Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines in Parkinsons Disease by Rajesh Pahwa

Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines in Parkinsons Disease

byRajesh Pahwa, Kelly E. Lyons

Spiral Bound | December 19, 2012

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in humans after Alzheimer's disease. It has been estimated that approximately 1,000,000 persons are currently diagnosed with PD in the United States and approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.Symptoms can present in a variety of ways which may not be initially attributed to PD. In fact, many patients may see several doctors and receive several different diagnoses before the diagnosis of PD is made, often by a specialist several years after the initial symptoms. There are also numerous challenges in the management in all stages of PD as patients and providers often struggle with the timing and choice of pharmacological therapy as well as surgical and non-pharmacologic treatment options. There have been several guidelines developed throughout the world to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of PD; however, recommendations are often not consistent and they can be quite long and difficult to compare and contrast. This Pocket Notes concisely reviews the current guidelines available forthe diagnosis and treatment of PD and provide the results of the guidelines in various tables that can be easily compared. In addition, the results of the guidelines are discussed and summarized to highlight the most consistent points throughout the guidelines and discuss the differences. Thispractical resource will help equip clinicians navigate through the diagnostic and treatment complexities of patients with Parkinson's disease.

About The Author

Rajesh Pahwa is Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Kelly E. Lyons is Research Associate Professor and Director of Research and Education for the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Ce...

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Title:Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines in Parkinsons DiseaseFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:48 pages, 6.75 × 3.38 × 1 inPublished:December 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199975914

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Table of Contents

IntroductionEpidemiologyCost IssuesGuidelinesEvidence levelsGeneral descriptionDiagnostic IssuesDifferential diagnosisDiagnostic criteriaDiagnostic toolsNeuroprotectionEarly treatmentEarly treatment guidelinesEarly treatment optionsCommon dopaminergic adverse events with early PD treatmentsAdvanced/Adjunctive TreatmentAdvanced/Adjunctive treatment guidelinesAdvanced/Adjunctive treatment optionsCommon dopaminergic adverse events with adjunctive PD treatmentsNon-Motor SymptomsNeuropsychiatricAutonomicSleepInternet ResourcesReferences