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Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is diagnosed by history and physical examination and there are no laboratory investigations available to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Confirmation of diagnosis of Parkinson's disease thus remains a difficulty. This book brings forth an update of most recent developments made in terms of biomarkers and various imaging techniques with potential use for diagnosing Parkinson's disease. A detailed discussion about the differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease also follows as Parkinson's disease may be difficult to differentiate from other mimicking conditions at times. As Parkinson's disease affects many systems of human body, a multimodality treatment of this condition is necessary to improve the quality of life of patients. This book provides detailed information on the currently available variety of treatments for Parkinson's disease including pharmacotherapy, physical therapy and surgical treatments of Parkinson's disease. Postoperative care of patients of Parkinson's disease has also been discussed in an organized manner in this text. Clinicians dealing with day to day problems caused by Parkinson's disease as well as other healthcare workers can use beneficial treatment outlines provided in this book.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson's DiseaseEdited by Abdul Qayyum Rana, Md, Frcpc, Frcp (hon)

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/952

ISBN: 978-953-307-465-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6501-9

Copyright year: 2011

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6 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Lingor, Jan Liman, Kai Kallenberg, Carsten-Oliver Sahlmann and Mathias Bähr


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2. Impact of Dopamine Transporter Scan in Parkinson ́s Disease

By Jörg Spiegel


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3. CFS Biomarkers in Parkinson’s Disease

By Lucilla Parnetti, Anna Castrioto, Claudia De Carlo, Davide Chiasserini, Nicola Tambasco, Aroldo Rossi, Chiara Balducci, Tommaso Beccari and Paolo Calabresi


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4. Neuropsychological Functions and SPECT Neuroimaging in Parkinson’s Disease

By Lambros Messinis, Athanasios Papathanasiou, Epameinondas Lyros, George Gatzounis and Panagiotis Papathanasopoulos


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5. Imaging Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s Disease

By Marios Politis and Clare Loane


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6. Combinations of Markers Provide Clues to the Underlying Neurodegenerative Disorder in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

By Tomoyuki Miyamoto and Masayuki Miyamoto


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7. Advances in Drug Therapy: Alternative Treatments for the Control of Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias

By José Matías Arbelo González and Rocío Malo de Molina Zamora


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8. The Role of Feedback in Decision Making

By Magda Osman


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9. Balance and Gait Rehabilitation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Nicola Smania, Alessandro Picelli, Christian Geroin, Patrizia Ianes, Elisabetta La Marchina, Andrea Zenorini and Marialuisa Gandolfi


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10. How to Stay Active with Parkinson’s Disease

By Abu Qutubuddin


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11. Invasive and Non-Invasive Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

By Caspar Stephani


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12. Mechanisms of High Frequency Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Parkinson's Disease: From Local to Distal Effects on the Basal Ganglia Network

By Marc Savasta, Carole Carcenac and Sabrina Boulet


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13. Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

By Ryoma Morigaki, Shinji Nagahiro, Ryuji Kaji and Satoshi Goto


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14. Post-Operative Management of Parkinson Patients with Deep Brain Stimulation

By Niels Allert and Volker Arnd Coenen


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