This volume has long prevailed as one of the leading resources on Parkinson's disease (PD). Fully updated with practical and engaging chapters on pathology, neurochemistry, etiology, and breakthrough research, this source spans every essential topic related to the identification, assessment, and treatment of PD.
Reflecting the many advances that have taken place in the management of PD, this volume promotes a multidisciplinary approach to care and supplies new sections on the latest pharmacologic, surgical, and rehabilitative therapies, as well as essential diagnostic, imaging, and nonmotor management strategies.
New to this edition:
• Early identification of premotor symptoms
• Potential disease modification agents
• Physical and occupational therapy
Early Iconography of Parkinson’s Disease; Christopher G. Goetz
Epidemiology; Michele Rajput, Alex Rajput, Ali H. Rajput
Differential Diagnosis; John Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi
Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment; Joseph Jankovic
Autonomic Dysfunction and Management; Richard B. Dewey
Sleep Dysfunction; Laura Nieder, K. Ray Chaudhuri
Neuropsychological Aspects; Alexander I Tröster, Steven Paul Woods
Management of Anxiety and Depression; Jack Chen
Management of Psychosis and Dementia; Kelvin L. Chou, Hubert H. Fernandez
Neuroimaging; Ken Marek, Danna Jennings, John Seibyl
Neuropathology; Dennis W. Dickson
Neurophysiology and Neurocircuitry; Erwin B Montgomery, John T Gale
Animal Models; Giselle Petzinger, Michael W. Jakowec
Genetics; Akiko Imamura, Matthew J. Farrer, Wszolek K. Zbigniew
Environmental Risk Factors; Brad A. Racette
Disease Modification; David Kremens
Amantadine and Anticholinergics; Khashayar Dashtipour, Joseph Chung, Allan Wu, Mark Lew
Levodopa; Stewart A. Factor
Dopamine Agonists; Valerie Street, Mark Stacy
MAO inhibitors; Alex Rajput, Theresa A Zesiewicz, Robert Hauser
COMT Inhibitors; Ronald F. Pfeiffer
Investigational Pharmacological Treatments; William G. Ondo
Deep Brain Stimulation; Kelly Lyons, Rajesh Pahwa
Investigational Surgical Therapies; Joseph S Neimat, Parag G Patil, Andres M Lozano
Physical and Occupational Therapy; Bas Bloem
Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders; Shimon Sapir, Lorraine Ramig, Cynthia Fox
Alternative Therapies; Jill Marjama-Lyons
Rajesh Pahwa MD
Rajesh Pahwa MDis a clinician and Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.
Kelly E Lyons PhDis Director of Research and Education at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.
"…This new edition of the Handbook of Parkinson's Disease covers all new aspects of the condition and fulfils all the needs of an authoritative and recent update. The editors have put together an excellent group of authors. Each of them is a well-known specialist in their field and the chapters are scholarly and easy to read."
—Günther Deuschl, Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Universiätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (from the Foreword)
"a thorough and wide ranging overview of the differential diagnosis, investigation, management and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD). … anyone who is either involved in the medical management of patients with PD, or researches the condition, would benefit from having access to this book." Highly Commended."
—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards
Praise for the Previous Edition
"…valuable to the neurologist or psychiatrist who treats Parkinson's patients or to anyone who enjoys the pure intellectual pleasure of watching scientific progress unfold in the understanding of Parkinson's disease."
—Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
"...covers all aspects of Parkinson's disease and is the best general text on the topic."
—Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
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