About this book
- Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of diagnosis and treatment options of dystonia
- Written by international key opinion leaders in the field Integrates scientific and clinical topics
The current concept of dystonic movement connects the abnormal function of somatosensory pathways and somatosensory analyzers with the dystonic performance of motor action, which is based on the abnormality of sensorimotor integration. This concept is reflected not only in idiopathic dystonia, but also in secondary and symptomatic dystonias. This book will give a comprehensive account of the history of the terms dystonia and dystonic, the physiology of dystonic movement, and the genetics and clinical appearance of primary and secondary dystonias. Taking into consideration latest research findings, Dystonia and Dystonic Syndromes offers an in-depth discussion of current treatment options available for dystonia, including pharmacotherapy, surgery, and neurorehabilitation. Therefore, it serves as a valuable reference for practitioners in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and neuroradiology as well as for neuroscientists.?
Table of contents
Part I. Pathophysiology and nosology of dystonia.- Dystonia: History of the term and syndrome (Petr Kanovsky, Kailash Bhatia, Raymond Rosales).- Physiology of dystonia (Giovanni Abbruzzese).- Genetics of dystonia (Christine Klein, Ana Westenberger).- Nosology and classification of dystonia (Kailash Bhatia).- Secondary dystonias (Petr Kanovsky).- Dystonia - parkinsonism syndromes (Raymond Rosales).- Dystonia in multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy (Carlo Colosimo).- Psychogenic dystonia (Mark J. Edwards).- Part II. Treatment of dystonia.- Pharmacological treatment of dystonia (Hubert Fernandez).- Botulinum toxin treatment of dystonia (Dirk Dressler).- Long-term BoNT treatment of dystonia (Martin Bares, Marek Balaz).- Brain plasticity in dystonia (Petr Hlustik, Robert Opavsky).- Surgical treatment of dystonia (Jürgen Voges).- Indications of deep brain stimulation in dystonia (Jerrold L. Vitek).- Pitfalls of deep brain stimulation in dystonia (Robert Jech).- Neurorehabilitation in dystonia (Raymond Rosales).- Artetherapy in dystonia (Michal Marsalek).