Win Thiri Kyaw

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Zonisamide is an antiepileptic drug that also improves the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This study investigated the effects of zonisamide on dopaminergic neuronal degeneration in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated mice. Six groups of mice were treated as follows: 1) normal saline; 2) MPTP, 15 mg/kg×4 every 2h; 3) MPTP(More)
Zonisamide has been proven as an effective drug for the recovery of degenerating dopaminergic neurons in the animal models of Parkinson's disease. However, several lines of evidence have questioned the neuroprotective capacity of zonisamide in animal models of Parkinson's disease. Although it suppresses dopaminergic neurodegeneration in animal models, the(More)
OBJECTIVES Some patients with Parkinson disease improved their symptoms on treatment with nicotine patch or gum. Nicotine has also been studied for its antidyskinetic effect on levodopa-induced dyskinesia. We determined the effects of nicotine on levodopa pharmacokinetics and gastric emptying in healthy subjects and on levodopa transport in Caco-2(More)
The number of patients with late-onset myasthenia gravis (MG) among patients ≥50 years has been increasing recently. We encountered three patients who developed elderly-onset MG at a particularly advanced age (≥80 years). All were female and positive for anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies. About 4 years have passed since MG onset in all three patients(More)
Pregabalin, a novel agent for treating partial epilepsy and peripheral neuropathic and central pain, was studied for its effect on driving performance in healthy volunteers. Sixteen healthy male volunteers who drove regularly were enrolled in a double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study assessing the effect of pregabalin on driving performance.(More)
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