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Autores: Garcia-Lorenzo, D.; et al.
Revista: BRAIN IMAGING AND BEHAVIOR
ISSN 1931-7557  Vol. 13  Nº 1  2019  págs. 180 - 188
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Parkinson's disease (PD) is a risk factor for dementia and thus, it is of interest to elucidate if specific patterns of atrophy in PD-MCI patients are associated with a higher risk of developing dementia. We aim to define pattern(s) of regional atrophy in PD-MCI patients who developed dementia during 31months of follow-up using cortical thickness analysis Twenty-three PD-MCI patients and 18 controls underwent brain MRI and completed a neuropsychological examination at baseline, PD-MCI patients were followed after a 31month follow-up in order to assess their progression to dementia. At follow up, 8 PD-MCI patients had converted to dementia (PD-MCI converters) whereas 15 remained as PD-MCI (PD-MCI non-converters). All patients were at least 60years old and suffered PD10years. There were no baseline differences between the two groups of patients in clinical and neuropsychological variables. The cortex of PD-MCI converters was thinner than that of PD-MCI non-converters, bilaterally in the frontal, insula and the left middle temporal areas, also displaying a more widespread pattern of cortical thinning relative to the controls. This study shows that aged and long-term PD patients with MCI who convert to dementia in the short-mid term suffer a thinning of the cortex in several areas (frontal cortex, and middle temporal lobe and insula), even when their cognitive impairment was similar to that of PD-MCI non-converters. Thus, MRI analysis of cortical thickness may represent a useful measure to identify PD-MCI patients at a higher risk of developing dementia.
Autores: Navalpotro-Gomez, I.; Dacosta-Aguayo, R.; Molinet-Dronda, F.; et al.
Revista: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING
ISSN 1619-7070  Vol. 46  Nº 10  2019  págs. 2065 - 2076
PurposePrevious studies in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and impulse control disorders (ICDs) have produced heterogeneous results regarding striatal dopamine transporter (DaT) binding and activity in the mesocorticolimbic network. Our aim here was to study the relationship between striatal DaT availability and cortical metabolism, as well as motor, behavioural and cognitive features of PD patients with ICD.MethodsIn a group of PD patients with ICD (PD-ICD, n=16) and 16 matched PD patients without ICD (PD-noICD, n=16), DaT single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging (DaTSCAN) was used to study DaT availability in predefined striatal volumes of interest (VOIs): putamen, caudate nucleus and ventral striatum (VS). In addition, the specific association of striatal DaT binding with cortical limbic and associative metabolic activity was evaluated by F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in PD-ICD patients and investigated using statistical parametric mapping (SPM8). Finally, associations between DaT availability and motor, behavioural and cognitive features were assessed.ResultsPD-ICD patients had a significantly lower DaT density in the VS than PD-noICD patients, which was inversely associated with ICD severity. Lower DaT availability in the VS was associated with lower FDG uptake in several cortical areas belonging to the limbic and associative circuits, and in other regions involved in reward and inhibition processes (p<0.0001 uncorrected; k>50 voxels). No significant results were observed using a higher conservative threshold (p<0.05; FDR corrected). PD-ICD patients also displayed impairment in interference and attentional Stroop Task execution, and more anxiety, all associated with reduced DaT availability in the VS and caudate nucleus.ConclusionsICDs in PD patients are related to reduced DaT binding in the VS, which accounts for dysfunction in a complex cortico-subcortical network that involves areas of the mesolimbic and mesocortical systems, being associated with reward evaluation, salience attribution and inhibitory control processes.
Autores: Jimenez-Urbieta, H.; Gago, B. ; Quiroga-Varela, Ana; et al.
