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Parkinson's Intestinal Gel May Cause Nerve Damage

Parkinson's Intestinal Gel May Cause Nerve Damage

The small study documented several cases of denervation and increased thermal thresholds in patients treated with LCIG.

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Tourette Syndrome in Children

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Tourette Syndrome in Children

Smoking during pregnancy has been linked withlong-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities and child behavioral problems.

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Improves Essential Tremor

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Improves Essential Tremor

Patients in the treatment group experienced significant improvements at 3 months and through 12 months.

FDA Approves First Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor

FDA Approves First Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor

Patients experienced a 50% improvement in tremor and motor function.

Long-Term Lithium Treatment Linked to Increased Dopaminergic Drug Use

Long-Term Lithium Treatment Linked to Increased Dopaminergic Drug Use

The authors are primarily concerned with the overlap of therapies being used in these patients.

Retinal Imaging Identifies Disease Progression, Differentiation of Synucleinopathies

Retinal Imaging Identifies Disease Progression, Differentiation of Synucleinopathies

OCT can precisely measure changes to the retinal structure.

Rare Genetic Variants Linked to Familial Parkinson's Disease Risk

Rare Genetic Variants Linked to Familial Parkinson's Disease Risk

Using whole-exome sequencing, researchers identified 2 genes with potentially damaging genetic variants that could affect familial Parkinson's susceptibility.

New Parkinson's Criteria Emphasizes Early Stages of Disease

New Parkinson's Criteria Emphasizes Early Stages of Disease

There is currently no objective test for Parkinson's disease.

Neurotransmitter May Help Control Tics in Tourette Syndrome

Neurotransmitter May Help Control Tics in Tourette Syndrome

Levels of GABA increase during adolescence, helping to lessen the frequency and severity of tics.

Birth Defects Largely Responsible for Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Birth Defects Largely Responsible for Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Causes other than asphyxia account for most cases of cerebral palsy in near-term infants.

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