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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902448/rasgrp1-promotes-amphetamine-induced-motor-behavior-through-a-rhes-interaction-network-rhesactome-in-the-striatum
#1
Neelam Shahani, Supriya Swarnkar, Vincenzo Giovinazzo, Jenny Morgenweck, Laura M Bohn, Catherina Scharager-Tapia, Bruce Pascal, Pablo Martinez-Acedo, Kshitij Khare, Srinivasa Subramaniam
The striatum of the brain coordinates motor function. Dopamine-related drugs may be therapeutic to patients with striatal neurodegeneration, such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), but these drugs have unwanted side effects. In addition to stimulating the release of norepinephrine, amphetamines, which are used for narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trigger dopamine release in the striatum. The guanosine triphosphatase Ras homolog enriched in the striatum (Rhes) inhibits dopaminergic signaling in the striatum, is implicated in HD and L-dopa-induced dyskinesia, and has a role in striatal motor control...
November 15, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883297/patients-perception-of-parkinson-s-disease-associated-pain-following-initiation-of-rotigotine-a-multicenter-non-interventional-study
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Lars Timmermann, Christian Oehlwein, Gerhard Ransmayr, Holger Fröhlich, Edgar Will, Hanna Schroeder, Thomas Lauterbach, Lars Bauer, Jan Kassubek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate Parkinson's disease (PD)-associated pain as perceived by the patients (subjective characterization), and how this may change following initiation of rotigotine transdermal patch. METHODS: SP1058 was a non-interventional study conducted in routine clinical practice in Germany and Austria in patients experiencing PD-associated pain (per the physician's assessment). Data were collected at baseline (ie, before rotigotine initiation) and at a routine visit after ≥25 days (-3 days allowed) of treatment on a maintenance dose of rotigotine (end of study [EoS])...
November 24, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879550/successful-treatment-of-brachial-plexopathy-due-to-herpes-zoster-infection-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin
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Michel Sáenz-Farret, Valeria Sandoval-Rodríguez, Claudia Esther Paz-Navarro, Carlos Zúñiga-Ramírez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the case of a male patient with Parkinson disease who developed brachial plexopathy (BP) due to varicella-zoster virus, which was successfully treated with human immunoglobulin. METHOD: We report the case of a 75-year-old male subject with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease who came to our hospital complaining of pain, skin lesions, and strength loss in his right arm during the past 2 months. Physical examination revealed vesicular rash compatible with varicella-zoster virus lesions...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874939/health-status-correlates-of-malnutrition-in-the-polish-elderly-population-results-of-the-polsenior-study
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R Krzyminska-Siemaszko, J Chudek, A Suwalska, M Lewandowicz, M Mossakowska, R Kroll-Balcerzak, B Wizner, S Tobis, K Mehr, K Wieczorowska-Tobis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze health-related factors associated with poor nutritional status (PNS) of a representative group of Polish older people, based on data from the PolSenior project (the first nation-wide study of Polish senior citizens). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nutritional status was assessed in 3751 community-dwelling older people (1770 females, mean age: 77.4±8.0 years) using the Mini Nutritional Assessment - Short Form. Elements of comprehensive geriatric assessment (cognitive and mood screening), selected medical data were analyzed in relation to the nutritional status...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871509/a-cross-sectional-study-of-preoperative-medication-adherence-and-early-postoperative-recovery
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Anthony P Notaras, Elisabeth Demetriou, Jessica Galvin, Erez Ben-Menachem
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To quantify the impact of preoperative medication adherence on recovery length of stays and complication rates. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study. SETTING: Postanesthetic care unit (PACU) of a single-center tertiary hospital. PATIENTS: Surgical patients admitted for surgery at our institution over a 4-month period. INTERVENTION: A data collection tool was used to collect demographic data, length of stay in recovery, prespecified conditions likely to impact on PACU recovery (chronic pain, insulin-dependent diabetes, epilepsy, hypertension, on a methadone program, and Parkinson disease), medication compliance, and complications in PACU...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866120/evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-therapeutic-use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Andrea Antal, Samar S Ayache, David H Benninger, Jérôme Brunelin, Filippo Cogiamanian, Maria Cotelli, Dirk De Ridder, Roberta Ferrucci, Berthold Langguth, Paola Marangolo, Veit Mylius, Michael A Nitsche, Frank Padberg, Ulrich Palm, Emmanuel Poulet, Alberto Priori, Simone Rossi, Martin Schecklmann, Sven Vanneste, Ulf Ziemann, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Walter Paulus
A group of European experts was commissioned by the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology to gather knowledge about the state of the art of the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) from studies published up until September 2016, regarding pain, Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, motor stroke, poststroke aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, depression, schizophrenia, and craving/addiction...
