Multi-system balance training reduces injurious fall risk in Parkinson's disease - A randomized trial - Wong-Yu ISK, Mak MKY.

The objective of present study was to determine whether multi-system bala...
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Authors: Mydlikowska-Śmigórska A, Śmigórski K, Rymaszewska J Abstract Changes in the olfactory ability are one of early symptoms of developing neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. In a healthy population olfactory function is characterized by independence from an intelligence quotient and various cognitive functions, e.g., memory. The peak of the olfactory ability falls between 20 and 40 years of age. In the geriatric population the worsening of the olfactory ability is found. Because of it, the knowledge on differences between the changes associated wi...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Blue light therapy appears to have a positive effect on sleep, mood, and motor symptoms in PD. PD patients had an overall positive attitude towards blue light glasses as treatment for sleep disorders. PMID: 31316746 [PubMed]
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Bologna M, Merola A, Ricciardi L PMID: 31316745 [PubMed]
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Muñoz Ospina B, Valderrama Chaparro JA, Arango Paredes JD, Castaño Pino YJ, Navarro A, Orozco JL Abstract Background: Gait alterations are hallmarks for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In normal conditions, age could affect gait dynamics. Although it is known that objective assessment of gait is a valuable tool for diagnosis and follow-up of patients with PD, only few studies evaluate the effect of aging on the gait pattern of patients with PD. Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess differences in gait dynamics between PD patients and hea...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using neuropsychological testing as a gold standard comparator, the performance of the MoCA, MMSE, and SCOPA-Cog for detecting decline in non-demented PD patients over a 1-year interval is poor. This has implications for clinical practice; stable scores may not be taken as reassurance of the absence of cognitive decline. PMID: 31315127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
In conclusion, olfactory dysfunction in PD is associated with less significant recruitment of the olfactory brain network. ICA could demonstrate differences in both the olfactory cortex and its main projections, compared to GLM that revealed differences only on the latter. Resting-state fMRI did not reveal any significant differences in functional connectivity within the olfactory, default mode, salience and central executive networks in this cohort.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system.
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news
The neuroimaging-based computer-aided diagnosis for Parkinson's disease (PD) has attracted considerable attention in recent years, where the classifier plays a critical role. Random vector functional link network (RVFL) has shown its effectiveness for classification task, while its extended version, namely RVFL plus (RVFL+), integrates the additional privileged information (PI) about training samples in RVFL to help training a more effective classifier. On the other hand, it is still a popular way to adopt only a single neuroimaging modality for PD diagnosis in a clinical practice. In this work, we construct a novel...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): T. Fernández-Valle, I. Gabilondo, J.C. Gómez-EstebanAbstractParkinson's disease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder. It is characterized by a slow and progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons.Its neuropathological hallmark is the accumulation of aggregated form of α-synuclein (α-syn) protein in intracellular inclusions known as Lewy bodies. This aggregated α-syn is believed to be central to the pathogenesis of PD. Emerging evidence suggests that aggregated forms of &...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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