Revista: NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING
ISSN 0197-4580  Vol. 75  2019  págs. 126 - 135
Treatment with dopaminergic agonists such as pramipexole (PPX) contributes to the development of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). As such, animal models of abnormal impulse control in PD are needed to better study the pathophysiology of these behaviors. Thus, we investigated impulsivity and related behaviors using the 5-choice serial reaction time task, as well as FosB/Delta FosB expression, in rats with mild parkinsonism induced by viral-mediated substantia nigra overexpression of human A53T mutated alpha-synuclein, and following chronic PPX treatment (0.25 mg/kg/d) for 4 weeks. The bilateral loss of striatal dopamine transporters (64%) increased the premature response rate of these rats, indicating enhanced waiting impulsivity. This behavior persisted in the OFF state after the second week of PPX treatment and it was further exacerbated in the ON state throughout the treatment period. The enhanced rate of premature responses following dopaminergic denervation was positively correlated with the premature response rate following PPX treatment (both in the ON and OFF states). Moreover, the striatal dopaminergic deficit was negatively correlated with the premature response rate at all times (pretreatment, ON and OFF states) and it was positively correlated with the striatal FosB/Delta FosB expression. By contrast, PPX treatment was not associated with changes in compulsivity (perseverative responses rate). This model recapitulates some features of PD with ICD, namely the dopaminergic deficit of early PD and the impulsivity traits provoked by dopaminergic loss in association with PPX treatment, making this model a useful tool to study the pathophysiology of ICDs. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Autores: Dranca, L. ; de Mendarozketa, L. D. R.; Goñi, A.; et al.
Revista: BMC BIOINFORMATICS
ISSN 1471-2105  Vol. 19  Nº 1  2018  págs. 471
BackgroundParkinson's Disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease associated with motor problems such as gait impairment. Different systems based on 3D cameras, accelerometers or gyroscopes have been used in related works in order to study gait disturbances in PD. Kinect (?) has also been used to build these kinds of systems, but contradictory results have been reported: some works conclude that Kinect does not provide an accurate method of measuring gait kinematics variables, but others, on the contrary, report good accuracy results.MethodsIn this work, we have built a Kinect-based system that can distinguish between different PD stages, and have performed a clinical study with 30 patients suffering from PD belonging to three groups: early PD patients without axial impairment, more evolved PD patients with higher gait impairment but without Freezing of Gait (FoG), and patients with advanced PD and FoG. Those patients were recorded by two Kinect devices when they were walking in a hospital corridor. The datasets obtained from the Kinect were preprocessed, 115 features identified, some methods were applied to select the relevant features (correlation based feature selection, information gain, and consistency subset evaluation), and different classification methods (decision trees, Bayesian networks, neural networks and K-nearest neighbours classifiers) were evaluated with the goal of finding the most accurate method for PD stage classification.ResultsThe classifier that provided the best results is a particular case of a Bayesian Network classifier (similar to a Naive Bayesian classifier) built from a set of 7 relevant features selected by the correlation-based on feature selection method. The accuracy obtained for that classifier using 10-fold cross validation is 93.40%. The relevant features are related to left shin angles, left humerus angles, frontal and lateral bents, left forearm angles and the number of steps during spin.ConclusionsIn this paper, it is shown that using Kinect is adequate to build a inexpensive and comfortable system that classifies PD into three different stages related to FoG. Compared to the results of previous works, the obtained accuracy (93.40%) can be considered high. The relevant features for the classifier are: a) movement and position of the left arm, b) trunk position for slightly displaced walking sequences, and c) left shin angle, for straight walking sequences. However, we have obtained a better accuracy (96.23%) for a classifier that only uses features extracted from slightly displaced walking steps and spin walking steps. Finally, the obtained set of relevant features may lead to new rehabilitation therapies for PD patients with gait problems.
Autores: Delgado-Alvarado, M.; Dacosta-Aguayo, R.; Navalpotro-Gomez, I.; et al.
