Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $43.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 12%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $43.55   
  • New (4) from $43.55   
  • Used (1) from $72.67   


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



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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849960649
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

K Ray Chaudhuri is Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Neurology and Movement Disorders at King’s College Hospital NHS foundation Trust, University Hospital Lewisham, King’s College London and the Institute of Psychiatry.

William G Ondo is Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, and Associate Director at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic in Houston, Texas.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)