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Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls
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  • Alberto J. Espay, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute
  • Anthony Lang, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521147965

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  • Visual observation of patients is crucial in the diagnosis of movement disorders. Such observation can be subject to many pitfalls. The powerful lessons in this case-based book will help the reader appreciate diagnoses missed or wrongly attributed, movements difficult to characterize, tests inappropriately ordered or interpreted, and treatments incorrectly chosen or dosed. The wisdom of hindsight thus generated becomes an invaluable and enduring lesson. Organized in nine chapters according to the categories of errors and oversights, each case conveys a specific set of clinical pearls on diagnostic or therapeutic issues. The text is written in a coaching style, buttressed by the strong pedagogic wisdom of the authors. The 'hard questions' after each case are meant to steer the discussion straight into the pitfalls – and how they could have been avoided. Video segments on the accompanying CD-ROM are important complementary data, critical to a field so intimately dependent on phenomenological clues.

    • Includes the most common movement disorders encountered by practising neurologists - will be immediately relevant to all trainees
    • Case-based approach to learning - allows wide coverage of conditions, highlighting the particular aspect of each condition that commonly causes difficulty
    • Questions addressed to the reader - maintains interest and heightens the real-life feel of the book
    • Well-illustrated, including patient material, radiographic studies and video content - will help clinicians detect and identify characteristic abnormalities
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    • Highly Commended, Neurology Category, British Medical Association Book Awards 2013

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    “…A valuable tool for anyone studying for boards, thinking about a fellowship in movement disorders, or needing a review of the subtleties of both common and rare movement disorders. “ Doody's Review Services

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521147965
    • length: 138 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 193 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Missing the diagnosis altogether
    2. Attributing findings to a known or suspected disorder
    3. Clinical findings that are subtle
    4. When movement disorders are difficult to characterize
    5. Over-reliance on negative test results
    6. Failure of pattern recognition
    7. Testing pitfalls of commission or omission
    8. Missing radiographic clues
    9. Management misadventures
    Further reading
    Appendix: video legends

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    Alberto J. Espay, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute
    Alberto Espay is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of Clinical Research at the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, USA.

    Anthony Lang, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
    Anthony Lang is the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research and Director of the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto and also Director, Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.


    • Highly Commended, Neurology Category, British Medical Association Book Awards 2013

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