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A Multimedia Guide to Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxin

New York, NY, May 05, 2012 --( “Botulinum Neurotoxin for Head and Neck Disorders,” recently published by Thieme, contains detailed injection instructions for using botulinum neurotoxin to treat head and neck disorders. The associated how-to videos, available on Thieme’s Media Center, offer otolaryngologists, neurologists, pain specialists, and others a complete guide to the management of motor, sensory and autonomic disorders of the head and neck region.

This book covers treatment methods for conditions ranging from hyperfunctional motor disorders (dystonia, tremor, dysphagia), to afferent pain disorders (temporomandibular joint disorder, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia) to autonomic disorders (hypersalivation, Frey's syndrome). For each indication, this text provides the reader with: reviews of the effects of the toxin on the nervous system, central pain thresholds, and central motor pathways; guidance on how to safely give an injection; and videos demonstrating injection techniques.

“There are no better guides to botulinum neurotoxin therapy around the head and neck than Dr. Blitzer and his co-editors and contributors. Not only was Dr. Blitzer a pioneer, but he has about as much experience as anyone alive. I don’t doubt that this book will be valuable to have within ready reach on your bookshelf.” — From the Foreword by Mark Hallett, MD

Focusing specifically on injection techniques for the therapeutic uses of botulinum neurotoxin for treating head and neck disorders, this manual fills an important gap in the literature. It gives clinicians current, authoritative, and in-depth information on administering botulinum neurotoxin most effectively for the head and neck disorders of their patients.

Botulinum Neurotoxin for Head and Neck Disorders
256 pp, 118 illustrations; hardcover
ISBN (Americas): 9781604065855
ISBN (EUR, Asia, Africa, AUS): 9781604065855
eBook – available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN 9781604065862

About the Authors

Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS, is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director, New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, New York, NY, USA. He is a pioneer in the use of botulinum neurotoxin with over 25 years of experience.

Brian E. Benson, MD, is Chief, Division of Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Director, The Voice Center, at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA

Joel Guss, MD, is Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California, USA

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit­­
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