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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520498/palliative-care-and-parkinson-s-disease-caregiver-perspectives
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Isabel Boersma, Jacqueline Jones, Christina Coughlan, Julie Carter, David Bekelman, Janis Miyasaki, Jean Kutner, Benzi Kluger
BACKGROUND: Palliative care for Parkinson's disease (PD) is an emerging area of interest for clinicians, patients and families. Identifying the palliative care needs of caregivers is central to developing and implementing palliative services for families affected by PD. The objective of this paper was to elicit PD caregiver needs, salient concerns, and preferences for care using a palliative care framework. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 11 PD caregivers and one non-overlapping focus group (n = 4) recruited from an academic medical center and community support groups participated in qualitative semi-structured interviews...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509934/the-role-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-insights-from-a-deep-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-exploratory-study
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Moria Dagan, Talia Herman, Anat Mirelman, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
Freezing of Gait (FOG) is one of the most debilitating gait impairments in Parkinson's disease (PD), leading to increased fall risk and reduced health-related quality of life. The utility of parkinsonian medications is often limited in the case of FOG and it frequently becomes dopamine resistant. Recent studies have suggested that pre-frontal cortex (PFC) dysfunction contributes to FOG; however, most previous findings provide only indirect evidence. To better understand the role of the PFC, we aimed to investigate the impact of high frequency, deep, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (drTMS) of the medial PFC on FOG and its mediators...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502059/dynamics-of-change-in-self-reported-disability-among-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease-after-2%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
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Tatjana Gazibara, Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic, Marina Svetel, Aleksandra Tomic, Iva Stankovic, Vladimir Kostic, Tatjana Pekmezovic
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) progress over time causing significant disability. Yet, change in disability over shorter time periods has not been entirely understood. The purpose of this study was to assess the Self-Assessment Disability Scale (SADS) in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD) after 2 years of follow-up and compare it with the score observed at baseline. Additionally, we aimed at evaluating association of motor and non-motor PD features at baseline with a higher disability after 2 years of follow-up...
May 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473650/a-descriptive-study-of-lewy-body-dementia-with-functional-imaging-support-in-a-chinese-population-a-preliminary-study
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Y F Shea, L W Chu, S C Lee
INTRODUCTION: Lewy body dementia includes dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. There have been limited clinical studies among Chinese patients with Lewy body dementia. This study aimed to review the presenting clinical features and identify risk factors for complications including fall, dysphagia, aspiration pneumonia, pressure sores, and mortality in Chinese patients with Lewy body dementia. We also wished to identify any difference in clinical features of patients with Lewy body dementia with and without an Alzheimer's disease pattern of functional imaging...
May 5, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447217/swallowing-disorders-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Deepika P Kulkarni, Vandan D Kamath, Jonathan T Stewart
Disorders of swallowing are poorly characterized but quite common in schizophrenia. They are a source of considerable morbidity and mortality in this population, generally as a result of either acute asphyxia from airway obstruction or more insidious aspiration and pneumonia. The death rate from acute asphyxia may be as high as one hundred times that of the general population. Most swallowing disorders in schizophrenia seem to fall into one of two categories, changes in eating and swallowing due to the illness itself and changes related to psychotropic medications...
