More Than a Tremor

Author: Rob Summerfield
ISBN: 1549983458
Release Date: 2018-07-26

In early 2017, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I decided to write a series of poems that deal with this traumatic life event. The poetry deals with the physical and mental problems encountered together with a wry look at how the system that is meant to help can be obstructive. While this is a serious personal subject, there is plenty of dry humour on offer.. A number of facets are covered as suddenly things taken for granted become difficult. But the need for positively in the individual shines through the harrowing subject matter to create a work that is both emotional and uplifting..

Das Zittern des F lschers

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257603996
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Fiction

Ein kleiner Ort an der tunesischen Küste. Ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller, der an einem Buch mit dem Titel Das Zittern des Fälschers arbeitet und ungeduldig auf Nachrichten von seiner Geliebten wartet. Ein schemenhafter Besucher im Dunkeln, dem der panische Schriftsteller seine Schreibmaschine entgegenschleudert. In gleißender Hitze, in einer fremden Welt, wo Leichen so schnell verschwinden wie tote Katzen, treffen die amerikanische und die arabische Seele aufeinander.

Mechanisms and Emerging Therapies in Tremor Disorders

Author: Giuliana Grimaldi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461440277
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Medical

Tremor is intimately linked to the numerous interactions of the central and peripheral nervous system components tuning motor control, from the cerebral cortex up to the peripheral effectors. Activities of central generators, reflex loop delays, inertia, stiffness and damping are all factors influencing features of tremor. This book discusses the pathophysiology of tremor including membrane mechanisms and rodent models, the advances in genetics and the musculoskeletal models pertinent to body oscillations. The main forms of tremor encountered during clinical practice are considered, taking into account neuroimaging aspects. The book covers recent advances in methodologies and techniques of assessment, and provides practical informations for the daily management. In addition to pharmacological treatments, neurosurgical approaches such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and thalamotomy are discussed. Emerging techniques under development are also introduced. Future challenges are also presented.

Marsden s Book of Movement Disorders

Author: Ivan Donaldson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192619112
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Medical

'Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders' represents the final work of the late Professor C. David Marsden, who was the most influential figure in the field of movement disorders, in terms of his contributions to both research and clinical practice, in the modern era. It was conceived and written by David Marsden and his colleague at the Institute of Neurology, Prof. Ivan Donaldson. It was their intention that this would be the most comprehensive book on movement disorders and also that it would serve as the 'clinical Bible' for the management of these conditions. It provides a masterly survey of the entire topic, which has been made possible only by vast laboratory and bedside experience. The coverage of this comprehensive online resource includes the full breadth of movement disorders, from the underlying anatomy and understanding of basal ganglia function to the diagnosis and management of specific movement disorders, including the more common conditions such as Parkinson's Disease through to very rare conditions such as Neimann-Pick disease. Chapters follow a structured format, featuring historical overviews, definitions, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigations and treatment covered in a structured way. Figures include many original photographs and diagrams of historical significance, which can all be downloaded as PowerPoint presentations. Among these illustrations are still images of some original film clips of some of Dr. Marsden's patients published here for the first time. Comprehensively referenced, with links through to primary research journal articles, and updated by experts from the Institute of Neurology at Queen Square, 'Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders' is a valuable reference for movement disorder specialists and researchers, as well as clinicians who care for patients with movement disorders.

An Introduction to Essential Tremor

Author: MD Frcpc Abdul Qayyum Rana
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440194238
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Medical

"Essential Tremor" is the most common movement disorder, which may be mild in severity, and therefore may not come to medical attention in many cases. However, essential tremor is sometimes quite debilitating and may interfere with one's daily activities. Unfortunately there is no cure for essential tremor, but there are many successful treatments, which can be beneficial to many patients. This guide briefly discusses the etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and different treatments available for this condition. This guide may be used by medical students, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The patients and their family members who want to learn more about this condition may find useful information in this manual as the content of this booklet has been simplified to a great extent. This booklet represents an overview of the work of many experts in the field of movement disorders.

Essential Tremor

Author: Mark Plumb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199211272
Release Date: 2006-11-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

Essential Tremor: The Facts is a practical guide for sufferers designed to minimise the impact the condition has upon their lives. Written by an ET sufferer and a movement disorders specialist, the book provides first-hand information on the causes, treatment options and methods of coping with ET.

Paediatric Neurology

Author: Ingrid Gamstorp
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9781483191966
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Medical

Paediatric Neurology, Second Edition presents management guidelines of neurological disorders in infants and children. This book is composed of 21 chapters that discuss the clinical examination, laboratory studies, and diagnosis of the injury, as well as the neurological analysis of a child. The opening chapters describe some of the examinations of infant and children, including the use of electroencephalography, electromyography, and measurement of the conduction velocity of peripheral nerves, examination of the spinal fluid, imaging techniques applicable to the neuromuscular system. A chapter emphasizes the treatment of convulsion. The next chapters explore the endocrine disorders causing neurological symptoms and signs; the malformations of the nervous and muscular systems; and the physical injury to the nervous system after the neonatal period. A chapter is devoted to the tumors of the nervous system. The closing chapter focuses on the abnormal muscle stiffness and muscle pains. The book can provide useful information to pediatricians, neurologists, students, and researchers.

Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders E Book

Author: Stanley Fahn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437737707
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Medical

Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders provides the complete, expert guidance you need to diagnose and manage these challenging conditions. Drs. Stanley Fahn, Joseph Jankovic and Mark Hallett explore all facets of these disorders, including the latest rating scales for clinical research, neurochemistry, clinical pharmacology, genetics, clinical trials, and experimental therapeutics. This edition features many new full-color images, additional coverage of pediatric disorders, updated Parkinson information, and many other valuable updates. An accompanying Expert Consult website makes the content fully searchable and contains several hundred video clips that illustrate the manifestations of all the movement disorders in the book along with their differential diagnoses. Get just the information you need for a clinical approach to diagnosis and management, with minimal emphasis on basic science. Find the answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a reader-friendly full-color format, with plentiful diagrams, photographs, and tables. Apply the latest advances to diagnosis and treatment of pediatric movement disorders, Parkinson disease, and much more. View the characteristic presentation of each disorder with a complete collection of professional-quality, narrated videos online. Better visualize every concept with new full-color illustrations throughout. Search the complete text online, follow links to PubMed abstracts, and download all of the illustrations, at

Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Author: E.I. Kandel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461307037
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Soon after neurosurgery had advanced past the stage of that older neurosurgeons will consider their cra removing lesions on the surface of the brain, it became niotomies quite adequate for the relief of many neu apparent that subcortical diseased tissue could not be rological disorders that Professor Kandel shows so excised safely by the usual surgical techniques because clearly to be amenable to stereotactic intervention, of the risk of damaging overlying normal structures. there are many lesions that undoubtedly can be reached Various means of reaching deep-seated lesions were more easily and with less risk to life and limb by ster devised, most of which attempted to approach the eotactic than by open procedures. pathological tissue through "silent areas" of the brain. This book is not just a description of operative However, these operations often resulted in serious procedures, although it does give clear accounts of neurological deficits. Spiegel and Wycis's modifica surgical techniques. It presents the postoperative histo tion of the Horsley-Clarke apparatus to reach targets ries of patients who have been cured or markedly re deep in the human brain introduced a new approach to lieved of longstanding afflictions; these persons have subcortical surgery. True, as Professor Edward Kandel been followed for 10 to 15 or more years, so that the relates, Russian surgeons had pioneered in the field, results may be considered more or less permanent.

Essential Tremor New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464911620
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Medical

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Surgical Treatment of Parkinson s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Author: Daniel Tarsy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781592593125
Release Date: 2002-10-14
Genre: Medical

In Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders, a panel of highly experienced neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, and neuroanatomists join forces to create an integrated, cutting-edge survey all of the methodologies necessary for successful surgical treatment.

Tremor of Intent

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847658944
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Fiction

Denis Hillier is an aging British agent on his last assignment. His old school friend Roper defected to the USSR long ago, to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must persuade, or force, Roper to come back to England or risk losing his retirement fund. However, he hadn't foreseen the obstacles between him and his mark. Mr Theodorescu, a fellow passenger on board the ship to Hillier's target, and his companion Miss Devi, prove both irresistible and dangerous. This morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, treachery, and religion. Tremor of Intent is a rare combination of the deadly serious and the absurd, the lofty and the lusty.

Movement Disorders 4 E Book

Author: Anthony H. V. Schapira
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437719758
Release Date: 2010-03-19
Genre: Medical

Movement Disorders 4, the newest volume in the Blue Books in Neurology series provides you with rapid access to practical, clinical guidance on the diagnosis and pharmacologic treatment on the full range of movement disorders. Emphasizes the vast array of pharmacologic therapeutics, backed by clinical trials of the past 15 years to help you determine the best and most up-to-date drug therapy. Provides the latest on hot topics such as frontotemporal dementia and Tourette’s and related disorders, keeping you up to date on today’s issues. Presents the surgical management of Parkinson’s Disease to help you determine when to recommend surgery and for which patients. Includes extensive comprehensive information on Parkinson’s so you can better diagnose and treat PD patients. Offers more clinical details on tremors, differentiating between PD and other movement disorders and the genetics of movement disorders so you can determine which movement disorder is present.

Uncommon Causes of Movement Disorders

Author: Néstor Gálvez-Jiménez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139495752
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Medical

A large number of neurological conditions result in abnormal movements of the body; these are often characterized by changes in coordination and altered speed of voluntary movement. Many obscure diseases, conditions and environmental insults can cause movement disorders but these are often overlooked. This volume expands and differentiates the many varied clinical presentations of movement disorders. Written by an international team of authors, including some of the most prominent clinicians in the field, disorders are defined and expanded in a clinically useful manner. Pathophysiological theories, genetic discoveries, new classifications, differential diagnoses and therapies are discussed extensively. Uncommon Causes of Movement Disorders provides a broad and comprehensive review of the field, concentrating on conditions infrequently seen but essential for practitioners to recognize in order to implement appropriate management. This is a key text for movement disorders specialists and general neurologists at all stages of their career.