Natalia Szejko

University of Calgary

Natalia Szejko, MD, Ph.D., ScD, is Clinical and Research Fellow in Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. She has completed her residency in the Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Warsaw. She also finished her Ph.D. in 2018 at the University of Warsaw and her ScD in 2020, at the Medical University of Warsaw. In 2020/2021 she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Neurology, Yale University, USA. She has complemented her education with a variety of clinical and research fellowships in Germany, Spain, Austria, and the USA. Her main area of interest are movement disorders such as tics, movement disorders and neuroimmunology. She is secretary of the European Society for the Study of Tourette’s Syndrome and co-author of the new European guidelines issued by this society, as well as an author of more than 50 publications and book chapters, mainly dedicated to movement disorders.

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Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease leading to a variety of neurological and psychiatric symptoms such as chorea, parkinsonism, oculomotor symptoms, cognitive decline, depression, suicidal ideation, and psychosis. Currently, only symptomatic treatment is available. In recent years, there has been a growing number of publications regarding pathophysiology, disease biomarkers, and possible avenues for causal therapy of HD. This book presents an overview of the most important research updates in the pathophysiology and treatment of HD, with particular reference to advances in HD neuropathology, neuroimaging, and biomarkers of HD. We also summarize possible new therapeutic targets, including cannabis-based medicine, cellular, and cell-free therapeutics. Importantly, researchers from different regions of the world have contributed to this volume as we wanted to create a balanced, inclusive, and interdisciplinary review of the topics. We hope that with this book readers will be offered a compact summary of up-to-date trends in HD research which, ultimately, will enable better diagnosis and treatment for HD patients.

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From Pathophysiology to Treatment of Huntington's Disease

Edited by Natalia Szejko