Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Movement Disorders

Tamer Rizk

Dalhousie University


Parkinsonism PD Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy Bradykinesia Tourette Syndrome Tics vocal Chorea Sydenham Huntington St.vitus' dance Choreoathetosis Ataxia Balance speech Myoclonus Jerking twitching Tremors orthostatic Fragile X associated

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Movement disorders are neurologic conditions that results in balance problems as well as incoordination of movements that hinder normal voluntary muscle control. Mostly these movements are involuntary; though sometimes voluntary, these movements are usually slower than voluntary movements and seem to be purposeless. Causes of movement disorders are extensive, from vascular, infection, traumatic, tumors, autoimmune, metabolic, etc. This varies according to the age of the patient and co-morbidities. Effective management plan should be tailored accordingly to the etiological cause. This includes different useful algorithms which help in early diagnosis and initiate treatment in an early stage of the disease.
There are many movement disorders e.g. Ataxia, Dystonia, Chorea, Athetosis, Spasticity, Akinesia, Dyskinesia, Huntington's disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Tourette syndrome, and Tremors.
In this book, we aim to present a current overview of different movements disorders from an updated perspective, while highlighting the new diagnostic utilities and management strategies.

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Date completed: June 10th 2019

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About the editor

Tamer Rizk

Dalhousie University

Tamer Rizk, MD FRCPCH MBPNA (UK) MINA (USA) MICNA (SWE) is currently Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and a Professor of Pediatric Neurology in NB, Canada. Dr. Rizk’s research focuses on various subspecialties in the field of pediatric neurology, specifically movement disorders and spasticity. His research has been directed at recent advances in management modalities. Dr. Rizk studied Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. His pediatric neurology training was shared between KSA and UK. Subsequently, he completed a CESR in Paediatric Neurology from UK. Dr. Rizk has many publications and he is a member of Editorial board of multiple reputable journals in the field of pediatric neurology. He has presented his work in many worldwide conferences and symposia, and ran a lot of workshops for spasticity management and the use of ketogenic diet in treating epilepsy.

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