Movement Disorders by Shilpa Chitnis

Movement Disorders

EditorShilpa Chitnis, Richard B. Dewey, Jr.

Paperback | May 28, 2011

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Over 42 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with movement disorders, diseases which adversely affect individuals' ease of movement and, in turn, their quality of life. In the last several years, the medical community has seen a substantial increase in the public's awarenessof the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. While a number of publications exist on specific disorders, this book is designed as a concise yet comprehensive reference on all major movement disorders. Targeted toward neurologists and primary care physicians on the frontlines of care, this practical, clinically-focused volume will also benefitneurology residents and internists with its up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment options. Providing a symptom-based approach and a simple, logical method for developing treatment plans, this volume is guaranteed to serve as a valuable resource for any physician treating patients withmovement disorders.Part of the Oxford American Neurology Library, this highly practical guide covers current approaches and new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of movement disorders, including tremor, Parkinsonism, dystonia, chorea, tic, RLS, myoclonus, and many other common movementdisorders. The volume addresses the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and monitoring of movement disorders. In addition to providing up-to-date information on pharmacological therapies, the book also describes other options for treatment, including surgical managementand non-pharmacological therapies.

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Shilpa Chitnis, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD, is a Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Title:Movement DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5 × 7.99 × 0.71 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199731373

ISBN - 13:9780199731374

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Table of Contents

1. Differential diagnosis of Parkinsonism2. Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease3. Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders4. Tremor5. Chorea6. Dystonia7. Myoclonus8. Stereotypies9. Tourette's Syndrome (TS)10. Restless Legs Syndrome11. Ataxia12. Spasticity13. Stiff Person Syndrome14. Psychogenic Movement Disorders15. Intrathecal Baclofen for Movement Disorders16. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders17. Botulinum Toxins in Movement Disorders