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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645125/-epidemiology-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-current-concepts%C3%A2-of-outpatient-care-in-germany
#1
Lars Tönges, Reinhard Ehret, Michael Lorrain, Peter Riederer, Martina Müngersdorf
The ambulatory care of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in Germany has been established for a long time. As the prevalence of Parkinson's disease continues to increase, the outpatient neurological sector is becoming more and more important and needs to adapt itself to current needs. This includes an optimization of the care structures for Parkinson's patients as well as adequate concepts for the execution of differentiated diagnostics and therapy. For many patients care is provided by non-specialized neurological practices or general practitioners, without exchange of views with neurologists or a specialized university outpatient clinic for movement disorders...
June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601961/basal-ganglia-movement-disorders-and-deep-brain-stimulation-advances-made-through-non-human-primate-research
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REVIEW
Thomas Wichmann, Hagai Bergman, Mahlon R DeLong
Studies in non-human primates (NHPs) have led to major advances in our understanding of the function of the basal ganglia and of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of hypokinetic movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and hyperkinetic disorders such as chorea and dystonia. Since the brains of NHPs are anatomically very close to those of humans, disease states and the effects of medical and surgical approaches, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), can be more faithfully modeled in NHPs than in other species...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591392/andrew-lees-a-visionary-mentored-by-a-madman
#3
Francisco Cardoso
Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital Queen Square (London, UK), has been recognized as the world's most highly-cited researcher over the 200-year history of Parkinson's Disease. Although he remains actively involved in the investigation of movement disorders, Prof. Lees embarked on a literary career that started in 2011 with the publication of a social history of his native Liverpool. His last work is Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment, which is reviewed here.
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574926/hyposmia-symptoms-of-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder-and-parkinsonian-motor-signs-suggest-prodromal-neurodegeneration-in-22q11-deletion-syndrome
#4
Ellen Buckley, Azeem Siddique, Alisdair McNeill
The 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is one of the most common genomic disorders in humans. There is an increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in individuals with 22q11DS. The characteristic motor features of PD begin when more than 50% of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra have degenerated. Before this, there is a prodromal period, of up to 20 years, in which nonmotor features such as hyposmia, autonomic dysfunction, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and subtle motor dysfunction can occur...
June 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564666/a-comprehensive-approach-to-deep-brain-stimulation-for-movement-disorders
#5
Umer Akbar, Wael F Asaad
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established form of neuromodulation, used primarily for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Essential Tremor (ET). The selection of patients who will benefit most from DBS depends on a team of clinicians from various disciplines, including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation specialists. The actual surgical procedure can take many forms. We apply a combination of multidisciplinary, team-based evaluations and intra-operative neurophysiology, test stimulation and imaging to optimize DBS therapy for individual patients...
June 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556412/patient-reported-outcomes-in-huntington-s-disease-quality-of-life-in-neurological-disorders-neuro-qol-and-huntington-s-disease-health-related-quality-of-life-hdqlife-physical-function-measures
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Noelle E Carlozzi, Rebecca E Ready, Samuel Frank, David Cella, Elizabeth A Hahn, Siera M Goodnight, Stephen G Schilling, Nicholas R Boileau, Praveen Dayalu
BACKGROUND: There is a need for patient-reported outcome measures that capture the impact that motor impairments have on health-related quality of life in individuals with Huntington's disease. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to establish the reliability and validity of new physical functioning patient-reported outcome measures in Huntington's disease. METHODS: A total of 510 individuals with Huntington's disease completed 2 Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Lower Extremity Function and Upper Extremity Function) and 3 Huntington's Disease Health-Related Quality of Life (Chorea, Speech Difficulties, and Swallowing Difficulties) measures...
May 27, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497877/electrical-stimulation-of-the-dorsal-columns-of-the-spinal-cord-for-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Amol P Yadav, Miguel A L Nicolelis
Spinal cord stimulation has been used for the treatment of chronic pain for decades. In 2009, our laboratory proposed, based on studies in rodents, that electrical stimulation of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord could become an effective treatment for motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Since our initial report in rodents and a more recent study in primates, several clinical studies have now described beneficial effects of dorsal column stimulation in parkinsonian patients. In primates, we have shown that dorsal column stimulation activates multiple structures along the somatosensory pathway and desynchronizes the pathological cortico-striatal oscillations responsible for the manifestation of PD symptoms...
May 12, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467342/incidence-of-vascular-brain-damage-in-a-population-with-parkinson-disease-a-clinical-statistic-study-in-comparison-with-a-control-group-of-patients-afferent-to-neurological-movement-disorder-outpatients-clinic
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467028/clinical-diagnosis-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-the-movement-disorder-society-criteria
#9
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...
May 3, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394031/degeneration-of-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-circuitry-underlies-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
#10
REVIEW
Dillon McKenna, John Peever
During healthy rapid eye movement sleep, skeletal muscles are actively forced into a state of motor paralysis. However, in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder-a relatively common neurological disorder-this natural process is lost. A lack of motor paralysis (atonia) in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder allows individuals to actively move, which at times can be excessive and violent. At first glance this may sound harmless, but it is not because rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder patients frequently injure themselves or the person they sleep with...
