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Neepa Patel, Hannah Combs, Michele York, Cecile Phan, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a syndrome of affective disturbance associated with inappropriate laughter and crying, independent of mood. PBA is common in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and increasingly recognized in Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonism (aP). Correlates of PBA have not been systematically studied. The purpose of this study was to determine whether cognitive and psychiatric comorbidities correlated with patient-reported symptoms of PBA by using the Center for Neurological Study-Lability Scale among patients with ALS, PD, and aP...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Nora Vera, Nupur U Patel, Lucia Seminario-Vidal
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder with an unclear pathogenesis. It has been associated with multiple comorbidities, including cardiovascular diseases, malignancies, depression, migraines, dementia, Parkinson disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. The extent, clinical significance, and implications of these associations remain a topic of discussion. Further evaluation of these comorbidities may offer valuable insight for future screening practices and treatment recommendations...
April 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
Fu-Yu Lin, Yi-Chien Yang, Cheng-Li Lin, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by typical motor impairment. However, lower urinary tract symptoms, including urinary urgency or frequency, which are non-motor phenomena, occur frequently among patients with IPD. In this study, we assess the risk of overactive bladder (OAB) in patients with IPD. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan was used to identify patients with IPD (IPD cohort) and four-fold controls (non-IPD cohort) from 2000 to 2010...
2018: PloS One
Sandeep Grover, Aditya Somani, Neeru Sahni, Sahil Mehta, Swati Choudhary, Rahul Kumar Chakravarty, Anju Moni Rabha
Depression is a common comorbidity in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD). Available evidence suggests that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for depression and also improves symptoms of PD. However, literature on usefulness of ECT in parkinsonian symptoms is limited. A review of records of all patients receiving ECT from 2010 to April 2017 in the authors' clinic yielded six cases (0.63% of all patients who received ECT at the authors' center over last 7 years) of depression with PD who were treated with ECT...
February 1, 2018: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
Wei Song, Vimal Kothari, Ana M Velly, Marisa Cressatti, Adrienne Liberman, Mervyn Gornitsky, Hyman M Schipper
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS: To date, there are no chemical analytes, including biochemical indices of oxidative stress, metabolites of α-synuclein protein, and differential protein expression patterns on proteomic profiling, for use in clinics as a diagnostic biomarker of idiopathic PD. OBJECTIVES: Heme oxygenase-1 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. The objective of this study is to ascertain whether salivary heme oxygenase-1 may serve as a biomarker for early idiopathic PD...
February 28, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Vikas Kotagal, Roger L Albin, Martijn L T M Müller, Nicolaas I Bohnen
BACKGROUND: Medical comorbidities, including cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes, influence disease progression in Parkinson disease (PD) and may be variably present in different clinical populations. OBJECTIVE/METHODS: We conducted a retrospective nested case-control study of 29 Veterans with PD and 29 non-Veteran PD controls. The groups were matched for age, gender, and disease duration. Both groups underwent clinical and imaging testing as part of their participation in a larger cross-sectional PD observational study at our research center...
2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Alejandra Camacho-Soto, Anat Gross, Susan Searles Nielsen, Neelendu Dey, Brad A Racette
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction precedes the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) by several years. PD patients have abnormal aggregation of intestinal α-synuclein, the accumulation of which may be promoted by inflammation. The relationship between intestinal α-synuclein aggregates and central nervous system neuropathology is unknown. Recently, we observed a possible inverse association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and PD as part of a predictive model of PD...
February 9, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen
Importance: The association between pemphigus and neurologic diseases was not evaluated systematically in the past. In a recent uncontrolled cross-sectional study, Parkinson disease was found to be significantly associated with pemphigus; in the same study, epilepsy had a nonsignificant association with pemphigus. Several case reports have suggested that pemphigus coexists with multiple sclerosis and dementia. Objective: To estimate the association between pemphigus and 4 neurologic conditions (dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis), using one of the largest cohorts of patients with pemphigus...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Neha Singh, Sheekha Vijayanti, Lekha Saha
Epilepsy is a complex, chronic neurological disorder characterized by increased and abnormal synchronization of neuronal electrical activity, which is manifested as seizures. It is associated with many comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder etc. which consequently causes higher mortality rate. The understanding of its cellular and molecular mechanism is partial, because of which it remains an ongoing health problem, despite the increasing availability of newer antiepileptic drugs...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
Farzaneh Ghazi Sherbaf, Farzaneh Rahmani, Sommayeh Mohammadi Jooyandeh, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
Search for Parkinson's disease (PD) progression biomarkers has led to the identification of both motor and non-motor symptoms relevant of prodromal PD that could be eye-opening to the spreading underlying Lewy body pathogenesis. One most robust predictor of PD is the REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and one most common early non-motor symptom of PD is depression. With RBD, frequently coexisting with clinical depression and both predicting dopamine transmission dysfunction, we aimed to survey structural associates of depressive symptoms in early PD patients with comorbid RBD...
