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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208601/surgical-neurostimulation-for-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aswin Chari, Ian D Hentall, Marios C Papadopoulos, Erlick A C Pereira
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition characterized by a constellation of symptoms including paralysis, paraesthesia, pain, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Current treatment for SCI involves acute resuscitation, aggressive rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment for complications. Despite the progress in scientific understanding, regenerative therapies are lacking. In this review, we outline the current state and future potential of invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation strategies including deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), motor cortex stimulation (MCS), transcutaneous direct current stimulation (tDCS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the context of SCI...
February 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199883/acetyl-l-carnitine-protects-dopaminergic-nigrostriatal-pathway-in-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-the-rat
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Siamak Afshin-Majd, Keyhan Bashiri, Zahra Kiasalari, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Reza Sedaghat, Mehrdad Roghani
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide in which nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons within substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC) are lost, with clinical motor and non-motor symptoms including bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity, stooping posture and cognitive deficits. This study was undertaken to evaluate the neuroprotective potential of acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) against unilateral striatal 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced model of PD and to explore some involved mechanisms...
February 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193127/relations-between-the-results-of-complex-clinical-and-neurophysiological-examinations-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-symptoms
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Anna Sójka, Juliusz Huber, Wiesław Hędzelek, Agnieszka Wiertel-Krawczuk, Agnieszka Szymankiewicz-Szukała, Agnieszka Seraszek-Jaros, Aleksandra Kulczyk, Agnieszka Wincek, Magdalena Sobieska
OBJECTIVE: Reinvestigation of clinical importance of surface electromyography recordings (sEMG) from the masticatory, neck and shoulder girdle muscles in patients with various clinically detected temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). METHODS: Fifty women with myalgia diagnosis of Axis I DC/TMD and the same number of healthy female volunteers were studied clinically and neurophysiologically by means of sEMG. RESULTS: Unilateral more than bilateral complex symptoms of TMDs were related to the non-neurogenic masticatory rather than neck and shoulder girdle muscles dysfunctions at rest...
February 14, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185878/chronic-mild-stress-augments-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Udaiyappan Janakiraman, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Chinnasamy Dhanalakshmi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Byoung-Joon Song, Gilles J Guillemin
Depression is frequently encountered during Parkinson's disease (PD) as a non-motor feature, which has been reported to cause and exaggerate motor deficits and neurodegenerative events in experimental PD models. We studied the effect of chronic mild stress (CMS) (pre, post and pre & post) exposure mediated depression on motor and non-motor symptoms, oxidative stress, inflammation and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels and its related signalling molecules against the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine/probenecid (MPTP/p) induced neurotoxicity in mice...
February 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185758/levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-can-improve-both-motor-and-non-motor-experiences-of-daily-living-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-open-label-study
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Annamária Juhász, Zsuzsanna Aschermann, Péter Ács, József Janszky, Márton Kovács, Attila Makkos, Márk Harmat, Dalma Tényi, Kázmér Karádi, Sámuel Komoly, Annamária Takáts, Adrián Tóth, Helga Nagy, Péter Klivényi, György Dibó, Lívia Dézsi, Dénes Zádori, Ádám Annus, László Vécsei, Lajos Varannai, Norbert Kovács
BACKGROUND: Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel therapy (LCIG) can efficiently improve several motor and non-motor symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). The recently developed Movement Disorder Society-sponsored Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) improved the original UPDRS making it a more robust tool to evaluate therapeutic changes. However, previous studies have not used the MDS-UPDRS and the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) to assess the efficacy of LCIG...
February 3, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183377/impaired-awareness-of-motor-intention-in-functional-neurological-disorder-implications-for-voluntary-and-functional-movement
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K Baek, N Doñamayor, L S Morris, D Strelchuk, S Mitchell, Y Mikheenko, S Y Yeoh, W Phillips, M Zandi, A Jenaway, C Walsh, V Voon
BACKGROUND: Functional neurological disorders (FNDs), also known as conversion disorder, are unexplained neurological symptoms unrelated to a neurological cause. The disorder is common, yet poorly understood. The symptoms are experienced as involuntary but have similarities to voluntary processes. Here we studied intention awareness in FND. METHOD: A total of 26 FND patients and 25 healthy volunteers participated in this functional magnetic resonance study using Libet's clock...
February 10, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181901/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-minocycline-in-schizophrenia
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Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Nita Thapa, Silvia Facchini, Brendon Stubbs, Michele Fornaro, André F Carvalho, Christoph U Correll
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive minocycline as a treatment of schizophrenia. METHODS: We conducted a PubMed/Scopus database search from inception to 3 February 2016 for randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs), open non-randomized studies, and case reports/series evaluating minocycline in patients with schizophrenia. Random-effects meta-analysis of positive, negative, depressive, and cognitive symptom rating scales, discontinuation and adverse effects rates calculating standardized mean difference (SMD), and risk ratios±95% confidence intervals (CI 95%) were calculated...
