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Pain as a nonmotor symptom of Parkinson disease: evidence from a case-control study.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pain is more frequent among people with Parkinson disease (PD) than among age-matched controls. DESIGN Case-control study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Logistic regressionExpand
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Pain and motor complications in Parkinson’s disease
Aims: To study the association of pain with motor complications in 117 patients with Parkinson’s disease. Methods: Patients were asked to refer any pain they experienced at the time of study andExpand
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Pathophysiology of somatosensory abnormalities in Parkinson disease
Changes in sensory function that have been described in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) can be either 'pure' disorders of conscious perception such as elevations in sensory threshold, orExpand
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Diffusion tensor imaging in patients with primary cervical dystonia and in patients with blepharospasm
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) analyses the movement of water molecules within the cerebral white matter thus providing information on ultrastructural brain changes. We studied 18 patients withExpand
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Botulinum toxin A treatment for primary hemifacial spasm: a 10-year multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin A (BTX) is the currently preferred symptomatic treatment for primary hemifacial spasm (HFS), but its long-term efficacy and safety are not known. OBJECTIVE To assess theExpand
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Fatigue in Parkinson’s disease
Abstract.Fatigue is a recognized problem in Parkinson’s disease and other clinical conditions. We characterized this symptom in 19 patients and 19 age- and sex-matched controls, using theExpand
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Spontaneous pain, pain threshold, and pain tolerance in Parkinson’s disease
The mechanisms underlying pain in Parkinson’s disease (PD) are unclear. Although a few studies have reported that PD patients may have low pain threshold and tolerance, none could accurately assessExpand
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Correlation between cortical plasticity, motor learning and BDNF genotype in healthy subjects
There is good evidence that synaptic plasticity in human motor cortex is involved in behavioural motor learning; in addition, it is now possible to probe mechanisms of synaptic plasticity using aExpand
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Do primary adult-onset focal dystonias share aetiological factors?
To consider whether the various clinical types of primary late-onset dystonia have a common aetiological background, or are each distinct and separate entities, sharing only the clinical appearanceExpand
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Abnormal processing of the nociceptive input in Parkinson’s disease: A study with CO2 laser evoked potentials
&NA; Since a number of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) complain of painful sensations, we studied whether the central processing of nociceptive inputs is abnormal in PD. To test thisExpand
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