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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912672/maximizing-the-potential-of-longitudinal-cohorts-for-research-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-community-perspective
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Catherine J Moody, Derick Mitchell, Grace Kiser, Dag Aarsland, Daniela Berg, Carol Brayne, Alberto Costa, Mohammad A Ikram, Gail Mountain, Jonathan D Rohrer, Charlotte E Teunissen, Leonard H van den Berg, Joanna M Wardlaw
Despite a wealth of activity across the globe in the area of longitudinal population cohorts, surprisingly little information is available on the natural biomedical history of a number of age-related neurodegenerative diseases (ND), and the scope for intervention studies based on these cohorts is only just beginning to be explored. The Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) recently developed a novel funding mechanism to rapidly mobilize scientists to address these issues from a broad, international community perspective...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905043/vascular-parkinsonism-and-vascular-dementia-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-vascular-events-or-death
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Jacek Staszewski, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Bogdan Brodacki, Ewa Skrobowska, Katarzyna Macek, Adam Stępień
INTRODUCTION: The natural course of vascular parkinsonism (VaP) and dementia (VaD) due to cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is not well known. The aim of this single-center study was to evaluate the long-term risk of vascular events, death and dependency in patients with VaP or VaD and to compare it with patients without cerebrovascular disease but with high atherothrombotic risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-eight consecutive, functionally independent patients with MRI features of SVD and with recently diagnosed VaD (n = 50) and VaP (n = 28) and 55 controls (control group - CG) with high 10-year risk of total cardiovascular disease (SCORE ≥ 5%) were prospectively recruited and followed for 24 months...
2017: Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877525/development-of-a-thai-parkinson-s-disease-screening-tool-and-the-prevalence-of-parkinsonism-and-parkinson-s-disease-based-on-a-community-survey-in-bangkok
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Weerasak Muangpaisan, Pitiporn Siritipakorn, Prasert Assantachai
INTRODUCTION: Few epidemiological data of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease (PD) exist in Southeast Asia. We aimed to develop and validate a screening tool, and investigate the prevalence of parkinsonism and PD via a community survey. METHODS: A PD-screening tool comprising 11 "yes/no" items was developed in a clinical setting and validated in the community. The prevalence of PD and parkinsonism was investigated in a survey that included PD screening tools, face-to-face interviews, and physical examinations...
September 7, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855402/polycystic-kidney-disease-is-significantly-associated-with-dementia-risk
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Tung-Min Yu, Ya-Wen Chuang, Kuo-Ting Sun, Mei-Ching Yu, Shiang-Cheng Kung, Brian K Lee, Shih-Ting Huang, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
OBJECTIVE: Data on the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease (AD) and Parkinson disease (PD), in patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are lacking. METHODS: A total of 4,229 patients who were aged ≥20 years and had received a diagnosis of PKD were included in the PKD cohort. For each PKD case identified, 1 participant aged ≥20 years without a history of PKD, dementia, or PD was selected from the comparison cohort. For each patient with PKD, the corresponding controls were selected 1:1 on the basis of the nearest propensity score calculated using logistic regression...
August 30, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843020/clinicopathologic-discrepancies-in-a-population-based-incidence-study-of-parkinsonism-in-olmsted-county-1991-2010
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Pierpaolo Turcano, Michelle M Mielke, Keith A Josephs, James H Bower, Joseph E Parisi, Bradley F Boeve, Rodolfo Savica
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the discrepancies between the clinical diagnosis of parkinsonism and neuropathological findings in a population-based cohort with parkinsonian disorders. BACKGROUND: The specific clinical diagnosis of parkinsonism is challenging, and definite confirmation requires neuropathological evaluation. Currently, autopsies are seldom performed, and most brain autopsies represent atypical or diagnostically unresolved cases...
August 26, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839167/analytical-performance-of-reagent-for-assaying-tau-protein-in-human-plasma-and-feasibility-study-screening-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Shieh-Yueh Yang, Ming-Jang Chiu, Ta-Fu Chen, Chin-Hsien Lin, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Sung-Chun Tang, Yen-Fu Lee, Che-Chuan Yang, Bing-Hsien Liu, Hsin-Hsien Chen, Chau-Chung Wu
Immunomagnetic reduction (IMR), which involves the use of antibody-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles to specifically label target biomarkers, was utilized to develop an assay for total tau protein in human plasma. The analytic properties of the IMR assay on tau protein were investigated. The limit of detection was found to be 0.026 pg/ml. Other properties such as Hook effect, assay linearity, dilution recovery range, reagent stability, interference test, and spiked recovery were also characterized. The ultra-sensitive IMR assay was applied to detect the plasma tau protein levels of subjects with prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to AD, Parkinson's disease (PD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and vascular dementia (VD)...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836927/statin-usage-vascular-diagnosis-and-vascular-risk-factors-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Kelvin Kw Cheng, Diane Ma Swallow, Katherine A Grosset, Donald G Grosset
Background and aims Vascular disease is a common comorbidity in Parkinson's disease patients. Statins are potentially neuroprotective for Parkinson's disease through non-vascular mechanisms. We investigated prevailing statin use in a Parkinson's disease cohort. Methods and results Data on diagnostic indication for statins, anti-Parkinson therapy, vascular risk factors, and statin prescription, were obtained from electronic medical record review for consecutive Parkinson's disease patients. The ASsessing cardiac risk using Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network system was used to calculate future cardiovascular risk and identify those warranting statin use...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831624/vascular-parkinsonism-or-idiopathic-nph-new-insights-from-csf-pressure-analysis
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Claudia Giliberto, Giovanni Mostile, Salvatore Lo Fermo, Ester Reggio, Giorgia Sciacca, Alessandra Nicoletti, Mario Zappia
Differential diagnosis between vascular parkinsonism (VP) and idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is particularly challenging due to similar clinical and neuroradiological features. The objective of this study is to differentiate VP with radiological evidence of ventricular enlargement (REVE) from iNPH on the basis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics. CSF pressure components were investigated in patients with a clinical diagnosis of VP and REVE. Data of eight patients (seven men; age 76 ± 3...
