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Tremor: From Pathogenesis to Treatmentby Giuliana Grimaldi
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In this book, we provide an overview of tremor from pathogenesis to therapeutic aspects. We review the definitions, the classification of the varieties of tremor, and the contribution of central versus peripheral mechanisms. Neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, neurochemical, and pharmacological topics related to tremor are pointed out. Our goals are to explain the fundamental basis of tremor generation, to show the recent technological developments, especially in instrumentation, which are reshaping research and clinical practice, and to provide up-to-date information related to emerging therapies. The integrative transdisciplinary approach has been used, combining engineering and physiological principles to diagnose, monitor, and treat tremor. Guidelines for evaluation of tremor are explained.
This book has been written for biomedical engineering students, engineers, researchers, medical students, biologists, neurologists, and biomedical professionals of any discipline looking for an updated and multidisciplinary overview of tremor. It can be used for biomedical courses.
Table of Contents
Introduction — Definition of tremor — Physiological tremor — Sources of tremor : neuronal networks — Cerebral cortex — Basal ganglia and thalamus — Cerebellum — Spinal cord — Peripheral nerves — Neuromuscular junction — Muscle — Muscle spindles and other peripheral receptors — Physiology of the nervous system — Membrane potential : basic concepts — The synapses — Excitatory and inhibitory synapses : neurotransmitters and their receptors — Integrative action of the nervous system — Structures involved in information processing and movement control — Characterization of tremor — Physiological tremor and enhanced physiological tremor — Rest tremor — Postural tremor — Kinetic tremor — Action tremor — Other forms of tremor — Principal disorders associated with tremor — Essential tremor — Idiopathic Parkinson's disease — Cerebellar diseases — Miscellaneous — Role of brain imaging in the differential diagnosis of tremor — Quantification of tremor — Clinical examination and clinical scales — Electromyography and motor unit studies — Kinematic studies — Haptic devices — Signal processing — Mechanisms of tremor — Blood studies — Brain imaging — Contribution of animal models in the identification of the cause of tremor — Physiological tremor — Enhanced physiological tremor — Postural tremor and essential tremor — Rest tremor and Parkinson's disease — Kinetic tremor — Orthostatic tremor — Other tremors — Treatments — Drugs — Deep brain stimulation and surgical treatments — Gamma knife — Transcranial magnetic stimulation — Orthosis and prosthesis — Brain-machine interfaces — Assistive therapy — Fuzzy logics.
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