May 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
#11
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/28375912/disorders-of-taste-and-smell
#12
Ronald DeVere
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to educate clinical neurologists on the importance of taste and smell disorders in clinical neurology. These disorders commonly occur in head trauma, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as idiopathic Parkinson disease and dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer disease, just to name a few. This article covers the basic anatomy of smell and taste, notes the important points of taking a proper history, and discusses smell and taste testing, which are inexpensive, minimally time-consuming procedures...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348917/the-level-of-knowledge-of-parkinson-s-disease-among-nonprofessional-caregivers-in-a-movement-disorders-center-in-turkey
#13
Murat Gultekin, Ayse Caglar Sarılar, Ayten Ekinci, Gozde Erturk, Meral Mirza
Introduction. Only a few studies have been conducted to determine the level of knowledge among caregivers about Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of the current study was to determine the knowledge of PD among caregivers at a movement disorder clinic in Turkey. Methods. We conducted a questionnaire based interview with the subjects in a tertiary care neurology facility in Turkey. The questions were divided into two parts covering the symptomatology and treatment of PD. A questionnaire consisting of 10 questions was applied to the subjects who had to mark the correct option in a stipulated time...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314940/diagnostic-accuracy-of-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-screening-questionnaire-a-meta-analysis
#14
Kai Li, Shu-Hua Li, Wen Su, Hai-Bo Chen
A screening tool can greatly facilitate the identification of individuals with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD). Currently, the REM sleep behaviour disorder screening questionnaire (RBDSQ) is widely used, but its diagnostic accuracy has varied across previous studies. The aim of the present study was to systematically assess the diagnostic performance of the RBDSQ. We comprehensively searched for studies that evaluated the diagnostic performance of the RBDSQ. A bivariate mixed-effects model was used to summarize the diagnostic accuracy of the RBDSQ...
June 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276873/the-hidden-niemann-pick-type-c-patient-clinical-niches-for-a-rare-inherited-metabolic-disease
#15
REVIEW
Christian J Hendriksz, Mathieu Anheim, Peter Bauer, Olivier Bonnot, Anupam Chakrapani, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Tom J de Koning, Anna Degtyareva, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Sarah Doss, Thomas Duning, Paola Giunti, Rosa Iodice, Tracy Johnston, Dierdre Kelly, Hans-Hermann Klünemann, Stefan Lorenzl, Alessandro Padovani, Miguel Pocovi, Matthis Synofzik, Alta Terblanche, Florian Then Bergh, Meral Topçu, Christine Tranchant, Mark Walterfang, Christian Velten, Stefan A Kolb
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease of impaired intracellular lipid trafficking. Clinical symptoms are highly heterogeneous, including neurological, visceral, or psychiatric manifestations. The incidence of NP-C is under-estimated due to under-recognition or misdiagnosis across a wide range of medical fields. New screening and diagnostic methods provide an opportunity to improve detection of unrecognized cases in clinical sub-populations associated with a higher risk of NP-C...
May 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273176/pulsatile-desynchronizing-delayed-feedback-for-closed-loop-deep-brain-stimulation
#16
Oleksandr V Popovych, Borys Lysyansky, Michael Rosenblum, Arkady Pikovsky, Peter A Tass
High-frequency (HF) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the gold standard for the treatment of medically refractory movement disorders like Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, with a significant potential for application to other neurological diseases. The standard setup of HF DBS utilizes an open-loop stimulation protocol, where a permanent HF electrical pulse train is administered to the brain target areas irrespectively of the ongoing neuronal dynamics. Recent experimental and clinical studies demonstrate that a closed-loop, adaptive DBS might be superior to the open-loop setup...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231027/insomnia-sleep-quality-and-quality-of-life-in-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Shirin Shafazand, Douglas M Wallace, Kristopher L Arheart, Silvia Vargas, Corneliu C Luca, Henry Moore, Heather Katzen, Bonnie Levin, Carlos Singer
RATIONALE: Sleep disorders are prevalent in Parkinson's disease but underreported in clinical settings. The contribution of sleep disorders to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with this degenerative neurological disease are not well known. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of insomnia symptoms, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and poor sleep quality on HRQOL in a cohort of patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. METHODS: We enrolled a convenience sample of 66 adults seen in the University of Miami Movement Disorders Clinic between July 2011 and June 2013...
March 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228718/current-concepts-on-the-physiopathological-relevance-of-dopaminergic-receptors
#18
REVIEW
Ada Ledonne, Nicola B Mercuri
Dopamine (DA) is a key neurotransmitter modulating essential functions of the central nervous system (CNS), like voluntary movement, reward, several cognitive functions and goal-oriented behaviors. The factual relevance of DAergic transmission can be well appreciated by considering that its dysfunction is recognized as a core alteration in several devastating neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD) and associated movement disorders, as well as, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187888/a-survey-of-nature-inspired-algorithms-for-feature-selection-to-identify-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Prashant Shrivastava, Anupam Shukla, Praneeth Vepakomma, Neera Bhansali, Kshitij Verma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Parkinson's disease is a chronic neurological disorder that directly affects human gait. It leads to slowness of movement, causes muscle rigidity and tremors. Analyzing human gait serves to be useful in studies aiming at early recognition of the disease. In this paper we perform a comparative analysis of various nature inspired algorithms to select optimal features/variables required for aiding in the classification of affected patients from the rest. METHODS: For the experiments, we use a real life dataset of 166 people containing both healthy controls and affected people...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186669/restless-legs-syndrome-and-periodic-leg-movements-in-patients-with-movement-disorders-specific-considerations
#20
REVIEW
Birgit Högl, Ambra Stefani
Restless legs syndrome is a frequent neurological disorder with potentially serious and highly distressing treatment complications. The role and potential implications of periodic leg movements during sleep range from being a genetic risk marker for restless legs syndrome to being a cardiovascular risk factor. The diagnosis of restless legs syndrome in patients with daytime movement disorders is challenging and restless legs syndrome needs to be differentiated from other sleep-related movement disorders. This article provides an update on the diagnosis of restless legs syndrome as an independent disorder and the role of periodic leg movements and reviews the association of restless legs syndrome with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
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