Parkinson’s disease

Effect of transcranial pulsed electromagnetic fields (T-PEMF) on functional rate of force development and movement speed in persons with Parkinson’s disease: A randomized clinical trial

Abstract Background: Parkinson’s disease is caused by dopaminergic neurodegeneration resulting in motor impairments as slow movement speed and impaired balance and coordination. Pulsed electromagnetic fields are suggested to have neuroprotective effects, and could alleviate symptoms. Objective: To study 1) effects of 8-week daily transcranial pulsed electromagnetic field treatment on the functional rate of force development and movement …

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The effect of 8 weeks of treatment with transcranial pulsed electromagnetic fields on hand tremor and inter-hand coherence in persons with Parkinson’s disease

Abstract Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor comprises asymmetric rest and postural tremor with unilateral onset. Tremor intensity can be amplified by stress and reduced by attention, and the medical treatment is complex. Mirror movements and unintentional synchronization of bimanual movements, possibly caused by insufficient inhibition of inter-hemispheric crosstalk, have been reported in PD, indicating a lag …

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke Speech Rehabilitation

Aphasia is recognised as a common and debilitating communication impairment, as a result of a stroke lesion. Language deficits in aphasia transpire as a result of damage to the primary language centres in the human cortex. Specifically, anterior cortical lesions result in expressive language deficits, termed non-fluent aphasia (Broca’s type aphasia). Persons who suffer from …

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The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the patients with Parkinson’s disease [Japanese]

Abstract The 1-Hz rTMS of 320 stimuli with an intensity of 90% of motor threshold was applied over the vertex of the skull using a round coil in a day. The effects of short-term (treated in 5 successive days) treatment was examined in 6 patients and long-term (treated in every one or two weeks for …

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Contralateral and ipsilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in Parkinson patients [German]

Abstract In seven women and two men with Parkinson’s disease, Hoehn and Yahr stage 1 or 2, the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was evaluated. Primary endpoint outcome measure was the changing of the motor items of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (subscale III of UP-DRS) 24 h after stimulation. Kinesiologic tests …

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Therapeutic effect and mechanism of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in Parkinson’s disease

Abstract The therapeutic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on clinical performance was assessed by a double-blind study in 9 patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Nine other patients underwent sham stimulation as controls. The modified Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) staging scale, the Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale, and the Unified …

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Effect of slow repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on depression in patients with Parkinson disease [Cyrillic]

Abstract Recent studies have suggested that both high- and low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) have antidepressant effects in patients with major depression. We conducted an open study to assess the effects of slow rTMS on mood changes in patients with depression associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Ten depressed patients with PD (four with major …

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Nonlinear analysis of brain activity in magnetic influenced Parkinson patients

Abstract Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) recordings were obtained from the brain of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) using the Superconductive Quantum Interference Device (SQUID). For each patient the magnetic activity was recorded from a total of 64 points of the skull (32 points from each temporal lobe) as defined by a recording reference system, which is …

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Magnetic fields in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Abstract Levodopa-induced dyskinesias are a common complication of chronic dopaminergic therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The overall prevalence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias ranges from 40%-90% and is related to the underlying disease process, pharmacologic factors, and to the duration of high dose levodopa therapy. The mechanisms underlying the emergence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias are unknown, …

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