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Data regarding the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery on the dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS), impulse control disorders (ICDs) and punding in Parkinson's disease (PD) are limited. We present a case series of 21 operated PD patients who had exhibited DDS, ICDs or punding at some stage during the disease. DDS remained unimproved or worsened(More)
The exact pathogenesis of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease is not known but an integrated model has been proposed that includes impaired visual input and central visual processing, impaired brainstem regulation of sleep-wake cycle with fluctuating vigilance, intrusion of rapid eye movement dream imagery into wakefulness and emergence of(More)
To date, most reported quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) methods to predict vapor pressure rely on, at least, some empirical data, such as boiling points, critical pressures, and critical temperatures. This limits their usefulness to available chemicals and incurs the time and expense of experimentation. A model to predict vapor pressure(More)
Psychiatric symptoms are important non-motor features in PD, which occur at high frequency and have significant impact on health related quality of life. This review concentrates on the prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, apathy and psychosis. The pathophysiology of these disorders is complex, reflecting the(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder characterised by dopaminergic cell loss in the substantia nigra. In addition, neurodegeneration occurs at a number of extra-nigral locations and involves a variety of non-dopaminergic neurotransmitter systems. Etiopathogenic mechanisms leading to cell death include oxidative stress and free(More)
The UPDRS has been the main outcome measure in studies of PD. Modifications have been made to improve scale properties and represent the breadth of manifestations of PD, particularly nonmotor symptoms (NMS), resulting in the Movement Disorder Society's revision of the UPDRS (MDS-UPDRS). This study was undertaken to determine the validity of MDS-UPDRS Part I(More)
BACKGROUND Falls in Parkinson's disease (PD) are associated with significant injury, disability, hospitalization, and reduced quality of life. AIMS To identify modifiable medical causes of falls in a cohort of PD patients. METHODS Eighty seven PD patients were interviewed and examined using validated scales assessing motor and nonmotor aspects of PD,(More)
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