October-November 2013 Edition

MDS Website News & Resources

Movement Disorders Book Reviews

"Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls: Case Based Learning"
(Cambridge University Press 2012)
In neurology, and in movement disorders perhaps more than any other neurological subspecialty, clinical vignettes increase learning efficiency by illustrating examples and placing the theoretical concepts into everyday clinical practice. Read the review.

"Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders"
(Cambridge University Press 2013)
This newly published text is an excellent representation of the need for a multi-disciplined approach to providing best practice care for people living with Movement Disorders. Read the review.

"Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism"
(Cambridge University Press 2011)
This small, concise book manages to pack in a lot of up-to-date information on the clinical features, genetics, pathology, and management of the atypical Parkinsonisms. Read the review.

"Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas"
(Humana Press 2012)
“Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas” by Roongroj Bhidayasiri and Daniel Tarsy is a good looking book; however, the DVD associated with it makes it more valuable and interesting. Read the review.

Neurosurgery Special Interest Group Reports on New Project

In this edition, the Chair of the Neurosurgery Special Interest Group, Prof. Per Almqvist, provides an update on the group's plans to test a new data capture tool in a pilot. Read more.


New Website Co-Editor Named

Dr. Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD, has been named the next co-editor of the Society website, joining Dr. Hubert Fernandez, Head, Movement Disorders, Dept. of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Dr. Fox, Associate Professor of Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, has been instrumental in guiding many website projects over the years and will work closely with the Web Editorial Board on the redesign of the website coming in 2014.

'Society Snapshots' Highlight MDS Members' Activities

Curious to hear what other members are up to in the Society? Visit the MDS website to view video commentaries from your peers who are contributing their talents and expertise in the following areas:

Journal Articles Accessible on MDS Homepage

We encourage you to browse the MDS homepage to read select articles from the Movement Disorders Journal: 

In this edition, read: "SNCA: Major Genetic Modifier of Age at Onset of Parkinson’s Disease." Click here to read the article.

The topic of this edition's Clinical Vignette and Commentary is "Wearing-off phenomena and levodopa-induced dyskinesias in posttraumatic hemiparkinsonism." Click here to read the article. (Members Only).

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