Parkinson's Disease : A Guide for Patient and Family (5 SUB)

Parkinson's Disease : A Guide for Patient and Family (5 SUB)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 195 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780781729772
  • DDC分類 616.833

Full Description


The most popular and widely acclaimed guide for parkinsonian patients and their families is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. In layperson's terms, Drs. Duvoisin and Sage explain the pathology, symptoms, and course of Parkinson's Disease, discuss current drug therapies and surgical procedures, and examine the latest research on the genetics of parkinsonism.This edition features completely rewritten chapters on genetics and on surgery for Parkinson's Disease. New drugs and improvements in levodopa therapy are described, and a new chapter addresses the question of whether levodopa affects disease progression. An appendix lists the trade names, generic names, and formulations of commonly prescribed drugs.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
What Is Parkinsonism? 1 (14)
The First Symptoms 15 (8)
The Classic Triad 23 (10)
A Plethora of Symptoms 33 (16)
Principles of Treatment 49 (9)
Anticholinergic Drugs 58 (9)
From L-Dopa to Dopamine 67 (19)
Imitators of Dopamine 86 (5)
Making Decisions About the Early Treatment of 91 (5)
Parkinson's Disease
Special Remedies for Special Symptoms 96 (11)
Surgical Treatment of Parkinsonism 107(10)
Dietary Considerations 117(7)
Common Sense About Exercise 124(11)
A Historical Perspective 135(17)
Genetics: A Family Condition? 152(12)
Future Prospects 164(5)
Appendix 1: Drug Finder 169(2)
Appendix 2: Organizations Concerned with 171(4)
Parkinson's Disease
Glossary 175(8)
Subject Index 183