Movement Disorders: Therapy Update for the Modern Clinician

Movement Disorders:
Therapy Update for the Modern Clinician

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The online series, "Movement Disorders: Therapy Update for the Modern Clinician," was repurposed from the 2011 Annual Therapy Symposium on Movement Disorders for the Modern Clinician. This series reviews the challenges of managing patients who have movement disorders, including timing and selection of drug therapy, management of complications, identifying candidates for deep brain stimulation, and treatment approaches for tics and choreic disorders. The series consists of eight online Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine supplement articles.

Journal Supplement

Movement Disorders Managing the Patient with Newly Diagnosed Parkinson Disease
Carlos Singer, MD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Off Spells and Dyskinesias: Pharmacologic Management of Motor Complications
Tarannum S. Khan, MD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Nonmotor Complications of Parkinson Disease
Hubert H. Fernandez, MD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: Patient Selection and Technical Options
Andre G. Machado, MD, PhD; Milind Deogaonkar, MD; and Scott Cooper, MD, PhD
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Use of Chemodenervation in Dystonic Conditions
Maurice Hanson, MD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Comprehensive Treatment of Huntington Disease and Other Choreic Disorders
Carlos Singer, MD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Tics and Tourette Syndrome: An Adult Perspective
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, MS(HSA), FACP
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties
Movement Disorders Surgical Considerations for Tremor and Dystonia
Scott Cooper, MD, PhD, and Mark Bowes, PhD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Type: Online Journal Supplement
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader (PDF)
Expiration Date: June 30, 2014
Specialties: Family Practice, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties

Series Objectives

  1. Review the current treatment options for the newly diagnosed Parkinson disease (PD) patient.
  2. Discuss the promising and future therapies for PD.
  3. Recognize and treat the most common nonmotor problems associated with PD.
  4. Select patients who are candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS).
  5. Discuss why DBS failures occur and know how to manage them.
  6. Classify and provide a treatment plan for the dystonic patient.
  7. Describe when and how to use botulinum toxin therapy.
  8. Review the latest treatments for tics, choreas, and other movement disorders.

Target Audience

This series is directed to neurologists, internists, family physicians, and interested allied health professionals.

Activity Directors

Hubert H. Fernandez, MD
Head, Movement Disorders Program,
Center for Neurological Restoration,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Pauline M. Braathen Endowed Chair in Movement Disorders, Chairman, Department of Neurology, Chief, Movement Disorders Section, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL