Abdul Qayyum Rana, Md, Frcpc, Frcp (hon)

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana is a Canadian neurologist who specializes in the field of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. After completing his neurology residency training, Dr. Rana undertook a clinical fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is currently the director of the Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre located in Toronto, Canada. He is also founder of World Parkinson’s Program. He is the author of “Frequently Asked Questions About Parkinson’s Disease”, which is a series of thirteen brochures about Parkinson’s disease, translated in many languages and used in several countries around the world. Dr. Rana has also written the following books: “Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice\", “An Aid to Neuro-ophthalmology “, “An introduction to Essential Tremor”, “50 Ways Parkinson’s Could Affect You”, \" Differential Diagnosis of Movement Disorders in Clincal Practice\" ,\" Neuroradiology in Clinical Practice\", \" 99 Faces of Parkinson\'s disese\" and “What is Parkinson’s disease in Arabic?”. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parkinsonism and RLS. Dr.Rana was Awarded an honorary FRCP by the Royal College of Physicians of U.K. Dr. Rana was also awarded Wayne-Hening Award for his research on Restless Legs Syndrome and Parkinson\'s disease. Dr.Rana has published extensively in the field of Neurolgoy, Parkinson\'s disease and Movement Disorders.

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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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