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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911315/decreased-expression-of-hsa-mir-4274-in%C3%A2-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-mimics-with-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Ivana Jurjević, Masakazu Miyajima, Ikuko Ogino, Chihiro Akiba, Madoka Nakajima, Akihide Kondo, Mika Kikkawa, Mitsuyasu Kanai, Nobutaka Hattori, Hajime Arai
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with the classical idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) triad often show additional parkinsonian spectrum signs. Accurate differential diagnosis strongly influences the long-term outcome of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to find potential CSF microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers for NPH mimics with parkinsonian syndromes that can reliably distinguish them from iNPH patients. METHODS: Two cohorts of 81 patients (cohort 1, n = 55; cohort 2, n = 26) with possible iNPH who were treated in two centers between January 2011 and May 2014 were studied...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900791/robust-graft-survival-and-normalized-dopaminergic-innervation-does-not-obligate-recovery-in-a-pd-patient
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Jeffrey H Kordower, Christopher G Goetz, Yaping Chu, Glenda M Halliday, Daniel A Nicholson, Timothy Musial, David J Marmion, A Jon Stoessl, Vesna Sossi, Thomas B Freeman, C Warren Olanow
OBJECTIVE: The main goal of dopamine cell replacement therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD) is to provide clinical benefit mediated by graft survival with nigrostriatal reinnervation. We report a dichotomy between graft structure and clinical function in a patient dying sixteen years following fetal nigral grafting. METHODS: A 55-year-old levodopa-responsive woman with PD received bilateral putamenal fetal mesencephalic grafts as part of an NIH-sponsored double-blind sham-controlled trial...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900498/central-hemodynamics-and-arterial-stiffness-in-idiopathic-and-multiple-system-atrophy
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Klaas Franzen, Sabine Fliegen, Jelena Koester, Rafael Campos Martin, Günther Deuschl, Michael Reppel, Kai Mortensen, Susanne A Schneider
Blood pressure is commonly abnormal in parkinsonian disorders, but central hemodynamics and arterial stiffness, well-established predictors of total cardiovascular risk, have rarely been studied in these disorders. 32 patients [27 with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD); 5 with multiple system atrophy (MSA)] and 15 controls matched for cardiac risk factors underwent 24 h-ambulatory blood pressure recordings using an I.E.M. device (Mobil-O-Graph™), measuring peripheral pressure and calculating central pressures and arterial stiffness...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899296/targeting-the-norepinephrinergic-system-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-related-disorders-the-locus-coeruleus-story
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Yannick Vermeiren, Peter P De Deyn
Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) are related, progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative disorders with hallmark features that include a variety of motor and non-motor symptoms (behavioral, autonomic and cognitive dysfunction). For almost half a century, the motor aspects have been attributed to Lewy pathology (LP) predominantly in the substantia nigra (SN), causing a major loss of dopaminergic neurons. However, the relative success of dopaminergic replacement therapies for alleviation of solely the parkinsonian features has prompted researchers to further explore other monoaminergic strategies which may tackle all PD-related aspects...
November 26, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894006/distinct-patterns-of-imprecise-consonant-articulation-among-parkinson-s-disease-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-and-multiple-system-atrophy
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Tereza Tykalova, Jan Rusz, Jiri Klempir, Roman Cmejla, Evzen Ruzicka
Distinct speech characteristics that may aid in differentiation between Parkinson's disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and multiple system atrophy (MSA) remain tremendously under-explored. Here, the patterns and degree of consonant articulation deficits across voiced and voiceless stop plosives in 16 PD, 16 PSP, 16 MSA and 16 healthy control speakers were evaluated using acoustic and perceptual methods. Imprecise consonant articulation was observed across all Parkinsonian groups. Voice onset time of voiceless plosives was more prolonged in both PSP and MSA compared to PD, presumably due to greater severity of dysarthria and slower articulation rate...
November 25, 2016: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893840/impact-of-prolonged-temporal-discrimination-threshold-on-finger-movements-of-parkinson-s-disease
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M J Lee, J S Son, J H Lee, S J Kim, C H Lyoo, M S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Sensory information is essential for the precise control of movement. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have higher-order sensory dysfunctions including prolonged temporal discrimination threshold (TDT). However, the impact of prolonged TDT on parkinsonian motor deficits is uncertain. METHODS: This study includes 33 PD patients and 24 healthy controls. TDT values were measured in the index finger. Using coin rotation task (CRT), dexterous finger movement was assessed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891090/disrupted-nodal-and-hub-organization-account-for-brain-network-abnormalities-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Yuko Koshimori, Sang-Soo Cho, Marion Criaud, Leigh Christopher, Mark Jacobs, Christine Ghadery, Sarah Coakeley, Madeleine Harris, Romina Mizrahi, Clement Hamani, Anthony E Lang, Sylvain Houle, Antonio P Strafella
The recent application of graph theory to brain networks promises to shed light on complex diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed to investigate functional changes in sensorimotor and cognitive networks in Parkinsonian patients, with a focus on inter- and intra-connectivity organization in the disease-associated nodal and hub regions using the graph theoretical analyses. Resting-state functional MRI data of a total of 65 participants, including 23 healthy controls (HCs) and 42 patients, were investigated in 120 nodes for local efficiency, betweenness centrality, and degree...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890451/sniffing-the-diagnosis-olfactory-testing-in-neurodegenerative-parkinsonism
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F Krismer, B Pinter, C Mueller, P Mahlknecht, M Nocker, E Reiter, A Djamshidian-Tehrani, S M Boesch, G K Wenning, C Scherfler, W Poewe, K Seppi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic utility of olfactory testing in patients with neurodegenerative parkinsonism. METHODS: The Sniffin' Sticks test battery for assessment of odor identification, discrimination, and threshold was applied to patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) as well as healthy controls (HC). Two different cohorts were analyzed: A PD/healthy control that included PD patients and HC as well as a PD/diseased control cohort for which patients PD, MSA and PSP were recruited...
