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Parkinsons Disease and Other Movement Disorders [Paperback]

Mark Edwards , Niall Quinn , Kailash Bhatia


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March 15 2008 019856984X 978-0198569848 1
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 CD Rom with video clips illustrating the different movement disorders.

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"The book is replete with clinical pearls and lists (causes of conditions) that are comprehensive without being overly inclusive...A highlight of the book is the accompanying DVD...The individual segments are well-edited, illustrative, and accompanied by excellent narration."--Neurology


About the Author

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 YAPPandRS, 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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The simplest way to categorize patients with movement disorders is into those with too little movement, hypokinetic, or those with too much movement, hyperkinetic. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know in your pocket Aug. 13 2010
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I'm a Neurologist currently training in the field of movement disorders. I think this is an excellent book for anybody dealing with this group of patients. The book is very well organized and explanations are concise, clear and didactic. Its main strength is how it helps you with the differential diagnosis by using a symptom guided approach. It provides many very useful tables which allow you to keep in mind common and uncommon conditions when facing an unusual patient. It also includes practical information regarding diagnostic tests and treatment (different options, dosages, common side effects). I was amazed at the vast amount of information contained in such a small book. The DVD with patient videos, although a little bit short, is a great extra. The test is also very coherent, probably reflecting that it is the work of very few authors. In summary I would say it covers everything you need to know to work in a Movement Disorders clinic and a little bit more... And you can carry it in your pocket!

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