April 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444834/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-attention-and-visual-function-on-gait-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-influence-of-task-and-turning
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Samuel Stuart, Brook Galna, Louise S Delicato, Sue Lord, Lynn Rochester
Gait impairment is a core feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) which has been linked to cognitive and visual deficits, but interactions between these features are poorly understood. Monitoring saccades allows investigation of real-time cognitive and visual processes and their impact on gait when walking. This study explored; 1) saccade frequency when walking under different attentional manipulations of turning and dual-task; and 2) direct and indirect relationships between saccades, gait impairment, vision and attention...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443059/algorithm-for-turning-detection-and-analysis-validated-under-home-like-conditions-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-older-adults-using-a-6-degree-of-freedom-inertial-measurement-unit-at-the-lower-back
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Minh H Pham, Morad Elshehabi, Linda Haertner, Tanja Heger, Markus A Hobert, Gert S Faber, Dina Salkovic, Joaquim J Ferreira, Daniela Berg, Álvaro Sanchez-Ferro, Jaap H van Dieën, Walter Maetzler
INTRODUCTION: Aging and age-associated disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) are often associated with turning difficulties, which can lead to falls and fractures. Valid assessment of turning and turning deficits specifically in non-standardized environments may foster specific treatment and prevention of consequences. METHODS: Relative orientation, obtained from 3D-accelerometer and 3D-gyroscope data of a sensor worn at the lower back, was used to develop an algorithm for turning detection and qualitative analysis in PD patients and controls in non-standardized environments...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440888/training-dual-tasks-together-or-apart-in-parkinson-s-disease-results-from-the-duality-trial
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Carolien Strouwen, Esther A L M Molenaar, Liesbeth Münks, Samyra H J Keus, Jan C M Zijlmans, Wim Vandenberghe, Bastiaan R Bloem, Alice Nieuwboer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many controversies surround the usefulness of dual-task training in Parkinson's disease (PD). This study (1) compared the efficacy of two different dual-task training programs for improving dual-task gait and (2) assessed the possible fall risk of such training. METHODS: Patients (N = 121) with a diagnosis of PD (aged 65.93 [±9.22] years, Hoehn and Yahr stage II-III on-medication) were randomized to (1) a consecutive group in which gait and cognitive tasks were trained separately or (2) an integrated group in which gait and cognitive tasks were trained simultaneously...
April 25, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419875/falls-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-prospective-comparison-of-community-and-home-based-falls
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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/28396703/characteristics-and-incidence-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-older-adults-using-home-care-in-ontario-from-2003-2013
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Connor McGuire, Vicki L Kristman, Lynn Martin, Michel Bédard
OBJECTIVES: Describe the characteristics and determine the annual cumulative incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults receiving home care in Ontario from 2003 to 2013. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of longitudinal data from the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centers (N = 554,313). TBI, demographic variables, depression, neurological conditions, and recent falls were measured from the Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care...
March 2017: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380319/the-coefficient-of-friction-in-parkinson-s-disease-gait
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Ana Kleiner, M Galli, M Franceschini, M F De Pandis, F Stocchi, G Albertini, Ricardo Machado Leite de Barros
This study aimed to characterize the coefficient of friction (COF) curves of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) during barefoot gait and to evaluate the relationships between this variable and functional scales. Twenty-two subjects with PD (ON phase of levodopa) and 22 healthy subjects participated in this study. The participants walked barefoot along a pathway that went over two force plates embedded in the floor of the data collection room. The instantaneous COF was calculated as the ratio between the horizontal and vertical components of the ground reaction forces...
January 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375643/pimavanserin
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Kevin M Bozymski, Denise K Lowe, Kiersten M Pasternak, Travis L Gatesman, Ericka L Crouse
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and place in therapy of pimavanserin for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions of Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP). DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive PubMed search (1966 to January 2017) was conducted using the search terms Parkinson's disease psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, pimavanserin, and ACP-103. Additional data were obtained from references of identified articles, governmental sources, manufacturer product labeling and website, and Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365858/sagittal-balance-is-correlated-with-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-parameters-an-overview-of-spinopelvic-alignment-on-175-consecutive-cases
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Luciano Bissolotti, Pedro Berjano, Paola Zuccher, Andrea Zenorini, Riccardo Buraschi, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Stefano Negrini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the disease-related sagittal balance changes in relation to the sacro-pelvic morphology of Parkinson's Disease patients with different duration of disease. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-five consecutive Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients (102 males, 73 females; age: 55-83 years) participated in the cross-sectional study. The clinical assessment included: Hoehn Yahr (H&Y) score; Tinetti score; plumb line (PL) distance from the spinous process of C7, L3 and S1 and kyphosis apex...
April 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349412/evaluating-outcomes-for-older-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-or-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-who-have-been-hospitalised-for-hip-fracture-surgery-potential-impact-of-drug-administration
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Marie Enemark, Mette Midttun, Kristian Winge
INTRODUCTION: People with Parkinson's disease (PD) are at risk of falling and have an increased risk of complications and prolonged recovery during hospitalisation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of complications and recovery related to a hip fracture in patients with PD. METHODS: All patients with PD or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and a hip fracture who were admitted from January 2013 through June 2014 (18 months) to the Department of Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark were evaluated...
