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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805568/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-exercise-in-nonmotor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Indu Subramanian
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep and PDQ39; dance in cognition, apathy, and a mild trend to improved fatigue; yoga in PDQ39; and acupuncture in depression, PDQ39, and sleep...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772130/action-observation-in-the-modification-of-postural-sway-and-gait-theory-and-use-in-rehabilitation
#2
REVIEW
Mitesh Patel
The discovery of cortical neurons responsive to both the observation of another individual's movement and one's own physical movement has spurred scientists into utilising this interplay for rehabilitation. The idea that humans can quickly transfer motor programmes or refine existing motor strategies through observation has only recently gained interest in the context of gait rehabilitation but may offer significant promise as an adjunctive therapy to routine balance training. This review is the first dedicated to action observation in postural control or gait in healthy individuals and patients...
July 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741230/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-lewy-body-dementias
#3
REVIEW
Latha Velayudhan, Dominic Ffytche, Clive Ballard, Dag Aarsland
This article reviews current treatment strategies and recent advances for the Lewy body dementias (LBDs). Current available symptom treatment strategies are based on monoaminergic, cholinergic and glutaminergic neurotransmitter systems. Relatively robust evidence exists for cholinesterase inhibitors for cognitive impairment in LBD and in Parkinson's disease for antidepressants, clozapine and recently pimavanserin for psychosis. interpidine (RVT 101) and nelotanserin are currently under investigation. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as cognitive stimulation, physical exercises and neuromodulation strategies, may be useful in Parkinson's disease but have not yet been tested in dementias...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737745/electromagnetized-gold-nanoparticles-mediate-direct-lineage-reprogramming-into-induced-dopamine-neurons-in-vivo-for-parkinson-s-disease-therapy
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Junsang Yoo, Euiyeon Lee, Hee Young Kim, Dong-Ho Youn, Junghyun Jung, Hongwon Kim, Yujung Chang, Wonwoong Lee, Jaein Shin, Soonbong Baek, Wonhee Jang, Won Jun, Soochan Kim, Jongki Hong, Hi-Joon Park, Christopher J Lengner, Sang Hyun Moh, Youngeun Kwon, Jongpil Kim
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are physical energy fields generated by electrically charged objects, and specific ranges of EMF can influence numerous biological processes, which include the control of cell fate and plasticity. In this study, we show that electromagnetized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in the presence of specific EMF conditions facilitate an efficient direct lineage reprogramming to induced dopamine neurons in vitro and in vivo. Remarkably, electromagnetic stimulation leads to a specific activation of the histone acetyltransferase Brd2, which results in histone H3K27 acetylation and a robust activation of neuron-specific genes...
July 17, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715596/influence-of-physical-exercise-on-%C3%AE-amyloid-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-tau-accumulation-an-in-vitro-model-of-oxidative-stress-in-human-red-blood-cells
#5
C Iofrida, S Daniele, D Pietrobono, J Fusi, F Galetta, M L Trincavelli, U Bonuccelli, F Franzoni, C Martini
A common pathological feature of neurodegenerative disorders (NDs), such as Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) diseases, is the abnormal accumulation and misfolding of specific proteins, primarily α-synuclein (α-syn), β-amyloid1-42 (Aβ) and tau, in brain and in peripheral tissues too. Oxidative stress has been proved to be involved in NDs at various levels and, in particular, in such protein alterations, on the contrary physical activity is emerging as a counteracting factor in NDs. In the present work, the content of Aβ, α-syn and tau in red blood cells (RBCs) derived from ten endurance athletes (ATHL) and ten sedentary volunteers (SED) were compared before and after in vitrooxidative stress treatment...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683150/hospitalization-and-rehospitalization-in-parkinson-disease-patients-data-from-the-national-parkinson-foundation-centers-of-excellence
#6
Leili Shahgholi, Sol De Jesus, Samuel S Wu, Qinglin Pei, Anhar Hassan, Melissa J Armstrong, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Peter Schmidt, Michael S Okun
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) are at high risk of hospital encounters with increasing morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to determine the rate of hospital encounters in a cohort followed over 5 years and to identify associated factors. METHODS: We queried the data from the International Multicenter National Parkinson Foundation Quality Improvement study. Multivariate logistic regression with backward selection was performed to identify factors associated with hospital encounter prior to baseline visit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665152/optimization-of-piribedil-mucoadhesive-tablets-for-efficient-therapy-of-parkinson-s-disease-physical-characterization-and-ex-vivo-drug-permeation-through-buccal-mucosa
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Burak Çelik, Samet Özdemir, Aslı Barla Demirkoz, Melike Üner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was optimization of buccal piribedil (PR) mucoadhesive tablets to improve its low bioavailability and provide controlled release for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Buccal tablets were prepared by direct compression method using carbomer (CP), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as mucoadhesive polymers. Physical properties of powder mixtures and buccal tablets were evaluated. Physicochemical compatibility between ingredients was investigated with infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry analysis...
