Movement Disorder Emergencies

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Steven J. Frucht
  • Stanley Fahn

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steven J. Frucht, Stanley Fahn
    Pages 1-7
  3. Hubert H. Fernandez, Joseph H. Friedman
    Pages 9-28
  4. Stewart A. Factor, Anthony Santiago
    Pages 29-40
  5. Stanley N. Caroff, Stephan C. Mann, E. Cabrina Campbell, Kenneth A. Sullivan, Jose Obeso
    Pages 41-51
  6. Stephan C. Mann, Stanley N. Caroff, E. Cabrina Campbell, Henry R. Bleier, Robert A. Greenstein
    Pages 53-67
  7. Eiji Isozaki
    Pages 69-78
  8. Boris Bentsianov, Ajay Chitkara, Anthony Cultrara, Andrew Blitzer
    Pages 79-99
  9. Melissa J. Nirenberg, Blair Ford
    Pages 101-109
  10. Beom S. Jeon, Jong-Min Kim
    Pages 111-116
  11. Paul E. Greene, Steven J. Frucht
    Pages 117-122
  12. Ronald B. Postuma, Anthony E. Lang
    Pages 123-134
  13. P. D. Thompson
    Pages 147-155
  14. Vanessa K. Hinson, Christopher G. Goetz
    Pages 157-165
  15. Carolyn Kwak, Joseph Jankovic
    Pages 167-173
  16. Mark Forrest Gordon, Adena Leder
    Pages 175-185
  17. Frederick Andermann, Eva Andermann
    Pages 187-193
  18. George J. Brewer
    Pages 195-207
  19. Yoshiaki Furukawa, Mark Guttman, Stephen J. Kish
    Pages 209-229
  20. John Lynch, Tim Lynch
    Pages 231-237
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 239-250

About this book


Although patients with movement disorders nearly always present as outpatients, there are certain situations in which patients may present to the emergency room or in the hospital with emergencies. In Movement Disorder Emergencies: Diagnosis and Treatment, prominent neurologists and movement disorder experts from around the world logically and systematically review the major movement disorder emergencies, instructing the reader on how optimally to recognize and manage these problems. The authors comprehensively cover a broad range of disorders, including acute dystonic reactions, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, startle syndromes, and tic emergencies, and stress the importance of certain obvious diagnoses such as Wilson's disease, dopa-responsive dystonia, and Whipple's disease, in which delayed diagnosis in less emergent situations can lead to slowly evolving and often irreversible neurological damage with tragic consequences. The chapters are practical in emphasizing the keys to diagnosis and treatment, but do not skimp on the underlying science, thereby providing in one reference source what is critical to know. Patient vignettes at the beginning of each chapter focus the reader's attention and highlight the urgency of the problem.
Practical and patient-based, Movement Disorder Emergencies: Diagnosis and Treatment offers neurologists and emergency medical personnel an indispensable guide to successfully diagnosing and treating these important but previously unexplored areas of neurological disorders.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Steven J. Frucht
    • 1
  • Stanley Fahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew York

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