Joshua E. Aman

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An established treatment for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) is deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Mounting evidence suggests that PD is also associated with somatosensory deficits, yet the effect of STN-DBS on somatosensory processing is largely unknown. This study investigated whether STN-DBS affects(More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous reports advocate that training of the proprioceptive sense is a viable behavioral therapy for improving impaired motor function. However, there is little agreement of what constitutes proprioceptive training and how effective it is. We therefore conducted a comprehensive, systematic review of the available literature in order to provide(More)
OBJECTIVES Focal dystonia of the head and neck are associated with a loss of kinesthetic acuity at muscles distant from the dystonic sites. That is, while the motor deficits in focal dystonia are confined, the associated somatosensory deficits are generalized. This is the first systematic study to examine, if patients diagnosed with spasmodic dystonia (SD)(More)
The stimulation of granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) by interleukin-1 (IL-1) has been shown to be counteracted in different mesenchymal cell systems by cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) agonists. The aim of this study was the evaluation of different cAMP agonists on GM-CSF expression in human bone marrow stromal cells. Incubation(More)
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