This practical, concise guide discusses how to distinguish different types of tremor and make the diagnosis of essential tremor. Written in an easy-to-read format, this book summarises other conditions that may be confused with essential tremor and details all current treatment options for this condition, including medications, surgery and non-invasive alternatives. Examination techniques for patients with a tremor complaint are described, some of which may be novel to the general practitioner, and case studies full of diagnostic and examination pearls are provided.
Essential Tremor in Clinical Practice is an updated version of Abdul Qayyum Rana’s previous book, An Introduction to Essential Tremor. Busy clinicians, including internists, general and family practitioners, and geriatricians will benefit from this short yet comprehensive, clinically focussed volume.
What is Tremor?.- What is Essential Tremor?.- Clinical Approach to Essential Tremor.- Diagnosis of Essential Tremor.- Treatment of Essential Tremor.- Case Studies.- Essential Tremor: A Short History.- Resources for Essential Tremor.
Abdul Qayyum Rana, MD, FRCPC is a neurologist with special expertise in Movement
Disorders. He is currently the Director of the Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern
Toronto and Movement Disorders Center located in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Rana is
also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless
Legs Syndrome and founder of World Parkinson’s Program, a foundation dedicated
to improve quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease at a global
level. Dr. Rana is author of many books including, Neurological Emergencies
in Clinical Practice, An Aid to Neuro-ophthalmology, Natural Therapies for Parkinson
disease, Neuroradiology in Clinical Practice, Differential Diagnosis of Movement
Disorders in Clinical Practice, 99 Faces of Parkinson’s and 50 Ways Parkinson’s
Could Affect You.
Kelvin L. Chou, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist with expertise in essential tremor and other movement disorders. He is the Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor in Neurology and Co-Director of the Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program at the University of Michigan. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation and is also the author of Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson’s, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.