August 22, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805574/nonmotor-symptoms-in-vascular-and-other-secondary-parkinsonism
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Oleg S Levin, Achcha Sh Chimagomedova, Natalia A Skripkina, Elena A Lyashenko, Olga V Babkina
Vascular parkinsonism (VP) is a relatively frequent variant of secondary parkinsonism caused by ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions of basal ganglia, midbrain, or their links with frontal cortex. According to different investigations, various forms of cerebrovascular disease cause 1%-15% of parkinsonism cases. Nonmotor symptoms are frequently found in VP and may negatively influence on quality of life. However, nonmotor symptoms such as hallucinations, orthostatic hypotension, REM-sleep behavior disorder, and anosmia are rarely revealed in VP, which may be noted to another diagnosis or mixed pathology...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792504/common-gene-network-signature-of-different-neurological-disorders-and-their-potential-implications-to-neuroaids
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Vidya Sagar, S Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Paola C Martinez, V S R Atluri, M Nair
The neurological complications of AIDS (neuroAIDS) during the infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are symptomized by non-specific, multifaceted neurological conditions and therefore, defining a specific diagnosis/treatment mechanism(s) for this neuro-complexity at the molecular level remains elusive. Using an in silico based integrated gene network analysis we discovered that HIV infection shares convergent gene networks with each of twelve neurological disorders selected in this study. Importantly, a common gene network was identified among HIV infection, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and age macular degeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780180/neuropathology-of-parkinson-disease
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Dennis W Dickson
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by bradykinesia, rigidity, postural instability and tremor. Several pathologic processes can produce this syndrome, but neurodegeneration accompanied by neuronal inclusions composed of α-synuclein (Lewy bodies) is considered the typical pathologic correlate of PD. METHODS: The neuropathologic features of PD are reviewed based upon personal experience and review of the literature. Molecular pathology of PD is summarized from cell biological and animal studies...
August 1, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775059/basal-ganglia-t1-hyperintensity-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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A Parvinian, V N Iyer, B S Pannu, D R Apala, C P Wood, W Brinjikji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The implications of basal ganglia T1 hyperintensity remain unclear in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. This study was performed to assess the prevalence of this imaging finding in a large cohort of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and to identify any association between this phenomenon and other disease manifestations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we identified all patients at our institution diagnosed with definite hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia from 2001 to 2017...
August 3, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765971/identification-of-key-genes-and-pathways-in-parkinson-s-disease-through-integrated-analysis
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Jingru Wang, Yining Liu, Tuanzhi Chen
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive, degene-rative neurological disease, typically characterized by tremors and muscle rigidity. The present study aimed to identify differe-ntially expressed genes (DEGs) between patients with PD and healthy patients, and clarify their association with additional biological processes that may regulate factors that lead to PD. An integrated analysis of publicly available Gene Expression Omnibus datasets of PD was performed. DEGs were identified between PD and normal blood samples...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698624/naringenin-impairs-two-pore-channel-2-activity-and-inhibits-vegf-induced-angiogenesis
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Irene Pafumi, Margherita Festa, Francesca Papacci, Laura Lagostena, Cristina Giunta, Vijay Gutla, Laura Cornara, Annarita Favia, Fioretta Palombi, Franco Gambale, Antonio Filippini, Armando Carpaneto
Our research introduces the natural flavonoid naringenin as a novel inhibitor of an emerging class of intracellular channels, Two-Pore Channel 2 (TPC2), as shown by electrophysiological evidence in a heterologous system, i.e. Arabidopsis vacuoles lacking endogenous TPCs. In view of the control exerted by TPC2 on intracellular calcium signaling, we demonstrated that naringenin dampens intracellular calcium responses of human endothelial cells stimulated with VEGF, histamine or NAADP-AM, but not with ATP or Angiopoietin-1 (negative controls)...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692821/dental-care-utilization-in-patients-with-different-types-of-dementia-a%C3%A2-longitudinal-nationwide-study-of-58-037-individuals
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Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Sara Garcia-Ptacek, Dorota Religa, Jacob Holmer, Kåre Buhlin, Maria Eriksdotter, Gunilla Sandborgh-Englund
INTRODUCTION: Dementia may be associated with discontinuation of regular dental checkups, which in turn results in poorer oral health. METHODS: We investigated the trend of change in dental care utilization and the number of teeth before and after being diagnosed with dementia. Longitudinal cognitive- and dental health-related information were merged using data on 58,037 newly diagnosed individuals from the Swedish Dementia Registry and Swedish Dental Health Register during 2007 to 2015...