November 21, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888696/underwater-gait-analysis-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Daniele Volpe, Davide Pavan, Meg Morris, Annamaria Guiotto, Robert Iansek, Sofia Fortuna, Giuseppe Frazzitta, Zimi Sawacha
Although hydrotherapy is one of the physical therapies adopted to optimize gait rehabilitation in people with Parkinson disease, the quantitative measurement of gait-related outcomes has not been provided yet. This work aims to document the gait improvements in a group of parkinsonians after a hydrotherapy program through 2D and 3D underwater and on land gait analysis. Thirty-four parkinsonians and twenty-two controls were enrolled, divided into two different cohorts. In the first one, 2 groups of patients underwent underwater or land based walking training; controls underwent underwater walking training...
November 10, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880915/blunted-mglur-activation-disinhibits-striatopallidal-transmission-in-parkinsonian-mice
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Qiaoling Cui, Jason E Pitt, Arin Pamukcu, Jean-Francois Poulin, Omar S Mabrouk, Michael P Fiske, Isabel B Fan, Elizabeth C Augustine, Katherine A Young, Robert T Kennedy, Rajeshwar Awatramani, C Savio Chan
The prevailing circuit model predicts that hyperactivity of the striatopallidal pathway and subsequently increased inhibition of external globus pallidus (GPe) neurons lead to the hypokinetic symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). It is believed that hyperactivity of the striatopallidal pathway is due to inactivity of dopamine receptors on the somatodendritic membrane of striatopallidal neurons, but the exact cellular underpinnings remain unclear. In this study, we show that mouse GPe astrocytes critically control ambient glutamate level, which in turn gates striatopallidal transmission via the activation of presynaptic metabotropic glutamate receptors...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869754/a-comparative-pharmacokinetics-study-of-the-anti-parkinsonian-drug-pramipexole
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Ratih S I Putri, Effi Setiawati, Syifa A Aziswan, Fenny Ong, Raymond R Tjandrawinata, Liana W Susanto
The present study aimed to compare pharmacokinetic parameters of two pramipexole 0.25 mg formulations in order to show bioequivalence. The study was conducted in a randomized, open-label, two-period, two-sequence, and crossover design, involving 23 healthy volunteers. One of the 0.25 mg formulations of pramipexole evaluated in the study was manufactured by PT Dexa Medica, Palembang, Indonesia, the other, used as the reference, by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. All eligible subjects were required to fast before each drug administration period, which was separated by a one-week washout period...
November 18, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861346/unusual-phenotype-of-pathologically-confirmed-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-with-autonomic-dysfunction-and-cerebellar-ataxia-case-report
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Katerina Mensikova, Lucie Tuckova, Jiri Ehrmann, Petr Kanovsky
BACKGROUND: Based on the results of recent multicenter clinical-pathological studies, it seems that the clinical heterogeneity of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is much broader than previously thought. We will report 2 cases of patients with unusual manifestation of pathologically confirmed PSP. METHODS: Two female patients were diagnosed with the parkinsonian phenotype of multiple system atrophy (MSAP) according to current clinical diagnostic criteria at the ages of 55 and 60 years, respectively...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859565/anhidrosis-in-multiple-system-atrophy-involves-pre-and-postganglionic-sudomotor-dysfunction
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Elizabeth A Coon, Robert D Fealey, David M Sletten, Jay N Mandrekar, Eduardo E Benarroch, Paola Sandroni, Phillip A Low, Wolfgang Singer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to characterize the degree, pattern, lesion site, and temporal evolution of sudomotor dysfunction in multiple system atrophy (MSA) and to evaluate differences by parkinsonian (MSA-parkinsonism) and cerebellar (MSA-cerebellar) subtypes. METHODS: All cases of MSA evaluated at Mayo Clinic Rochester between 2005 and 2010 with postganglionic sudomotor testing and thermoregulatory sweat test were reviewed. Pattern and lesion site (preganglionic, postganglionic, or mixed) were determined based on thermoregulatory sweat test and postganglionic sudomotor testing...
