Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease? Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease?

Dementia affects half of Parkinson disease patients within a decade of diagnosis. Can neuroimaging detect early signs of cognitive involvement?Brain
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Conclusions: Early erectile dysfunction may be a premotor symptom of MSA and DLB, reflecting premonitory dysautonomia. It was not associated with premotor PD or PDD. PMID: 31093326 [PubMed]
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Jinhua Zheng, Qiuling Zang, Fengyun Hu, Hongen Wei, Jianjun Ma, Yanming XuAbstractBackgroundSingle-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the SNCA gene encoding alpha-synuclein have been shown to affect the PD phenotype. However, whether such polymorphisms can influence risk of dementia in PD remains unclear.ObjectivesTo investigate possible associations between SNCA gene polymorphisms and dementia in patients with PD.Materials and MethodsA consecutive series of 291 PD patients with dementia (n = 45, 15.5%) or without it (n&thins...
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It is quite easy to find correlations between the many varied aspects of aging. People age at different rates, largely due to differences in lifestyle choices: exercise, calorie intake, smoking, and so forth. Genetics are less of an influence. While there is tremendous interest in the genetics of aging, I have to think that this is something of a case of a hammer in search of a nail. This is an era of genetic technologies and genetic data, in which the cost of the tools has fallen so low and the scope of the capabilities has expanded so greatly that everyone is tempted to use it in every possible circumstance. Yet outside ...
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Conclusions: Mirabegron is continued in more than half of patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction for more than 6 months. Further research is needed to identify eventual predictive factors.Urol Int
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Dwarakanath SrinivasNeurology India 2019 67(2):395-396
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Conclusion: Presence of freezing of gait in the drug OFF state and executive dysfunction predict the occurrence of earlier dementia in PD patients who otherwise qualify for bilateral STN DBS.
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In this study, a significant (30%) increase in maximum lifespan of mice was found after nonablative transplantation of 100 million nucleated bone marrow (BM) cells from young donors, initiated at the age that is equivalent to 75 years for humans. Moreover, rejuvenation was accompanied by a high degree of BM chimerism for the nonablative approach. Six months after the transplantation, 28% of recipients' BM cells were of donor origin. The relatively high chimerism efficiency that we found is most likely due to the advanced age of our recipients having a depleted BM pool. In addition to the higher incorporation rates, ...
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Conditions:   Parkinson Disease;   Dementia Interventions:   Drug: Active Investigational Treatment ENT-01;   Drug: Placebo Treatment Sponsor:   Enterin Inc. Not yet recruiting
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Much of the spectrum of age-related neurodegenerative conditions is associated with, and at least partly caused by, the accumulation of abnormal proteins or protein aggregates in the brain. These include the α-synuclein associated with Parkinson's disease, the amyloid-β and tau of Alzheimer's disease, and so forth. This sort of condition, in which malformed proteins are a contributing cause, is termed a proteopathy. A more recently recognized neurodegenerative proteopathy involves the TDP-43 protein, and the evidence for its relevance to age-related dementia has reached the point at which researchers and adminis...
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