Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's Disease

Edited by Juliana Dushanova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's Disease presents the most current information pertaining to news-making topics relating to this disease, including etiology, early biomarkers for the diagnostics, novel methods to evaluate symptoms, research, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, new applications of brain imaging and invasive methods to the study of Parkinson's disease. Researchers have only recently begun to focus on the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which are poorly recognized and inadequately treated by clinicians. The non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease have a significant impact on patient quality of life and mortality and include cognitive impairments, autonomic, gastrointestinal, and sensory symptoms. In-depth discussion of the use of imaging tools to study disease mechanisms is also provided, with emphasis on the abnormal network organization in parkinsonism. Deep brain stimulation management is a paradigm-shifting therapy for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. In the recent years, new approaches of early diagnostics, training programmes and treatments have vastly improved the lives of people with Parkinson's disease, substantially reducing symptoms and significantly delaying disability. Written by leading scientists on movement and neurological disorders, this comprehensive book should appeal to a multidisciplinary audience and help people cope with medical, emotional, and practical challenges.

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Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's DiseaseEdited by Juliana Dushanova

Published: December 7th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/2709

ISBN: 978-953-307-791-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6598-9

Copyright year: 2011

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61485 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Early Marker for the Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

By Silvia Marino, Pietro Lanzafame, Silvia Guerrera, Rosella Ciurleo and Placido Bramanti


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2. Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease by Electrophysiological Methods

By Elena Lukhanina, Irina Karaban and Natalia Berezetskaya


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3. Brain Event - Related Oscillations in Parkinsonian Patients During Discrimination Task Conditions

By Juliana Dushanova


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4. Extraction of Single-Trial Post-Movement MEG Beta Synchronization in Normal and Parkinson's Patient Using ICA-Based Spatiotemporal Approach

By Po-Lei Lee, Yu-Te Wu and Jen-Chuen Hsieh


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5. Developing an MRI-Based Biomarker for Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

By Jorge E. Quintero, Xiaomin Wang and Zhiming Zhang


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6. Neuroimaging in Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism

By Yangho Kim


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7. Minor and Trace Elements in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Parkinson's Patients – Suggestions After a Critical Review of the Analytical Data

By Margherita Speziali and Michela Di Casa


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8. Language Processing in Parkinson's Disease Patients Without Dementia

By Katrien Colman and Roelien Bastiaanse


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9. Novel Methods to Evaluate Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease – Rigidity and Finger Tappin

By Takuyuki Endo, Masaru Yokoe, Harutoshi Fujimura and Saburo Sakoda


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10. Relevance of Aerodynamic Evaluation in Parkinsonian Dysarthria

By Sarr Mamadou Moustapha, Ghio Alain, Espesser Robert, Teston Bernard, Dramé Moustapha and Viallet François


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11. Objective Evaluation of the Severity of Parkinsonism Using Power-Law Temporal Auto-Correlation of Activity

By Weidong Pan, Yoshiharu Yamamoto and Shin Kwak


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12. Postural Control While Sitting and Its Association with Risk of Falls in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

By Ryoichi Hayashi, Takeshi Hayashi, Junpei Aizawa, Hiroaki Nagase and Shinji Ohara


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13. Cognitive Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease Using Neuropsychological Training, Transfer Training and Sports Therapy

By I. Reuter, S. Mehnert, M. Oechsner and M. Engelhardt


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14. Mobile Systems as a Challenge for Neurological Diseases Management – The Case of Parkinson's Disease

By Laura Pastor-Sanz, Mario Pansera, Jorge Cancela, Matteo Pastorino and María Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer


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15. An Investigation into the Impact of Parkinson's Disease upon Decision Making Ability and Driving Performance

By Jessica Davies, Hoe Lee and Torbjorn Falkmer


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16. Effects of a Multimodal Exercise Program on Clinical, Functional Mobility and Cognitive Parameters of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Patients

By L.T.B. Gobbi, F.A. Barbieri, R. Vitório, M.P. Pereira and C. Teixeira-Arroyo on behalf of the PROPARKI Group


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17. Rehabilitation of Patients Suffering from Parkinson's Disease by Normotensive Therapy

By Gilles Orgeret


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18. Potentials of Telehealth Devices for Speech Therapy in Parkinson's Disease

By Lilian Beijer and Toni Rietveld


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19. Rehabilitation Versus no Intervention – Only a Continued Intensive Program Conducted Statistically Significant Improvements Motor Skills in Parkinson's Disease Patients

By Jesús Seco Calvo and Inés Gago Fernández


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20. Improving Transfer of Parkinson's Disease Patients – Sit-to-Stand Motion Assistance

By Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Osamu Nitta and Takashi Komeda


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21. Human Central Nervous System Circuits Examined in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Using the Electrodes Implanted for Deep Brain Stimulation

By Joao Costa, Francesc Valldeoriola and Josep Valls-Sole


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22. Estimation of Electrode Position with Fused Images of Preoperative MRI and Postoperative CT Using the Mutual Information Technique After STN DBS in Patients with Advanced Parkinson's Disease

By Sun Ha Paek


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23. Electrical Stimulation of Primary Motor Cortex for Parkinson's Syndrome

By Naoki Tani and Youichi Saitoh


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24. Joint Replacement Surgery in Parkinson's Disease

By Adrian J. Cassar Gheiti, Joseph F. Baker and Kevin J. Mulhall


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