February 9, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181066/plasma-levels-of-mir-137-and-mir-124-are-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-but-not-with-parkinson-s-disease-with-depression
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Na Li, Xudong Pan, Jingli Zhang, Aijun Ma, Shaonan Yang, Juanjuan Ma, Anmu Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Recently, it was reported that miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 were widely expressed in the central nervous system and were vital to neuronal regulation. In this study, we detected the circulating levels of miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 in PD patients, and explored the potential role of miR-124, miR-137, and miR-184 in the diagnosis of PD. We further described the relationship between these miRNAs and PD with depression (PD-Dep)...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176009/dopamine-and-serotonin-modulation-of-motor-and-non-motor-functions-of-the-non-human-primate-striato-pallidal-circuits-in-normal-and-pathological-states
#9
REVIEW
Véronique Sgambato-Faure, Léon Tremblay
Thanks to the non-human primate (NHP), we have shown that the pharmacological disturbance of the anterior striatum or of external globus pallidus triggers a set of motivation and movement disorders, depending on the functional subterritory involved. One can, therefore, assume that the aberrant activity of the different subterritories of basal ganglia (BG) could lead to different behavioral disorders in neuropsychiatric disorders as Tourette's syndrome and Parkinson's disease. We are now addressing in the NHP the impact of modulating dopamine or serotonin within the BG on behavioral disorders...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174404/-two-cases-of-invasive-thymoma-with-taste-disorder
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Tatsuya Katayama, Shinji Hirai
Two 50s female patients with the taste disorder of sweet taste loss and stage IV a type B2 invasive thymoma underwent surgery at our hospital. One patient with myasthenia gravis (MG) developed postoperative myasthenic crisis and recovered by the treatment with plasma apheresis and steroid pulse therapy. Her taste disorder fully recovered together with her MG symptom. The taste disorder of the other patient without MG had persisted for 3 years after the surgery. The taste disorder of sweet taste loss was reported as one of non-motor symptoms caused by MG-related autoimmune mechanisms associated with thymoma, improving with the therapy for MG...
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173973/personality-and-addictive-behaviours-in-early-parkinson-s-disease-and-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder
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Fahd Baig, Michael A Lawton, Michal Rolinski, Claudio Ruffmann, Johannes C Klein, Kannan Nithi, David Okai, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michele T M Hu
INTRODUCTION: Changes in personality have been described in Parkinson's disease (PD), with suggestion that those with established disease tend to be risk averse with a disinclination for addictive behaviour. However, little is known about the earliest and prodromal stages. Personality and its relationship with addictive behaviours can help answer important questions about the mechanisms underlying PD and addiction. METHODS: 941 population-ascertained PD subjects within 3...
February 1, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161373/post-onset-oral-rapamycin-treatment-delays-development-of-mitochondrial-encephalopathy-only-at-supramaximal-doses
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Roberta Felici, Daniela Buonvicino, Mirko Muzzi, Leonardo Cavone, Daniele Guasti, Andrea Lapucci, Sara Pratesi, Francesco De Cesaris, Francesca Luceri, Alberto Chiarugi
Mitochondrial encephalopathies are fatal, infantile neurodegenerative disorders caused by a deficit of mitochondrial functioning, for which there is urgent need to identify efficacious pharmacological treatments. Recent evidence shows that rapamycin administered both intraperitoneally or in the diet delays disease onset and enhances survival in the Ndufs4 null mouse model of mitochondrial encephalopathy. To delineate the clinical translatability of rapamycin in treatment of mitochondrial encephalopathy, we evaluated the drug's effects on disease evolution and mitochondrial parameters adopting treatment paradigms with fixed daily, oral doses starting at symptom onset in Ndufs4 knockout mice...
February 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160778/meta-analysis-on-the-prevalence-of-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Jia Zhang, Chuan-Ying Xu, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: Our study was aimed to evaluate the risk of a selected non-motor symptom, namely rapid eye movement behavior disorder (RBD) symptoms, among patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease compared with health controls. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for meta-analysis and Cochrane manual were followed. Studies on RBD symptoms and PD were searched using PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane library databases...
