Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders

Clinical and Research Aspects

  • Irene Litvan

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ian R. A. Mackenzie
    Pages 33-63
  3. Jada Lewis, Michael Hutton
    Pages 65-76
  4. Michel Goedert, Maria Grazia Spillantini
    Pages 77-94
  5. José Luis Contreras-Vidal
    Pages 95-109
  6. Charles Duyckaerts
    Pages 111-138
  7. Thomas Gasser
    Pages 139-154
  8. Marie Vidailhet, Frédéric Bourdain, Jean-Marc Trocello
    Pages 155-162
  9. Dag Aarsland, Uwe Ehrt, Clive Ballard
    Pages 163-183
  10. Ramón Leiguarda
    Pages 197-211
  11. R. John Leigh, David S. Zee
    Pages 235-253
  12. Carol Frattali, Joseph R. Duffy
    Pages 255-276
  13. Anette Schrag, Caroline E. Selai
    Pages 277-286
  14. Irene Litvan
    Pages 287-308
  15. Bradley F. Boeve
    Pages 309-334
  16. Felix Geser, Gregor K. Wenning
    Pages 335-360
  17. David J. Burn, Urs P. Mosimann, Ian G. McKeith
    Pages 361-373
  18. Yoshio Tsuboi, Virgilio H. Evidente, Zbigniew K. Wszolek
    Pages 375-392
  19. Mario Savoiardo, Marina Grisoli
    Pages 431-450
  20. Hartwig Roman Siebner, Günther Deuschl
    Pages 451-458
  21. Alexander Gerhard, David J. Brooks
    Pages 459-471
  22. Elmyra V. Encarnacion, Thomas N. Chase
    Pages 473-484
  23. Daniel K. White, Douglas I. Katz, Terry Ellis, Laura Buyan-Dent, Marie H. Saint-Hilaire
    Pages 485-494
  24. Andrew Lees
    Pages 495-501
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 503-512

About this book


Despite an enormous amount of research in the past five years, our understanding of atypical parkinsonian disorders (APD) remains very much in its infancy. In Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders: Clinical and Research Aspects, a panel of highly knowledgeable and thoughtful investigators comprehensively reviews, for the first time, what is known not only about the cause and treatment of these devastating disorders, but also the issues that clinicians, researchers, patients, and caregivers face in dealing with them. The authors focus on progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, multiple system atrophy, dementia with Lewy bodies, and familial atypical parkinsonism, covering the basic science (history, epidemiology, genetics, pathology, nosology, computer modeling, and animal models), detailed clinical and laboratory assessments, and available diagnostic tools, including neuropsychiatric, neurologic, neuropsychologic, speech, electrophysiologic, and imaging evaluations. Current and future therapeutic approaches are also detailed, along with extensive discussions about future research directions. 
Comprehensive and authoritative, Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders: Clinical and Research Aspects will enable clinicians to better diagnose, treat, and provide ongoing support for their parkinsonian patients, as well as provide researchers from all fields with encouragement and focus to pursue new research directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Irene Litvan
    • 1
  1. 1.Movement Disorder Program, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Louisville School of MedicineLouisville

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