Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition

Ronald F. Pfeiffer, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Manuchair Ebadi

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October 9, 2012 by CRC Press
Professional - 1308 Pages - 171 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439807149 - CAT# K10361

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Features

    • Includes new chapters on non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease (PD), pathophysiology, pathogenesis, and treatment
    • Uses visual models to simplify difficult-to-understand concepts
    • Emphasizes therapeutics including new drugs, future therapies, and clinical trials
    • Discusses cutting-edge research including gene and stem cell therapy
    • Covers the clinical aspects of the treatment of both motor and non-motor aspects of PD in depth
    • Investigates the genetic aspects of PD, and possible pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for PD
    • Describes non-pharmacologic treatment measures and quality-of-life issues in PD

     

    Summary

    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.