February 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157109/objective-colonic-dysfunction-is-far-more-prevalent-than-subjective-constipation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-colon-transit-and-volume-study
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Karoline Knudsen, Tatyana D Fedorova, Anne C Bekker, Peter Iversen, Karen Østergaard, Klaus Krogh, Per Borghammer
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal function has received increased interest in the context of Parkinson's disease (PD). Constipation is among the most frequent non-motor symptoms, but our understanding of the underlying pathology is limited. Subjective constipation correlates poorly with objective markers. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to evaluate colonic transit time and volume in PD and to correlate these measures with subjective symptoms and gastric emptying. METHODS: Thirty-two PD patients and 26 controls were included...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157108/the-prevalence-of-constipation-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-according-to-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria
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Takayasu Mishima, Jiro Fukae, Shinsuke Fujioka, Kotoe Inoue, Yoshio Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are one of the most common non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recently, a report from Taiwan revealed that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be associated with an increased risk of developing PD; however, the prevalence of IBS in PD patients has not been fully evaluated. Rome III criteria are widely assessed with a questionnaire to determine functional gastrointestinal disorders. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the prevalence of constipation and IBS in PD patients in our cohort using Rome III criteria...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155133/parkinson-s-disease-as-a-multisystem-disorder
#16
Lisa Klingelhoefer, H Reichmann
This article summarises the noteworthy contribution of Professor Jellinger to the understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD) as a disease affecting multiple body- and neurotransmitter-systems. Phosphorylated alpha-synuclein and the formation of Lewy pathology as neuropathological hallmarks of PD seem to spread from the enteric nervous system and the olfactory bulb in a rostrocranial direction to the CNS. Subsequently, a progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic-nigrostriatal system and widespread extranigral pathology affecting different anatomical structures and neurotransmitters are induced causing the various non-motor and motor symptoms of PD...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150102/adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-version-of-the-non-motor-symptoms-questionnaire-for-parkinson-s-disease
#17
I Cova, M E Di Battista, N Vanacore, C P Papi, G Alampi, A Rubino, M Valente, G Meco, P Contri, A Di Pucchio, E Lacorte, A Priori, C Mariani, S Pomati
Although non-motor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are very common also in early stages of the disease, they are still under-recognized. Screening tools for non-motor symptoms, such as non-motor symptoms questionnaire (NMSQuest), help clinicians to recognize NMS and to evaluate if patients could require further assessment or specific treatments. To validate an adapted Italian version of NMSQuest and study its psychometric properties, Italian PD patients self-completed Italian NMSQuest, and then underwent a standard clinical evaluation including motor assessment (by Hoehn and Yahr staging, unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part III) and non-motor assessment (by Montreal cognitive assessment, Beck depression inventory, neuropsychiatric inventory, Epworth sleepiness scale, scale for outcomes in Parkinson's disease-Autonomic and movement disorder society-sponsored revision of the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part I)...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150045/epidemiology-of-parkinson-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Ole-Bjørn Tysnes, Anette Storstein
Parkinson's disease (PD) affects 1-2 per 1000 of the population at any time. PD prevalence is increasing with age and PD affects 1% of the population above 60 years. The main neuropathological finding is α-synuclein-containing Lewy bodies and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, manifesting as reduced facilitation of voluntary movements. With progression of PD, Lewy body pathology spreads to neocortical and cortical regions. PD is regarded as a movement disorder with three cardinal signs: tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147270/auxilin-underlies-progressive-locomotor-deficits-and-dopaminergic-neuron-loss-in-a-drosophila-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Li Song, Yijing He, Jiayao Ou, Yongbo Zhao, Ruoyu Li, Jingjing Cheng, Chin-Hsien Lin, Margaret S Ho
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that exhibits motor and non-motor symptoms, as well as pathological hallmarks, including dopaminergic (DA) neuron death and formation of α-synuclein (α-Syn) Lewy bodies. Cyclin-G-associated kinase (GAK), a PD susceptibility gene identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), is a ubiquitous serine/threonine kinase involved in clathrin uncoating, though its PD-related function remains elusive. Here, we implicate the Drosophila GAK homolog, auxilin (aux), in a broad spectrum of parkinsonian-like symptoms...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134302/implication-of-dorsostriatal-d3-receptors-in-motivational-processes-a-potential-target-for-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Mathieu Favier, Carole Carcenac, Guillaume Drui, Yvan Vachez, Sabrina Boulet, Marc Savasta, Sebastien Carnicella
Beyond classical motor symptoms, motivational and affective deficits are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease (PD), dramatically impairing the quality of life of patients. Using bilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesions of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) in rats, we have been able to reproduce these neuropsychiatric/non-motor impairments. The present study describes how bilateral 6-OHDA SNc lesions affect the function of the main striatal dopaminergic (DA) receptor subtypes. Autoradiography was used to measure the levels of striatal DA receptors, and operant sucrose self-administration and neuropharmacological approaches were combined to investigate the causal implication of specific DA receptors subtypes in the motivational deficits induced by a dorsostriatal DA denervation...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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