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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057628/apraxia-review-and-update
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REVIEW
Jung E Park
Praxis, the ability to perform skilled or learned movements is essential for daily living. Inability to perform such praxis movements is defined as apraxia. Apraxia can be further classified into subtypes such as ideomotor, ideational and limb-kinetic apraxia. Relevant brain regions have been found to include the motor, premotor, temporal and parietal cortices. Apraxia is found in a variety of highly prevalent neurological disorders including dementia, stroke and Parkinsonism. Furthermore, apraxia has been shown to negatively affect quality of life...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049521/can-measured-muscle-synergies-construct-unmeasured-muscle-excitations
#2
Nicholas A Bianco, Carolynn Patten, Benjamin J Fregly
Accurate prediction of muscle and joint contact forces during human movement could improve treatment planning for disorders such as osteoarthritis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy. Recent studies suggest that muscle synergies, a low-dimensional representation of a large set of muscle electromyographic (EMG) signals (henceforth called "muscle excitations"), may increase the uniqueness of muscle excitations predicted by optimization methods. This study explores the feasibility of using muscle synergy information extracted from eight muscle EMG signals (henceforth called "included" muscle excitations) to accurately construct muscle excitations from up to 16 additional EMG signals (henceforth called "excluded" muscle excitations)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958801/large-scale-identification-of-clinical-and-genetic-predictors-of-motor-progression-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-s-disease-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-and-validation
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Jeanne C Latourelle, Michael T Beste, Tiffany C Hadzi, Robert E Miller, Jacob N Oppenheim, Matthew P Valko, Diane M Wuest, Bruce W Church, Iya G Khalil, Boris Hayete, Charles S Venuto
BACKGROUND: Better understanding and prediction of progression of Parkinson's disease could improve disease management and clinical trial design. We aimed to use longitudinal clinical, molecular, and genetic data to develop predictive models, compare potential biomarkers, and identify novel predictors for motor progression in Parkinson's disease. We also sought to assess the use of these models in the design of treatment trials in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: A Bayesian multivariate predictive inference platform was applied to data from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study (NCT01141023)...
November 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813960/towards-free-3d-end-point-control-for-robotic-assisted-human-reaching-using-binocular-eye-tracking
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Roni O Maimon-Dror, Jorge Fernandez-Quesada, Giuseppe A Zito, Charalambos Konnaris, Sabine Dziemian, A Aldo Faisal
Eye-movements are the only directly observable behavioural signals that are highly correlated with actions at the task level, and proactive of body movements and thus reflect action intentions. Moreover, eye movements are preserved in many movement disorders leading to paralysis (or amputees) from stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy among others. Despite this benefit, eye tracking is not widely used as control interface for robotic interfaces in movement impaired patients due to poor human-robot interfaces...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702192/freezing-of-gait-is-an-early-clinical-feature-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Yasushi Osaki, Yukari Morita, Yuka Miyamoto, Kounosuke Furuta, Hirokazu Furuya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Early clinical diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) remains challenging. AIM: We attempted to identify any sign or symptom to diagnose PSP earlier. METHODS: A total of 401 patients, 40 with PSP and 361 with other neurodegenerative disorders, were included. We followed these patients for at least 1 year since 2009. We reviewed the signs and symptoms of patients with PSP in a standardized manner, and observed four manifestations: "vertical supranuclear gaze abnormality," "movement disorders," "pseudobulbar palsy" and "dementia of frontal type...
May 2017: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655027/zolpidem-for-the-treatment-of-neurologic-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Martin N Bomalaski, Edward S Claflin, Whitney Townsend, Mark D Peterson
Importance: Given its selective action on the ω1 subtype of the γ-aminobutyric acid A receptor, zolpidem tartrate presents a potential treatment mechanism for other neurologic disorders. Objective: To synthesize studies that used zolpidem to treat neurologic disorders. Evidence Review: Eligibility criteria included any published English-language article that examined the use of zolpidem for noninsomnia neurologic disorders in humans for all dates up to March 20, 2015...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467028/clinical-diagnosis-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-the-movement-disorder-society-criteria
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Günter U Höglinger, Gesine Respondek, Maria Stamelou, Carolin Kurz, Keith A Josephs, Anthony E Lang, Brit Mollenhauer, Ulrich Müller, Christer Nilsson, Jennifer L Whitwell, Thomas Arzberger, Elisabet Englund, Ellen Gelpi, Armin Giese, David J Irwin, Wassilios G Meissner, Alexander Pantelyat, Alex Rajput, John C van Swieten, Claire Troakes, Angelo Antonini, Kailash P Bhatia, Yvette Bordelon, Yaroslau Compta, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Carlo Colosimo, Dennis W Dickson, Richard Dodel, Leslie Ferguson, Murray Grossman, Jan Kassubek, Florian Krismer, Johannes Levin, Stefan Lorenzl, Huw R Morris, Peter Nestor, Wolfgang H Oertel, Werner Poewe, Gil Rabinovici, James B Rowe, Gerard D Schellenberg, Klaus Seppi, Thilo van Eimeren, Gregor K Wenning, Adam L Boxer, Lawrence I Golbe, Irene Litvan
BACKGROUND: PSP is a neuropathologically defined disease entity. Clinical diagnostic criteria, published in 1996 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/Society for PSP, have excellent specificity, but their sensitivity is limited for variant PSP syndromes with presentations other than Richardson's syndrome. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to provide an evidence- and consensus-based revision of the clinical diagnostic criteria for PSP. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Cochrane, Medline, and PSYCInfo databases for articles published in English since 1996, using postmortem diagnosis or highly specific clinical criteria as the diagnostic standard...
