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Small Fiber Neuropathy and Related Syndromes: Pain and Neurodegeneration

  • The first comprehensive book in the field of small fiber neuropathy

  • Introduces various small fiber neuropathy related diseases

  • Provides thorough information important for diagnosis, research, and therapy of small fiber neuropathy

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Back Matter

    Pages 179-184

About this book

This book provides comprehensive coverage of small fiber neuropathy (SFN), from diagnosis to therapy. It focuses on nerve degeneration and neuropathic pain, and their underlying pathology, physiology, psychophysics, genetics and imaging. In particular, this book describes and discusses the major advances in diagnostic techniques for assessing SFN. These include skin biopsy, evoked potentials, quantitative sensory testing and functional studies, as biomarkers of SFN.

SFN is a common peripheral nerve disorder, but was often overlooked due to a lack of objective and specific diagnostic tests for the assessment of small nerve fibers. These fibers mediate thermal sensation, pain detection (nociception), and autonomic regulation. Major symptoms of SFN include neuropathic pain, impaired sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Neuropathic pain poses a diagnostic challenge to clinicians, an essential step for selecting appropriate treatment to relieve suffering.

SFN frequently develops in systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, following chemotherapy, infections etc., or presents as a major feature of various genetic neuropathies (e.g. channelopathy and familial amyloidosis). In addition to describing these conditions which lead to SFN, this book also describes related syndromes of neurodegeneration and pain, including fibromyalgia, visceral pain and hypersensitivity.

This definitive book covers both clinical aspects and research progress, which provides in-depth and up-to-date information on SFN. It would be immensely useful for clinicians, neurologists, neuroscientists, diabetologists, and pain specialists.

Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh is a professor at Department of Neurology and Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He is also the associate dean of College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Dr. Praveen Anand is a professor at Department of Clinical Neurology and head of Centre for Clinical Translation, Hammersmith Hospital, UK. Dr. Christopher Gibbons is an associate professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA. Dr. Claudia Sommer is a professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology, Würzburg University Hospital, Germany.

Keywords

  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • nociception
  • pain
  • autonomic nerve
  • neurodegeneration
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetes

Reviews

“An abundance of references at the end of each chapter makes it easy for physicians to investigate further when a specific clinical question arises. As the first of its kind, this book should be considered a core reference for experts who regularly encounter SFN and must be strongly considered by any physician or trainee interested in improving their pain management skills.” (Brett A. Toimil and Amanda M. Kleiman, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 130 (3), March, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

    Sung-Tsang Hsieh

  • Department of Neurology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

    Praveen Anand

  • Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

    Christopher H. Gibbons

  • Neurologische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg , Würzburg, Germany

    Claudia Sommer

About the editors

Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh is a professor at Department of Neurology and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He is also the associate dean of College of Medicine and the director of Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Dr. Praveen Anand is a professor at Department of Clinical Neurology and head of Centre for Clinical Translation, Hammersmith Hospital, UK. Dr. Christopher Gibbons is an associate professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, US. Dr. Claudia Sommer is a professor and the assistant medical director of Department of Neurology, Würzburg University Hospital, Germany.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Small Fiber Neuropathy and Related Syndromes: Pain and Neurodegeneration

  • Editors: Sung-Tsang Hsieh, Praveen Anand, Christopher H. Gibbons, Claudia Sommer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3546-4

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-3545-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-3546-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 184

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurology, Pain Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-3546-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)