June 30, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650857/effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-plus-physical-therapy-on-gait-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Pattarapol Yotnuengnit, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Rattana Donkhan, Juthamas Chaluaysrimuang, Krisna Piravej
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to study the combined effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and physical therapy on the walking ability of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). STUDY DESIGN: The study used an experimental, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. RESULTS: After intervention, group 1 (only tDCS) demonstrated a significant increase in gait speed by 0.13 to 0.14 m/sec (17.8%-19.2%) and an increase in step length by 5...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627861/effectiveness-of-aquatic-therapy-for-the-control-of-pain-and-increased-functionality-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Sagrario Pérez de la Cruz
BACKGROUND: Gait, balance disorders and pain associated with Parkinson's disease represent important therapeutic challenges, as they are related with an increased risk of falls, together with disability and physical decline. AIM: To compare the effects of an aquatic Ai Chi training program on the perception of pain, the maintenance of balance and the functional independence of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611932/physiotherapy-in-parkinson-s-disease-building-parkinsonnet-in-czechia
#10
Ota Gal, Martin Srp, Romana Konvalinkova, Martina Hoskovcova, Vaclav Capek, Jan Roth, Evzen Ruzicka
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a questionnaire survey to investigate the availability and quality of physiotherapy (PT) for Parkinson's disease (PD). BACKGROUND: Despite evidence about the benefits of PT, there is no data regarding its use in Czechia. METHODS: Questionnaires were sent to 368 PD patients seen in a single movement disorders centre within two years (inclusion criteria: idiopathic PD, Hoehn and Yahr stage <5, and residence in Prague) and to 211 physical therapists (PTs) registered in Prague...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582871/global-yet-incomplete-overview-of-cohort-studies-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Sebastian Heinzel, Stefanie Lerche, Walter Maetzler, Daniela Berg
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by heterogeneity and multifactorial longitudinal changes. To identify PD subtypes and factors influencing the disease course, multiple cohort studies have been designed globally. Knowledge about existing cohorts is pivotal to foster collaboration, which may help to advance the understanding of PD. OBJECTIVE: To raise the awareness about PD cohorts and potential global collaboration opportunities. METHODS: Observational cohort studies in clinical PD were identified by a European working group (JPND BioLoC-PD) and through literature search...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554918/speech-and-communication-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-exploratory-study-in-the-uk
#12
Maxwell S Barnish, Simon M C Horton, Zoe R Butterfint, Allan B Clark, Rachel A Atkinson, Katherine H O Deane
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between cognitive status, intelligibility, acoustics and functional communication in PD. DESIGN: Cross-sectional exploratory study of functional communication, including a within-participants experimental design for listener assessment. SETTING: A major academic medical centre in the East of England, UK. PARTICIPANTS: Questionnaire data were assessed for 45 people with Parkinson's disease (PD), who had self-reported speech or communication difficulties and did not have clinical dementia...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552234/rehabilitation-training-in-neural-restitution
#13
Susanne Clinch, Monica Busse, Mate D Döbrössy, Stephen B Dunnett
Over the last decade, neural transplantation has emerged as one of the more promising, albeit highly experimental, potential therapeutics in neurodegenerative disease. Preclinical studies in rat lesion models of Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) have shown that transplanted precursor neuronal tissue from a fetus into the lesioned striatum can survive, integrate, and reconnect circuitry. Importantly, specific training on behavioral tasks that target striatal function is required to encourage functional integration of the graft to the host tissue...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461167/singing-lessons-for-respiratory-health-a-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Rachel B Goldenberg
