Principles of Treatment in Parkinson's Disease

1st Edition

Authors: Anthony Schapira C. Warren Olanow
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750654289
eBook ISBN: 9780702032035
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th September 2005
Page Count: 384


Providing a balanced discussion of the relevant clinical trail data and offering expert opinion based on personal clinical experience, this timely review is an invaluable guide for the busy clinician under pressure to keep up with the latest developments.

Key Features

  • Offers expert guidance on the best treatment options from authorities in the field.
  • Delivers expert guidance on drug therapies, physical therapies, and surgical interventions.
  • Discusses conditions such as depression · hallucinations · cognition · and sleep disorders.
  • Explores neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease.
  • Provides insights into future therapies.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Drug Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 1 The Use of Levodopa and COMT Inhibitors

Chapter 2 Drug Therapy - Dopamine Agonists

Chapter 3 Other Drug Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 4 Motor Complications in Parkinson's Disease: Biochemical Aspects

Chapter 5 Clinical Features, Pathophysiology and Management of Motor Complications in Parkinson’s Disease

Section 2 Overview of Drug Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 6 Overview

Section 3 Surgery for Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 7 Ablative Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 8 Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 9 Transplantation for Parkinson's disease

Section 4 Overview of Surgical Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 10 Overview

Section 5 Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 11 Depression, Psychosis and Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 12 Gastrointestinal, Urological and Sleep Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Section 6 Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 13 Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease

Section 7 Physical Therapies in Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 14 Physical Therapies in Parkinson's Disease

Section 8 Future Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 15 Future Therapies for Parkinson's Disease


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About the Author

Anthony Schapira

Affiliations and Expertise

University od Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

C. Warren Olanow

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman and Professor, Derpatment of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY