Literature ReviewWhat's in the Literature? Editor(s): Simmons, Zachary MD Author Information Department of Neurology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease: September 2010 - Volume 12 - Issue 1 - p 47-54 doi: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3181f10d59 Buy Metrics Abstract Articles reviewed for this issue were once again diverse. In a pattern that is becoming increasingly common, there are many studies of the genetics of neuromuscular diseases, including Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, centronuclear myopathy, hereditary inclusion body myopathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Years of intensive study of neuromuscular genetics appear to finally be paying therapeutic dividends as investigators describe new treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The nonmuscular manifestations of myotonic dystrophy are described in an important article, which reinforces the systemic nature of many neuromuscular disorders. Several papers focus on treatments for inflammatory myopathies, disorders of neuromuscular transmission, and acquired demyelinating polyneuropathies with some interesting information about mycophenolate mofetil. Lest one think of the neuromuscular literature as exclusively devoted to interesting but rare conditions, diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and HIV-associated neuropathy are the subjects of interesting articles. Finally, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the subject once again of several articles on diagnosis, treatment, and symptomatic management. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.