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Characteristics, Treatment Response Similar in Idiopathic, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome-Associated Parkinson Disease

Characteristics, Treatment Response Similar in Idiopathic, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome-Associated Parkinson Disease

Although patients with idiopathic and 22q11.2 DS forms of Parkinson disease had a similar age at disease onset, the diagnosis of PD was delayed significantly in patients who had a history of antipsychotic therapy.

Focal Brain Atrophy Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson Disease After DBS

Focal Brain Atrophy Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson Disease After DBS

A total of 42 consecutive patients with PD who underwent STN-DBS were enrolled in this study.

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson Disease

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson Disease

Sunovion announced that the FDA has accepted the NDA for apomorphine sublingual film to treat motor fluctuations seen in patients with Parkinson's.

Disrupted Thalamo-Striato-Hypothalamic Function May Serve as a Good Biomarker for Parkinson Disease

Disrupted Thalamo-Striato-Hypothalamic Function May Serve as a Good Biomarker for Parkinson Disease

Investigators tested functional connectivity between the right and left hypothalamus as well as the other brain regions by using the seed-to-voxel strategy.

Immunotherapy Promising for Slowing Progression of ALS

Immunotherapy Promising for Slowing Progression of ALS

A new immunotherapy appears to be well tolerated and possibly of benefit in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders

Individuals with Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorders have lower likelihood of academic achievement.

IBD Associated With Increased Risk of Parkinson Disease

IBD Associated With Increased Risk of Parkinson Disease

There is a significantly increased risk of Parkinson disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Inactivity, Obesity Exert No Significant Influence on Parkinson Disease Risk

Inactivity, Obesity Exert No Significant Influence on Parkinson Disease Risk

Despite evidence suggesting there is an impact of physical activity and body mass index on the risk for Parkinson disease, a large prospective study published in Neurology shows that there is no significant association between prolonged sitting/inactivity or obesity with PD risk.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

Patients with TBI had a higher incidence of PD compared with patients without TBI.

Enhanced Scale Helps Accurately Identify Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

Enhanced Scale Helps Accurately Identify Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

Using information from these assessments, investigators identified participants as having either major psychotic symptoms, isolated minor psychotic symptoms, or no psychotic symptoms.

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