Sherif Y Shalaby

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OBJECTIVE Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have an increased risk of melanoma, although the mechanisms are unclear. We are unaware of studies that have assessed the association between other movement disorders, such as essential tremor (ET) and dystonia, and melanoma. In this study, we assessed the association between ET, PD, dystonia and cancer (esp.(More)
BACKGROUND Public awareness of and attitude toward disease is an important issue for patients. Public awareness of essential tremor (ET) has never been studied. METHODS We administered a 10-min, 31-item questionnaire to 250 consecutive enrollees. These included three samples carefully chosen to have a potential range of awareness of ET: 100 individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Statins have potent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects, and may have neuroprotective properties in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). There are no studies about the use of statins in the related tremor disorder, essential tremor (ET). We determined whether statin use differed in ET cases vs. controls and PD cases vs. METHODS(More)
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