October 29, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865707/a-comprehensive-database-of-published-tdcs-clinical-trials-2005-2016
#7
REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique of noninvasive cortical stimulation allowing significant modification of brain functions. Clinical application of this technique was reported for the first time in March 2005. This paper presents a detailed list of the 340 articles (excluding single case reports) which have assessed the clinical effect of tDCS in patients, at least when delivered to cortical targets. The reviewed conditions were: pain syndromes, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy, post-stroke limb motor impairment, post-stroke neglect, post-stroke dysphagia, post-stroke aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, tinnitus, depression, auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, addiction and craving, autism, and attention disorders...
December 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855635/prevalence-and-incidence-of-neurological-disorders-among-adult-ugandans-in-rural-and-urban-mukono-district-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mark Kaddumukasa, Leviticus Mugenyi, Martin N Kaddumukasa, Edward Ddumba, Michael Devereaux, Anthony Furlan, Martha Sajatovic, Elly Katabira
BACKGROUND: The burden of neurological diseases is increasing in developing countries. However, there is a prominent scarcity of literature on the incidence of neurological diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. This study was therefore undertaken to determine the prevalence and incidence of neurological diseases in this setting to serve as a baseline for planning and care for neurological disorders in Uganda. METHODS: The study was conducted within rural and urban Mukono district, east of Kampala city of Uganda, central region...
November 17, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836714/abnormal-nociceptive-processing-occurs-centrally-and-not-peripherally-in-pain-free-parkinson-disease-patients-a-study-with-laser-evoked-potentials
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Sandro Zambito-Marsala, Roberto Erro, Ruggero Bacchin, Annalisa Fornasier, Federico Fabris, Cecilia Lo Cascio, Franco Ferracci, Francesca Morgante, Michele Tinazzi
BACKGROUND: Several studies documented abnormal nociceptive processing in PD patients. Pain central pathways are accessible by laser-evoked potentials (LEPs). LEPs recording show a N2/P2 complex mostly generated by the anterior cingulate cortex, preceded by an earlier negative component (N1), originating from the opercular cortex. Previous work demonstrated N2/P2 amplitude reduction in PD patients and suggested a centrally-acting pathomechanism for the genesis of pain. However, since a peripheral deafferentation has been recently demonstrated in PD, it is not clear if such LEP abnormalities reflect a mechanism acting centrally or not...
October 24, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834131/recent-highlights-on-molecular-hybrids-potentially-useful-in-central-nervous-system-disorders
#10
Mariana Matias, Samuel Silvestre, Amílcar Falcão, Gilberto Alves
Molecular hybridization is a recent strategy based in the covalent fusion of two or more existing pharmacophores to create a single molecule with multiple mechanisms of action, which represents an encouraging approach in the development of new drugs with potential therapeutic application in several pathologies. This review provides a comprehensive perspective of the most relevant advances in the development of hybrid molecules acting in the central nervous system. For instance, several opioid hybrids based on endogenous opioid peptides, such as enkephalins, deltorphin and endomorphin, have been developed and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonists have also been designed for neuropathic pain control...
November 11, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816333/ischemic-stroke-due-to-hypoperfusion-in-a-patient-with-a-previously-unrecognized-danon-disease
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Marco Marino, Olimpia Musumeci, Giuseppe Paleologo, Maria Cucinotta, Alba Migliorato, Carmelo Rodolico, Antonio Toscano
Danon disease, an X-linked multisystemic disorder, is due to deficiency of Lysosome-Associated Membrane Protein 2 (LAMP2). It is usually characterized by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mental retardation and skeletal myopathy, sometimes also with atypical features. A 20-year-old man with cognitive impairment was admitted to the Emergency Room because of a sudden chest pain. ECG showed Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; echocardiography revealed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and, shortly after, he experienced a cardiac arrest followed by an occipital ischemic stroke...
October 5, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812030/predicting-subtype-selectivity-for-adenosine-receptor-ligands-with-three-dimensional-biologically-relevant-spectrum-brs-3d
#12
Song-Bing He, Ben Hu, Zheng-Kun Kuang, Dong Wang, De-Xin Kong
Adenosine receptors (ARs) are potential therapeutic targets for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, pain, stroke and cancers. Prediction of subtype selectivity is therefore important from both therapeutic and mechanistic perspectives. In this paper, we introduced a shape similarity profile as molecular descriptor, namely three-dimensional biologically relevant spectrum (BRS-3D), for AR selectivity prediction. Pairwise regression and discrimination models were built with the support vector machine methods. The average determination coefficient (r(2)) of the regression models was 0...
November 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804883/pros-and-cons-of-medical-cannabis-use-by-people-with-chronic-brain-disorders
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Uma Suryadevara, Dawn M Bruijnzeel, Meena Nuthi, Darin A Jagnarine, Rajiv Tandon, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world and there is growing concern about the mental health effects of cannabis use. These concerns are at least partly due to the strong increase in recreational and medical cannabis use and the rise in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Cannabis is widely used to self-medicate by older people and people with brain disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia...
