Dysphagia in Rare Conditions

An Encyclopedia

Author: Harrison N. Jones,John C. Rosenbek

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597567477

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This is the first book to concentrate on dysphagia in rare conditions – those that occur infrequently or those that may occur more frequently but are only sometimes associated with dysphagia. Covering a wide range of conditions – from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), through connective tissue disease, to conditions as diverse as West Nile virus – the editors and expert contributors efficiently synthesize the available information to provide the essentials needed to help clinicians to perform sophisticated assessments, based on their knowledge of both the conditions and the expected swallowing signs and treatments. Each entry covers the neurology of the given condition, including the signs and symptoms, neuropathology, epidemiology and genetics. Thereafter, coverage of swallowing in each condition examines the diagnostic signs and symptoms, etiology, swallowing neuropathology, associated cognitive, linguistic, and communicative signs and symptoms, special diagnostic considerations, treatment, nutrition, hydration, and medications.

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012374105X

Category: Science

Page: 1632

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The Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders is a comprehensive reference work on movement disorders, encompassing a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pharmacology. This compilation will feature more than 300 focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics. This Encyclopedia is an essential addition to any collection, written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Academic clinicians, translational researchers and basic scientists are brought together to connect experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of movement disorders. The Encyclopedia targets a broad readership, ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists and Movement Disorder specialists. Published both in print and via Elsevier’s online platform of Science Direct, this Encyclopedia will have the enhanced option of integrating traditional print with online multimedia. Connects experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of movement disorders Encompasses a wide variety of topics in neurology neurosurgery, psychiatry, and pharmacology Written for a broad readership ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists, and movement disorder specialists

Current Concepts in Movement Disorder Management

Author: A. Niranjan,L.D. Lunsford,R.M. Richardson

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318062022

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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This book summarizes the current state of movement disorder management and the role of surgical therapies as an alternative to medication. Following a chapter on the history of movement disorder surgery, leaders in their fields describe the pathophysiology, functional neuroanatomy, clinical presentation, and medical management of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. This is followed by chapters on the spectrum of movement disorder surgery itself, from the lesioning procedures of radiofrequency ablation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and high-frequency ultrasound to the modulatory procedures of “asleep”, image-guided deep brain stimulation (DBS) and “awake”, microelectrode-guided DBS. The final chapters focus on closed-loop DBS, drug-delivery, gene therapy, and other emerging neurosurgical therapies, highlighting long-standing experimental strategies that are reaching exciting phases of clinical translation. This volume is a valuable tool for accessing the wide spectrum of concepts that currently define this dynamic field.

Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease

Effects on Communication and Swallowing

Author: Leonard L. LaPointe,B. E. Murdoch

Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597561525

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease: Effects on Communication and Swallowing addresses a wide range of medical disorders that involve disturbances of muscle tone and muscle control, including Parkinson disease, ataxia, spasmodic dysphonia, and Huntington disease. These conditions can impact the motor control systems and often affect the linguistic and cognitive systems. For each disorder, the book provides an overview, signs and symptoms, associated genetics, effects on communication and swallowing, risk and protective factors, treatment decision-making, and more. The authors also offer valuable insights into these conditions to encourage a level of understanding that will ensure multidisciplinary, professional communication as well as planning and implementation of efficient intervention strategies. Supported by numerous graphs, figures, clinical photographs, and case studies, this unique book is an essential resource for practitioners and researchers in the field of neurogenic speech and swallowing disorders.

Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease

Clinical Practice and Research

Author: Cristina Sampaio,Christopher G. Goetz,Anette Schrag

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199783101

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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For many years, the need to develop valid tools to evaluate signs and symptoms of Parkinson Disease (PD) has been present. However the understanding of all intricacies of rating scales development was not widely available and the first attempts were relatively crude. In 2002, the Movement Disorders Society created a task force to systemize the measurement of Parkinson's Disease. Since then, the Task Force has produced and published several critiques to the available rating scales addressing both motor and non-motor domains of Parkinson Disease. Additionally the task force initiated a project to develop a new version of the UPDRS, the MDS-UPDRS. But none of this was made available in one convenient source. Until now. Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease is written for researchers from the medical and social sciences, and for health professionals wishing to evaluate the progress of their patients suffering from Parkinson Disease. The book is both exhaustive in the description of the scales and informative on the advantages and limitations of each scale. As such, the text clearly guides readers on how to choose and use the instruments available. Extensive cross-referenced tables and charts closely integrate the parts of the book to facilitate readers in moving from one symptom domain to another.


