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A clinical rating scale which measured the severity of tremor in 20 patients (12 with essential tremor and 8 with "dystonic" tremor) was assessed at specific anatomical sites for both inter and intra-rater reliability using four raters. The scores obtained with the scale were compared with the results of upper limb accelerometry, an activity of daily living(More)
Epidemiological data on risk factors of Parkinson's disease (PD) are not available from India. In a case control study, we investigated environmental and genetic risk factors in the etiology of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Three hundred seventy-seven patients of Parkinson disease (301 men, 76 women, mean+/-SD age 56.78+/-11.08 years) and equal number of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess patterns, prevalence, and risk factors of motor fluctuations in an unselected population of Parkinson's disease patients attending Movement Disorders Clinic of a tertiary hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty patients with Parkinson's disease were interviewed and data about their clinical characteristics, motor fluctuations, i.e.(More)
The present study attempts to find a correlation between low serum B-12 levels and dementias. A total of 178 patients of dementia were seen at the cognitive disorder clinic from 1996 to 1998. Serum B-12 levels were studied in 100 patients. 15 patients (39.5%) of Alzheimer's dementia had reduced B-12 levels, while only 5 patients (13.9%) with vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Given the constraints of resources, thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is under evaluation in developing countries. Prothrombin time (PT), platelet count and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) may not be feasible within the time window. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of thrombolysis in selected patients without the(More)
Single, small, enhancing lesions that often resolve spontaneously are frequent findings on CTs of Indian patients with seizures. Based on ELISA and biopsy data, the majority of these lesions are probably cysticercosis. To determine if these patients should be treated with albendazole, we performed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Oxidative stress is incriminated to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Oxidative stress, to which neurons are highly susceptible, is also known to induce oxidative changes in human red blood cells (RBCs), in vivo and in vitro. Earlier studies on oxidative stress in RBCs in patients with PD have(More)
This article briefly outlines the proposed national epilepsy control program. The content of the article is based on four meetings held by invitation of the Ministry of Health. Invitees by ministry - Drs. D. C. Jain, M. Gourie Devi, V. Saxena, S. Jain, P. Satish. Chandra, M. Gupta, K. Bala, V. Puri, K. S. Anand, S. Gulati, S. Johri, P. S. Chandra, M.(More)
Recent discovery of pathogenic mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in different ethnic groups have raised a hope of diagnostic screening and genetic counseling. We investigated the six most commonly reported mutations in LRRK2 gene among Indian PD patients, using PCR-RFLP method. Mutations G2019S,(More)