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Parkinson’s Disease

The TOPAZ study: a home-based trial of zoledronic acid to prevent fractures in neurodegenerative parkinsonism

Congratulations Dr Nikolaus McFarland, on the publication of “The TOPAZ study: a home-based trial of zoledronic acid to prevent fractures in neurodegenerative parkinsonism,” in the March 1 issue of Nature Portfolio Journals.   Abstract The Trial of Parkinson’s And Zoledronic acid (TOPAZ, https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03924414) is a unique collaboration between experts…

A New MRI Measure to Early Differentiate Progressive Supranuclear Palsy From De Novo Parkinson’s Disease in Clinical Practice: An International Study

Congratulations Dr. Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “A New MRI Measure to Early Differentiate Progressive Supranuclear Palsy From De Novo Parkinson’s Disease in Clinical Practice: An International Study.”  This paper was published in the November 2020 issue of Movement Disorders. ABSTRACT Background Enlargement of the third ventricle has…

Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation‐Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease

Congratulations Takashi Tsuboi, Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, Janine Lemos Melo Lobo Jofili Lopes, Leonardo Almeida, Pamela Zeilman, Robert Eisinger, Kelly Foote, and Michael Okun for you publication of “Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation‐Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease,” in the October issue of Movement Disorders.   ABSTRACT Objectives The aim of this study…

Pavlovian bias in Parkinson’s disease: an objective marker of impulsivity that modulates with deep brain stimulation

Congratulations Drs. Janine Lopes, and Michael Okun on the publication of “Pavlovian bias in Parkinson’s disease: an objective marker of impulsivity that modulates with deep brain stimulation.”  This article was published in the August edition of Scientific Reports. Abstract Impulsivity is a common symptom in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Adaptive behavior…

Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in Co-Morbid Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease

Congratulations Dr. Okun on the publication of your case report “Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in Co-Morbid Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease,” in Tremor and Other Hyperkentic Movements. Abstract Clinical Vignette: A 64-year-old man with essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) presented with medically refractory, large amplitude, debilitating rest…

Hugo Liepmann, Parkinson’s disease and upper limb apraxia

Congratulations Dr. Kenneth Heilman, on the publication of “Hugo Liepmann, Parkinson’s disease and upper limb apraxia,” in the July 21st issue of Cortex. Abstract It has now been 100 years since Hugo Liepmann, in his classic 1920 paper described limb kinetic, ideomotor, and ideational apraxia. There are now…

UF Parkinson Experts Featured on JAMA Podcast

The prevalence of Parkinson disease is increasing more rapidly than other neurological disorders, and is estimated to affect nearly 1 million Americans and more than 6 million people worldwide. A new review in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA) co-authored by Melissa Armstrong, M.D., MSc, director of the Mangurian…