June 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382611/parkinsonism-or-other-movement-disorders-presenting-as-stroke-mimics
#8
Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chih-Hung Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung, Wen-Juh Hwang
PURPOSE: Patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders may visit the emergency department due to acute deterioration of neurological status or consciousness disturbance. Under such circumstances, patients may be misdiagnosed as having a hyperacute stroke, i.e. stroke mimic. The purpose of the present study was to explore the clinical features and consequences of patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders presenting as stroke mimics with activation of a stroke code...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866120/evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-therapeutic-use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs
#9
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...
January 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803826/a-corticobasal-syndrome-variant-of-familial-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-stroke-like-onset
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Ján Necpál, Martin Stelzer, Silvia Koščová, Michal Patarák
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is an untreatable rare human prion disease characterized by rapidly progressive dementia along with various neurological features, including myoclonus and sometimes other movement disorders. The clinical course is typically insidious and rapid, leading to an early death. In general, the most common form is sporadic CJD; however, Slovakia is typical for a high percentage of genetic cases. We present an unusual case report of a 65-year-old man with a sudden, stroke-like onset of motor aphasia with right-sided levodopa unresponsive parkinsonism, alien hand, and other characteristic features of corticobasal syndrome (CBS), with rapid deterioration and death on the 32nd day of the disease...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742525/validation-of-the-national-institute-of-neurological-disorders-and-stroke-criteria-for-psychosis-in-parkinson-disease
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Pedro Caldana Gordon, Maria Sheila G Rocha, Roberta Gomes Kauark, Carlos Daniel Miranda Costa, Maira Okada de Oliveira, Fabio Godinho, Vanderci Borges
OBJECTIVES: Parkinson disease (PD) psychosis is a condition associated with several negative outcomes. Despite its impact, there is a lack of validated diagnostic tools for this condition. In this study, we aim to verify the validity of the proposed NINDS criteria for PD psychosis and explore its possible applications in clinical practice. DESIGN, SETTINGS, PARTICIPANTS: We prospectively selected 104 subjects with idiopathic PD referred to a movement disorder clinic for a cross-sectional evaluation...
January 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692902/dnm3-and-genetic-modifiers-of-age-of-onset-in-lrrk2-gly2019ser-parkinsonism-a-genome-wide-linkage-and-association-study
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Joanne Trinh, Emil K Gustavsson, Carles Vilariño-Güell, Stephanie Bortnick, Jeanne Latourelle, Marna B McKenzie, Chelsea Szu Tu, Ekaterina Nosova, Jaskaran Khinda, Austen Milnerwood, Suzanne Lesage, Alexis Brice, Meriem Tazir, Jan O Aasly, Laura Parkkinen, Hazal Haytural, Tatiana Foroud, Richard H Myers, Samia Ben Sassi, Emna Hentati, Fatma Nabli, Emna Farhat, Rim Amouri, Fayçal Hentati, Matthew J Farrer
BACKGROUND: Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutation 6055G→A (Gly2019Ser) accounts for roughly 1% of patients with Parkinson's disease in white populations, 13-30% in Ashkenazi Jewish populations, and 30-40% in North African Arab-Berber populations, although age of onset is variable. Some carriers have early-onset parkinsonism, whereas others remain asymptomatic despite advanced age. We aimed to use a genome-wide approach to identify genetic variability that directly affects LRRK2 Gly2019Ser penetrance...
November 2016: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595007/cerebellar-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-neurological-disease
#13
REVIEW
Roberta Ferrucci, Tommaso Bocci, Francesca Cortese, Fabiana Ruggiero, Alberto Priori
Several studies have highlighted the therapeutic potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with neurological diseases, including dementia, epilepsy, post-stroke dysfunctions, movement disorders, and other pathological conditions. Because of this technique's ability to modify cerebellar excitability without significant side effects, cerebellar tDCS is a new, interesting, and powerful tool to induce plastic modifications in the cerebellum. In this report, we review a number of interesting studies on the application of cerebellar tDCS for various neurological conditions (ataxia, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and the possible mechanism by which the stimulation acts on the cerebellum...
2016: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476418/movement-disorders-in-mitochondrial-diseases
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REVIEW
C Tranchant, M Anheim
Mitochondrial diseases (MIDs) are a large group of heterogeneous disorders due to mutations in either mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or nuclear DNA (nDNA) genes, the latter encoding proteins involved in mitochondrial function. A multisystem clinical picture that involves several organs, including both the peripheral and central nervous systems, is a common presentation of MID. Movement disorders, even isolated ones, are not rare. Cerebellar ataxia is common in myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERFF) due to mutations in the mitochondrial transfer RNA (tRNA) lysine gene, in Kearns-Sayre syndrome due to mtDNA deletions, in sensory ataxic neuropathy with dysarthria and ophthalmoplegia (SANDO) due to nuclear POLG1 gene mutations, and also in ARCA2, Friedreich's ataxia, SPG7, SCA28 and autosomal-recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) due to mutations in nuclear genes involved in mitochondrial morphology or function...