February 13, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Fu-Chi Yang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Sy-Jou Chen, Yueh-Feng Sung, Chia-Hung Kao, Tse-Yen Yang
Purpose: Previous studies have suggested associations between primary headache and neurodegenerative diseases; however, the relationship between tension-type headache (TTH), which is the most common type of primary headache, and Parkinson's disease (PD) remains controversial. Hence, in this nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study, we explored the temporal association between TTH and PD. Methods: Using claims data in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we evaluated 12,309 subjects aged ≥20 years who were newly diagnosed with TTH from 2000 to 2005...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Kai Ma, Nian Xiong, Yan Shen, Chao Han, Ling Liu, Guoxin Zhang, Luxi Wang, Shiyi Guo, Xingfang Guo, Yun Xia, Fang Wan, Jinsha Huang, Zhicheng Lin, Tao Wang
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is currently considered a systemic neurodegenerative disease manifested with not only motor but also non-motor symptoms. In particular, weight loss and malnutrition, a set of frequently neglected non-motor symptoms, are indeed negatively associated with the life quality of PD patients. Moreover, comorbidity of weight loss and malnutrition may impact disease progression, giving rise to dyskinesia, cognitive decline and orthostatic hypotension, and even resulting in disability and mortality...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Hyeon Woo Jeon, Sook Jung Yun, Seung-Chul Lee, Young Ho Won, Jee-Bum Lee
Background: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common autoimmune-mediated blistering skin disease that is significantly associated with mortality and morbidity. However, few studies regarding the mortality and comorbidity profiles of BP have been reported in Korea. Objective: To evaluate and compare the mortality, comorbidity profiles, and risk factors between patients with BP who visited our clinic and an age-matched general population of Korea. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 103 patients diagnosed with BP between 2006 and 2013 at Chonnam National University Hospital in Gwangju, Korea...
February 2018: Annals of Dermatology
Katharina Gruntz, Marlene Bloechliger, Claudia Becker, Susan S Jick, Peter Fuhr, Christoph R Meier, Stephan Rüegg
Objective To assess the association between incident Parkinson's disease (PD) and subsequent incident epileptic seizures. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study with a nested case-control analysis using data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. We identified patients aged ≥40 years with an incident diagnosis of PD between 1995 and 2016 and a matched comparison group of PD-free individuals. We calculated crude incidence rates (IRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of epileptic seizures in PD patients and the PD-free comparison group, and corresponding crude incidence rate ratios (IRRs)...
January 25, 2018: Annals of Neurology
Alcmène Chalazonitis, Meenakshi Rao
Neurological disorders cause gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that are debilitating and markedly diminish quality of life in patients. The enteric nervous system (ENS), the intrinsic nervous system of the GI tract that is often referred to as "the second brain", shares many features with the central nervous system. The ENS plays an essential role in regulating many GI functions including motility and fluid secretion. Enteric neuronal degeneration could therefore be responsible for the GI symptoms commonly observed in neurological conditions...
January 19, 2018: Brain Research
Jean Régis, Romain Carron, Tatiana Witjas
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is the reference technique in Parkinson's disease (PD) at different stages of complications. Some patients cannot afford DBS due to anticoagulation or comorbidities or due to pecuniary reasons. Radiosurgery is a minimally invasive stereotactic technique, with no craniotomy and subsequently no risk of bleeding or infection. Its good safety efficacy profile has been established in the treatment of tremor, and the postoperative care issues are simple with a much shorter hospital stay (mean 48 h)...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
Marina Picillo, Renato P Munhoz
Pharmacological treatment is the cornerstone in the management of movement disorders. Although most available treatment options have no impact on the underlying process of each movement disorder, symptomatic therapies can significantly improve patient's quality of life and level of disability. Here, we review the current knowledge on clinical symptomatic management of Parkinson's disease (both early and advanced stages), essential tremor, dystonia, and chorea. Ideally, treatment should be carried out by specialists with reasonable experience in movement disorders, as it needs to be tailored for each patient depending on several appraisals, including but not limited to patients' needs, compliance issues, potential side effects, caregiver support, and presence of comorbidities...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
Alan J Cross, Robert Anthenelli, Xia Li
Tobacco smoking, driven by the addictive properties of nicotine, continues to be a worldwide health problem. Based on the well-established role of glutamatergic neurotransmission in drug addiction, novel medication development strategies seek to halt nicotine consumption and prevent relapse to tobacco smoking by modulating glutamate transmission. The presynaptic inhibitory metabotropic glutamate receptors 2 and 3 (mGluR2/3) are key autoreceptors on glutamatergic terminals that maintain glutamate homeostasis...
November 21, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
Ali B Goodson, Matthew A Cantrell, Robert F Shaw, Brian C Lund
BACKGROUND: Limited data from short-term clinical trials suggest efficacy advantages of solifenacin and fesoterodine over other anticholinergic agents in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To (a) determine the real-world comparative effectiveness of newer anticholinergic agents for lower urinary tract symptoms, as assessed by 1-year persistence, and (b) identify patient factors independently associated with persistence. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of U...
January 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Sandeep Grover, Swapnajeet Sahoo, Manoj Kumar Goyal
Comorbidity of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and schizophrenia is an uncommon and rare scenario, which often poses a difficult and challenging situation for management. Both the disorders have completely opposite pathophysiology and treatment of one disorder with available pharmacological agents can pose a threat to the other disorder. The situation becomes graver and risk of adverse side effects increases when an individual presents at a later age with both these disorders along with compromised physical and mental health...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
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