Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders : Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician

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The field of movement disorders is relatively broad, encompassing disorders of increased movement, such as tremors, dystonia, and tics, to disorders characterized by a paucity of movement, such as Parkinson's disease. Our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms and our treatment options are expanding at a rapid pace. This expansion ranges from the medical and surgical advances in treating Parkinson's disease to the flood of genetic abnormalities that have now been found to cause various movement disorders. Although many patients are seen by the movement disorders specialist in neurology clinics around the country, most of these patients receive their followup care from a primary care physician or "general" neurologist who must be versed in the character- istics and treatment plans of this diverse group of disorders. The major goal of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician is to distill this immense amount of information and to educate the practitioner about the many facets of the movement disorders field. We believe that this book fills a large void, since most texts on movement disorders are more detailed and geared toward the specialist. We have asked the chapter authors to emphasize the clinical characteristics of each disorder, discuss the differential diagnosis and the diagnostic testing, and then outline the various treatment options, as if they were teaching during a preceptorship in their clinic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 474 pages
  • 187.7 x 262.4 x 32.3mm | 1,337.57g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • 10 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 474 p. 10 illus.
  • 0896036073
  • 9780896036079

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With the rapid expansion of research on the pathogenesis of movement disorders, the growing availability of novel medical and surgical treatment options for Parkinson's disease, and the increasing prevalence of such disorders in an aging population, physicians face an especially difficult task in keeping their practices up-to-date. In Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician, highly experienced clinician-researchers distill this immense amount of new information to create a practice-oriented tutorial for all nonspecialists treating movement disorders. Their book helps physicians to distinguish each disorder, providing a basic understanding of both the test and treatment options needed in active practices, as well as the effective use of the therapeutic recommendations of consulting specialists. The first half of the book is devoted to Parkinson's disease and conditions masquerading as parkinsonism, while the remainder details the recognition and treatment of tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, tics, gait disorders, restless legs syndrome, the ataxias, conditions resulting in spasms, and the use of botulinum toxin in movement disorders. In all cases the book provides sufficient background so that even relatively inexperienced clinicians can readily master the diagnosis and treatment of these neurologic conditions. Concise, informative, and eminently practical, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician brings today's primary care physician, neurologist, gerontologist, and internist the critically evaluated knowledge and up-to-date expertise needed to treat patients with movement disorders in full confidence.
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Table of contents

Part A. Basic Diagnostic Principles. Approach to the Patient With a Movement Disorder: Basic Principles of Neurologic Diagnosis, J. Eric Ahlskog, phd, md. Motor Speech Disorders: Clues to Neurologic Diagnosis, Joseph R. Duffy, phd. Part B. Parkinson's Disease. What Is Parkinson's Disease? Neuropathology, Neurochemistry, and Pathophysiology, Howard Hurtig, md. Clinical Features of Parkinson's Disease, Richard B. Dewey, Jr., md. Epidemiology and Genetics of Parkinson's Disease, Demetrius M. (Jim) Maraganore, md. Parkinson's Disease: Etiologic Considerations, Peter A. LeWitt, md. Medication Strategies for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson's Disease, J. Eric Ahlskog, phd, md. Initial Symptomatic Treatment of Parkinson's Disease, J. Eric Ahlskog, phd, md. Advancing Parkinson's Disease and Treatment of Motor Complications, Ryan J. Uitti, md. Sleep and Parkinson's Disease, Cynthia L. Comella, md, absm. Autonomic Complications of Parkinson's Disease, Bradley C. Hiner, md. Treatment of Cognitive Disorders and Depression Associated With Parkinson's Disease, Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr., md. Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease, Kathleen M. Shannon, md. Adjunctive Therapies in Parkinson's Disease: Diet, Physical Therapy, and Networking, Padraig E. O'Suilleabhain, mb, and Susan M. Murphy, md. Part C. Parkinsonism but Not Parkinson's Disease (Other Akinetic-Rigid Syndromes). Introduction. Secondary Causes of Parkinsonism, Eric S. Molho, md, and Stewart A. Factor, do. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Mark Stacy, md. Multiple System Atrophy, James H. Bower, md. Familial Adult-Onset Spinocerebellar Degenerations, James H. Bower, md. Corticobasal Degeneration, Bradley F. Boeve, md. Parkinsonism in Primary Degenerative Dementia, Richard J. Caselli, md. Part D. Movement Disorders Characterized by Excessive Movement (Hyperkinetic). Introduction. Tremor Disorders: Overview, Joseph Y. Matsumoto, md. Essential Tremor: Diagnosis and Treatment, Jean Pintar Hubble, md. Dystonia, Daniel Tarsy, md. Hemifacial Spasm, Mark F. Lew, md. Huntington's Disease and Other Choreas, John N. Caviness, md. Tardive Dyskinesias, Kapil D. Sethi, md, frcp. Myoclonus, John N. Caviness, md. Spasms and Stiff-man Syndrome, C. Michel Harper, Jr., md. Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders, Kathleen A. Kujawa, md, phd, and Christopher G. Goetz, md. Restless Legs Syndrome, Virgilio Gerald H. Evidente, md, and Charles H. Adler, md, phd. Botulinum Toxin Treatment of Movement Disorders, Charles H. Adler, md, phd. Part E. Other Movement Disorders. Wilson's Disease, Katrina A. Gwinn-Hardy, md. Gait Disorders: Recognition of Classic Types, Frank A. Rubino, md. Post-traumatic Movement Disorders, Sotirios A. Parashos, md, phd. Psychogenic Movement Disorders: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations, David S. Glosser, ScD, and Matthew B. Stern, md. Appendix. Index.
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". . .this book demystifies, enlightens, and educates. . .an outstanding accomplishment. . .the style is uniform and the text reader-friendly. . .punctuated with useful tables, [and] the clinical descriptions and practical approach to patient mamagement are what make this an exceptional text. General neurologists, movement disorders fellows, and internists will all find this book and excellent source."-Neurology

"There are 35 well-written chapters aimed at the practicing neurologist, 12 of which cover the management of early and late Parkinson's disease. Considerable attention is given to the selection of drug treatment. The remaining chapters cover a variety of other movement disorders including tremor, myoclonus, tics, Wilson's disease, dystonia, and tardive dyskinesia. . ."-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal

...this book has comprehensive coverage of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The book is most useful for family practitioners, neurologists, gerontologists and residents. An appropriate book for institutional libraries as well." - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal
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