Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

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Oxford University Press, 2008 - Medical - 312 pages
Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that are characterised by problems with movement - either unwanted movements, such as tremors, jerks or twitches, or slowness and poverty of movement. Parkinson's disease is the most common of these conditions, and it affects approximately 1% of the population. Its treatment is complex, but effective, and there have been many recent exciting developments in the field. Other movement disorders are less common and extremely diverse, so it is difficult for practitioners to become proficient in diagnosing and treating them all. This book will help neurologists and other clinicians in the recognition and treatment of this important group of disorders. Written in a concise, easy-to-use handbook format, it should appeal to a multidisciplinary audience. The text is accompanied by a DVD with video clips illustrating the different movement disorders.

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1 An approach to patients with movement disorders
2 Anatomy and function of the basal ganglia
3 Parkinsons disease
4 Atypical parkinsonism
5 Tremor
6 Tics
7 Chorea
8 Myoclonus
10 Druginduced movement disorders
11 Paroxysmal movement disorders
12 Movement disorders and ataxia
13 Movement disorders and sleep
14 Other dyskinetic syndromes
15 Psychogenic movement disorders

9 Dystonia

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Mark Edwards attended the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Medical School 1991-1997. After general medical training in East London, he joined the National Hospital for Neurology in 2000, then did three years of research in Movement Disorders at the Institute of Neurology with Professors Bhatia, Quinn and Rothwell. Dr. Edwards developed a particular interest in the pathophysiology of movement disorders, in particular dystonia. Mark Edwards is now working as a specialist registrar in neurology, with continued research and clinical interests in movement disorders. Dr Kailash Phatechand Bhatia was born in Bombay in 1956. He has worked in The Institute of Neurology, as Professor of Clinical Neurology since 2005. He originally came to The Institute of Neurology in 1991, working initially for Professor Anita Harding, and then for Professor David Marsden. . Professor Bhatia's rsearch interests and publications are in the field of movement disorders specifically the merging of clinical, genetic, electrophysiological and imaging methods to provide insights into pathophysiology. He has a particular interest in dystonia, Parkinson's disease and atypical Parkinsonian conditions. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in various journals apart from numerous review articles, book chapters and abstracts. He reviews papers for over a dozen neurology journals and review grant applications for various bodies. Niall Quinn is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Clinical Sub-Dean at the Institute of Neurology , University College London, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square , London , UK. He specialises in movement disorders, with a particular interest in young onset Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). He was recently Secretary of the International Movement Disorder Society, and is Chairman-elect of its European Section. He is medical advisor to the UKPDS young patients group, the YAPP&RS, is a member of the Medical Advisory Panels of the PSP ( Europe ) Association and The Dystonia Society, and is on the steering committee of the European MSA Study Group (EMSA-SG).

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