Parkinson Disease


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Definition, History, Nosology, and Classification
Introduction and Definition
Brief History of PD
Nosology and Classification Scheme
Classification Level 1
Classification Level 2
Ambiguities and Future Directions

Chapter 2: Epidemiology
Risk Factors
Implications for Understanding Etiopathogenesis and the Future Burden of PD

Chapter 3: Pathology
The Aging Brain
Gross Pathology, Lewy Pathology, and a-Synucleinopathy
Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta Pathology
Idiopathic Lewy Body Disease (iLBD)
The Braak et al. Staging System
Synucleinopathy Outside the Brain
Non-Synuclein Pathologies

Chapter 4: Pathophysiology I - Basal Ganglia Architecture and the Standard Model
Basic Basal Ganglia Architecture
The "Standard" Model of Basal Ganglia Pathophysiology
Complexities of Basal Ganglia Architecture

Chapter 5: Pathophysiology II - Neurotransmitter System Dysfunctions
Nigrostriatal Dopamine Signaling Functions
Habit Formation and Chunking
Cholinergic Projection System Dysfunctions
Serotoninergic System Dysfunctions
Conclusions and Future Challenges

Chapter 6: Genetics of Parkinson Disease
Dominant Forms of PD
Recessive Forms of PD
PD Genetic Risk Factors
Implications of PD Genetic Research

Chapter 7: Pathogenesis
Neuronal Vulnerability
The Prion-Like Hypothesis
Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Oxidative Stress
Endolysosomal Dysfunction
Neuroprotection Trials

Chapter 8: Prodromal Parkinson Disease
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Observational Studies
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Cohort Studies
Genetic Cohort Studies
Autonomic Failure
Future Directions

Chapter 9: Clinical Features I - Initial Evaluation
Presentation Features
Nature of Diagnosis and Diagnostic Criteria
History and Examination
Differential Diagnosis
Treatment Responsiveness
Diagnostic Accuracy

Chapter 10: Clinical Features II - Non-Motor Features
Cognitive Impairments
Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Autonomic Disorders
Visual Disorders
Oral Health

Chapter 11: Clinical Features III - Natural History
Assessing PD Progression
PD Progression - Clinically Salient Features
Natural History Summary
Continuing Care
End of Life Care

Chapter 12: Pharmacology I - L-Dopa Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Dopaminergic Neurotransmission
L-Dopa Pharmacokinetics
L-Dopa Pharmacodynamics
Peak Dose Dyskinesias
Interactions of L-Dopa Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Disease Progression Summary and Future Directions

Chapter 13: Pharmacology II - Treating Parkinson Disease
Using L-Dopa
When the Honeymoon Is Over
L-Dopa Adjuncts
Dopamine Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Other Symptomatic Therapies
Future Directions

Chapter 14: Surgery
Deep Brain Stimulation: Rationale and Possible Mechanisms
Deep Brain Stimulation: Procedures
Deep Brain Stimulation: STN DBS Benefits
Deep Brain Stimulation: GPi DBS Benefits and STN vs GPi DBS
Deep Brain Stimulation: Adverse Events
Lesional Procedures
Cell-Based and Gene Therapies
Future Directions

Coda: Looking Ahead

About the Author

Roger L. Albin, M.D. is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received clinical and post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan, where his mentors were Anne Young and the late Jack Penney. His primary research interest is the pathophysiology of basal ganglia disorders, including Parkinson disease, Tourette syndrome, and Huntington disease. He is presently Co-Director of the Parkinson
Disease & Movement Disorders Division and Director of the Udall Center at the University of Michigan, and Associate Director for Research at the VAAAHS GRECC.

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