Motor Disturbances II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120894451, 9780080984308

Motor Disturbances II

1st Edition

A Selection of Papers Delivered at The 2nd Congress of the International Medical Society of Motor Disturbances Held at Rome (No. 2)

Authors: A. Berardelli
eBook ISBN: 9780080984308
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1990
Page Count: 464
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Motor Disturbances II contains a selection of papers presented at the 2nd Congress of the International Medical Society of Motor Disturbances held in Rome, Italy, on June 2-4, 1988. Contributors focus on topics related to motor disturbances ranging from bradykinesia and akinesia to cranial movement disorders, weakness and the involvement of upper motor neurons in motor disturbances, and techniques such as neuroimaging and cortical stimulation. Organized into six sections comprised of 37 chapters, this compilation begins with an overview of the physiological aspects of electrical and magnetic stimulation of the human brain. It then discusses the PET scanning in Parkinson's disease (PD), levodopa and lisuride intravenous infusions in fluctuating Parkinsonian patients, and temporal discrimination and bradykinesia in PD patients. It explains the pathophysiological aspects of cranial movement disorders, the pathophysiology of weakness and the upper motoneuron syndrome, body sway in patients with hemiparesis, and spinal reflexes and central programming in spastic paresis during stance and gait. The book concludes with an analysis of motor disturbances in musicians. This book will appeal to neurologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, clinical researchers, and anyone interested in motor disturbances.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Part I 1 The physiology of electrical and magnetic stimulation of the human brain through the intact scalp 2 Cortical stimulation in patients with motor disturbances 3 Magnetic stimulation of the human brain: influence of size and shape of the stimulating coil 4 Cortical influence on synaptic transmission within the spinal cord as demonstrated by central delay changes in man 5 Comparative analysis of single-fibre jitter during transcranial, transvertebral and peripheral nerve stimulation with magnetic and electrical pulses 6 Mapping of hand motor representation areas with magnetic stimulation in patients with congenital mirror movements 7 Central motor conduction studies in hereditary degenerative disorders Part II 8 PET scanning and Parkinson's disease 9 Involvement of the frontal cortex in a conflicting response selection task: evidence obtained by cortical DC potential shifts and regional cerebral blood flow 10 The integrity of the dopaminergic system in patients with multiple system atrophy and pure autonomie failure studied with PET 11 Regional cerebral metabolic rate of glucose measured by 18F-DG PET in Huntington's disease, benign hereditary chorea and Wilson's disease 12 Cerebral blood flow in patients with motor disturbances Part III 13 Akinesia 14 Levodopa and lisuride intravenous infusions in fluctuating Parkinsonian patients: clinical differences 15 The initiation of gait in Parkinson's disease 16 Temporal discrimination and bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease 17 Slowing of different types of voluntary movement in extrapyramidal disease: Fitts' law and idiographic writing 18 Static fusimotor activity in Parkinsonian rigidity: Reconsideration of an old concept Part IV 19 Pathophysiological aspects of cranial movement disorders 20 Clinical aspects and treatment of cranial movement disorders 21 Magnetic sti

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No. of pages:
464
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080984308

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A. Berardelli

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