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Recent progress in neurosurgical treatment of dystonias
Discovering the Genetic Causes of Parkinson Disease
Are microbiome changes important? - No
Are microbiome changes important? - Yes
Physcial exercise is neurorestorative in Parkinson's disease: - No
Physcial exercise is neurorestorative in Parkinson's disease: - Yes
Growth factor infusions
Parkinsonism (Segments 1-10) The clinical hallmarks of (motor) parkinsonism are shown in this video fragment. Segments 1-3 display bradykinesia, segment 4 hypokinesia, segment 5 the typical parkinsonian rest tremor, and segment 6 rigidity with the cogwheel phenomenon in various patients suffering from motor parkinsonism. Segment 7 shows the loss of postural reflexes with instability, the phenomena of propulsion (segment 8) and retropulsion (segment 9), and stooped posture (segment 10) in motor parkinsonism (courtesy Erik Wolters).
Parkinson’s disease (Segments 1-5) This fragment shows a 6o-year-old woman suffering from right > left-sided Parkinson’s disease, with hypokinesia (masked face: segment 1), reduced arm swing (segment 2), tremor (segment 3), and bradykinesia in the right body-half (segments 4 and 5) (courtesy Teus van Laar).
REM sleep behaviour disorder (1) Nocturnal video-polysomnography of a 78-yearold male patient with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD). In this patient with severe comorbid depression, RBD manifests with expression of joy and laughter (courtesy Christian Baumann).
REM sleep behaviour disorder (2) Nocturnal video-polysomnography of a 71-yearold female patient with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. On the left side, sleep electro-encephalogram (bottom), electro-oculogram (top) and electro- myogram are visible. The patient is in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. REM sleep behaviour in this patient manifests primarily with expression of fear and screaming, but not with motor activity (courtesy Christian Baumann).