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Dopamine transporter single-photon emission computerized tomography can visualize dopaminergic degeneration in Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy. Some studies have suggested that dopamine transporter imaging can distinguish these disorders based on a more diffuse and symmetric striatal dopamine transporter binding loss in multiple system(More)
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy are characterized by the deposition of disease-associated α-synuclein. In the present study we 1) examined the molecular specificity of the novel anti-α-synuclein 5G4 antibody; 2) evaluated immunoreactivity patterns and their correlation in human brain tissue with micro-(More)
Radiotherapy may cause central or peripheral nervous system complications, reported examples being myelopathy, brachial/lumbosacral plexopathies or predominantly motor lumbosacral radiculopathy. In the literature some studies regard camptocormia as a paravertebral myopathy and others as of neurogenic origin. We present a patient who developed camptocormia,(More)
Dopamine transporter imaging is widely used for the differential diagnosis of parkinsonism. Only limited data are available on the relationship between striatal dopamine transporter binding and dopaminergic cell loss in the substantia nigra (SN). We analyzed postmortem SN cell counts in patients who had previously undergone dopamine transporter(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and PD patients can present a variety of comorbidities that increase with age. Among them, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are the most prominent. AIM To assess the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular profiles of PD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tau-positive neuronal and glial lesions in the cortex and striatum with neuronal loss in cortical regions and in the substantia nigra. Striatal dopamine D2 receptor binding in autopsy-confirmed CBD has not been studied before. METHODS We performed D2 receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is characterized by neuronal and glial deposition of 4-repeat tau in the frontal and parietal cerebral cortex, white matter and striatum. There is neuronal loss in affected cortical regions and in the substantia nigra (SN). Recent single photon emission tomography (SPECT) studies have reported normal striatal(More)
Although effective deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) is reported in G2019S leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) parkinsonism, response to surgery in other LRRK2 mutations has not been previously reported. We present an affected individual from the Lincolnshire pedigree (Y1699C), on whom bilateral STN-DBS was performed to control(More)
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