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Movement Disorders Curricula
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​Movement disorders are rapidly developing as an important specialty in the field of neurology. This book offers a complex approach to the wide range of movement disorders, guiding the reader from the phenomenology to the diagnosis and differential diagnosis, examination and treatment.
Divided into three parts, Movement Disorders Curricula provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this growing branch of neurology. Taking into account current developments and research in the field, this book gives a unique summary of this dynamic area by using a uniform approach to movement disorders curricula. The first part presents basic elements in movement disorders, including descriptions of the anatomy, physiology, and neurochemistry of the basal ganglia. It also contains sections on neuroimaging, clinical trials in movement disorders, practical skills, and rating scales. Subsequently, hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders are thoroughly discussed in separate parts. This is rounded off by an accompanying DVD with video clips illustrating the different types of movement disorders.
The book intends to equip readers with practice and research skills in the movement disorders field and will therefore be valuable tool to prepare for board examinations in general neurology as well as for fellowships in movement disorders. The book is also relevant for daily clinical practice and will prove useful to all trainees and residents in neurology, fellows and specialists in movement disorders, geriatricians, and internal medicine specialists.


​Written and edited by leading international experts in the field

Symptom-based approach

Complementary DVD with video clips illustrating the different types of movement disorders


I. Basic elements.- 1.- Anatomy, physiology and neurochemistry of the basal ganglia.- 2. Animal models of movement disorders.- 3. Epidemiology of movement disorders.- 4. Clinical overview and phenomenology of movement disorders.- 5. How to approach a patient with movement disorders.- 6. Neuropathology of movement disorders: an overview.- 7. Neuroimaging of movement disorders.- 8. How to interpret clinical trials in movement disorders.- 9. How to record a video of a movement disorders patient.- 10. Practical skills in movement disorders.- 11. Rating scales in movement disorders.- II. Hypokinetic disorders.- 1. Parkinson's Disease.- 1.1. Introduction, general data.- 1.2. Approach to the patient with parkinsonism.- 1.3. Epidemiology.- 1.4. Genetics.- 1.5. Etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.- 1.6. Clinical features and differential diagnosis.- 1.7. Non-motor problems in Parkinson's disease.- 1.8. Clinical rating scales.- 1.9. Medical treatment of Parkinson's disease.- 1.10. Surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease.- 1.11. Transplantations and restorative therapies for Parkinson's disease.- 1.12. Quality of life in Parkinson's disease.- 1.13. Atypical parkinsonism, Parkinson-plus syndrome.- 1.13.1. Multiple system atrophy.- 1.13.2. Progressive supranuclear palsy.- 1.13.3. Cortico-basal degeneration.- 1.13.4. Lewy body dementia.- 1.14. Secondary parkinsonian disorders.- 1.15. Infectious and post-infectious Parkinsonism.- 1.16. Toxin-induced Parkinsonism.- 17. Vascular Parkinsonism.- 2. Stiff-person syndromes.- III. Hyperkinetic disorders.- 1. Dystonia.- 2. Huntington disease.- 3. Chorea: Sydenham's chorea, Chorea gravidarum, Lupus chorea.- 4. Athetosis.- 5. Ballism.- 6. Tardive dyskinesia.- 7. Other choreatic disorders.- 8. Tics and Tourette Syndrome.- 9. Stereotypies.- 10. Tremors: differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and therapy.- 11. Myoclonus and Startle syndromes: phenomenology, etiology, physiology, and treatment.- 12. Ataxia: pathophysiology and clinical syndromes.- 13. The paroxysmal dyskinesias.- 14. Wilson disease: neurological aspects, clinical manifestations, and treatment considerations.- 15. Psychogenic movement disorders: phenomenology, diagnosis, and treatment.- 16. Sleep-related movement disorders.- 17. Restless legs syndrome.- 18. Botulinum toxin in movement disorders and spasticity.- 19. Pantothenate Kinase-associated neurodegneration.- 20. Painful legs, moving toes.- 21. Movement disorders of the face.- 22. Drug-induced movement disorders.- 23. Disorders of gait.- 24. Stereotypy and catatonia.- 25. Movement disorders in children.- 26. Ataxia and other cerebellar syndromes.- 27. Rigidity and spasticity.- 28.- Systemic illnesses that cause movement disorders.- 29. Neuroacanthocytosis.


ISBN-13: 9783709116289
Publisher: Springer (Springer Vienna)
Publication date: June, 2016
Pages: 350

Subcategories: Neurology