Revista: MOVEMENT DISORDERS
ISSN 0885-3185  Vol. 33  Nº 11  2018  págs. 1809 - 1814
Background: There is a need for biomarkers of dementia in PD. Objectives: To determine if the levels of the main CSF proteins and their ratios are associated with deterioration in cognition and progression to dementia in the short to mid term. Methods: The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative database was used as an exploratory cohort, and a center-based cohort was used as a replication cohort. Amyloid ss 1-42, total tau, threonine-181 phosphorylated tau, and alpha-synuclein in the CSF and the ratios of these proteins were assessed. Results: In the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative cohort (n = 281), the total tau/amyloid ss 1-42, total tau/alpha-synuclein, total tau/amyloid ss 1-42+alpha-synuclein, and amyloid ss 1-42/total tau ratios were associated with a risk of progression to dementia over a 3-year follow-up. In the replication cohort (n = 40), the total tau/alpha-synuclein and total tau/amyloid ss 1-42+alpha-synuclein ratios were associated with progression to dementia over a 41-month follow-up. Conclusion: Ratios of the main proteins found in PD patient brain inclusions that can be measured in the CSF appear to have value as short- to mid-term predictors of dementia. (c) 2018 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Autores: Guridi, Jorge; Toledo, Juan Bautista; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
ISSN 0022-3085  Vol. 125  Nº 5  2016  págs. 1068 - 1079
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is widely used in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, which target area of this region results in the highest antiparkinsonian efficacy is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to develop a more accurate methodology to locate the electrodes and the contacts used for chronic stimulation (active contacts) in the subthalamic region, and to determine the position at which stimulation conveys the greatest clinical benefit. METHODS The study group comprised 40 patients with PD in whom bilateral DBS electrodes had been implanted in the STN. Based on the Morel atlas, the authors created an adaptable 3D atlas that takes into account individual anatomical variability and divides the STN into functional territories. The locations of the electrodes and active contacts were obtained from an accurate volumetric assessment of the artifact using preoperative and postoperative MR images. Active contacts were positioned in the 3D atlas using stereotactic coordinates and a new volumetric method based on an ellipsoid representation created from all voxels that belong to a set of contacts. The antiparkinsonian benefit of the stimulation was evaluated by the reduction in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Part III (UPDRS-III) score and in the levodopa equivalent daily dose (LEDD) at 6 months. A homogeneous group classification for contact position and the respective clinical improvement was applied using a hierarchical clustering method. RESULTS Subthalamic stimulation induced a significant reduction of 58.0% ± 16.5% in the UPDRS-III score (p < 0.001) and 64.9% ± 21.0% in the LEDD (p < 0.001). The greatest reductions in the total and contralateral UPDRS-III scores (64% and 76%, respectively) and in the LEDD (73%) were obtained when the active contacts were placed approximately 12 mm lateral to the midline, with no influence of the position being observed in the anteroposterior and dorsoventral axes. In contrast, contacts located about 10 mm from the midline only reduced the global and contralateral UPDRS-III scores by 47% and 41%, respectively, and the LEDD by 33%. Using the ellipsoid method of location, active contacts with the highest benefit were positioned in the rostral and most lateral portion of the STN and at the interface between this subthalamic region, the zona incerta, and the thalamic fasciculus. Contacts placed in the most medial regions of the motor STN area provided the lowest clinical efficacy. CONCLUSIONS The authors report an accurate new methodology to assess the position of electrodes and contacts used for chronic subthalamic stimulation. Using this approach, the highest antiparkinsonian benefit is achieved when active contacts are located within the rostral and the most lateral parts of the motor region of the STN and at the interface of this region and adjacent areas (zona incerta and thalamic fasciculus).
Autores: Toledo, Juan Bautista; López, Jon; et al.
Revista: NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE
Vol. 64  2014  págs. 60 - 65
Autores: Toledo, Juan Bautista; López, Jon; et al.
Revista: NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE
ISSN 0969-9961  Vol. 64  2014  págs. 60-65
p-FOG patients showed higher power in the high-beta band (F=11.6, p=0.002) that was significantly reduced after l-dopa administration along with suppression of FOG (F=4.6, p=0.042). High-beta cortico-STN coherence was maximal for midline cortical EEG electrodes, whereas the low-beta band was maximal for lateral electrodes (¿(2)=20.60, p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The association between freezing of gait, high-beta STN oscillations and cortico-STN coherence suggests that this oscillatory activity might interfere in the frontal cortex-basal ganglia networks, thereby participating in the pathophysiology of FOG in PD.
Autores:  et al.
