What's in the literature?

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Although there continue to be many important basic science discoveries, this review once again emphasizes those papers most relevant to the clinician. The genetics and clinical features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and of some muscular dystrophies are the subjects of several of the papers, emphasizing that genotype-phenotype relationships continue to be important subjects. Lest the clinician think that these disorders are "untreatable," one paper provides strong evidence that aggressive clinical management of patients with muscular dystrophy can substantially prolong lifespan. Papers on motor neuron disorders provide additional insight into cognitive and behavioral abnormalities associated with these disorders. A study of a method of performing electrodiagnostic studies reminds us that electrodiagnosis still plays an important role, even in this age of genetic testing. Myasthenia gravis also receives some attention with regard to the clinically important topics of electrodiagnosis and also of quality of life. Finally, there are several papers on clinical features and management of Guillain-Barré syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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