March 27, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342682/a-home-program-of-strength-training-movement-strategy-training-and-education-did-not-prevent-falls-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomised-trial
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Meg E Morris, Nicholas F Taylor, Jennifer J Watts, Andrew Evans, Malcolm Horne, Peter Kempster, Mary Danoudis, Jennifer McGinley, Clarissa Martin, Hylton B Menz
QUESTIONS: For people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, does a 6-week, comprehensive, home exercise program reduce falls and disability and improve health-related quality of life? Is the program cost-effective? DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation and assessor blinding. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and thirty-three community-dwelling adults with Parkinson's disease. INTERVENTION: The experimental group completed a 6-week home program comprising progressive resistance strength training, movement strategy training and falls education...
April 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342083/classification-of-advanced-stages-of-parkinson-s-disease-translation-into-stratified-treatments
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REVIEW
Rejko Krüger, Jochen Klucken, Daniel Weiss, Lars Tönges, Pierre Kolber, Stefan Unterecker, Michael Lorrain, Horst Baas, Thomas Müller, Peter Riederer
Advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (advPD) still impose a challenge in terms of classification and related stage-adapted treatment recommendations. Previous concepts that define advPD by certain milestones of motor disability apparently fall short in addressing the increasingly recognized complexity of motor and non-motor symptoms and do not allow to account for the clinical heterogeneity that require more personalized approaches. Therefore, deep phenotyping approaches are required to characterize the broad-scaled, continuous and multidimensional spectrum of disease-related motor and non-motor symptoms and their progression under real-life conditions...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341224/palliative-care-and-its-emerging-role-in-multiple-system-atrophy-and-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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REVIEW
Louise Wiblin, Mark Lee, David Burn
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) are sporadic, neurodegenerative conditions and belong to a group known as the atypical Parkinsonian disorders. The atypical Parkinsonian (AP) disorders have some features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) but often with poor or transient levodopa response [1], distinct symptom profiles, more rapid progression and reduced survival. They have significant symptom burden [2]. It is beginning to be appreciated that AP disorders not only carry a heavy symptom burden equivalent to that of patients with advanced cancer but that AP patients experience significant morbidity for an extended period of time...
January 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330963/decrease-in-a%C3%AE-42-predicts-dopa-resistant-gait-progression-in-early-parkinson-disease
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Lynn Rochester, Brook Galna, Sue Lord, Alison J Yarnall, Rosie Morris, Gordon Duncan, Tien K Khoo, Brit Mollenhauer, David J Burn
OBJECTIVE: This prospective observational study investigates the role of CSF biomarkers in predicting progression of dopa-resistant gait impairments in Parkinson disease (PD) in the first 36 months from diagnosis. METHODS: Quantitative gait analysis was carried out longitudinally using an instrumented walkway (GAITRite) in 108 people with PD and 130 age-matched controls. A subgroup of 44 people with PD underwent lumbar puncture from which a battery of CSF biomarkers was measured: β-amyloid 1-42 and 1-40 (Aβ42 and Aβ40), total and phosphorylated tau protein (t-tau/p-tau181), and α-synuclein (αSyn)...
April 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329183/remote-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-motor-dysfunction-in-older-military-veterans
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Raquel C Gardner, Carrie B Peltz, Kimbra Kenney, Kenneth E Covinsky, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Kristine Yaffe
Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). Motor dysfunction among TBI-exposed elders without PD has not been well characterized. We sought to determine whether remote TBI is a risk factor for motor dysfunction on exam and functionally relevant motor dysfunction in day-to-day life among independently living elders without PD. Methods: This is a cross-sectional cohort study of independently living retired military veterans aged 50 or older with (n = 78) and without (n = 85) prior TBI-all without diagnosed PD...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326165/neurochemical-and-motor-changes-in-mice-with-combined-mutations-linked-to-parkinson-s-disease
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Xiang Bai, Margaret Chia-Ying Wey, Paul Anthony Martinez, Chao Shi, Elizabeth Fernandez, Randy Strong
Considerable evidence suggests that oxidative stress plays a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), the most prevalent neurodegenerative movement disorder. Reduced expression of aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 (ALDH1) and glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1), enzymes that function to detoxify aldehydes and hydroxyl radicals, respectively, has been reported in the substantia nigra of patients who died with PD. To determine whether deficiency in these two genes contributes to the pathogenesis of PD, mice were generated with homozygous null mutations of both Aldh1a1 (the murine homolog of ALDH1) and Gpx1 genes [knockout (KO) mice]...
2017: Pathobiology of Aging & Age related Diseases
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