Fast Facts Parkinson s Disease

Fast Facts  Parkinson s Disease
Author: K. Ray Chaudhuri,Victor S. C. Fung
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-05-23
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781908541932

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Effective multidisciplinary management and support of patients with Parkinson’s disease can have an enormously positive effect on quality of life, and that’s the focus throughout this refreshingly readable resource. With the patient’s experience at its core, 'Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease' takes the non-specialist through the patient’s Parkinson’s journey from unexplained prodromal symptoms to palliative support. It includes: • the latest diagnostic techniques • effective management strategies for both motor and non-motor complications • neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment • the latest pharmacological developments • multidisciplinary palliative care. This practical handbook reflects the importance of addressing non-motor symptoms, the need for multidisciplinary care and the use of tools that empower patients. It is a truly useful and unique resource that will help all doctors, nurses and therapists to provide the best possible care for their patients with Parkinson’s disease or related disorders.

Etiology of Parkinson s Disease

Etiology of Parkinson s Disease
Author: Jonas H. Ellenberg,William C. Koller,James William Langston
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1995-03-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0824788230

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This comprehensive reference provides a detailed overview of current concepts regarding the cause of Parkinson's disease-emphasizing the issues involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiological studies of parkinsonism.

Parkinson s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction

Parkinson s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction
Author: Ronald F. Pfeiffer,ivan Bodis-Wollner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2007-11-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781592598595

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Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction fills a major gap in the current rapidly growing body of knowledge concerning Parkinson’s disease. Drs. Pfeiffer and Bodis-Wollner have correctly perceived that many nonmotor features of Parkinson’s disease are given insufficient attention in the medical literature. Unfortunately, they are often also given insufficient attention by the practicing neurologists who see these patients. As recently pointed out, there is clearly much more to Parkinson’s disease than depletion of the nigrostriatal dopamine system (1). Parkinson’s disease (not just m- tiple system atrophy) is a multisystem disorder, both pathologically and in its clinical manifestations. This is clearly true for the various motor system abnormalities, which are not fully corrected by dopamine replacement therapy strategies, but also for the nonmotor system abnormalities that are the subject of this volume. Although recently there has been increased awareness of the cognitive, psychiatric, and sleep disorders commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease, many of their manifestations remain under-recognized and their importance in managing patients is underestimated. Even less attention is paid to the myriad of other nonmotor disturbances that plague these patients. For example, among the autonomic disorders, although orthostatic hypotension is well recognized, it is usually attributed to dopaminergic medications rather than to effects of the underlying disease. Urologic disorders are also very familiar in these patients, but may not be properly understood or well managed.

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease
Author: Sotirios Parashos,Rose Wichmann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-20
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199311200

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Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease--patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing life-style adjustments that will provide a better quality of life and moderate the burden for patients and their loved ones, the book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease. Written by two experts on Parkinson's disease and a freelance journalist, the book is approachable and easily understandable. Question and answer sections are provided, while "hot topics" are highlighted for easy visibility. The authors have also included true patient stories that will both inspire and instruct, and they have addressed several topics often not mentioned in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's.

Ending Parkinson s Disease

Ending Parkinson s Disease
Author: Ray Dorsey,Todd Sherer,Michael S. Okun,Bastiaan R. Bloem
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2020-03-17
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781541724495

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In this "must-read" guide (Lonnie Ali), four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold action plan to prevent, care for, and treat Parkinson's disease-one of the great health challenges of our time. Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the number of impacted patients has doubled to more than six million over the last twenty-five years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson's continue to proliferate, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated, research funding stagnates, and the most effective treatment is now a half century old. In Ending Parkinson's Disease, four top experts provide a plan to help prevent Parkinson's, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease.

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson s Disease
Author: Patrik Verstreken
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-12-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128038055

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Parkinson’s Disease: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Pathology explores the molecular pathways at the basis of the cellular defects connected to Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disease, and the most common movement disorder. This book presents the latest research on the pathways and mechanisms that have been discovered to play a role in Parkinson's pathology. This focus on mechanisms rather than individual genes allows the contributors to elaborate on overlapping and joint functions of different causative genes. Readers will find descriptions of model systems that present parallels (and differences) between discoveries in different species, demonstrating the importance of multidisciplinary research that spans a broad array of technologies and model organisms. Written from both a cross-methodology and cross-species perspective, the book provides readers with the current state of knowledge on the molecular biology of Parkinson’s. Written by experts in the field that focus on pathways and mechanisms implicated in Parkinson’s pathology Draws parallels between multidisciplinary discoveries in different model organisms using an array of technologies Provides a cross-methodology and cross-species approach to understanding the molecular biology of Parkinson’s disease Includes approximately 25 color Illustrations and diagrams to explain concepts and models Focuses on key pathways and mechanisms (as opposed to model organism or gene) to provide a multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson s Disease
Author: William J. Weiner,Lisa M. Shulman,Anthony E. Lang
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2006-11-13
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780801885464

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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. Nevertheless, medical, emotional, and physical challenges remain. The second edition of this accessible and comprehensive guide provides crucial information for managing this complex condition, including details on the use of medications, diet, exercise, complementary therapies, and surgery. The second edition includes new information about: • The genetic and hereditary pattern of the disease • Medications and uses of established medications • Other approaches to treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s • Juvenile-onset Parkinson’s disease • Normal pressure hydrocephalus • The effects of fluctuating hormones on disease symptoms • Fetal cell transplants and porcine cell transplants • The nutritional supplement Co-Enzyme Q10

The New Parkinson s Disease Treatment Book

The New Parkinson s Disease Treatment Book
Author: J. Eric Ahlskog, PhD, MD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-08-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780190231880

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The fundamental guide to the most effective treatments for Parkinson's Disease, from a Mayo Clinic doctor with thirty years of clinical and research experience. In this second edition follow-up to the extremely successful first edition, Dr. Ahlskog draws on thirty years of clinical experience to present the definitive guide to dealing with all aspects of Parkinson's Disease, from treatment options and side effects to the impact of the disease on caregivers and family. Dr. Ahlskog's goal is to educate patients so that they can better team up with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information, distilled from his years of experience treating people with Parkinson's at the Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing a comprehensive account of Parkinson's medications, this book also examines additional aspects of treatment, such as the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. Although many commendable texts have been written on the subject of Parkinson's Disease, their discussions of treatment have not been in depth. Dr. Ahlskog sifts through aspects of the disease in order to give the reader a comprehensive sense of Parkinson's and the best available treatment options. With a broader understanding of the disease and the available options, patients are able to make more informed choices, and doctors are able to provide more tailored care. This book delivers hopeful, helpful, and extensive information to all parties concerned: patients, caregivers, and doctors. The ultimate guide to symptoms and treatment, this thoroughly updated second edition is the first place patients should turn for reliable, easy-to-grasp information on Parkinson's Disease.