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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032347/vocalic-transitions-as-markers-of-speech-acoustic-changes-with-stn-dbs-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Vincent Martel-Sauvageau, Kris Tjaden
PURPOSE: Deep Brain Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) effectively treats cardinal symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) that cannot be satisfactorily managed with medication. Research is equivocal regarding speech changes associated with STN-DBS. This study investigated the impact of STN-DBS on vocalic transitions and the relationship to intelligibility. METHODS: Eight Quebec-French speakers with PD and eight healthy controls participated...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020721/artefact-mimicking-torsades-treat-the-patient-not-the-ecg
#2
Una Bergin, Richard M Lynch
ECG interpretation is an essential skill in the management of the acutely unwell patient and in addition to history taking and physical examination has been shown to have a significant effect on referral patterns to cardiologists. One of the basic initial steps in ECG interpretation is assessment for the presence of artefact which if present can dramatically influence the diagnosis. The most common sources of artefact are tremor e.g. in Parkinson’s disease, loose skin electrodes and electromagnetic interference from other medical devices and mobile phones...
February 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018160/dopamine-dysregulation-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-published-cases
#3
Nicola Warren, Cullen O'Gorman, Alexander Lehn, Dan Siskind
OBJECTIVES: Dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS) is an uncommon complication of the treatment of Parkinson's disease, characterised by addictive behaviour and excessive use of dopaminergic medication. DDS may frequently go unrecognised or misdiagnosed. We aimed to clarify current understanding of presentation, risk factors, comorbidities and management of DDS. METHODS: Case reports were identified through a systematic search of databases (PubMed, Embase) with the following terms: dopaminergic dysregulation syndrome, hedonistic homeostatic dysregulation, dopamine/levodopa addiction...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990131/diagnosis-and-management-of-cognitive-and-behavioral-changes-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#4
REVIEW
Babak Tousi
Proper diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in clinical practice remains suboptimal as many cases are misdiagnosed, usually as Alzheimer disease (AD) or Parkinson's disease (PD) and, in rare cases, psychosis. Therefore, it is important for patients with dementia to be thoroughly evaluated by a specialist who is familiar with current diagnostic tests and treatment options. New diagnostic criteria from the Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium have been developed to increase diagnostic sensitivity for DLB (Diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies: fourth consensus report of the DLB Consortium; McKeith et al...
October 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982489/palliative-care-in-neurology
#5
REVIEW
Maisha T Robinson, Robert G Holloway
Palliative medicine is a specialty that focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with serious or advanced medical conditions, and it is appropriate at any stage of disease, including at the time of diagnosis. Neurologic conditions tend to have high symptom burdens, variable disease courses, and poor prognoses that affect not only patients but also their families and caregivers. Patients with a variety of neurologic conditions such as Parkinson disease, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain tumors, stroke, and acute neurologic illnesses have substantial unmet needs that can be addressed through a combination of primary and specialty palliative care...
October 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967605/-22q11-2%C3%A2-microdeletion-syndrome-analysis-of-the-care-pathway-before-the-genetic-diagnosis
#6
T Ingrao, L Lambert, M Valduga, G Bosser, E Albuisson, B Leheup
BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a very broad phenotypic spectrum disorder. It can affect many organs or systems. 22q11.2DS is the most common microdeletion syndrome in humans, with a prevalence ranging from one in every 2000 to one in 4000 newborns. It seems to be more prevalent than reported and under-recognized or undiagnosed because of its inherent clinical variability and heterogeneity. In France, 15,000 patients may be affected by this disease, more than half without knowing it...