October 31, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803687/emerging-putative-associations-between-non-coding-rnas-and-protein-coding-genes-in-neuropathic-pain-added-value-from-reusing-microarray-data
#14
Hemalatha B Raju, Nicholas F Tsinoremas, Enrico Capobianco
Regeneration of injured nerves is likely occurring in the peripheral nervous system, but not in the central nervous system. Although protein-coding gene expression has been assessed during nerve regeneration, little is currently known about the role of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). This leaves open questions about the potential effects of ncRNAs at transcriptome level. Due to the limited availability of human neuropathic pain (NP) data, we have identified the most comprehensive time-course gene expression profile referred to sciatic nerve (SN) injury and studied in a rat model using two neuronal tissues, namely dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and SN...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803403/impaired-pain-processing-correlates-with-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Akinori Okada, Tomohiko Nakamura, Junichiro Suzuki, Masashi Suzuki, Masaaki Hirayama, Masahisa Katsuno, Gen Sobue
Objective Pain and cognitive impairment are important clinical features in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Although pain processing is associated with the limbic system, which is also closely linked to the cognitive function, the association between pain and cognitive impairment in PD is still not well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between pain processing and cognitive impairment in patients with PD. Methods Forty-three patients with PD and 22 healthy subjects were studied...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802242/effects-of-safinamide-on-pain-in-fluctuating-parkinson-s-disease-patients-a-post-hoc-analysis
#16
Carlo Cattaneo, Paolo Barone, Erminio Bonizzoni, Marco Sardina
BACKGROUND: Pain, a frequent non-motor symptom in Parkinson's Disease (PD), significantly impacts on quality of life. Safinamide is a new drug with dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic properties, approved in Europe as adjunct therapy to levodopa for the treatment of fluctuating PD patients. Results from two 24-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies demonstrated that safinamide has positive effects on both motor functions and quality of life in PD patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of safinamide on pain management in PD patients with motor fluctuations using pooled data from studies 016 and SETTLE...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800210/classification-and-characteristics-of-pain-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
Marcelo Rezende Young Blood, Marcelo Machado Ferro, Renato Puppi Munhoz, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Carlos Henrique Ferreira Camargo
Neuropsychiatric symptoms and pain are among the most common nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). The correlation between pain and PD has been recognized since its classic descriptions. Pain occurs in about 60% of PD patients, two to three times more frequent in this population than in age matched healthy individuals. It is an early and potentially disabling symptom that can precede motor symptoms by several years. The lower back and lower extremities are the most commonly affected areas. The most used classification for pain in PD defines musculoskeletal, dystonic, central, or neuropathic/radicular forms...
2016: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799995/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-parkinson-disease-preliminary-results-and-short-review-of-the-literature
#18
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Eirini Giovannopoulou, Triphonas Thomaidis, George Charitoudis, Pavlos Pavlidis, Konstantinos Kazakos
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (TPED) for lumbar disc herniation in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Fifteen patients diagnosed with PD and lumbar disc hernia were recruited to the study. All patients underwent TPED. Mean age was 61.27±6 years, with 8 male (53.3%) and 7 female patients (46.7%). Level of operation was L3-4 (33.3%), L4-5 (33.3%) and L5-S1 (33.3%). Visual analogue scale (VAS) for leg pain and Oswestry Disabillity Index (ODI) for back pain, as well as the Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were assessed right before surgery and at 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792799/characterization-of-burning-mouth-syndrome-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
David Bonenfant, Pierre H Rompré, Nathalie Rei, Nicolas Jodoin, Valerie Lynn Soland, Veronica Rey, Christine Brefel-Courbon, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Olivier Rascol, Pierre J Blanchet
AIMS: To determine the prevalence and characteristics of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) in a Parkinson's disease (PD) population through a self-administered, custom-made survey. METHODS: A total of 218 surveys were collected during regular outpatient visits at two Movement Disorders Clinics in Montreal (Canada) and Toulouse (France) to gather information about pain experience, PD-related symptoms, and oral and general health. A neurologist confirmed the diagnosis of PD, drug treatment, Hoehn-Yahr stage, and Schwab & England Activity of Daily Living score...
October 2016: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776130/central-pain-processing-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease-a-laser-pain-fmri-study
#20
Christine Petschow, Lukas Scheef, Sebastian Paus, Nadine Zimmermann, Hans H Schild, Thomas Klockgether, Henning Boecker
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common non-motor symptom in Parkinson's disease. As dopaminergic dysfunction is suggested to affect intrinsic nociceptive processing, this study was designed to characterize laser-induced pain processing in early-stage Parkinson's disease patients in the dopaminergic OFF state, using a multimodal experimental approach at behavioral, autonomic, imaging levels. METHODS: 13 right-handed early-stage Parkinson's disease patients without cognitive or sensory impairment were investigated OFF medication, along with 13 age-matched healthy control subjects...
2016: PloS One
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