Revista: BRAIN
ISSN 0006-8950  Vol. 137  Nº PT 8  2014  págs. 2356-7
The pathophysiological process underlying cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease is not well understood. Cerebral atrophy and hypometabolism have been described in patients with Parkinson's disease and dementia or mild cognitive impairment with respect to control subjects. However, the exact relationships between atrophy and hypometabolism are still unclear. To determine the extension and topographical distribution of hypometabolism and atrophy in the different cognitive states of Parkinson's disease, we examined 46 patients with Parkinson's disease (19 female, 27 male; 71.7 ± 5.9 years old; 14.6 ± 4.2 years of disease evolution; modified Hoehn and Yahr mean stage 3.1 ± 0.7). Cognitive status was diagnosed as normal in 14 patients, as mild cognitive impairment in 17 and as dementia in 15 patients. Nineteen normal subjects (eight female, 11 male; 68.1 ± 3.2 years old) were included as controls. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans were obtained, co-registered, corrected for partial volume effect and spatially normalized to the Montreal Neurological Institute space in each subject. Smoothing was applied to the positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans to equalize their effective smoothness and resolution (10 mm and 12 mm full-width at half-maximum and Gaussian kernel, respectively). Z-score maps for atrophy and for hypometabolism were obtained by comparing individual images to the data set of contro
Autores: Irurzun, C.; et al.
Revista: PARKINSONISM AND RELATED DISORDERS
ISSN 1353-8020  Vol. 19  Nº 5  2013  págs. 543 - 547
Background: Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) reduces motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease (PD) but its effect on non-motor fluctuations (NMF) is not well known. In this study we assess the efficacy of STN-DBS on NMF two years after surgery. Methods: Autonomic, cognitive, psychiatric and sensory NMF in 20 patients were evaluated using a questionnaire designed to assess the frequency and severity of the NMF preoperatively and after two years of follow-up. The UPDRS scale was used for assessing the motor state. Results: Compared with the preoperative situation, STN-DBS at 2 years of follow-up was associated with a significant reduction in the number and severity of autonomic and psychiatric NMF in the "off" state (without medication), and in the severity of sensory NMF, which were not observed in the "on" state (with medication). A cross-sectional analysis at the two-year time-point of the four possible motor conditions (combining medication and stimulation) showed a reduction in the total number of NMF and in the severity of autonomic and sensory NMF after switching on the stimulation in the "on" state. Improvement of the UPDRS-motor score was correlated with a reduction in the severity but not in the frequency of NMF. A worsening of motor function after suppressing stimulation in the "off" state was not paralleled by a worsening of NMF. Conclusion: After two years of follow-up, STN-DBS in the "off" medication was associated with a reduction in the frequency and severity of NMF. These results will need to be confirmed in controlled studies.
Autores: Alegre, Manuel; López, Jon; Obeso Martin, I.; et al.
Revista: EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY
ISSN 0014-4886  Vol. 239  2013  págs. 1 - 12
Normal actions and behaviors often require inhibition of unwanted and inadequate movements. Motor inhibition has been studied using the stop signal task, in which participants are instructed to respond to a go signal. Sporadically, a stop signal is also delivered after a short interval following the go signal, prompting participants to inhibit their already started response to the go signal. Functional MRI studies using this paradigm have implicated the activation of the subthalamic nucleus in motor inhibition. We directly recorded subthalamic nucleus activity from bilaterally implanted deep brain stimulation electrodes in a group of 10 patients with Parkinson's disease, during performance of the stop signal task. Response inhibition was associated with specific changes in subthalamic activity in three different frequency bands. Response preparation was associated with a decrease in power and cortico-subthalamic coherence in the beta band (12-30 Hz), which was smaller and shorter when the response was successfully inhibited. In the theta band, we observed an increase in frontal cortico-subthalamic coherence related to the presence of the stop signal, which was highest when response inhibition was unsuccessful. Finally, a specific differential pattern of gamma activity was observed in the "on" motor state. Performance of the response was associated with a significant increase in power and cortico-subthalamic coherence, while successful inhibition of the response was associated with a bilateral decrease in subthalamic power and cortico-subthalamic coherence. Importantly, this inhibition-related decrease in gamma activity was absent in the four patients with dopamine-agonist related impulse-control disorders. Our results provide direct support for the involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in response inhibition and suggest that this function may be mediated by a specific reduction in gamma oscillations in the cortico-subthalamic connection.