November 10, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856628/analysis-of-extrastriatal-123i-fp-cit-binding-contributes-to-the-differential-diagnosis-of-parkinsonian-diseases
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Merijn Joling, Chris Vriend, Odile A Van den Heuvel, Pieter G H M Raijmakers, Paul A Jones, Henk W Berendse, Jan Booij
: (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT can visualise and quantify striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) binding in vivo. In addition, (123)I-FP-CIT has modest affinity for the serotonin transporter (SERT), predominantly represented in extrastriatal binding. Based on previous imaging studies that have suggested more pronounced degeneration of other monoaminergic systems in multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) than in Parkinson's disease (PD), we hypothesised that, in addition to striatal DAT binding, there would be differences in extrastriatal (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT binding to SERT between MSA, PSP and PD...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853909/not-all-drug-induced-parkinsonism-are-the-same-the-effect-of-drug-class-on-motor-phenotype
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Renato P Munhoz, Delcio Bertucci Filho, Hélio A G Teive
Drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) is classically described as acute/subacute, bilateral symmetric syndrome in which tremor is infrequent compared to Parkinson's disease. Most DIP cases are caused by classic (CN) and second-generation neuroleptics (SN), and calcium channel blockers (CCB). We evaluated potentially distinctive demographic and clinical features in DIP among different drug classes. This was a prospective study of reversible DIP related to single selected drugs on each class. Baseline assessment included demographic, clinical data, and scales for staging, severity of motor signs of parkinsonism, tremor, and other involuntary movements...
November 16, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853890/neuroprotective-potential-of-curcumin-in-combination-with-piperine-against-6-hydroxy-dopamine-induced-motor-deficit-and-neurochemical-alterations-in-rats
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Shamsher Singh, Puneet Kumar
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 6-hydroxy dopamine (6-OHDA) is a neurotoxin which on intranigral administration produces severe nigrostriatal damage with motor and cognitive deficit in animals. Curcumin (CMN) in combination with bioenhancer piperine (PP) in 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinsonian rats was used to investigate the antioxidant, neuromodulatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemi-Parkinson's rat model was developed with intranigral infusion of 6-OHDA (8 μg/2 μl, once, unilaterally), treatment with CMN (25 and 50 mg/kg) and combination of PP (2...
November 16, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852372/-evaluating-the-electrophysiological-features-of-tremor-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-essential-tremor-using-accelerometry
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C Y Xu, H M Yin, B R Zhang
Objective: To investigate the electrophysiological features of tremor intensity, frequency and frequency dispersion of Parkinsonian (PT group) and essential (ET group) tremors using accelerometry. Methods: The amplitude, frequency and frequency dispersion of rest tremor, postural tremor and the influence of weight on tremor of 35 PT patients and 40 ET patients in Department of Neurology, the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine from May 2015 to April 2016 were retrospectively analyzed and compared...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844341/does-the-type-of-multisystem-atrophy-parkinsonism-or-cerebellar-ataxia-impact-on-the-nature-of-sleep-disorders
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REVIEW
Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Sara Marelli, Romina Combi
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by a combination of autonomic failure, parkinsonism, and/or cerebellar ataxia. The cause of MSA is unknown, but neuropathologically the disease is characterized by widespread α-synuclein-positive glial cytoplasmic inclusions and striatonigral and/or olivopontocerebellar neurodegeneration. Two motor phenotypes have been clinically identified: parkinsonian (MSA-P) and cerebellar (MSA-C). In order to elucidate if in addition to the motor abnormalities there are other significant differences between these two phenotypes, we performed a review of the studies on sleep disorders in the two MSA subtypes...
December 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843694/grey-matter-abnormalities-in-methcathinone-abusers-with-a-parkinsonian-syndrome
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Julius Juurmaa, Ricarda A L Menke, Pierre Vila, Andreas Müürsepp, Tiiu Tomberg, Pilvi Ilves, Mait Nigul, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Michael Donaghy, Charlotte J Stagg, Ainārs Stepens, Pille Taba
BACKGROUND: A permanent Parkinsonian syndrome occurs in intravenous abusers of the designer psychostimulant methcathinone (ephedrone). It is attributed to deposition of contaminant manganese, as reflected by characteristic globus pallidus hyperintensity on T1-weighted MRI. METHODS: We have investigated brain structure and function in methcathinone abusers (n = 12) compared to matched control subjects (n = 12) using T1-weighted structural and resting-state functional MRI...
November 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842519/administration-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-associated-with-deep-brain-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-post-traumatic-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-study
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Miles G Cunningham, Golnaz Yadollahikhales, Gordana Vitaliano, Craig van Horne
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be effective for parkinsonian symptoms poorly responsive to medications. DBS is typically well-tolerated, as are the maintenance battery changes. Here we describe an adverse event during a battery replacement procedure that caused rapid onset of severe depression. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 58-year-old woman who was in a serious motor vehicle accident and sustained a concussion with loss of consciousness...
November 15, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
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