Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience

Mechanisms and Emerging Therapies in Tremor Disorders

Editors: Grimaldi, Giuliana, Manto, Mario (Eds.)

  • Detailed description of the various forms of tremor encountered in humans
  • Covers recent advances in methodologies and techniques of assessment, and provides practical information for the daily management
  • Intended for a large audience of scientists, clinicians including neurologists and neurosurgeons, internists, fellows, trainees, biologists, biomedical and electrical engineers
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About this book

Tremor is intimately linked to the numerous interactions of the central and peripheral nervous system components tuning motor control, from the cerebral cortex up to the peripheral effectors. Activities of central generators, reflex loop delays, inertia, stiffness and damping are all factors influencing features of tremor. This book discusses the pathophysiology of tremor including membrane mechanisms and rodent models, the advances in genetics and the musculoskeletal models pertinent to body oscillations. The main forms of tremor encountered during clinical practice are considered, taking into account neuroimaging aspects. The book covers recent advances in methodologies and techniques of assessment, and provides practical informations for the daily management. In addition to pharmacological treatments, neurosurgical approaches such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and thalamotomy are discussed. Emerging techniques under development are also introduced. Future challenges are also presented.

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“This is an outstanding book concerning the timing mechanisms of resting, action, and hereditary aspects of dystonias, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. … I highly recommend this book for researchers and students at the beginning and experienced levels. Neurophysiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and muscle physiologists will likely benefit from this atlas/text formats.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, June, 2015)

“This authoritative guide to the management and understanding of tremor disorders provides a holistic view of the multifactorial causes of tremor. … The book is written for all medical practitioners whether they are neurologists or not. … the book can easily be used by any health professional looking to bridge the clinical signs to the scientific underpinnings of cause and treatment. … it merits being available in all hospital libraries and it should be used often in helping patients with tremor disorders.” (Joseph I. Sirven, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2012)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Definition of Tremor

    Grimaldi, Giuliana (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Membrane Mechanisms of Tremor

    Shaikh, Aasef G. (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Rodent Models of Tremor

    Miwa, Hideto

    Pages 37-51

  • Advances in the Genetics of Human Tremor

    Coppedè, Fabio

    Pages 53-78

  • Musculoskeletal Models of Tremor

    Zhang, Dingguo (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4026-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9074-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanisms and Emerging Therapies in Tremor Disorders
Editors
  • Giuliana Grimaldi
  • Mario Manto
Series Title
Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4027-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4027-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4026-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9074-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 492
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