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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy (MSA-P) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) present with atypical parkinsonism, which may be misdiagnosed as PD, particularly in early disease stages. It was previously shown that diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) is a sensitive tool to discriminate MSA-P from PD based on increased(More)
This study followed a cohort of 103 patients at median 6 days, 6 and 16 weeks after stroke and recorded muscle tone, pain, paresis, Barthel Index and quality of life score (EQ-5D) to identify risk-factors for development of spasticity. 24.5% of stroke victims developed an increase of muscle tone within 2 weeks after stroke. Patients with spasticity had(More)
We performed a placebo-controlled cross-over trial of riluzole (100 mg b.i.d.) in 10 patients with probable multiple system atrophy (MSA) administering riluzole and placebo for 4 weeks each with a 4-week washout period. Outcome measures evaluated short-term anti-Parkinsonian effects using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) subscales(More)
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