A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders, 2nd Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Author: Dr. Hubert Fernandez, MD,Andre G. Machado, M.D. Ph.D.,Andre Machado,Mayur Pandya

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1620700344

Category: Medical

Page: 401

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Preceded by A practical approach to movement disorders / Hubert H. Fernandez ... [et al.]. c2007.

A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders, 2nd Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Author: Andre Machado,Mayur Pandya

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617051934

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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This is a quick-access, pocket-sized guide to the diagnosis and treatment of all major movement disorders. Written for busy practitioners who need an immediate reference at the bedside, it presents medical, behavioral, surgical, and nonpharmacological approaches in an expanded outline and bulleted format. The revised and expanded second edition is divided into four convenient sections. The medical section provides a starting point for assessing and treating patients who present with a movement disorder and guides practitioners through the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and work up of all major disease categories. A new section on psychiatric issues delves into the behavioral features that typically manifest with Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, and also covers conversion disorders with concomitant movement abnormalities. The surgical approach section has been completely updated to incorporate recent advances in functional neurosurgery including deep brain stimulation. The final section on non-pharmacologic therapies includes informative chapters on physical and occupational therapy, speech and swallowing evaluation and therapy, and nutrition. The second edition also incorporates new information about sleep-related movement disorders and covers treatment of Parkinson disease in greater depth. Loaded with tables, algorithms, and flow charts that illustrate key concepts, outline management of disorders, and highlight important information about diagnosis and treatment, this book is a highly useful addition to the pockets of all clinicians who work with patients with movement disorders. Key Features: Completely revised and updated second edition of popular practical resource for busy clinicians Covers medical, psychiatric, surgical, and nonpharmacologic approaches to all types of movement disorders Written concisely in expanded outline, bullet-point format for quick access to information Emphasizes diagnosis, work-up, and treatment Packed with management algorithms, tables, and flow charts outlining drug dosing, side effects, and other therapeutic regimens

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012374105X

Category: Science

Page: 1632

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The Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders is a comprehensive reference work on movement disorders, encompassing a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pharmacology. This compilation will feature more than 300 focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics. This Encyclopedia is an essential addition to any collection, written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Academic clinicians, translational researchers and basic scientists are brought together to connect experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of movement disorders. The Encyclopedia targets a broad readership, ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists and Movement Disorder specialists. Published both in print and via Elsevier’s online platform of Science Direct, this Encyclopedia will have the enhanced option of integrating traditional print with online multimedia. Connects experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of movement disorders Encompasses a wide variety of topics in neurology neurosurgery, psychiatry, and pharmacology Written for a broad readership ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists, and movement disorder specialists

Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseases

Author: Robert M. Miller,Deanna Britton

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 159756706X

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Currently, there are very few resources that provide guidance for practicing clinicians in the area of neuromuscular diseases. Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseasesapproaches the subject in a unique manner, allowing clinicians to develop insights into diseases, syndromes, and neurological conditions that extend even beyond those specifically addressed in the text. Compared to competitive texts, this book uniquely provides in-depth coverage specific to dysphagia research with a much broader spectrum of neuromuscular diseases, and employs a physiologically based taxonomy. Recognizing there is no universally accepted methodology for classification of neuromuscular diseases, the authors have addressed this dilemma in three ways: (1) outlining the levels of the neuromuscular system, extending from the central nervous system to the muscle, with chapters devoted to diseases that are representative of pathologies at each level; (2) outlining normal respiratory physiology and airway defense mechanisms, with discussion of how these are altered by various neuromuscular disease processes and how this affects risk for secondary medical complications such as pneumonia; and (3) describing the neuromuscular conditions that are associated with the various diseases with discussion of approaches to evaluation, management and treatment that address the nature of the impairment. With over 50 years of combined clinical practice and extensive experience in working with patients diagnosed with various neuromuscular diseases, the authors offer practitioners the best available evidence to support treatment decisions.

