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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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Psychiatric disorders in adult‐onset focal dystonia: A case‐control study
In a single‐center, case–control study, we investigated the frequency and types of psychiatric disturbances in 89 consecutive patients with various primary focal dystonias (34 had cervical dystoniaExpand
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ATP13A2 missense mutations in juvenile parkinsonism and young onset Parkinson disease
Objective: To assess the prevalence, nature, and associated phenotypes of ATP13A2 gene mutations among patients with juvenile parkinsonism (onset <21 years) or young onset (between 21 and 40 years)Expand
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Abnormal Salivary Total and Oligomeric Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease
In Parkinson’s disease (PD), alpha-synuclein (a-syn) can be detected in biological fluids including saliva. Although previous studies found reduced a-syn total (a-syntotal) concentration in saliva ofExpand
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Early-onset parkinsonism associated with PINK1 mutations
Objective: To assess the prevalence, nature, and associated phenotypes of PINK1 gene mutations in a large series of patients with early-onset (<50 years) parkinsonism. Methods: The authors studiedExpand
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Levodopa‐induced dyskinesias
Levodopa‐induced dyskinesias (LID) are common and difficult to treat. This review focuses on three issues related to LID: clinical features, classification and rating, pathophysiology andExpand
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Prevalence and clinical features of hedonistic homeostatic dysregulation in Parkinson's disease
Hedonistic homeostatic dysregulation (HHD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder recently described in Parkinson's disease (PD), which is characterized by self‐medication and addiction to dopaminergicExpand
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Increased expression of dopamine receptors on lymphocytes in Parkinson's disease
Dopamine D1‐like and D2‐like receptors on peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) were assayed in 50 de novo patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD), in 36 neurologic control subjectsExpand
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Donepezil in the treatment of hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s disease
As cholinergic mechanisms may be at least partially responsible for hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we conducted an open study in 8 PD patients to assess the efficacy andExpand
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A study of five candidate genes in Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. European Study Group on Atypical Parkinsonism.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether reported genetic association of polymorphisms in the CYP2D6, CYP1A1, N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2), DAT1, and glutathione s-transferase M1 (GSTM1) genes with PD wereExpand
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