July 8, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691670/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-nomi-in-parkinson-s-disease-case-report
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G Salamone, C Raspanti, L Licari, N Falco, G Rotolo, G Augello, G Melfa, G Gulotta
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a severe pathological condition characterized by signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction, intestinal necrosis resulting from acute and/or chronic inadequate blood perfusion, in the absence of an organic vascular obstruction detectable by imaging techniques. A 64 years old man case with a history of Parkinson's disease in high-functioning levodopa treatment is presented. Clinical and radiological signs of intestinal obstruction were observed. He underwent surgical operation with total colectomy and terminal ileostomy for generalized secondary peritonitis due to perforation of sigmoid colon...
March 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684187/subclinical-vascular-disease-and-the-risk-of-parkinsonism-the-rotterdam-study
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Vanja Vlasov, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Bruno H Stricker, Oscar H Franco, M Kamran Ikram, Maryam Kavousi, Daniel Bos, Caroline C W Klaver, M Arfan Ikram
BACKGROUND: Parkinsonism is a common neurodegenerative syndrome in middle-aged and elderly persons. The etiology is multifactorial with a possible vascular contribution, but this has not been comprehensively studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether selected markers of subclinical vascular pathology are associated with the risk of all-cause parkinsonism in the general population. METHODS: We assessed a range of markers of subclinical vascular pathology (ankle-brachial index, carotid plaques and intima media thickness, retinal arteriolar and venular calibers) in 6199 persons from the population-based Rotterdam Study, who were free of parkinsonism and dementia at baseline...
June 28, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681408/role-of-peripheral-vascular-resistance-as-an-indicator-of-cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Monika Zawadka-Kunikowska, Joanna Słomko, Małgorzata Tafil-Klawe, Jacek J Klawe, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska, Julia L Newton, Paweł Zalewski
The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiovascular autonomic modulation in response to an orthostatic stress in healthy subjects and Parkinson's disease (PD). The study included 47 controls and 56 PD patients divided into groups (vasoconstrictor PD, vasodilator PD, control) according to vasodilation/vasoconstriction response during 70° head up tilt test. Using Impedance cardiography (ICG) and electrocardiography (ECG) we measured stroke volume, cardiac output, left ventricular work index, left ventricular ejection time, acceleration index, index of contractility, Heather index, thoracic fluid content, total peripheral resistance, total arterial compliance...
July 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671116/motor-phenotype-in-neurodegenerative-disorders-gait-and-balance-platform-study-design-protocol-for-the-ontario-neurodegenerative-research-initiative-ondri
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Manuel Montero-Odasso, Frederico Pieruccini-Faria, Robert Bartha, Sandra E Black, Elizabeth Finger, Morris Freedman, Barry Greenberg, David A Grimes, Robert A Hegele, Christopher Hudson, Peter W Kleinstiver, Anthony E Lang, Mario Masellis, Paula M McLaughlin, Douglas P Munoz, Stephen Strother, Richard H Swartz, Sean Symons, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, Lorne Zinman, Michael J Strong, William McIlroy
BACKGROUND: The association of cognitive and motor impairments in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases is thought to be related to damage in the common brain networks shared by cognitive and cortical motor control processes. These common brain networks play a pivotal role in selecting movements and postural synergies that meet an individual's needs. Pathology in this "highest level" of motor control produces abnormalities of gait and posture referred to as highest-level gait disorders...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669119/mri-volumetric-morphometry-in-vascular-parkinsonism
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Vincent Dunet, Jeremy Deverdun, Celine Charroud, Emmanuelle Le Bars, Francois Molino, Sophie Menjot de Champfleur, Florence Maury, Mahmoud Charif, Xavier Ayrignac, Pierre Labauge, Giovanni Castelnovo, Frederic Pinna, Alain Bonafe, Christian Geny, Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur
Vascular parkinsonism is a difficult clinical differential diagnosis in elderly subjects. We aimed at identifying morphometric markers in the brain of elderly patients with vascular parkinsonism (VP) compared with age-matched patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy controls. In this multicenter prospective study, 46 patients (80 ± 5 years old; male 32) with parkinsonism (32 PD and 14 VP) and 29 controls (mean age 78 ± 3 years; male 21) underwent brain MRI on a 3-T scanner including T1 MPRAGE and FLAIR sequences...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
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