A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders

Diagnosis and Medical and Surgical Management

Author: Michael S. Okun, MD,Ramon L. Rodriguez, MD,Frank M. Skidmore, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1935281887

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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This book provides the busy clinician with a quick, symptom-based guide to the clinical presentation, diagnosis, work-up, and management of the most common types of movement disorders encountered in clinical practice, including Parkinson's disease, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, and ataxia. Written in expanded outline format, with frequent diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, tables, and scales, it is an essential guide for clinicians faced with patients with movement disorders. A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders is a welcome departure from the typical lengthy, disease-based hardbound texts ill suited for the busy clinician. Practical yet authoritative, this fit-in-your-coat-pocket guide begins with a comprehensive description of the different presentations of movement disorders. It then details the medical, surgical, and non-pharmacological approaches, including speech and swallowing therapy and physical and occupational therapy. Key features include: Symptom-based, rather than disease-based, chapters A focus on the most common movement disorders A unique section on the neurological aspects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) Dozens of diagnostic and management pearls Suggested readings for each chapter Handy and comprehensive, A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders is the only guide for busy clinicians needing quick information on movement disorders.

Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders

Author: Robert Iansek,Meg E. Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244625

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Movement disorders affect a growing patient population, but providing comprehensive care is extremely difficult. Several of these conditions are progressive and incurable; the basal ganglia has a complex role in movement control, with many potential malfunctions. This book focuses on rehabilitation approaches that have been developed and utilized internationally in an attempt to minimize impairment and maximize participation amongst these patients. Each chapter is written by movement disorder experts, rehabilitation specialists and health care professionals, giving a broad overview of current interventions and emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary management, focussing on deliverable outcomes. Common conditions such as Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, dystonia and Huntington's disease are comprehensively covered. This book gives neurologists, geriatricians and rehabilitation specialists an up-to-date, theoretically-based approach to managing movement disorders related to basal ganglia malfunction. Also valuable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses and social workers seeking to develop and plan appropriate interventions.


Advances in Phenylalanine Research and Application: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464958688

Category: Science

Page: 20

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Advances in Phenylalanine Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Phenylalanine in a compact format. The editors have built Advances in Phenylalanine Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Phenylalanine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Phenylalanine Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The neuroscientific principles of swallowing and dysphagia

Author: Arthur J. Miller

Publisher: Singular

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Clearly organized and well presented, The Neuroscientific Principles of Swallowing and Dysphagia provides a comprehensive overview of neuroscientific information as applied to the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology of swallowing. The latest perspectives and viewpoints of leading researchers in the field are included on the subject and a wealth of information is provided on all aspects of the neural organization relative to swallowing.

Case Studies in Movement Disorders

Author: Kailash Bhatia,Roberto Erro,Maria Stamelou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107472423

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Drawing on the expertise of an international team of authors, Case Studies in Movement Disorders is a compilation of illustrative cases, demonstrating a step-by-step approach to diagnosing and managing these complex conditions. An extensive collection of over sixty videos shows both common and uncommon presentations of a wide range of movement disorders, and the accompanying text guides readers systematically through the clinical history, examination and investigation findings, and diagnosis, and finally discusses the clinical issues raised. Both surgical and pharmacological management options are presented, helping readers understand some of the controversies involved in treatment. The cases are drawn from all of the major groups of movement disorders: ataxia, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, parkinsonism, tics, and tremor. This will be invaluable for both neurologists in training and more experienced professionals seeking to develop their diagnostic skills, especially when faced with uncommon conditions or uncommon manifestations of common disorders.


Management of Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in Schools

Author: Emily M. Homer

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597569461

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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Management of Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in Schools examines the most significant issues in swallowing and feeding facing school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Topics addressed are unique to the school setting, ranging from organizing a team procedure in a district to serving children with complex medical issues, behavioral feeding disorders, and neurological feeding disorders. Ethical, legal, and cultural issues are also addressed. Many students in school districts across the country exhibit the signs and symptoms of dysphagia, and children who were originally treated for dysphagia in hospitals and other settings often begin attending public schools at three years old. The difficulty they had with swallowing and feeding frequently follows them to the school setting. Further, there are many students who develop swallowing and feeding disorders as a result of traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders and syndromes, behavioral disorders, and so forth. The range of students needing services for swallowing and feeding disorders in the school setting can be from three to twenty-two years of age and from mild dysphagia to tube feeding. The identification and treatment of swallowing and feeding disorders in schools is relatively new. There are still many districts in the country and internationally that do not address the needs of children with dysphagia. As school-based SLPs take on the challenge of this population there is a need for information that is current, accurate, and thorough. University programs include very little training, if any, at this time in the area of swallowing and feeding in the school setting. This text is appropriate for both a dysphagia course as well as courses that train SLP students to work with school-aged students.