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have explored the role of music and singing as a treatment for respiratory symptoms. The objective of this paper was to review the current body of literature in regard to the use of singing as both a physiological and a psychological therapy for respiratory disease and assess the role the singing teacher might play in this treatment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a literature review, discussion of results and directions for further research. METHOD: Multiple databases were searched using keywords such as "respiratory," "physiotherapy," and "pulmonary" in conjunction with "singing...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419875/falls-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-prospective-comparison-of-community-and-home-based-falls
#15
Robyn M Lamont, Meg E Morris, Hylton B Menz, Jennifer L McGinley, Sandra G Brauer
BACKGROUND: Falls are common and debilitating in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and restrict participation in daily activities. Understanding circumstances of falls in the community and at home may assist clinicians to target therapy more effectively. OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics of community and home fallers and the circumstances that contribute to falls in people living with PD. METHODS: People with mild-moderately severe PD (n=196) used a daily falls diary and telephone hotline to report prospectively the occurrence, location and circumstances of falls over 14 months...
April 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387447/withdrawn-interventions-for-fatigue-and-weight-loss-in-adults-with-advanced-progressive-illness
#17
REVIEW
Cathy Payne, Philip J Wiffen, Suzanne Martin
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and unintentional weight loss are two of the commonest symptoms experienced by people with advanced progressive illness. Appropriate interventions may bring considerable improvements in function and quality of life to seriously ill people and their families, reducing physical, psychological and spiritual distress. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an overview of the evidence available on the efficacy of interventions used in the management of fatigue and/or unintentional weight loss in adults with advanced progressive illness by reviewing the evidence contained within Cochrane reviews...
April 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331638/effect-on-gait-speed-balance-motor-symptom-rating-and-quality-of-life-in-those-with-stage-i-parkinson-s-disease-utilizing-lsvt-big%C3%A2
#18
Beth Millage, Erin Vesey, Marsha Finkelstein, Mattie Anheluk
Individuals with Parkinson's Disease (PD) are often not referred to Physical Therapy (PT) until there are issues with mobility in later Hoehn and Yahr Stages. There have been no studies outlining the benefits of PT intervention in Stage I only. For persons with PD, deficits in motor function increase over time due to destruction of dopamine-producing cells. LSVT BIG, an exercise program for PD, has been shown to be effective in improving mobility. The purpose of this study was to assess participants functional improvement at a level of minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in one of four outcome measures: Gait Speed, Berg Balance Assessment, Functional Gait Assessment, and Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Motor Section...
2017: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282810/neuropathological-staging-of-brain-pathology-in-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease-separating-the-wheat-from-the-chaff
#19
Heiko Braak, Kelly Del Tredici
A relatively small number of especially susceptible nerve cell types within multiple neurotransmitter systems of the human central, peripheral, and enteric nervous systems (CNS, PNS, ENS) become involved in the degenerative process underlying sporadic Parkinson's disease (sPD). The six-stage model we proposed for brain pathology related to sPD (Neurobiol Aging 2003) was a retrospective study of incidental and clinically diagnosed cases performed on unconventionally thick tissue sections (100 μm) from a large number of brain regions...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259835/scaffolds-for-3d-in-vitro-culture-of-neural-lineage-cells
#20
REVIEW
Ashley R Murphy, Andrew Laslett, Carmel M O'Brien, Neil R Cameron
Understanding how neurodegenerative disorders develop is not only a key challenge for researchers but also for the wider society, given the rapidly aging populations in developed countries. Advances in this field require new tools with which to recreate neural tissue in vitro and produce realistic disease models. This in turn requires robust and reliable systems for performing 3D in vitro culture of neural lineage cells. This review provides a state of the art update on three-dimensional culture systems for in vitro development of neural tissue, employing a wide range of scaffold types including hydrogels, solid porous polymers, fibrous materials and decellularised tissues as well as microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip systems...
March 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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