Most textbooks on Parkinson's disease focus on specific elements of management such as the treatment of motor symptoms, yet there is an overwhelming body of evidence and patient testimony that supports the need for information on holistic care. This beautifully illustrated third edition of "Fast Facts: Parkinson's Disease" addresses all aspects of patient care, including the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach, and the assessment and treatment of non-motor symptoms. This highly readable handbook covers: the latest genetic discoveries; new diagnostic techniques, including transcranial ultrasound; long-term complications and their management; neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment; new clinical trial data on neuroprotective therapies; and, the most recent additions to the pharmacological armamentarium. "Fast Facts: Parkinson's Disease" provides doctors, nurses and therapists with rapid access to the most up-to-date relevant information, with the aim of providing optimum care and improving the lives of all patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders.
For the non-"experts" to have tables of management strategies for motor and non-motor complications provides a useful point of reference when grappling with these issues... This book was very easy to read and equally simple to dip in and out of ... it certainly lived up to its title of "Fast Facts". I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in PD as it provides a good overview but also with a surprising amount of depth at times. -- Dr Alistair Church, GP and Clinical Assistant, Newport, UK Primary Care Neurology Society I am doing my nursing at university at present and found this book very useful to fulfil the criteria for one of my assignments. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking after someone with Parkinson's disease. -- Amazon review This book aims to provide an easy guide for doctors who are not necessarily specialists in neurology for managing the motor and non-motor symptoms of the disease ... [It] is certainly good value. In a world of limited time, it can be read quickly and carried in your pocket to read when you have a spare moment. Medical Journal of Australia As someone diagnosed with Parkinson just two years ago, the book gives a clear picture of how my condition could develop and issues that may arise. For healthcare professionals, I imagine this would be an excellent, up-todate resource. For people with Parkinson's, it's a useful, if challenging, addition to the books already available.
Series: Fast Facts
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 15.0 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.227