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The aim of this study was to explore and compare initial treatment effects of captopril (Tensiomin) and sodium dimercaptosulphonate (DMPS) on a relatively large series of Wilson's disease inpatients. Two important markers of anticopper efficacy: serum sulphydryl and 24 h urinary copper levels in the patients were evaluated before and after treatment. The(More)
We investigated economic costs from patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in Shanghai, China, which could be used as a baseline for future evaluations. Data were collected from 190 patients by interview during 1-year period. Direct medical care costs averaged approximately Chinese yuan, renminbi (RMB) 4,305 (USD 519, or EUR 410) per year per patient, of(More)
The aim of this retrospective, multicenter clinical study was to evaluate the aetiology of epilepsy in surgically treated patients in China. The detailed clinical records of all intractable partial epilepsy (IPE) were reviewed in five tertiary referral centres from June 1991 to June 2000. 1650 patients (927 males, 723 females) were recruited. 41.4% had(More)
BACKGROUND No effective treatment for tardive dystonia (TD) has been well established. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can ameliorate motor manifestations in primary dystonia, and may also be an effective approach for TD. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to illuminate the long-term efficacy and safety of subthalamic nucleus (STN)-DBS in treating TD. METHODS Ten(More)
INTRODUCTION Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients experiencing motor fluctuations and medication-refractory tremor. Despite the relative tolerability and safety of this procedure, associated complications and unnatural deaths are still unavoidable. METHODS In this(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective technique for treating Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the middle and advanced stages. The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is the most common target for clinical treatment using DBS. While STN-DBS can significantly improve motor symptoms in PD patients, adverse cognitive effects have also been reported. The specific(More)
To study procedural learning changes in patients with non-demented Parkinson disease (PD) but without depression. The Nissen serial reaction time task (SRTT) software version II (as a task of procedural learning), the Wechsler Memory Scale-Chinese version (WMS-CR), and two tasks of implicit memory were applied to 20 PD patients with a Hoehn-Yahr score at(More)
BACKGROUND The major neuropathological symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) consist of a loss of pigmented dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy bodies. This study was to investigate the effects of bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation on resting-state cerebral glucose metabolism in advanced PD, and investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to explore the modification to cortical oscillations of Parkinson disease (PD) patients by subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS). METHODS With Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) detection, we examined the changes in absolute power spectrum of cortical oscillations in the PD patients with the treatment of STN DBS. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES Anorexia nervosa (AN), a disorder of unknown etiology, has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Drawing the brain metabolic pattern of AN may help to target the core biological and psychological features of the disorder and to perfect the diagnosis and recovery criteria. In this study, we used 18F-FDG PET to show brain(More)
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