Could measuring blood caffeine catch Parkinson's early?

Researchers investigate the potential of a new test in providing an early Parkinson's diagnosis. Could blood caffeine levels be a marker of the disease?
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Physical and balance rehabilitation programs have been shown to improve postural stability and balance performance and to be more effective than dopaminergic medication and surgical treatments for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). This paper descr...
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To determine the effects of Parkinson ’s disease (PD) on perceptual and acoustic correlates of speech naturalness specifically in relation to speech prosody given the potential significance of speech naturalness to functional and social rehabilitation outcomes. A secondary goal of this research is to examine the effects of different s peaking contexts (e.g., reading vs. conversation) on these correlates.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
To investigate the benefits of practicing a mindfulness exercise, Qigong exercise, on sleep and inflammatory status in Parkinson ’s disease.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
To investigate the amount of cognitive workload, measured via pupillometry, exerted during verbal abstract reasoning, in people with Parkinson ’s disease (PD).
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
Authors: Han JW, Ahn YD, Kim WS, Shin CM, Jeong SJ, Song YS, Bae YJ, Kim JM Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Although its major manifestation is motor symptoms, resulting from the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, hallucination, delusion, apathy and anhedonia, impulsive and compulsive behaviors, and cognitive dysfunction, may also manifest in most patients with PD. Given that the quality of life - and the need for institutionalization - is so highly dependent on the psychiatric well-being of...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
When I finished my training, I was taught that the vast majority of dementia was Alzheimer’s disease, with occasional cases of multi-infarct dementia as well as odd syndromes such as Kreutzfeld-Jacob disease and genetic, traumatic, toxic and tumor-related syndromes. Parkinson’s disease, we were taught, caused a tremor and freezing up of a person’s movements and […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Pavel Filip, Pavla Linhartov á, Pavlína Hlavatá, Rastislav Šumec, Marek Baláž, Martin Bareš, Tomáš Kašpárek
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Analyst, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01279B, PaperM ünteha Nur Sonuç Karaboğa, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk A gold nanoparticle and polyglutamic acid-modified ITO-based biosensor system to detect alpha-synuclein, an important biomarker of Parkinson's disease. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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This study investigates the effect of major earthquakes on patients with PD. The participa...
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Postural Instability (PI) is a major reason for fall in geriatric population as well as for people with diseases or disorders like Parkinson's, stroke etc. Conventional stability indicators like Berg Balance Scale (BBS) require clinical settings with skill...
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