© 2017

Movement Disorders Curricula

  • Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
  • Joaquim Ferreira
  • Pablo Martinez-Martin
  • Kallol Ray Chaudhuri
  • Written and edited by leading international experts in the field

  • Symptom-based approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Liliya Iskhakova, Pnina Rappel, David Arkadir, Renana Eitan, Zvi Israel, Hagai Bergman
      Pages 3-10
    3. Susan Duty, Peter Jenner
      Pages 11-21
    4. Andrew P. Duker, Alberto J. Espay
      Pages 29-41
    5. Kurt A. Jellinger
      Pages 43-48
    6. Brandon Barton, Esther Cubo
      Pages 59-63
    7. Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Maria João Forjaz, Pablo Martinez-Martin
      Pages 65-75
    8. Aloysius Domingo, Christine Klein
      Pages 77-92
  3. Parkinson’s Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Jonathan Timpka, Maria Angela Cenci, Per Odin
      Pages 95-101
    3. Nadia Magdalinou, Huw R. Morris
      Pages 103-115
    4. Anna Sauerbier, L. Klingelhoefer, M. A. Qamar, H. Carr, K. Ray Chaudhuri
      Pages 117-127
    5. Miguel Coelho, Joaquim J. Ferreira
      Pages 129-137
    6. Anabela Valadas, Joaquim J. Ferreira
      Pages 139-156
    7. Lisa Klingelhoefer, Ismail Ughratdar, Michael Samuel, K. Ray Chaudhuri, Keyoumars Ashkan
      Pages 157-164
    8. Maria João Forjaz, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Pablo Martinez-Martin
      Pages 165-180
  4. Other Movement Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of movement disorders, an important specialty in the field of neurology, guiding readers from the phenomenology to diagnosis and management. Reflecting the latest developments in the field, it offers a unique summary of this dynamic area by pursuing a uniform approach to movement disorders curricula.

Divided into three parts, Movement Disorders Curricula provides an authoritative overview of this growing branch of neurology. The first part presents the basic elements of movement disorders, including descriptions of the anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia. It also features sections on clinical trials for movement disorders, practical skills, and rating scales. The second and third part examine in detail hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders, respectively. Equipping readers with the practical and research skills needed in the movement disorders field, the book offers a valuable tool to help them prepare for board examinations on general neurology, as well as for fellowships in movement disorders. 


Basal Ganglia Diagnosis Parkinson's Disease Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders Hypokinetic Movement Disorders Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
    • 1
  • Joaquim Ferreira
    • 2
  • Pablo Martinez-Martin
    • 3
  • Kallol Ray Chaudhuri
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineTransilvania UniversityBrasovRomania
  2. 2.Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and TherapeuticsFaculty of MedicineLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.National Center of Epidemiology and CIBERNEDCarlos III Institute of HealthMadridSpain
  4. 4.Centre of Excellence, King’s College LondonNational Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence King’s CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is Head of the Department of Neurology, County Emergency Clinic Hospital from Brasov, and is Lecturer of Neurology at the Transilvania University from Braşov, Romania. During his career  Prof. Falup-Pecurariu was President of the European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT), EAYNT Liasion Officer with World Federation of Neurological Society, co-representative of Europe on the International Working Group for Young Neurologists and Trainees (World Federation of Neurology). He was also Secretary of the EFNS/MDS-ES Panel on Movement Disorders, member of the Educational Committee of MDS-ES. Currently is member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society Leadership Task Force and European Academy of Neurology Scientific Panel Movement Disorders. He is member of EUROPAR (European Parkinson’s Group) and International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society Non motor study group. He is the founder and Course Director of the Movement Disorders Teaching Course held in Brasov. His research focuses on non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s diseases and restless legs syndrome. Prof. Falup-Pecurariu has authored several articles in the major peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Joaquim Ferreira is Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon and Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is also the head of CNS- Campus Neurológico Sénior in Portugal. He became interested in movement disorders during his medical degree and later undertook a Clinical Pharmacology fellowship with Prof. Olivier Rascol in Toulouse, France. He is currently the chair of the European Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. His major research interests are neuropharmacology, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and Huntigton’s disease.

Pablo Martinez-Martin is Neurologist and Scientist Researcher of the Spanish Public Boards of Research at the National Center of Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health (ISCIII) and Consortium for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED – ISCIII), Madrid, Spain, since 2006. In the past he acted as Coordinator (2003-2006) and Scientific Director of the Research Unit for Alzheimer’s Disease at the Alzheimer Center Reina Sofia Foundation (2006-2014); Head of the Section of Neuroepidemiology at the National Center of Epidemiology, ISCIII, Madrid, Spain (2001-2006); Head of the Department of Neurology in the Hospital de Getafe (Madrid) (1991-2001) and of the Central Red Cross Hospital (Madrid) (1988-1991); and Head of Section of Neurology in the National Hospital for Infectious Diseases (1982-1988). Associated Professor of Neurology, Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid (1989-1993). He has received 14 awards in Neurosciences, Aging, and Parkinson’s disease. Member of several international Study Groups, Steering Committees for research, and Task Forces of the Movement Disorder Society and the European Federation of Neurological Societies. Chair of the Committee on Rating Scales Development of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society since 2013. His main research lines are: Assessment instruments (rating scales, questionnaires), Patient-Reported Outcomes, particularly health-related quality of life; Outcomes research; Neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases; Dementia. Prof. Martinez-Martin has published over 380 articles in scientific journals, 99 chapters of book and 17 books as editor or co-editor. He has given 173 lectures as Invited Professor in teaching institutions, 178 talks in scientific events, and presented 422 reports to congresses. Chair and Convenor of 56 Scientific meetings and Teaching courses.

K Ray Chaudhuri is the Clinical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College  and Kings College Hospital London, Lead of the King’s Neuroscience Research and Development unit and Chairman of the Movement Disorders Society Non-motor Study Group at Denmark Hill Campus in London. Prof. Chaudhuri also sits on the Nervous Systems Committee of the UK Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research, and serves as a member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society. In addition, he serves as a member of clinical advisory groups to Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association. Having published over300 papers and co-edited 4  books on PD and restless legs syndrome, Prof. Chaudhuri currently serves on the editorial board of numerous international journals including Basal Gangliathe Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and is the editor in chief of the newly launched Nature Parkinson’s Journal. He has particular expertise in non-motor aspects of PD focused on subtyping, sleep and pain.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Movement Disorders Curricula
  • Editors Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
    Joaquim Ferreira
    Pablo Martinez-Martin
    Kallol Ray Chaudhuri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1627-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-4880-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-1628-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 453
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Internal Medicine
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