Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...
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OBJECTIVE: To identify the phenomenological features and neural correlates of visual illusions in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Ninety-three patients with PD were assessed via questionnaires regarding visual illusions and behavioral symptoms, ...
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AbstractThe claustrum is a thin grey matter structure which is involved in a wide brain network. Previous studies suggested a link between claustrum and Parkinson ’s Disease (PD), showing how α-synuclein pathology may affect claustral neurons as well as how α-synuclein immunoreactivity may correlate with the onset of cognitive dysfunctions. Our aim is to investigate, via diffusion MRI, claustral structural network changes in drug naïve PD patients, with the goal to understand whether such changes may contribute to cognitive decline in PD. 15 drug naïve PD patients and 15 age-matched controls wer...
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Publication date: 16 June 2018 Source:New Scientist, Volume 238, Issue 3182 Author(s): Clare Wilson
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ConclusionSubthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation and levodopa independently lessened motor severity in PD to a similar magnitude, but their combined effect was greater than either treatment alone, suggesting therapeutic synergism.
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Publication date: July 2018 Source:The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 7 Author(s): Katharina A Schindlbeck, David Eidelberg Parkinson's disease presents several practical challenges: it can be difficult to distinguish from atypical parkinsonian syndromes, clinical ratings can be insensitive as markers of disease progression, and its non-motor manifestations are not readily assessed in animal models. These challenges, along with others, are beginning to be addressed by innovative imaging methods to characterise Parkinson's disease-specific functional networks across the whole brain and measure their expression in each ...
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The study may help improve understanding of mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and increase interest in the idea that diabetes drugs may slow the condition.Medscape Medical News
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Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link.
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