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OBJECTIVES The pathophysiology of depression and anxiety in Parkinson's disease remains obscure. We aimed to compare the fractional anisotropy (FA) values of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with and without depression to investigate the nature of depression in PD. METHODS Twenty-eight patients were divided into two groups: those with depression and(More)
BACKGROUND Although excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) has received a great deal of attention, the underlying pathological mechanism of its development and the relative contributions of brain function to this process are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To compare the fractional anisotropy (FA) values of PD patients with EDS and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dementia occurs frequently in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the nature of the dementing process remains controversial. We evaluated various cognitive functions in patients with PD, compared fractional anisotropy (FA) values between PD patients with and without dementia. METHODS Thirty-seven consecutive patients with Hoehn-Yahr(More)
INTRODUCTION It is generally assumed that executive dysfunctions in Parkinson's disease (PD) are caused by degeneration of the basal ganglia or frontal cortex or both. However, there have been few studies investigating the relationship between executive dysfunctions and cerebral pathological change. The objective of this study was to evaluate various(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate if two-pass dual-energy CT imaging--i.e., simultaneous three-material and two-material decomposition analysis--can depict and characterize urinary stones in various concentrations of iodine solution in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve urinary stones were scanned with a dual-source CT scanner. First, each stone (in a saline-filled(More)
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