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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741230/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-lewy-body-dementias
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Latha Velayudhan, Dominic Ffytche, Clive Ballard, Dag Aarsland
This article reviews current treatment strategies and recent advances for the Lewy body dementias (LBDs). Current available symptom treatment strategies are based on monoaminergic, cholinergic and glutaminergic neurotransmitter systems. Relatively robust evidence exists for cholinesterase inhibitors for cognitive impairment in LBD and in Parkinson's disease for antidepressants, clozapine and recently pimavanserin for psychosis. interpidine (RVT 101) and nelotanserin are currently under investigation. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as cognitive stimulation, physical exercises and neuromodulation strategies, may be useful in Parkinson's disease but have not yet been tested in dementias...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735797/characteristics-correlates-and-assessment-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
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Matthew J Barrett, Mark E Smolkin, Joseph L Flanigan, Binit B Shah, Madaline B Harrison, Scott A Sperling
INTRODUCTION: Considering that psychosis in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with worse outcomes, including dementia, we aimed to study the characteristics, correlates, and assessment of PD psychosis in those without dementia. METHODS: 101 PD subjects without dementia (Montreal Cognitive Assessment ≥21/30) were recruited to participate in a study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD. This study included a baseline standard neurological exam and common PD symptom assessments...
July 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732807/pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-asarone-a-review-of-preclinical-evidence
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Ranjithkumar Chellian, Vijayapandi Pandy, Zahurin Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Asarone is one of the most researched phytochemicals and is mainly present in the Acorus species and Guatteria gaumeri Greenman. In preclinical studies, both α- and β-asarone have been reported to have numerous pharmacological activities and at the same time, many studies have also revealed the toxicity of α- and β-asarone. PURPOSE: The purpose of this comprehensive review is to compile and analyze the information related to the pharmacokinetic, pharmacological, and toxicological studies reported on α- and β-asarone using preclinical in vitro and in vivo models...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716235/psychosis-in-parkinson-s-disease-from-the-soft-signs-to-the-hard-science
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REVIEW
Abhishek Lenka, Priyantha Herath, Rita Christopher, Pramod Kumar Pal
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may develop a wide spectrum of non-motor symptoms during the course of illness. Psychosis is one such commonly observed non-motor symptoms of PD. Although several studies based on neuroimaging, genetics, retinal imaging, and neuropsychological evaluations have explored the pathogenesis of psychosis in PD; exact neural correlates are yet to be understood. Identification of factors related to psychosis in PD is important, as psychosis has been reported to be associated with higher rates of mortality, caregiver distress, and nursing home placements...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715903/parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis-a-perspective-on-the-challenges-treatments-and-economic-burden
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Doral Fredericks, James C Norton, Carolyn Atchison, Robert Schoenhaus, Michael W Pill
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with a decrease in the neurotransmitter dopamine and characterized by the cardinal motor hallmarks of resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia/akinesia, and postural instability. Lesser-known features of PD revolve around nonmotor concerns including psychosis, dementia, sleep disturbances, autonomic dysfunction, and sensory abnormalities. Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP) contributes significantly to morbidity, mortality, nursing home placement, and quality of life (QOL)...
April 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689190/intermediate-c9orf72-alleles-in-neurological-disorders-does-size-really-matter
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Adeline S L Ng, Eng-King Tan
C9orf72 repeat expansions is a major cause of familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) worldwide. Sizes of <20 hexanucleotide repeats are observed in controls, while up to thousands associate with disease. Intermediate C9orf72 repeat lengths, however, remain uncertain. We systematically reviewed the role of intermediate C9orf72 alleles in C9orf72-related neurological disorders. We identified 49 studies with adequate available data on normal or intermediate C9orf72 repeat length, involving subjects with FTD, ALS, Parkinson's disease (PD), atypical parkinsonism, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other aetiologies...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676136/update-on-the-management-of-parkinson-s-disease-focus-on-psychosis
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Nicole J Brandt, Jack J Chen, Matthew Menza
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September 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666710/homozygous-alpha-synuclein-p-a53v-in-familial-parkinson-s-disease
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Hiroyo Yoshino, Makito Hirano, A Jon Stoessl, Yoko Imamichi, Aya Ikeda, Yuanzhe Li, Manabu Funayama, Ikuko Yamada, Yusaku Nakamura, Vesna Sossi, Matthew J Farrer, Kenya Nishioka, Nobutaka Hattori
We have assessed the frequency of alpha-synuclein (SNCA) mutations in Japanese patients with familial or sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD) and surveyed their associated clinical manifestations. We screened SNCA exon 3 in 988 patients without SNCA multiplications (430 with autosomal dominant PD and 558 with sporadic PD). We detected 1 patient harboring a homozygous SNCA p.A53V substitution albeit with an autosomal dominant pattern of disease inheritance (frequency 2/860 = 0.2%). The proband manifested slow and progressive parkinsonism at 55 years...
