Sun Ju Chung

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Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have discovered several Alzheimer disease (AD) susceptibility loci. However, the identified susceptibility loci are substantially inconsistent across GWAS. We aimed to investigate the association of top associated variants in GWAS with AD in Korean population. We selected 86 single-nucleotide polymorphisms(More)
Mutations in five PARK genes (SNCA, PARKIN, DJ-1, PINK1, and LRRK2) are well-established genetic causes of Parkinson disease (PD). Recently, G2385R substitution in LRRK2 has been determined as a susceptibility allele in Asian PD. The objective of this study is to determine the frequency of mutations in these PARK genes in a Korean early-onset Parkinson(More)
α-Synuclein gene (SNCA) multiplications cause familial parkinsonism and allele-length polymorphisms within the SNCA dinucleotide repeat REP1 increase the risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD). Since SNCA multiplications increase SNCA expression, and REP1 genotypes that increase the risk of developing PD show increased SNCA expression in cell-culture(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze and update the clinical symptomatology, CT and MRI findings, angiographic features, and therapeutic outcomes of patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). BACKGROUND Studies of DAVFs in a large number of patients have seldom appeared in neurology literature. METHODS The authors investigated 60 consecutive patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Parkinson disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and multiple-system atrophy (MSA) are known to affect dopaminergic neurons of the brain stem and striatum with different preferential involvement. Here we investigated differences in striatal subregional dopamine transporter loss in PD, PSP, and MSA and assessed the diagnostic value of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An extradurally located cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula (CSDAVF) exhibits different clinical behavior from other dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) located between 2 dural leaves. The aim of this study is to define angiographic types of CSDAVF associated with presenting symptom (Sx) and venous drainage patterns. (More)
Although Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease primarily involving basal ganglia and midbrain, the deficit of white matter is also involved during the disease progression. As the diffusion tensor imaging method is sensitive to the microstructural changes, we investigated the microstructural alterations in white matter and deep gray matter in(More)
To investigate the bilateral effects of unilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS), we prospectively studied 9 consecutive advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients (2 men and 7 women) who underwent unilateral STN-DBS. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and at 3 and 6 months postoperatively with and without dopaminergic medications(More)
Post-stroke hemichorea is an uncommon involuntary hyperkinetic disorder involving unilateral body parts. The incidence and precise lesion location of post-stroke hemichorea remain unclear. The authors describe 27 consecutive patients with hemichorea after stroke. The incidence of post-stroke hemichorea was 0.54 % (27 out of 5,009 patients). The lesions were(More)
PURPOSE Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor disabilities and increasing dependence on others for daily life activities with consequent impact on patients' and caregivers' quality of life. The aim of this study was to elucidate the burden on primary caregivers of patients with PD, and identify related(More)