Parkinson's Disease: Improving Patient Care

Author: Jason S. Hawley


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  • ISBN: 9780199997879
  • Author: Jason S. Hawley
  • Publ Date: 2014-01-30
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  • Pages: 128
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 235071

Table of Contents :

1 What is Parkinson's Disease? ; 2 Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease ; 3 Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders and Other Mimics of Parkinson's Disease ; 4 Natural History of Parkinson's Disease ; 5 Medical and Non-Medical Management of Early Parkinson's Disease ; 6 Motor Fluctuations: What are They and How Do You Treat Them? ; 7 Non-Motor Complications in Parkinson's Disease ; 8 The Follow-Up Visit ; 9 When to consider Deep Brain Stimulation, and How To Approach It ; 10 Common Challenges and Complications in the Inpatient Setting ; 11 Management of Late Complications of Parkinson's Disease ; 12 The Role of the Non-Neurologist


Part of the Oxford American Neurology Library, Parkinson's Disease: Improving Patient Care is a clinically-focused text for healthcare professionals involved in the everyday management of Parkinson's disease patients. Primary care physicians, general neurologists, medical trainees, and ancillary therapists including mental health professionals, speech therapists, and physical therapists will all find helpful information regarding caring for patients with Parkinson's disease. The easily readable text provides information on the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and everyday management of patients with this disorder. Concise chapters and tables for easy reference make this book easy to read in sequence or use as a handy reference. The 12 chapters cover all aspects of Parkinson's disease care from diagnosis, test selection and early management to handling complications, deciding whether surgical options are appropriate, managing Parkinson's disease patients in the inpatient setting and supporting patients and families during late-stage complications. Tables and boxes highlight diagnostic clues and criteria and appropriate medications and doses for Parkinson's disease-specific medications and medications used to treat general aspects of the disease such as constipation.


This book does an excellent job accomplishing what it sets out to do - to serve as a clinically focused guide for healthcare professionals involved in the everyday management of patients with Parkinson's disease. It is concise, yet thorough, and covers exactly what any provider would need to know about the presentation, natural history, and treatment of the disease. Useful tables and figures summarize information and make it an easy reference. The authors also provide guidance on how to educate patients on their disease process and what to expect. This is a worthwhile purchase. Doody's Notes

Author Biography:

JSH: Staff Movement Disorders Specialist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. MJA: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. WW: Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland


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