Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

by K Ray Chaudhuri, William Ondo
     
 

ISBN-10: 184996064X

ISBN-13: 9781849960649

Pub. Date: 06/11/2010

Publisher: Springer London

Movement disorders attack the part of the brain that controls our movements, they are a complex group of disorders, spanning all aspects of neurological illnesses. Such disorders are widespread, often destroying the independence of those affected.

Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice provides a concise, practical overview of the diagnosis, treatment and

Overview

Movement disorders attack the part of the brain that controls our movements, they are a complex group of disorders, spanning all aspects of neurological illnesses. Such disorders are widespread, often destroying the independence of those affected.

Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice provides a concise, practical overview of the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with these debilitating conditions. Written by two key international movement disorder experts, chapters cover:

Parkinson's disease

Parkinsonian syndromes

Dystonia

Tremor

Restless legs syndrome

An overview of other movement disorders

Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice is intended as an accessible text for family practitioners, critical care and emergency doctors, neurologists in training and consultant neurologists. It will also be of interest to specialist nurses and allied health professionals working in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849960649
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
06/11/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Parkinson's disease 1

Introduction 1

Epidemiology, incidence, and prevalence 1

Risk factors 2

Genetic factors 2

Pathophysiology 4

Symptoms and signs 6

Confirmation of diagnosis 9

Management of Parkinson's disease 11

Neuroprotection 19

Stereotactic thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation 20

Transplant therapies 22

Nondopaminergic drug therapy 25

Specialist nursing care 25

Cost of care 26

Mortality and prognosis 26

Conclusions 28

2 Parkinsonian syndromes 33

Introduction 33

Neurodegeneration-linked parkinsonism 33

Multiple system atrophy 35

Progressive supranuclear palsy 37

Dementia with Lewy bodies 39

Corticobasal degeneration 41

Vascular pseudoparkinsonism 41

Other parkinsonian syndromes 43

Management 45

Conclusions 47

3 Dystonia 49

Definition 49

Classification 49

Location 49

Pathophysiology 52

Epidemiology 56

Genetics 56

Signs and symptoms 58

History and investigations 58

Treatments 60

Conclusions 65

4 Essential tremor 67

Introduction 67

Tremor subtypes and differential diagnosis 68

Physical examination and clinical evaluation 70

Epidemiology and neuropathology 70

Treatment 71

5 Restless legs syndrome 77

Restless legs syndrome 77

Periodic limb movements of sleep 78

RLS in children 78

Diagnostic evaluation 80

Epidemiology 81

Genetics 81

Pathophysiology 82

Treatment 85

6 Other movement disorders 89

Drug-induced movement disorders 89

Tics and Tourette's syndrome 95

Chorea, ballismus and athetosis 99

Myoclonus 102

Ataxia 102

Conclusions 106

Index 107

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