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Instrumental Methods and Scoring in Extrapyramidal Disorders

  • Horst Przuntek
  • Peter H. Kraus
  • P. Klotz
  • Amos D. Korczyn
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. P. H. Kraus, P. Klotz
    Pages 1-6
  3. J. M. Rabey, A. D. Korczyn
    Pages 7-17
  4. H. Baas, K. Stecker, N. Bergemann, P. A. Fischer
    Pages 18-30
  5. T. A. Treves, D. Paleacu, J. M. Rabey, A. D. Korczyn
    Pages 31-38
  6. A. R. Potvin, W. W. Tourtellotte, G. V. Kondraske, K. Syndulko, J. H. Potvin
    Pages 44-55
  7. W. Greulich, K. Zeppenfeld, W. Gehlen
    Pages 73-82
  8. P. G. Bain, L. J. Findley
    Pages 83-92
  9. G. Deuschl, J. Timmer, H. Genger, C. Gantert, C. H. Lücking, J. Honerkamp
    Pages 93-100
  10. H. Hefter, H.-J. Freund
    Pages 101-108
  11. S. Spieker, E. Scholz, M. Bacher, J. Dichgans
    Pages 109-116
  12. C. Trenkwalder, W. Paulus, S. Krafzcyk, M. Hawken, W. H. Oertel, T. Brandt
    Pages 143-149
  13. F. Müller, J. Dichgans, G. E. Stelmach
    Pages 161-171
  14. K. A. Flowers, M. R. Sheridan
    Pages 172-180
  15. R. Inzelberg, T. Flash, A. D. Korczyn
    Pages 181-187

About these proceedings


Many extrapyramidal motor diseases result from underlying neurodegenerative processes, which however are very advanced at the time the clinical diagnosis is made. From animal experiments it seems likely that we may soon have several substances that provide neuroprotective effects, but that their therapeutic use must be as early as possible. This fact was the starting point for the meeting, held at Chiemsee, that formed the basis of this book. The idea was to develop in­ strumental methods that, first, permit an earlier diagnosis by drawing on the experience of experts and, second, provide a better resolution of successful therapy than the currently used methods. As early as 1886, Charcot tried to differentiate the tremor of polysclerosis and Parkinson patients by using a drum developed by Marey, a physiologist. Subse­ quently, many apparatuses were developed to better identify movement disorders, initially for diagnostic purposes. Most of these methods proved to be inferior to the skill of experienced observers. In the last two decades, however, both the technical advances made in measuring methods and the improvements achieved in methods of evaluation have led to marked advances in the quantification of motor dis­ turbances. An objective of the symposium held at Chiemsee and of this book is to provide an overview of the procedures that are currently commonly used for extrapyramidal movement disorders, and to identify their potential and limitations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Przuntek
    • 1
  • Peter H. Kraus
    • 1
  • P. Klotz
    • 1
  • Amos D. Korczyn
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Josef-HospitalNeurologische UniversitätsklinikBochumGermany
  2. 2.Sackler School of MedicineTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Instrumental Methods and Scoring in Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Editors Horst Przuntek
    Peter H. Kraus
    Peter Klotz
    Amos D. Korczyn
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57875-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78916-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78914-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Internal Medicine
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