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The objective of this study was to assess quality of life (QoL) in a community-based sample of people with various forms of dystonia and to identify the factors that predict QoL in dystonia. QoL was assessed using two generic questionnaires: the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 (SF36) and the EuroQol questionnaire. A host of demographic, clinical, and(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES A prior study indicated that differences in the x-ray linear attenuation coefficients of cancerous and normal breast tissues tend to increase as the energy of the incident beam decreases. The authors investigated x-ray energies down to 20 keV. In the current study, the linear attenuation coefficients for normal and selected(More)
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus is an effective treatment for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Although a range of psychiatric and behavioral problems have been documented following deep brain stimulation, the short-term effects of subthalamic nucleus stimulation on patients' mood have only been investigated in a few studies. Our(More)
We investigated the effect of pallidal deep brain stimulation (GPi-DBS) in dystonia on cognition, mood, and quality of life and also assessed if DYT1 gene status influenced cognitive outcome following GPi-DBS. Fourteen patients with primary generalized dystonia (PGD) were assessed, measuring their estimated premorbid and current IQ, memory for words and(More)
Problems with shifting attentional set and concurrent performance of tasks are key cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD). Our aim was to examine the effects of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on tests of set shifting and dual task performance in patients with PD. Twelve patients with PD were assessed on tests of set shifting and(More)
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