The Dystonia Patient: A Guide to Practical Management / Edition 1

The Dystonia Patient: A Guide to Practical Management / Edition 1

by Michael Okun
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933864621

ISBN-13: 9781933864624

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

"Written by the dystonia team at the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, this book is designed as a practical and complete guide to the integrated management of the dystonia patient. It provides a current understanding of this common but often poorly appreciated condition and a framework for delivering comprehensive multi and intra-disciplinary care.…  See more details below

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"Written by the dystonia team at the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, this book is designed as a practical and complete guide to the integrated management of the dystonia patient. It provides a current understanding of this common but often poorly appreciated condition and a framework for delivering comprehensive multi and intra-disciplinary care. Individual chapters review medical and surgical strategies, botulinum toxin therapy, and programming issues for deep brain stimulators. The remainder of the book is devoted to the important role of health professionals from various disciplines and what the physician needs to know to direct a successful long-term care team for dystonia patients. Features include:

  • Emphasis on a multi-disciplinary team approach to long-term management
  • Coverage of both adult and pediatric patients
  • Pearls and practical points within each chapter to guide the practitioner
  • Lists of resources and referral information for patients, families, and medical teams
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933864624
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Medical and Surgical Approaches to Dystonia; The Treatment of Dystonia with Botulinum Toxins; The Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician; Assistant in the Management of Dystonia; Dystonia from a Social Work Perspective; Speech and Swallowing Orders in Dystonia; The Role of Physical Therapy in the Management of Dystonia; The Role of the Occupational Therapist on the Interdisciplinary Team; Evaluation and Treatment of Dystonia: The Role of the Psychologist in Dystonia; Psychiatric Considerations in the Dystonia Patient; Programming Deep Brain Stimulators in Dystonia

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