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INTRODUCTION Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and their partners may experience a worsening of their sexual life. AIM To assess quality of sexual life (QoSL) in male and female PD patients and their partners. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical, demographic and clinical data was collected regarding consecutive PD patients, including depression, and motor(More)
INTRODUCTION In this retrospective study, we compared motor disease progression in Ashkenazi-Jewish (AJ) Parkinson's disease (PD) patients carrying the LRRK2*G2019S mutation with that of noncarriers. METHODS Consecutive PD patients were recruited between 2004 and 2011. Disease progression of carriers versus noncarriers was compared using survival(More)
OBJECTIVES Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), using standard coils, provided modest symptomatic benefits in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In our previous exploratory studies, using the newly developed Hesed coil (providing deeper rTMS; rDTMS) high frequency (HF), excitatory rDTMS over the primary motor cortex (M1), did not(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by loss of melanin-positive dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Malignant melanoma (MM), a melanocyte-derived neoplasm, occurs with higher than expected frequency among PD patients. Red-haired individuals exhibit a threefold risk for developing MM than dark-haired people; PD risk also increases with(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinson's disease (PD) displays an individually variable rate of progression, of which the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown, but may involve genetic factors. In this study, we aimed to explore the effect of ethnic origin on PD progression rate in Israeli Jews, as expressed by time from onset until reaching Hoehn and Yahr stage 3(More)
The largest cluster of E200K familial Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (fCJD) which occurs is in Jews of Libyan origin in Israel. Insomnia is a very common early complaint in those patients and may even be the presenting symptom. The aim of this study was to assess and characterize sleep pathology in E200K fCJD patients. To do so, sleep studies of 10 consecutive(More)
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