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Parkinson's disease

Mark Edwards, Niall Quinn and Kailash Bhatia

in Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198569848
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199643691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569848.003.0003

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Parkinson's disease

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Introduction - Approach to the patient with parkinsonism - Parkinson's disease - Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease - Parkinson's disease: history - Parkinson's disease: examination - Parkinson's disease: clinical diagnosis - Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease: dementia - Other non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease - Parkinson's disease: investigations - Genetics of Parkinson's disease - Breaking the news - Management of Parkinson's disease - Treatment of motor symptoms - Levodopa - Dopamine agonists: 1 - Dopamine agonists: 2 - Monoamine oxidase inhibitors - Catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors - Amantadine and the anticholinergics - Treatment initiation - Treatment of non-motor symptoms - Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy - Follow-up of patients with Parkinson's disease - Treatment escalation - Management of dyskinesias - Non-motor side effects of dopaminergic therapy - Apomorphine - Deep brain stimulation - The Parkinson's disease nurse specialist - Measuring Parkinson's disease severity - Useful websites and addresses

Chapter.  15826 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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