Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians

Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians

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Roughly 1.9 million people are afflicted with Parkinson's disease and, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that number is on the rise! Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians will comprehensively cover Parkinson's disease (PD), including diagnosis, testing, prognosis, and possible causes. Its primary focus will be on treatment, specifying appropriate drugs, doses, and common side effects. It will address not only the treatment of motor problems (tremor, gait, etc.), but everything else that routinely arises in a PD practice, including osteoporosis prevention, blood pressure, sexual, bowel, or bladder dysfunction, dementia, depression, common skin rashes, and more. This book will mirror Dr. Ahlskog's earlier book, The Parkinson's Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor to Get the Most from Your Medications (2005). Each chapter in the current book will follow the same outline and cover nearly the same material as in each chapter of the earlier patient book, but it will be more succint and direct, with many teaching points summarized wtih bullet points or in small tables. In effect, the clinician and patient can both be reading, or have read, the same material.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 halftones, 20 lines
  • 0195371771
  • 9780195371772
  • 1,326,220

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"This is a valuable resource for practicing physicians who are charged with caring for patients with Parkinson's disease. The writing is clear and concise with a very practical approach to patient care that addresses every facet of the disease and its treatment."--Doody's"Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians offers the opportunity for a second opinion or at least a primary learning source...This work is clearly written and well referenced with up-to-date discussions that rival nearly anything out there in manuscript form." --Department of Neurology, University of Minnesotashow more

Table of contents

CONTENTS ; CONTRIBUTORS ; 1. Background ; 2. Clinical Basics: Understanding and Examining the Motor System ; 3. Basic Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy of Parkinson's Disease ; 4. Clinical Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease ; 5. Natural Progresion of Parkinson's Disease Over the Lifetime ; 6. Conditions Mistaken for Parkinson's Disease ; 7. Efficient Testing, Including Brain Imaging ; 8. Etiology and Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease ; 9. Strategies for Slowing PD Progresion ; 10. Overview: Available Drugs for Motor Problems of PD ; 11. Choosing the Initial Drug (Confronting Controversies) ; 12. Starting Treatment with Carbidopa/Levodopa ; 13. Starting Treatment with Dopamine Agonist Drugs ; 14. Parkinsonism-plus Syndromes, Levedopa Failures, and Refractory Tremor: Treatment Options ; 15. Problems that May Surface During the Firt Few Years of Levodopa Treatment ; 16. Initial Dopamine Agonist Therapy: Problems Surfacing After the First Year ; 17. Levodopa Adjustments to Treat Motor Instability: Motor Fluctuations, Dyskinesias ; 18. Adjunctive Drugs for Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias ; 19. Non-Motor Symptons Requiring Dopamine Replacement Therapy ; 20. Insomnia, Somnolence, and Other Sleep Disorders ; 21. Orthostatic Hypotension and Other Causes of Dizziness ; 22. Depression ; 23. Dementia ; 24. Hallucinations, Delusions, and Pathologic Behaviors ; 25. Dysphagia, Drooling, and Dysarthia ; 26. Constipation, Delayed Gastric Emptying ; 27. Urinary Symptons ; 28. Sexual Dysfunction, Estrogen, Menstrual Cycles ; 29. Other Common Problems: Edema, Rashes, Visual Symptons ; 30. Diets, Nutrition, and Osteoporosis Prevention ; 31. Exercise, Physical Therapy, and an Active Lifestyle ; 32. Societal and Occupational Issues: Caregivers ; 33. Surgery: Non-neurologic and PD Operations, including DBS ; 34. Future PD Treatment: Directing Resources and Counseling Patients ; 35. Clinical Rating Scales and Patient Resources ; Indexshow more

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