June 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663785/case-report-novel-mutations-in-tbc1d24-are-associated-with-autosomal-dominant-tonic-clonic-and-myoclonic-epilepsy-and-recessive-parkinsonism-psychosis-and-intellectual-disability
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Erika Banuelos, Keri Ramsey, Newell Belnap, Malavika Krishnan, Chris Balak, Szabolcs Szelinger, Ashley L Siniard, Megan Russell, Ryan Richholt, Matt De Both, Ignazio Piras, Marcus Naymik, Ana M Claasen, Sampathkumar Rangasamy, Matthew J Huentelman, David W Craig, Philippe M Campeau, Vinodh Narayanan, Isabelle Schrauwen
Mutations disrupting presynaptic protein TBC1D24 are associated with a variable neurological phenotype, including DOORS syndrome, myoclonic epilepsy, early-infantile epileptic encephalopathy, and non-syndromic hearing loss. In this report, we describe a family segregating autosomal dominant epilepsy, and a 37-year-old Caucasian female with a severe neurological phenotype including epilepsy, Parkinsonism, psychosis, visual and auditory hallucinations, gait ataxia and intellectual disability. Whole exome sequencing revealed two missense mutations in the TBC1D24 gene segregating within this family (c...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643887/personality-dopamine-and-parkinson-s-disease-insights-from-subthalamic-stimulation
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Eugénie Lhommée, François Boyer, Maxime Wack, Pierre Pélissier, Hélène Klinger, Emmanuelle Schmitt, Amélie Bichon, Valérie Fraix, Stéphan Chabardès, Patrick Mertens, Anna Castrioto, Andrea Kistner, Emmanuel Broussolle, Stéphane Thobois, Paul Krack
BACKGROUND: Subthalamic stimulation improves the motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, the impact of this treatment on impulse control and personality is the subject of heavy debate. The objective of this study was to investigate personality changes after subthalamic stimulation. METHODS: Using Cloninger's biosocial model, we assessed personality in 73 Parkinson's disease patients before and 12 months after subthalamic stimulation accompanied by a drastic reduction in dopaminergic medication...
June 23, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643183/dopaminergic-therapies-for-non-motor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Eva Schaeffer, Daniela Berg
Apart from the typical motor symptoms, Parkinson's disease is characterized by a wide range of different non-motor symptoms, which are highly prevalent in all stages of the disease and have an incisive influence on quality of life. Moreover, their treatment continues to be challenging. In this review, we critically summarize the evidence for the impact of dopaminergic therapies on non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. We performed a PubMed search to identify relevant clinical studies that investigated the response of non-motor symptoms to dopaminergic therapy...
July 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638698/atypical-antipsychotic-therapy-in-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis-a-retrospective-study
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Mei Yuan, Laura Sperry, Norika Malhado-Chang, Alexandra Duffy, Vicki Wheelock, Sarah Farias, Kevin O'Connor, John Olichney, Kiarash Shahlaie, Lin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP) is a frequent complication of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) with significant impact on quality of life and association with poorer outcomes. Atypical antipsychotic drugs (APDs) are often used for the treatment of PDP; however, their use is often complicated by adverse drug reactions (ADRs). In this study, we present patients with PDP who were treated with the most commonly used atypical antipsychotic agents and review their respective ADRs...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636480/the-emerging-role-of-pimavanserin-in-the-management-of-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis
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Neal Hermanowicz, Gustavo Alva, Fernando Pagan, Alberto J Espay, Amita Patel, Katya Cruz Madrid, Daniel Kremens, Jim Kenney, Sheila Arquette, Gary Tereso, Maria Lopes, Carolyn Farnum
A panel of experts drawn from neurology, psychiatry, geropsychiatry, geriatrics, and pharmacy representatives of 3 health plans convened in New York City on July 30, 2016, with the objective of sharing opinions, ideas, and information regarding the optimal management of Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP). Three key points emerged from the discussion: (1) Because of the nature of Parkinson's disease and PDP, finding appropriate treatment can prove challenging; (2) emerging therapies may present an opportunity for effective disease management; and (3) moving forward, provider and patient education regarding PDP and available treatment options is essential for well-managed symptoms and better quality of life...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622212/a-retrospective-study-of-pimavanserin-use-in-a-movement-disorders-clinic
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Joseph H Friedman
Pimavanserin, a 5-HT2A inverse agonist, was commercially released in the United States in April 2016 for the treatment of Parkinson disease psychosis. No "naturalistic" treatment results have yet been published. Charts from the movement disorders clinic were reviewed for all patients who received this drug as treatment for psychosis associated with primary parkinsonism due to α-synucleinopathies. Data of 10 patients with idiopathic Parkinson disease, including 1 with a long history of schizophrenia, 4 with dementia with Lewy bodies, and 1 with multiple-system atrophy, were reviewed...
