Parkinsons Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians

Hardcover | April 8, 2009

byJ. Eric Ahlskog

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Roughly 1.9 million people are afflicted with Parkinson's disease and, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that number is on the rise! Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians will comprehensively cover Parkinson's disease (PD), including diagnosis, testing, prognosis, and possible causes. Its primary focus will be on treatment, specifying appropriate drugs, doses, and common side effects. It will address not only thetreatment of motor problems (tremor, gait, etc.), but everything else that routinely arises in a PD practice, including osteoporosis prevention, blood pressure, sexual, bowel, or bladder dysfunction, dementia, depression, common skin rashes, and more. This book will mirror Dr. Ahlskog's earlier book, The Parkinson's Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor to Get the Most from Your Medications (2005). Each chapter in the current book will follow the same outline and cover nearly the same material as in each chapter of the earlier patient book,but it will be more succint and direct, with many teaching points summarized wtih bullet points or in small tables. In effect, the clinician and patient can both be reading, or have read, the same material.

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Roughly 1.9 million people are afflicted with Parkinson's disease and, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that number is on the rise! Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guide for Physicians will comprehensively cover Parkinson's disease (PD), including diagnosis, testing, prognosis, and possible causes. Its primary focus will ...

J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D. is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Medical School, and Chair of the Mayo Section of Movement Disorders, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Widely considered to be a leading authority on this disorder, he has over twenty years of experience treating people with Parkinson's Disease, both in the clinic as a full-...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:April 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195371771

ISBN - 13:9780195371772

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Table of Contents

Contributors1. Background2. Clinical Basics: Understanding and Examining the Motor System3. Basic Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy of Parkinson's Disease4. Clinical Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease5. Natural Progresion of Parkinson's Disease Over the Lifetime6. Conditions Mistaken for Parkinson's Disease7. Efficient Testing, Including Brain Imaging8. Etiology and Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease9. Strategies for Slowing PD Progresion10. Overview: Available Drugs for Motor Problems of PD11. Choosing the Initial Drug (Confronting Controversies)12. Starting Treatment with Carbidopa/Levodopa13. Starting Treatment with Dopamine Agonist Drugs14. Parkinsonism-plus Syndromes, Levedopa Failures, and Refractory Tremor: Treatment Options15. Problems that May Surface During the Firt Few Years of Levodopa Treatment16. Initial Dopamine Agonist Therapy: Problems Surfacing After the First Year17. Levodopa Adjustments to Treat Motor Instability: Motor Fluctuations, Dyskinesias18. Adjunctive Drugs for Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias19. Non-Motor Symptons Requiring Dopamine Replacement Therapy20. Insomnia, Somnolence, and Other Sleep Disorders21. Orthostatic Hypotension and Other Causes of Dizziness22. Depression23. Dementia24. Hallucinations, Delusions, and Pathologic Behaviors25. Dysphagia, Drooling, and Dysarthia26. Constipation, Delayed Gastric Emptying27. Urinary Symptons28. Sexual Dysfunction, Estrogen, Menstrual Cycles29. Other Common Problems: Edema, Rashes, Visual Symptons30. Diets, Nutrition, and Osteoporosis Prevention31. Exercise, Physical Therapy, and an Active Lifestyle32. Societal and Occupational Issues: Caregivers33. Surgery: Non-neurologic and PD Operations, including DBS34. Future PD Treatment: Directing Resources and Counseling Patients35. Clinical Rating Scales and Patient ResourcesIndex