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21st Century Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Sourcebook: Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians - Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome, Symptoms, Supportive Therapies, Parkinson's
     

21st Century Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Sourcebook: Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians - Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome, Symptoms, Supportive Therapies, Parkinson's

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by Progressive Management
 

This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's health experts about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, the 21st Century Sourcebook series gives empowered

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This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's health experts about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, the 21st Century Sourcebook series gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand PSP. There is extensive coverage of symptoms, diagnosis, medical testing, clinical research, supportive therapies, and much more. Because of its relationship to Parkinson's Disease, there is also supplemental coverage of PD.

This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations.

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare brain disorder that causes serious and progressive problems with control of gait and balance, along with complex eye movement and thinking problems. One of the classic signs of the disease is an inability to aim the eyes properly, which occurs because of lesions in the area of the brain that coordinates eye movements. Some individuals describe this effect as a blurring. Affected individuals often show alterations of mood and behavior, including depression and apathy as well as progressive mild dementia.

The disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear).

PSP was first described as a distinct disorder in 1964, when three scientists published a paper that distinguished the condition from Parkinson's disease. It is sometimes referred to as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, reflecting the combined names of the scientists who defined the disorder. Although PSP gets progressively worse, no one dies from PSP itself.

Approximately 20,000 Americans—or one in every 100,000 people over the age of 60—have PSP, making it much less common than Parkinson's disease, which affects more than 500,000 Americans. Affected individuals are usually middle-aged or elderly, and men are affected more often than women. PSP is often difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can be very much like those of other, more common movement disorders, and because some of the most characteristic symptoms may develop late or not at all. In rare cases, the symptoms will be more similar to those of Parkinson disease, and some individuals may even have tremors. This version is often referred to as “Parkinsonian PSP” or PSP-P.

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BN ID:
2940044261532
Publisher:
Progressive Management
Publication date:
01/15/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
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1,185,112
File size:
2 MB

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21st Century Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Sourcebook: Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians - Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndr 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though I'm still lost in the dark, I can feel something nudging my shoulder. I think I hear someone speaking, but I'm not for sure. I think it says "Wake up.". As soon as those words register in my mind, I figure out that I'm sleeping. Or, was. My eyelids open, and I see the cat from before, the gray one. "Ah. Hello, twoleg." The cat says. Wait, cats speaking? I shriek and try to scramble away, but my body feels....wierd. Different. Not only that, but it seems like my hearing ad smelling senses have improved. I look down, and see what's supposed to be my chest covered in golden fur. I scream again, and flatten myself to the ground. "What's happening?" I wail, throughly freaked out. "Twoleg!" The cat snaps sharply, pulling me back from the edge of hysteria. I turn to look at her, my eyes wide. "What's happening?" I repeat, this time my voice weak and quiet. The cat sighs and walks over to me. "Calm down, okay? My name is Bluestar." She says. Bluestar? What an odd name for a cat. "I...I'm.....Kate." I say, sitting up. "Well, Kate, you want to know what's happened? Follow me." Bluestar turns and begins a graceful run. I do as she instructed, having a little trouble in this new body. We run together for a long time. Finally, I see a lake. We go right up to the shore before stopping. "Look into the water." Bluestar whispers. Again, I follow her directions and peer over. What meets my gaze is a rather pretty cat. Golden fur, with random patches of white. Bright, crisp blue eyes. But...wait, doesn't water...reflect? I swivel my head back and forth desperatley, searching for my familiar face. Accept for the cat, I see nothing. I step back, my brething speeding. "That's not me." My voce is dead. No emotion whatsoever, despite the panic I feel bubbling up inside me. "Sit down, Kate. I have a lot to explain, and the sooner you understand, the better." Bluestar says, patting the ground next to her with her tail. I eye it suspicously, and stay where I am. Bluestar sighs, but starts talking again.~~~~~~~~~~So, they gray cat has been revealed. Bluestar will start explainig things in the next chapter. Also, everyone, while I am using the same Clans as in the books, this is many, many years in the future, and all the characters you love and hate are dead and gone(though, maybe I'll stick in a kit of Cinderheart's and Lionblaze's as the oldest elder or something). So, anyway, I need ideas for names/appearances. But I'll only use realistic ones, i.e. no pink cats and no names like Dragonwing. Oh, and, please don't make their appearances complex.~Peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talonclaw: pale brown-and-white she-cat with green eyes. She is a queen to Birdkit ((pale brown-and-white she-kit with green eyes.)), Snowkit ((white tom with light blue eyes)), Graykit ((light gray tom with dark green eyes)), and Brownkit ((very pale brown she-kit with dark blue eyes.)) Jaystorm: black-and-white she-cat with dark amber eyes. Jaggedkit: dark brown tom with white paws and green eyes. Willowkit: tortoiseshell-and-white she-kit with dark azure eyes. And Clawkit: White tom with blue eyes and gray ears. Those are my suggestions!