Oxford Textbook of Movement Disorders

ISBN : 9780199609536

David Burn
376 Pages
227 x 281 mm
Pub date
Oct 2013
Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology
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The field of movement disorders is one of the key subspecialty areas in clinical neurology, and understanding of the relevant conditions can often be difficult. The scope of this area requires a wide knowledge base, and clinicians might, in the course of a single clinic, need to recall the differential of Huntington's-like disorders, the gene implicated in dopa-responsive dystonia, and compare a case of suspected neuroacanthocytosis with a 'classical' case. Part of the accessible Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology series, this volume covers the basic science and clinical concepts underlying the movement disorders, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of individual hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders. Specifically written to aid understanding and treatment of a wide range of movement disorders, this textbook includes a useful section covering miscellaneous causes of disordered movement, which are routinely encountered by neurologists. It is also supplemented with illustrative video clips that can be accessed through the concurrent online edition. Although firmly rooted in evidence-based management approaches, the authors included their own top tips and experience on the management of difficult cases where no current guidance exists, engaging the reader and providing a better feel for handling real-world clinical problems. The Oxford Textbook of Movement Disorders is an indispensable reference for neurologists and senior trainees in neurology, as well as any physicians advising people with movement disorders.


1. Overview and historical perspective
2. Approach to history taking and examination of the movement disorder patient
3. Neuroanatomy for the movement disorder specialist
4. Functional aspects of the basal ganglia
5. Electrophysiological approaches to the movement disorder patient
6. Movement disorders: structural and functional imaging
7. Genetic techniques, impact, and diagnostic issues in movement disorders
8. Overview of parkinsonism and approach to differential diagnosis
9. PD: Premotor features, diagnosis, and early management
10. PD: Advanced disease, motor complications, and management
11. Non-motor symptom management in Parkinson's disease
12. The many faces of parkinsonism - a review of the Parkinson look-alike syndromes
13. Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
14. Progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration
15. Primary dementia syndromes and parkinsonism
16. Essential tremor and other tremors
17. Dystonia: an overview
18. Primary dystonia
19. Other dystonias
20. Huntington's disease
21. Huntington's disease look-alikes
22. Non-degenerative choreas
23. Wilson's disease
24. Tic disorders and stereotypies
25. Myoclonus
26. Paroxysmal movement disorders
27. Hereditary and acquired cerebellar ataxias
28. Drug-induced movement disorders
29. Systemic disease and movement disorders
30. Sleep-related movement disorders
31. Psychogenic movement disorders

About the author: 

David Burn is Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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