Autores: Pifl C.; Sánchez-González M.A.; Juri C.; et al.
Revista: NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE
ISSN 0969-9961  Vol. 48  Nº 1  2012  págs. 79 - 91
Autores: Alegre, Manuel, (Autor de correspondencia); López, Jon; Alonso-Frech, F.; et al.
Revista: MOVEMENT DISORDERS
ISSN 0885-3185  Vol. 27  Nº 9  2012  págs. 1176 - 1179
From a neurophysiological viewpoint, patients exhibited oscillatory activity typical of the "on" medication state during diphasic dyskinesias. The minimal presence of gamma activity during diphasic dyskinesias, however, suggests that this "on" state might be incomplete or limited to dopaminergic mechanisms affecting the lower limbs.
Autores: Lorenzo-Betancor, O.; Ezquerra, M.; Tolosa, E.; et al.
Revista: MOVEMENT DISORDERS
ISSN 0885-3185  Vol. 27  Nº 1  2012  págs. 146 - 151
Background and objective. Mutations in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene at chromosome 12q12 are the most common genetic cause of sporadic and familial late-onset Parkinson's disease. Our aim was to identify novel LRRK2 mutations in late-onset Parkinson's disease families. Design. We analyzed chromosome 12p11.2-q13.1 haplotypes in 14 late-onset Parkinson's disease families without known LRRK2 mutations. Results. Haplotype analysis identified 12 families in which the affected subjects shared chromosome 12p11.2-q13.1 haplotypes. LRRK2 sequencing revealed a novel co-segregating missense mutation in exon 36 (c.5281A > C; p.S1761R) located within a highly conserved region of the COR [C-terminal of ROC (Ras of complex proteins)] domain wherein it could deregulate LRRK2 kinase activity by modifying ROC-COR dimer stability. p.S1761R was present in a late-onset Parkinson's disease family and in 2 unrelated Parkinson's disease subjects, but not in 2491 healthy controls. LRRK2 p.S1761R carriers developed levodopa-responsive asymmetrical parkinsonism, with variable age at onset (range: 37-72 years) suggesting age-dependent penetrance. These findings indicate that mutations interfering with LRRK2 ROC-COR domain dimerization lead to typical Parkinson's disease.
Autores: Toledo, Juan Bautista; et al.
Revista: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
ISSN 1351-5101  Vol. 19  Nº 8  2012  págs. 1100-7
White matter hyperintensities do not influence the cognitive status of patients with PD. Frontal WMHs have a negative impact on semantic fluency. Brain vascular burden may have an effect on cognitive impairment in patients with PD as WMHs increase overtime might increase the risk of conversion to dementia. This finding needs further confirmation in larger prospective studies.
Autores: Guridi, Jorge; Rodríguez, María Cruz; Alegre, Manuel; et al.
Revista: PARKINSONISM AND RELATED DISORDERS
ISSN 1353-8020  Vol. 18  Nº 6  2012  págs. 765-769
It is important to identify this hardware problem in view of the growing number of patients receiving this therapy. A protocol for patients with loss of stimulation efficacy and electrode impedance increment needs to be created in clinical visits in order to detect the failed stimulation mechanism.
Autores: García de Eulate, María Reyes; Domínguez, Pablo Daniel; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL IMAGING
ISSN 0899-7071  Vol. 35  Nº 3  2011  págs. 236 - 241
The 3-T fMRI shows a higher sensitivity for the motor and somatosensory stimulation and more specific localization in the grey substance. The 3-T fMRI detects additional areas of activation with the motor paradigm.
Autores: Rodríguez, María Cruz; López, Jon; et al.