August 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476417/movement-disorders-and-stroke
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REVIEW
L Defebvre, P Krystkowiak
Stroke may be associated with different types of movement disorders, such as hyperkinetic syndromes (hemichorea-hemiballism, unilateral asterixis, limb-shaking, dystonia, tremor, myoclonus) and hypokinetic syndromes (especially vascular parkinsonism). However, movement disorders are rare and transient in acute stroke and, as a permanent consequence, are more often delayed. While ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes can happen at any level of the frontal-subcortical motor system, they can be explained most of the time by a dysfunction in the basal ganglia motor circuit...
August 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324570/vascular-disease-and-vascular-risk-factors-in-relation-to-motor-features-and-cognition-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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Naveed Malek, Michael A Lawton, Diane M A Swallow, Katherine A Grosset, Sarah L Marrinan, Nin Bajaj, Roger A Barker, David J Burn, John Hardy, Huw R Morris, Nigel M Williams, Nicholas Wood, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Donald G Grosset
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between vascular disease (and vascular risk factors), cognition and motor phenotype in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Recently diagnosed PD cases were enrolled in a multicenter prospective observational longitudinal cohort study. Montreal cognitive assessment (normal >23, mild cognitive impairment 22 to 23 or lower but without functional impairment, and dementia 21 or less with functional impairment) and Movement Disorder Society Unified PD Rating Scale part 3 (UPDRS 3) scores were analyzed in relation to a history of vascular events and risk factors...
October 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27209088/clonic-perseveration-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-insight-into-the-pathophysiological-mechanisms
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José Luiz Pedroso, Thiago Cardoso Vale, Marcos Knobel, Rodrigo Meirelles Massaud, Elias Knobel
Poststroke movement disorders may manifest as parkinsonism, dystonia, chorea, ballism, athetosis, tremor, myoclonus, stereotypies, and akathisia. In this article, we describe a patient with clonic perseveration 2 days after an acute ischemic stroke. We discuss the phenomenology and provide insights on possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved.
August 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27208862/nanoparticle-mediated-brain-drug-delivery-overcoming-blood-brain-barrier-to-treat-neurodegenerative-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Cláudia Saraiva, Catarina Praça, Raquel Ferreira, Tiago Santos, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a vital boundary between neural tissue and circulating blood. The BBB's unique and protective features control brain homeostasis as well as ion and molecule movement. Failure in maintaining any of these components results in the breakdown of this specialized multicellular structure and consequently promotes neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. In several high incidence pathologies such as stroke, Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) the BBB is impaired. However, even a damaged and more permeable BBB can pose serious challenges to drug delivery into the brain...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27113479/the-biofind-study-characteristics-of-a-clinically-typical-parkinson-s-disease-biomarker-cohort
#19
REVIEW
Un Jung Kang, Jennifer G Goldman, Roy N Alcalay, Tao Xie, Paul Tuite, Claire Henchcliffe, Penelope Hogarth, Amy W Amara, Samuel Frank, Alice Rudolph, Cynthia Casaceli, Howard Andrews, Katrina Gwinn, Margaret Sutherland, Catherine Kopil, Lona Vincent, Mark Frasier
BACKGROUND: Identifying PD-specific biomarkers in biofluids will greatly aid in diagnosis, monitoring progression, and therapeutic interventions. PD biomarkers have been limited by poor discriminatory power, partly driven by heterogeneity of the disease, variability of collection protocols, and focus on de novo, unmedicated patients. Thus, a platform for biomarker discovery and validation in well-characterized, clinically typical, moderate to advanced PD cohorts is critically needed. METHODS: BioFIND (Fox Investigation for New Discovery of Biomarkers in Parkinson's Disease) is a cross-sectional, multicenter biomarker study that established a repository of clinical data, blood, DNA, RNA, CSF, saliva, and urine samples from 118 moderate to advanced PD and 88 healthy control subjects...
June 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26997656/micrographia-much-beyond-the-writer-s-hand
#20
REVIEW
Rivka Inzelberg, Meir Plotnik, Naama Kadmon Harpaz, Tamar Flash
INTRODUCTION: This review on micrographia aims to draw the clinician's attention to non-Parkinsonian etiologies, provide clues to differential diagnosis, and summarize current knowledge on the phenomenology, etiology, and mechanisms underlying micrographia. METHODS: A systematic review of the existing literature was performed. RESULTS: Micrographia, namely small sized handwriting has long been attributed to Parkinson's disease. However, it has often been observed as part of the clinical picture of additional neurodegenerative disorders, sometimes antedating the motor signs, or following focal basal ganglia lesions without any accompanying parkinsonism, suggesting that bradykinesia and rigidity are not sine-qua-non for the development of this phenomenon...
May 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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