July 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600444/deconstructing-psychosis-and-misperception-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Yoshiyuki Nishio, Kayoko Yokoi, Makoto Uchiyama, Yasuyuki Mamiya, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Miyeong Gang, Toru Baba, Atsushi Takeda, Kazumi Hirayama, Etsuro Mori
OBJECTIVE: Patients with Lewy body disease develop a variety of psychotic and misperception symptoms, including visual hallucinations and delusions, as well as 'minor hallucinations', that is, a sense of presence, passage hallucinations and visual illusions. Although these symptoms have been suggested to have common underlying mechanisms, the commonalities and differences among them have not been systematically investigated at the neural level. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with Parkinson's disease underwent neuropsychological and behavioural assessments, volumetric MRI and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595456/altered-brain-wiring-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-structural-connectome-based-analysis
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Apurva K Shah, Abhishek Lenka, Jitender Saini, Shivali Wagle, Rajini M Naduthota, Ravi Yadav, Pramod Pal, Madhura A Ingalhalikar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neuro-degenerative disorder, which predominantly affects the motor system. Diffusion MRI has demonstrated deficits in anisotropy as well as increased diffusivity in the sub-cortical structures, primarily in the substantia nigra in PD. However, the clinical spectrum of PD is not limited to motor symptoms, rather it encompasses several non-motor symptoms such as depression, psychosis, olfactory dysfunction and cognitive impairment. These non-motor symptoms underscore PD as a complex neurological disorder arising from dysfunction of several network components...
June 8, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572021/death-certificates-data-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-parkinsonism
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Mariana Moscovich, Gabriela Boschetti, Adriana Moro, Helio A G Teive, Anhar Hassan, Renato P Munhoz
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of variables related to mortality in Parkinson disease (PD) and other parkinsonian syndromes relies, among other sources, on accurate death certificate (DC) documentation. We assessed the documentation of the degenerative disorder on DCs and evaluated comorbidities and causes of death among parkinsonian patients. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were systematically and prospectively collected on deceased patients followed at a tertiary movement disorder clinic...
May 26, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553118/psychosis-in-parkinsonism-an-unorthodox-approach
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REVIEW
Marco Onofrj, Danilo Carrozzino, Aurelio D'Amico, Roberta Di Giacomo, Stefano Delli Pizzi, Astrid Thomas, Valeria Onofrj, John-Paul Taylor, Laura Bonanni
Psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) is currently considered as the occurrence of hallucinations and delusions. The historical meaning of the term psychosis was, however, broader, encompassing a disorganization of both consciousness and personality, including behavior abnormalities, such as impulsive overactivity and catatonia, in complete definitions by the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Our review is aimed at reminding that complex psychotic symptoms, including impulsive overactivity and somatoform disorders (the last being a recent controversial entity in PD), were carefully described in postencephalitic parkinsonism (PEP), many decades before dopaminergic treatment era, and are now described in other parkinsonisms than PD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548708/glucocerebrosidase-mutations-and-neuropsychiatric-phenotypes-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-lewy-body-dementias-review-and-meta-analyses
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Byron Creese, Emily Bell, Iskandar Johar, Paul Francis, Clive Ballard, Dag Aarsland
Heterozygous mutations in glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA) are a major genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Recently, there has been a considerable focus on the relationship between GBA mutations and emergence of cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms in these diseases. Here, we review the literature in this area, with a particular focus, including meta-analysis, on the key neuropsychiatric symptoms of cognitive impairment, psychosis, and depression in Parkinson's disease...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534003/new-pharmacological-approaches-to-treating-non-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Michael A Kelberman, Elena M Vazey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) are better predictors of quality of life changes, caregiver burden, and mortality than motor symptoms. Levodopa has limited, and sometimes detrimental, effects on these symptoms. In this review we discuss recent evidence on pharmacological treatments for non-motor symptoms. RECENT FINDINGS: Breakthroughs have been made in the treatment of psychosis and sleep dysfunction. Pimavanserin has become the first FDA approved drug for PD psychosis...
December 2016: Current Pharmacology Reports
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