Revista: BRAIN
ISSN 0006-8950  Vol. 134  Nº 1  2011  págs. 36-49
Behavioural abnormalities such as impulse control disorders may develop when patients with Parkinson's disease receive dopaminergic therapy, although they can be controlled by deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus. We have recorded local field potentials in the subthalamic nucleus of 28 patients with surgically implanted subthalamic electrodes. According to the predominant clinical features of each patient, their Parkinson's disease was associated with impulse control disorders (n = 10), dyskinesias (n = 9) or no dopaminergic mediated motor or behavioural complications (n = 9). Recordings were obtained during the OFF and ON dopaminergic states and the power spectrum of the subthalamic activity as well as the subthalamocortical coherence were analysed using Fourier transform-based techniques. The position of each electrode contact was determined in the postoperative magnetic resonance image to define the topography of the oscillatory activity recorded in each patient. In the OFF state, the three groups of patients had similar oscillatory activity. By contrast, in the ON state, the patients with impulse control disorders displayed theta-alpha (4-10 Hz) activity (mean peak: 6.71 Hz) that was generated 2-8 mm below the intercommissural line. Similarly, the patients with dyskinesia showed theta-alpha activity that peaked at a higher frequency (mean: 8.38 Hz) and was generated 0-2 mm below the intercommissural line. No such activity was detected in patients that displayed no dopaminergic side effects. Cortico-subthalamic coherence was more frequent in the impulsive patients in the 4-7.5 Hz range in scalp electrodes placed on the frontal regions anterior to the primary motor cortex, while in patients with dyskinesia it was in the 7.5-10 Hz range in the leads overlying the primary motor and supplementary motor area. Thus, dopaminergic side effects in Parkinson's disease are associated with oscillatory activity in the theta-alpha band, but at different frequencies and with different topography for the motor (dyskinesias) and behavioural (abnormal impulsivity) manifestations. These findings suggest that the activity recorded in parkinsonian patients with impulse control disorders stems from the associative-limbic area (ventral subthalamic area), which is coherent with premotor frontal cortical activity. Conversely, in patients with l-dopa-induced dyskinesias such activity is recorded in the motor area (dorsal subthalamic area) and it is coherent with cortical motor activity. Consequently, the subthalamic nucleus appears to be implicated in the motor and behavioural complications associated with dopaminergic drugs in Parkinson's disease, specifically engaging different anatomo-functional territories
Autores: Rodríguez, María Cruz; López, Jon; et al.
Revista: BRAIN
ISSN 0006-8950  Vol. 134  Nº Pt.1  2011  págs. 36-49
Autores: Rodríguez, María Cruz; Goetz, CG; et al.
Revista: NATURE MEDICINE
ISSN 1078-8956  Vol. 16  Nº 6  2010  págs. 653 - 661
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative process characterized by numerous motor and nonmotor clinical manifestations for which effective, mechanism-based treatments remain elusive. Here we discuss a series of critical issues that we think researchers need to address to stand a better chance of solving the different challenges posed by this pathology.
Autores: Juri, Carlos Andrés; Rodríguez, María Cruz;
Revista: JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
ISSN 0022-510X  Vol. 289  Nº 1-2  2010  págs. 60 - 65
The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still based on the recognition of the cardinal motor features. However, it is now recognized that non-motor manifestations (NMM) may actually precede the emergence of motor manifestations. NMM are very frequently present in the overall population of PD patients and are a major determinant of their quality of life. In this article we discuss the origin of sensory manifestations in PD, particularly focus on pain mechanisms, which is the most frequent and better studied NMM. Analysis of experimental and clinical data reveals that the basal ganglia (BG) indeed have an anatomo-functional organization which sustains sensory functions. In addition, the dopaminergic system is also engaged in the modulation and integration of sensory information and the response to pain. In patients with PD, pain is often related with motor fluctuations and dyskinesias induced by dopaminergic treatments, which suggest some common mechanisms with the origin of motor complications in PD. Clinically, sensory manifestations are often disturbing and poorly treated and may occasionally become a major cause of disability for PD patients. Thus, more clinical and basic studies are warranted to clarify pain mechanisms in PD, with the aim of achieving better treatments.
Autores: Pastor, María A.; Riverol, M.; et al.