September 26, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927284/shared-medical-appointments-for-patients-with-a-nondiabetic-physical-chronic-illness-a-systematic-review
#7
F Kelly, C Liska, R Morash, J Hu, S L Carroll, R Shorr, S Dent, D Stacey
Objectives Shared medical appointments are group appointments, with an optional individual consultation, for patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Shared medical appointments improve diabetes management, but little is known about their use for other illnesses. The objective was to determine the effect that shared medical appointments have on patients with a physical chronic illness, healthcare providers, and the healthcare system. Methods A systematic review was conducted searching databases from January 1970 to September 2016...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904447/levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-clinical-features-pathophysiology-and-medical-management
#8
Sanjay Pandey, Prachaya Srivanitchapoom
Levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) is commonly seen in Parkinson's disease patients treated with levodopa. This side effect is usually encountered after long duration of treatment, but occasionally, this may be seen even after few days or months of treatment. LID is broadly classified as peak-dose dyskinesia, wearing-off or off-period dyskinesia, and diphasic dyskinesia. Pathogenesis of LID is complex, and different neurotransmitters such as dopamine, glutamine, adenosine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid play important role altering the normal physiology of direct and indirect pathway of cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic loop responsible for fine motor control...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876988/curricular-review-and-renewal-at-massey-university-a-process-to-implement-improved-learning-practices
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Tim J Parkinson, Jenny F Weston, Norman B Williamson
Curriculum managers of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program at Massey University have undertaken major curricular review every 5-10 years and also made adjustments to the program as a result of student and other stakeholder feedback. New curricula introduced in 2003 and 2013 aimed to address specific stakeholder requirements in the veterinary, agricultural, and allied industries. The new curricula initially sought to strengthen clinical skills but more recently focused on the core professional skill of client communication, the integration of knowledge and clinical skills, and a better understanding of the effects of herd health interventions on farm economics...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862245/novel-use-of-levodopa-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-encephalopathy-mediated-parkinsonism-in-an-adult
#10
M F Devine, C Herrin, W Warnack, D Dubey
We report a case of a 36-year-old man with a medical history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who presented with hypomimia, hypophonia, bradykinesia, rigidity, and freezing of gait. His clinical presentation and magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with HIV encephalopathy with involvement of the bilateral basal ganglia and diffuse leukoencephalopathy. We initiated a trial of carbidopa-levodopa. The dose was escalated to 1050 mg levodopa daily. Amantadine was also started. The patient was closely monitored for behavioral, neurological, or systemic side effects...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861905/treatable-inherited-rare-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
H A Jinnah, Alberto Albanese, Kailash P Bhatia, Francisco Cardoso, Gustavo Da Prat, Tom J de Koning, Alberto J Espay, Victor Fung, Pedro J Garcia-Ruiz, Oscar Gershanik, Joseph Jankovic, Ryuji Kaji, Katya Kotschet, Connie Marras, Janis M Miyasaki, Francesca Morgante, Alexander Munchau, Pramod Kumar Pal, Maria C Rodriguez Oroz, Mayela Rodríguez-Violante, Ludger Schöls, Maria Stamelou, Marina Tijssen, Claudia Uribe Roca, Andres de la Cerda, Emilia M Gatto
There are many rare movement disorders, and new ones are described every year. Because they are not well recognized, they often go undiagnosed for long periods of time. However, early diagnosis is becoming increasingly important. Rapid advances in our understanding of the biological mechanisms responsible for many rare disorders have enabled the development of specific treatments for some of them. Well-known historical examples include Wilson disease and dopa-responsive dystonia, for which specific and highly effective treatments have life-altering effects...
September 1, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856442/seasonal-temperature-is-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-prescriptions-an-ecological-study
#12
David Rowell, Son Nghiem, Sreeram Ramagopalan, Ute-Christiane Meier
The aim of this study is to test what effect the weather may have on medications prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease. Twenty-three years of monthly time, series data was sourced from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Data were available for eight states and territories and their corresponding capital cities. The dependent variable was the aggregate levodopa equivalent dose (LED) for 51 Parkinson's medications identified on the PBS. Two explanatory variables of interest, temperature and solar exposure, were identified in the BOM data set...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805585/understanding-and-treating-pain-syndromes-in-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Angelo Antonini, Nicola Smania, Michele Tinazzi
Pain affects many people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and diminishes their quality of life. Different types of pain have been described, but their related pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this chapter is to provide movement disorders specialists an update about the pathophysiology of pain and a practical guide for the management of pain syndromes in clinical practice. This chapter reviews current knowledge on the pathophysiological mechanisms of sensory changes and pain in PD, as well as assessment and treatment procedures to manage these symptoms...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744873/epicardial-ablation-of-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-experience-at-two-academic-centers
#14
Shailendra Upadhyay, Edward P Walsh, Frank Cecchin, John K Triedman, Juan Villafane, J Philip Saul
BACKGROUND: Experience with percutaneous epicardial ablation of tachyarrhythmia in pediatrics is limited. This case series addresses the feasibility, safety, and complications of the procedure in children. METHODS: A total of nine patients underwent 10 epicardial ablation procedures from 2002 to 2013 at two academic centers. Activation mapping was performed in all cases, and electroanatomic map was utilized in nine of the 10 procedures. Patients had undergone one to three failed endocardial catheter ablations in addition to medical management, and all had symptoms, a high-risk accessory pathway (AP), aborted cardiac arrest with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), or ventricular dysfunction...
