Autonomic dysfunction is one of the most prevalent non-motor symptoms that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease provides up to date information on this important topic, which affects quality of life of these patients. This include a large number of domains: orthostatic hypotension, excessive sweating, dry eyes, constipation, weight loss, increased sensitivity to heat and cold, sexual dysfunction.
1. Autonomic nervous system-Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry
Iva Stankovic, Ivan Adamec, Vladimir Kostic and Mario Habek
2. General approach to patients with autonomic dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Valentina Leta, Vanessa Raeder and K Ray Chaudhuri
3. Rating scales for dysautonomia in Parkinson's disease
?tefania Diaconu, Laura Irincu, Irina Ivan and Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
4. Assessing autonomic dysfunction with functional imaging in Parkinson's disease
Jacob Horsager,Casper Skjærbæk and Per Borghammer
5. Cardiovascular autonomic failure in Parkinson's disease
Fabian Leys, Gregor K. Wenning and Alessandra Fanciulli
6. Drooling and dysphagia in Parkinson's disease
Mauricio Paez Maggio, Santiago Perez Lloret and Marcelo Merello
7. Gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Jonathan Timpka and Per Odin
8. Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Roongroj Bhidayasiri,Warongporn Phuenpathom and Yoshio Tsuboi
9. Autonomic dysfunction during sleep in Parkinson's disease
Francesca Baschieri, Pietro Guaraldi, Pietro Cortelli and Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura
10. Thermoregulatory dysfunctions in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Brim, Bianca and Struhal, Walter
Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is Head of the Department of Neurology, County Clinic Hospital from Brasov, and is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Transilvania University from Brasov, Romania. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu from Cluj-Napoca. He hold a 1 year fellowship of the European Neurological Society in movement disorders and sleep medicine at Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain. During his career Cristian 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, member of the MDS Leadership Task Force and European Academy of Neurology Scientific Panel Movement Disorders. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is also member of the Teaching Course sub-Committee of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), Member of the EAN Scientific Panel Movement disorders Management Group. Currently he is Chair of the Education Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) - European Section, member of the Executive Committee of MDS-European Section, member of the International Executive Committee of MDS, Chair of the Archives Committee MDS, Member of the Rating Scales Executive Committee of MDS, co-Chair of the Rating Scales Education and Training Program Committee of MDS. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is member of EUROPAR (European Parkinson's Group), member in Steering Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society Non motor study group. He is the initiator and Course Director of the Movement Disorders Teaching Course held in Brasov (9 editions). His research focuses on non-motor aspects of Parkinson's diseases and restless legs syndrome.
Peter Jenner Division of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, GKT School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College, London, UK.