of the book concentrates on the different conditions treated with botulinum toxin. Chapters follow a standard format with a pragmatic approach based on the wide experience of the authors.
Review from Doody′s Review Service – A five star rating!
Description: This is a well–written and well–illustrated book that elegantly details the utility of botulinum toxin in treating a variety of neurological conditions.
Purpose: The authors have created a superb, well–edited book that details the practical aspects of selecting patients for botox injections as well as technique and possible adverse effects.
Audience: Any physician who plans to use botox in his or her practice –– whether for spasticity, dystonia, pain, or cosmetic purposes will want to read and own this book.
Features: This book is well written and well edited. It consists of 18 contributions from authorities in the field. The first five contributions delineate the discovery of botox and its mechanism of action. The next nine chapters describe in detail the use of botox in a variety of movement disorders including blepharospasm, tics, dystonia, spasticity, and tremor. Two chapters deal with treatment of autonomic disorders with botox and the book concludes with three chapters on use of botox for pain, strabismus, and cosmetic purposes.
Assessment: This is a superb book that combines theory with practical application. It is easy to read and filled with useful drawings. Any physician who wishes to use botox in his or her practice will want to have this book.
Score: Weighted Numerical Score: 99
Chp 1. History and current applications of botulinum toxin ∗Moore & Naumann.
Chp 2. The molecular basis of the activity of botulinum toxin.
∗Montecucco & Rosetto.
Chp 3. General and clinical aspects of treatment with botulinum toxin.
∗Moore & Naumann.
Chp 4. EMG and Imaging.
∗Poewe and Wissel.
PART TWO: Disorders of Movement.
Chp 5. Dystonia.
5.1 Cranio–facial dystonia.
5.2 Laryngeal and pharyngeal dystonia.
∗Blitzer, Sulica & Verhayden.
5.3 Cervial and axial (spinal) dystonia.
5.4 Limb and occupational dystonia (including non limb variants).
Chp 6. Spasticity in adults: Introduction.
∗Gracies & Simpson.
6.1 Upper limbs and neck.
∗Gracies & Simpson.
6.2 Lower limbs.
7 Spasticity in children.
∗Graham, Heinen & Berweck.
Chp 8. Other involuntary muscle activity – Tremor.
∗Findlay & Senanayake.
Chp 9. Exotic movement disorder indications.
∗Jankowic & M Thomas.
PART THREE: Autonomic Disorders.
Chp 10. Disorders of secretion.
Chp 11. Pelvic floor and gastrointestinal uses.
PART FOUR: Other Indications.
Chp 12. Ophthalmic.
Chp 13. Pain.
Chp 14. Cosmetic Use.
∗Lowe & Sommer.
Chp 15. The future of neurotoxins.
∗Moore & Naumann