Georgios A Tagaris

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Differences between men and women in brain size, cognitive performance and lateralization of brain activation have been perennial and controversial issues. Here we show that in a motor mental rotation task where women and men performed equally well, the slope of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) represents one of the more recent advancements in Neurosurgery. Even though its most successful applications evolved in movement disorders (MDs), indications now include pain, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, cluster headaches and Tourette syndrome. As this type of surgery gains popularity and the indications for DBS surgery(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although the first mutation associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) was identified several years ago in the alpha-synuclein (SNCA) gene in families of Greek and Italian ancestry, a more systematic study of this and other known PD mutations has not been performed in the Greek population. METHODS A genetic analysis in 111 familial or(More)
Extensive published evidence supports the use of subcutaneously-administered apomorphine as an effective therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) but to date no consensus recommendations have been available to guide healthcare professionals in the optimal application of apomorphine therapy in clinical practice. This document outlines best-practice(More)
BACKGROUND The extended tau haplotype (H1) that covers the entire human microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) gene has been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD). Nevertheless, controversial results, such as two studies in Greek populations with opposite effects, have been reported. Therefore, we set out to determine whether the H1 haplotype and(More)
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease, with a constantly increasing prevalence and a high global financial impact arising from direct and indirect costs. Large-scale, observational studies provide data that support the better comprehension of disease aspects, constitute a baseline reference for future studies and assist comparisons among(More)
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