A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders, 2nd Edition: by Andre Machado, Mayur Pandya, Dr. Hubert Fernandez MD

By Andre Machado, Mayur Pandya, Dr. Hubert Fernandez MD

This is a quick-access, pocket-sized consultant to the prognosis and remedy of all significant move problems. Written for busy practitioners who want an instantaneous reference on the bedside, it provides clinical, behavioral, surgical, and nonpharmacological methods in an multiplied define and bulleted format.

The revised and multiplied moment variation is split into 4 handy sections. The clinical part presents a place to begin for assessing and treating sufferers who current with a move illness and courses practitioners during the scientific presentation, analysis, and paintings up of all significant illness different types. a brand new part on psychiatric concerns delves into the behavioral gains that usually appear with Parkinson affliction, Huntington affliction, Tourette syndrome, and in addition covers conversion problems with concomitant stream abnormalities. The surgical method part has been thoroughly up to date to include fresh advances in sensible neurosurgery together with deep mind stimulation. the ultimate part on non-pharmacologic treatments contains informative chapters on actual and occupational treatment, speech and swallowing overview and treatment, and nutrition.

The moment variation additionally comprises new information regarding sleep-related circulation problems and covers remedy of Parkinson disorder in higher intensity. Loaded with tables, algorithms, and circulate charts that illustrate key innovations, define administration of problems, and spotlight vital information regarding prognosis and therapy, this e-book is a hugely valuable addition to the wallet of all clinicians who paintings with sufferers with stream disorders.

Key Features:

  • Completely revised and up to date moment variation of renowned useful source for busy clinicians
  • Covers clinical, psychiatric, surgical, and nonpharmacologic methods to all kinds of circulation issues
  • Written concisely in increased define, bullet-point layout for fast entry to details
  • Emphasizes analysis, work-up, and remedy
  • Packed with administration algorithms, tables, and movement charts outlining drug dosing, uncomfortable side effects, and different healing regimens


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An example of a movement disorder that presents primarily with chorea is Huntington’s disease. Involuntary movements that are slow, writhing, and continuous are sometimes called athetosis. Athetosis has been used in two senses: to describe a class of slow, writhing, continuous, involuntary movements and to describe the syndrome of athetoid cerebral palsy. ▪▪ Athetotic movements affect the limbs, especially distally, but can also involve the axial musculature, including that of the neck, face, and tongue.

A brief introduction to movement disorders. In: Frucht SJ, Fahn S, eds. Movement Disorder Emergencies: Diagnosis and Treatment. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2005:1–8. Fahn S, Jankovic J, Hallett M. Clinical overview and phenomenology of movement disorders. In: Fahn S, Jankovic J, Hallett M, eds. Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders. 2nd ed. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:1–35. 3. Schrag A. Epidemiology of movement disorders. In: Jankovic J, Tolosa E, eds. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

Thyroid disorders, in particular hyperthyroidism, are associated with tremors. Liver function studies Screen for liver disease. Hepatic encephalopathy may be associated with tremors. Complete chemistry Correct metabolic disturbances as necessary. Uremia may induce tremors. Serum ceruloplasmin Usually obtained in patients < 50 y. Twenty-four-hour urine collection for copper excretion is also recommended. Toxicology screen Assess for drug-induced tremors, illicit drug use, toxic etiology (mercury, lead, other).

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