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Dystonia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment $280.00
Editors: Josué Kurstot and Maurice Forsström
Book Description:
Dystonia is a common neurological syndrome characterized by sustained muscle contractions that produce repetitive movements or abnormal postures. This disorder may be inherited or caused by other factors such as birth-related or other physical trauma, infection, poisoning or reaction to drugs, particularly neuroleptics. Although the pathophysiology of dystonia is not fully understood, accumulating evidence suggests that dystonias can result due to the dysfunction of the basal ganglia circuits; this notion is supported by lesion, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological data obtained from patients with dystonia. Furthermore, the management of dystonia consists of oral medication, chemodenervation, surgical approaches, limb immobilization and orthosis, or physical therapy. Multiple strategies are usually necessary. This new book gathers the latest research from around the world in the study of dystonia and highlights topics such as drug-induced acute dystonia, time course of the effects of botulinum neurotoxin, diagnosis and treatment strategies for antipsychotics-induced dystonia, impaired sensorimotor integration in focal dystonia and deep brain stimulation in adult and pediatric dystonia.

Table of Contents:

Chapter I. Striosome-Matrix Pathology of Dystonias: A New Hypothesis for Dystonia Genesis, pp. 1-22
(Satoshi Goto, Shinji Nagahiro, Ryuji Kaji, Departments of Clinical Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan)

Chapter II. Drug Induced Acute Dystonia, pp. 23-47
(Shanthi Sarma, Bradley Ng, Gold Coast Health District, Queensland, Australia, and others)

Chapter III. Tardive Dystonia: A Review, pp. 49-99
(Bradley Ng Shanthi Sarma, Consultant Psychiatrist, Older Persons Mental Health, Gold Coast Health District, Queensland, Australia, and others)

Chapter IV. Deep Brain Stimulation in Secondary Dystonia: Current Trends and a Review of the Literature, pp. 101-126
(Zinovia - Maria Kefalopoulou, Constantine Constantoyiannis, Functional Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical School of Patras, Patras, Greece)

Chapter V. From the Oscillation Rate and “Noisy Signal” Hypothesis to a Unified Dystonia Pathophysiology Model: Current Concepts on the Mechanisms of Dystonia and the Beneficial Effects of Dbs, pp. 127-146
(L.C. Stavrinou, A. Leonardos, D.E. Sakas, Department of Neurosurgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, University of Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter VI. The Clinical Aspects and The Therapeutic Use of Botulinum Toxin in Dystonia, pp. 147-178
(Nicola Tambasco, Chiara Menichetti, Annalisa Marchio, Vera Rossi, Laura Pierguidi, Anna Castrioto, Emanuele Mattucci, Aroldo Rossi, Clinica Neurologica, Azienda Ospedaliera - Università di Perugia, Loc. S. Andrea delle Fratte, Perugia, Italy)

Chapter VII. Time Course of the Effects of Botulinum Neurotoxin, pp. 179-198
(F. J. Lebeda, R.Z. Cer, R. Stephens and U. Mudunuri, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft. Detrick, MD and others)

Chapter VIII. Impaired Sensorimotor Integration in Focal Dystonia: The Role of the Cerebral Cortex, pp. 199-216
(P.M. de Vries, K.L. Leenders, Neurology Department, Free University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter IX. Diagnosis, Clinical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Antipsychotics-Induced Dystonia in Japan, pp. 217-228
(Nobutomo Yamamoto, Toshiya Inada, Department of Psychiatry, Shimofusa Psychiatric Medical Center, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter X. Dystonia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment, pp. 229-240
(Pedro Braga Neto, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter XI. Dyschromatosis Symmetrica Hereditaria Associated with Neurological Disorders, pp. 241-249
(Taisuke Kondo, Michihiro Kono, Tamio Suzuki, Yasushi Tomita, Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan, and others)

Chapter XII. Dystonia: A Disorder of Striosomal Function?, pp. 251-255
(Satoshi Goto, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Health Biosciences,
Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan)


      Neurology - Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-662-9
   Status: AV
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