Understanding Parkinson's disease a personal and professional view /

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Main Author: Rosenbaum, Richard B., 1946-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
Online Access:E book Academic (EBSCO) Available to Current GSU Faculty, Staff and Students
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. The diagnostic conversation, diagnosis and prognosis of Parkinson's disease
  • Making the diagnosis
  • James Parkinson and the shaking palsy
  • Jean Charcot and better examinations
  • Checking diagnostic accuracy
  • Specificity and sensitivity
  • Prognosis
  • The Hoehn and Yahr scale
  • The unified Parkinson's disease rating scale
  • 2. Pathology of Parkinson's disease
  • What part of the brain fails in Parkinson's disease?
  • Nerve cell connections
  • Chemical pathology of Parkinson's disease
  • 3. Is there an epidemic of Parkinson's disease?
  • Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease
  • John Snow, the father of epidemiology
  • Koch's postulates
  • Investigating clusters of Parkinson's disease
  • Kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Does smoking cause Parkinson's disease?
  • Causation versus association, the Hill criteria
  • Epidemiology of smoking and Parkinson's disease
  • Pesticides, head trauma, and Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinson's at the manor. 4. Causes of Parkinson's disease
  • Does an infection cause Parkinson's disease?
  • When prophecy fails
  • Do toxins cause Parkinson's disease? : an answer from the frozen addicts
  • Do genes cause Parkinson's disease?
  • All disease is genetic disease
  • 5. Medications for Parkinson's disease
  • The herbal tradition
  • Herbal treatment of Parkinson's disease
  • Awakenings, L-Dopa therapy
  • Dopamine and schizophrenia, the dopamine receptor
  • Rational drug therapy, trying to prevent progression of Parkinson's disease
  • Coenzyme Q₁₀, another quest for neuroprotection
  • The challenges of taking L-dopa
  • 6. Images of the brain, a picture of the brain is worth a thousand words
  • Imaging and diagnosis
  • Imaging and presymptomatic diagnosis
  • Imaging and disease progression. 7. A better model of Parkinson's disease
  • Dopamine nerve cells connect to many parts of the brain
  • Dopamine is one of many neurotransmitters that are important in Parkinson's disease
  • Patients with Parkinson's disease lose cells from many areas of the brain
  • 8. Brain surgery for Parkinson's disease
  • Can destroying part of the brain be good?
  • "Brain transplantation," implanting new brain cells
  • Gene therapy
  • 9. Living with Parkinson's disease
  • Mood, behavior, and Parkinson's disease
  • Can L-Dopa make people gamble?
  • Are Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease related?
  • Sleep and Parkinson's disease
  • Fall and injury prevention
  • 10. Conclusions
  • What happens to brain cells to cause Parkinson's disease?
  • Living better with Parkinson's disease
  • The story of Parkinson's disease is not finished
  • Appendix. Reading about Parkinson's disease
  • Glossary.