Book Review: A Clinician´s Guide to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Author: Lawrence I. Golbe
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Published: December 2018
Reviewed contributed by Gesine Respondek, MD
Neurology department, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Germany
This book, A Clinician´s Guide to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy by Lawrence Golbe, provides a valuable and useful compendium for all health professionals dealing with PSP patients.
In his book, L.I. Golbe delivers his rich and long-standing expertise and the essence of carefully reviewed literature in a very structured, easy to read and comprehensive manner. This compendium pays attention to all relevant aspects of diagnosis and patient care: from epidemiology, clinical rating scales, diagnosis and clinical and imaging features, to treatment and care infrastructure. The book initiates with the historical background of PSP, which is very helpful for understanding the basis of the current state of knowledge and management, and concludes with potential future directions. Maintaining a strong focus on clinical implications, this book also raises scientific topics, such as molecular biology, pathology and genetics of PSP.
Throughout the book, the reader is made aware of any potential challenges and possible approaches in the management of PSP. Specific terminology is briefly explained, enabling non-experts to acquaint themselves with the topic. Selected information, like algorithms for symptomatic drug treatment, is displayed at-a-glance.
Altogether, this outstanding book is highly recommended for everyone who is or will be involved in the medical care of PSP patients.