July 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722382/-evaluation-and-management-of-hyperhidrosis
#15
Sébastien Menzinger, Sandrine Quenan
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating beyond what is expected for thermoregulatory needs. Nearly 3 % of the population has hyperhidrosis. It may be primary or secondary to medications or general medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson disease, etc. History taking and clinical examination are essential to differentiate primary from secondary origins. Blood tests and a consultation with a specialist (endocrinologist, neurologist) is sometimes necessary to establish the diagnosis...
March 29, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713844/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-of-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
#16
Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a sustained fall in blood pressure on standing which can cause symptoms of organ hypoperfusion. OH is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and leads to a significant number of hospital admissions particularly in the elderly (233 per 100,000 patients over 75 years of age in the US). OH can be due to volume depletion, blood loss, large varicose veins, medications, or due to defective activation of sympathetic nerves and reduced norepinephrine release upon standing (i...
May 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706748/comparison-of-globus-pallidus-interna-and-subthalamic-nucleus-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-disease-an-institutional-experience-and-review
#17
REVIEW
Shazia Mirza, Umar Yazdani, Richard Dewey Iii, Neepa Patel, Richard B Dewey, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Shilpa Chitnis
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has revolutionized the lives of patients of Parkinson disease, offering therapeutic options to those not benefiting entirely from medications alone. With its proven track record of outperforming the best medical management, the goal is to unlock the full potential of this therapy. Currently, the Globus Pallidus Interna (GPi) and Subthalamic Nucleus (STN) are both viable targets for DBS, and the choice of site should focus on the constellation of symptoms, both motor and nonmotor, which are key determinants to quality of life...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706727/pd_manager-an-mhealth-platform-for-parkinson-s-disease-patient-management
#18
Kostas M Tsiouris, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Dragana Miljkovic, Barbara Koroušić Seljak, Marko Bohanec, Maria T Arredondo, Angelo Antonini, Spyros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
PD_Manager is a mobile health platform designed to cover most of the aspects regarding the management of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a holistic approach. Patients are unobtrusively monitored using commercial wrist and insole sensors paired with a smartphone, to automatically estimate the severity of most of the PD motor symptoms. Besides motor symptoms monitoring, the patient's mobile application also provides various non-motor self-evaluation tests for assessing cognition, mood and nutrition to motivate them in becoming more active in managing their disease...
June 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704983/a-patient-with-recurrent-dyskinesia-and-hyperpyrexia-syndrome
#19
Min Seok Baek, Hyung Woo Lee, Chul Hyoung Lyoo
Dyskinesia hyperpyrexia syndrome is a rare medical emergency in Parkinson's disease. It is characterized by continuous dyskinesia associated with hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis, and alteration of the mental state. We present the case of a 74-year-old woman who presented with recurrent dyskinesia hyperpyrexia syndrome. Although some provocation factors and clinical manifestations seem to be shared with parkinsonism hyperpyrexia syndrome, a clear distinction in management should be considered.
September 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701250/the-ketogenic-diet-making-a-comeback
#20
Thomas Walczyk, Jeannette Y Wick
Americans have embraced a large number of diets in an attempt to manage obesity, improve quality of life, and address specific health problems. Among diets developed to address health problems, the ketogenic diet has had a long and variable history. Developed in the 1920s by a faith healer to help children with epilepsy, this diet induces a state that mimics carbohydrate starvation. As medications became available and effectively addressed seizures, the diet fell out of favor. During the last few decades, researchers and clinicians have learned that it can be useful in children and adults with refractory epilepsy and a variety of other conditions...
July 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
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