Parkinson s Disease Second Edition

Author: Ronald F. Pfeiffer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439807140
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent years, considerable advances have been made in our knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD). In particular, there has been an explosion of information regarding genetic contributions to the etiology of PD and an increased awareness of the importance of the non-motor features of the disease. Theories regarding the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of PD have also been refined, and new treatment modalities and advances implemented. Reflecting these changes, this second edition features new chapters devoted to genetic aspects of PD, non-motor features of the disease, and aspects of the pathophysiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of PD.

Parkinson s Disease

Author: Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781934559871
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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. Still the only major text on the subject, the completely revised and updated second edition of Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management comes at a time when specialists have made important advances in our understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, investigation, and management of Parkinson's disease. The book includes 23 completely new chapters, and has updated information on: Genetics Pathology Biomarkers Pathogenesis Impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease Updated outcome measures Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease Together the chapters form a comprehensive review of the many issues facing PD physicians today. Lucid and easily readable from beginning to end, each chapter may also stand on its own as a scholarly review of the individual subject. Each one is concisely written and heavily referenced for this purpose. The second edition of Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides a state-of-the-art review of where we've been, where we are now, and where we are going in treating this disease.

Parkinson s Disease

Author: William J. Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141077X
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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe • New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

Parkinson s Disease

Author: Shelley Peterman Schwarz
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458746380
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can be distressing, and adjusting to the effects of the disease can be difficult. The second edition of Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers lead a remarkably unlimited life. Filled with tips, techniques, and shortcuts readers will learn basic lessons for conserving time and energy, enabling them to do more of the things they want to do. Throughout the book, specially marked tips are provided for those who provide care and support for people with this disease. By adapting their routine, making their homes more accessible, and keeping a positive outlook, readers will have the power to take control of their life and rise above the challenges of PD.

The New Parkinson s Disease Treatment Book

Author: J. Eric Ahlskog (MD, PhD.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190231866
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As many as one million Americans, including Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Now, a leader in the fight against Parkinson's, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of the Mayo Clinic, has revised and updated his definitive guide for patients and their families. Dr. Ahlskog offers a crystal-clear, nuts-and-bolts approach to the treatment of PD, distilled from more than 30 years of experience as a clinician and researcher. His goal is to educate patients so that they can better team with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information: How do I know if I have PD? What kinds of tests can I take? What medications slow the progress of the disease? What if medications don't help my tremor? What kinds of movement problems may develop later? How can I cope with insomnia and daytime sleepiness, dizziness and depression, memory problems, paranoia, and delusions? Indeed, the book covers virtually every topic related to Parkinson's, from sexual impotence and skin rashes, to the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. In addition, Dr. Ahlskog discusses brain surgery (though he urges that patients only consider this as a last resort) and such experimental therapies as stem cell transplantation and gene therapy. There are also lists of support and advocacy groups and Web sites that focus on Parkinson's. The ultimate guide to symptoms and treatment, this thoroughly updated Second Edition is the first place patients should turn for reliable, easy-to-grasp information on Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Author: Mark J. Edwards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198705069
Format: PDF
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This is the second edition of the Oxford Specialist Handbook in Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders aiming to provide its readership with the latest developments and innovation across the discipline. Alongside this update in content, the addition of new, insightful sections suggested by readers and other experts in the field, will allow the handbook to further develop as the premier quick reference guide for movement disorders. The varied and detailed composition of the handbook's chapters is extremely useful for the various readership of this title. The new edition advances the the knowledge and depth of the previous edition with the addition of a number of new sections. This new and improved edition will be a welcome and extremely useful addition to the neurological world.

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson s Disease

Author: Murat Emre
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199564116
Format: PDF
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Parkinson's disease has long been perceived as a pure motor disorder, partly due to its initial description by James Parkinson, who suggested that "senses and intellect remain intact", and partly due to the fact that patients with PD did not survive long, before effective treatment became available. As the survival time of patients with Parkinson's disease has substantially increased due to modern treatment, it has become apparent that cognitive deficits and dementia are also frequent features, especially in elderly patients. With the progression of the disease and age, dementia develops in a substantial number of patients and constitutes a major therapeutic challenge. Dementia has thus increasingly been the focus of research and practice in recent years and a large body of knowledge has been accumulated. Despite these developments there has been no single volume dedicated to this topic. This book provides an extensive overview of the current status of knowledge pertaining to cognitive impairment and dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, intended as a reference book for general neurologists, neurology residents and also those with a special interest in movement disorders. In this edited volume experts in the field describe in detail all aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's disease, including epidemiology, spectrum of clinical features, pathology, neurochemistry and genetics, findings in auxiliary investigations, relation to other neurodegenerative disorders, diagnostic process and management, and rounded up by discussion of future research directions and expectations. The text is complemented and enriched with tables, figures and heavily referenced to encompass all relevant literature.

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease

Author: Sotirios Parashos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019931120X
Format: PDF
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Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease--patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing life-style adjustments that will provide a better quality of life and moderate the burden for patients and their loved ones, the book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease. Written by two experts on Parkinson's disease and a freelance journalist, the book is approachable and easily understandable. Question and answer sections are provided, while "hot topics" are highlighted for easy visibility. The authors have also included true patient stories that will both inspire and instruct, and they have addressed several topics often not mentioned in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's.

Delay the Disease

Author: David Zid
Publisher: Delay the Disease
ISBN: 9781424332083
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The exercise program is a collaboration between a certified personal trainer, David Zid, a nurse, Jackie Russell and an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Mallory, who retired due to Parkinson's disease. The idea was sparked when Dr. Mallory discovered that a daily exercise routine created for him by Zid seemed to dramatically improve his symptoms. The result was a book detailing a fitness plan for Parkinson's patients at every stage of the disease. The 70 page spiral bound book lays flat enabling the person to easily consult each Parkinson's specific exercise which is illustrated in full color with a detailed description on how to perform the exercise. Emphasis is placed on activities of daily living that frequently become a challenge to those with Parkinson's, such as rising from a chair or moving around in crowds. The program is well thought out and works the entire body.

Scientific Basis for the Treatment of Parkinson s Disease Second Edition

Author: Nestor Galvez-Jimenez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020333776X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Completely updated including coverage of the Parkin gene, this second edition unveils advances in the genetics of Parkinson's Disease (PD). The author reviews the role of alpha synuclein in the genesis of PD and covers tau protein and related diseases, MPTP and drug induced PD, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and apoptosis. He explores pharmacological approaches to the treatment of PD such as the use of COMT inhibitors and dopamine agonist and advances in technology such as devices that provide additional treatment options including deep brain stimulation and transplantation. The book concludes with new chapters covering the differential diagnosis of PD and related disorders.