Revista: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
ISSN 1351-5101  Vol. 17  Nº 2  2010  págs. 321 - 325
Autores: Moro, E; Lozano, AM; Pollack, P; et al.
Revista: Movement Disorders
ISSN 0885-3185  Vol. 25  Nº 5  2010  págs. 578 - 586
We report the 5 to 6 year follow-up of a multicenter study of bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Thirty-five STN patients and 16 GPi patients were assessed at 5 to 6 years after DBS surgery. Primary outcome measure was the stimulation effect on the motor Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) assessed with a prospective cross-over double-blind assessment without medications (stimulation was randomly switched on or off). Secondary outcomes were motor UPDRS changes with unblinded assessments in off- and on-medication states with and without stimulation, activities of daily living (ADL), anti-PD medications, and dyskinesias. In double-blind assessment, both STN and GPi DBS were significantly effective in improving the motor UPDRS scores (STN, P < 0.0001, 45.4%; GPi, P = 0.008, 20.0%) compared with off-stimulation, regardless of the sequence of stimulation. In open assessment, both STN- and GPi-DBS significantly improved the off-medication motor UPDRS when compared with before surgery (STN, P < 0.001, 50.5%; GPi, P = 0.002, 35.6%). Dyskinesias and ADL were significantly improved in both groups. Anti-PD medications were significantly reduced only in the STN group. Adverse events were more frequent in the STN group. These results confirm the long-term efficacy of STN and GPi DBS in advanced PD. Although the surgical targets were not randomized, there was a trend to a better outcome of motor signs in the STN-DBS patients and fewer adverse events in the GPi-DBS group.
Autores: Alvarez, M; Macias, R; Pavon, N; et al.
Revista: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
ISSN 0022-3050  Vol. 80  Nº 9  2010  págs. 979 - 985
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic thermocoagulative lesions of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) have been shown to induce significant motor improvement in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 89 patients with PD were treated with unilateral subthalamotomy. 68 patients were available for evaluations after 12 months, 36 at 24 months and 25 at 36 months. RESULTS: The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor scores improved significantly contralaterally to the lesion in the "off" and "on" states throughout the follow-up, except for the "on" state at the last evaluation. Axial features and signs ipsilateral to the lesion progressed steadily throughout the study. Levodopa daily doses were significantly reduced by 45%, 36% and 28% at 12, 24 and 36 months post-surgery. 14 patients (15%) developed postoperative hemichorea-ballism which required pallidotomy in eight. These 14 patients had significantly higher dyskinesia scores (levodopa induced) preoperatively than the entire cohort. CONCLUSION: Unilateral subthalamotomy was associated with significant and sustained motor benefit contralateral to the lesio
Autores: Rodríguez, María Cruz;
Revista: The Lancet Neurology
ISSN 1474-4422  Vol. 9  Nº 6  2010  págs. 558 - 559
Autores: Juri, Carlos Andrés; Collantes M; Peñuelas, Iván; et al.
Revista: Neurobiology of Disease
ISSN 0969-9961  Vol. 38  Nº 3  2010  págs. 456 - 463
Autores: Bickel, S; Alvarez, I; Macías, R; et al.
Revista: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
ISSN 1353-8020  Vol. 16  Nº 8  2010  págs. 535 - 539
Autores: López, Jon; Tainta, Mikel; Rodríguez, María Cruz; et al.
Revista: THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
ISSN 1529-2401  Vol. 30  Nº 19  2010  págs. 6667 - 6677
Autores: Alvarez-Erviti, L; Rodríguez, María Cruz; Cooper, JM; et al.
Revista: Archives of Neurology (Chicago)
ISSN 0003-9942  Vol. 67  Nº 12  2010  págs. 1464 - 1472
Autores: Juri, C; Rodríguez, María Cruz; Burguera, JA; et al.
Revista: MOVEMENT DISORDERS
ISSN 0885-3185  Vol. 25  Nº 1  2010  págs. 130 - 132
Autores: Guridi, Jorge; Rodríguez, María Cruz;
Libro:  Temblor
2011  págs. 175-199