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Appraisal of Nano-lipidic Astaxanthin cum Thermoreversible Gel and its Efficacy in Haloperidol Induced Parkinsonism.

Curr Drug Deliv 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.

Background: Parkinsonism has a toxic cascade of neurodegeneration, with akinesia as a major manifestation. Some antioxidants have shown promise against the disease. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, demonstrates free radical scavenging, and is also a potential neuroprotective agent. Read More

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Fetal akinesia: The need for clinical vigilance in first trimester with decreased fetal movements.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2021 May;60(3):559-562

Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Objective: We present two cases of fetal akinesia detected by first trimester ultrasound with noticing reduced fetal movements.

Case Report: Both of the two cases presented with reduced fetal movements. Fetal microarray results were normal. Read More

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Na leak-current channel (NALCN) at the junction of motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson's disease.

J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, LSU Health Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA, 71130, USA.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a debilitating movement disorder often accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms that stem from the loss of dopaminergic function in the basal ganglia and altered neurotransmission more generally. Akinesia, postural instability, tremors and frozen gait constitute the major motor disturbances, whereas neuropsychiatric symptoms include altered circadian rhythms, disordered sleep, depression, psychosis and cognitive impairment. Evidence is emerging that the motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms may share etiologic factors. Read More

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The Fetus with Ganglionic Eminence Abnormality: Head Size and Extracranial Sonographic Findings Predict Genetic Diagnoses and Postnatal Outcomes.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology (A.R.), Vittore Buzzi Children's Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Background And Purpose: Ganglionic eminence abnormalities on fetal MR imaging are associated with cerebral malformations. Their presumed genetic basis and associated postnatal outcomes remain largely unknown. We aimed to elucidate these through a multicenter study. Read More

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Case Report: Congenital Arthrogryposis and Unilateral Absences of Distal Arm in Congenital Zika Syndrome.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 13;8:499016. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Yucatan, Mexico.

Zika virus was recognized as a teratogen in 2015, when prenatal Zika infection was associated with neonatal microcephaly. The transmission, virulence, tropism, and consequences of Zika virus infection during pregnancy are currently studied. Decreased neural progenitor cells, arrest in neuronal migration and/or disruption of the maturation process of the fetus central nervous system have been associated. Read More

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Large left ventricular thrombus surgically resected in a patient with normal ejection: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 24;81:105842. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Introduction: A left ventricular thrombus is very rare in a patient with normal systolic function. We are reporting a case of left ventricular thrombus in a patient with an abnormal presentation and normal ejection fraction.

Presentation Of Case: A 57-year-old female patient presented with severe epigastric and central abdominal pain associated with nausea, vomiting, constipation, and a decrease in appetite. Read More

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Use of a Smartphone to Gather Parkinson's Disease Neurological Vital Signs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Parkinsons Dis 2021 8;2021:5534282. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Introduction: To overcome travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer-based technology was rapidly deployed to the smartphones of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) participating in a 12-month exercise trial. The aim of the project was to determine the feasibility of utilizing a combined synchronous and asynchronous self-administered smartphone application to characterize PD symptoms.

Methods: A synchronous video virtual visit was completed for the administration of virtual Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale III (vMDS-UPDRS III). Read More

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Midbrain atrophy related to parkinsonism in a non-coding repeat expansion disorder: five cases of spinocerebellar ataxia type 31 with nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction.

Cerebellum Ataxias 2021 Mar 30;8(1):11. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Neurology, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital, 2-6-1 Musashidai, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183-0042, Japan.

Background: Spinocerebellar ataxia type 31 (SCA31) is caused by non-coding pentanucleotide repeat expansions in the BEAN1 gene. Clinically, SCA31 is characterized by late adult-onset, pure cerebellar ataxia. To explore the association between parkinsonism and SCA31, five patients with SCA31 with concomitant nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction (NSDD) development, including three cases of L-DOPA responsive parkinsonism, were analyzed. Read More

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Joint development recovery on resumption of embryonic movement following paralysis.

Dis Model Mech 2021 Apr 22;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Fetal activity in utero is a normal part of pregnancy and reduced or absent movement can lead to long-term skeletal defects, such as Fetal Akinesia Deformation Sequence, joint dysplasia and arthrogryposis. A variety of animal models with decreased or absent embryonic movements show a consistent set of developmental defects, providing insight into the aetiology of congenital skeletal abnormalities. At developing joints, defects include reduced joint interzones with frequent fusion of cartilaginous skeletal rudiments across the joint. Read More

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Neurotoxin-Induced Rodent Models of Parkinson's Disease: Benefits and Drawbacks.

Neurotox Res 2021 Jun 25;39(3):897-923. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Marcs Institute for Brain and Behaviour, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by cardinal motor impairments, including akinesia and tremor, as well as by a host of non-motor symptoms, including both autonomic and cognitive dysfunction. PD is associated with a death of nigral dopaminergic neurons, as well as the pathological spread of Lewy bodies, consisting predominantly of the misfolded protein alpha-synuclein. To date, only symptomatic treatments, such as levodopa, are available, and trials aiming to cure the disease, or at least halt its progression, have not been successful. Read More

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Fetal akinesia: The application of clinical exome sequencing in cases with decreased fetal movement.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 May 13;260:59-63. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Prenatal Diagnostic Centre, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Centre affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To determine monogenic syndromes in cases of fetal akinesia in order to understand the genetic aetiology.

Study Design: Clinical trio exome sequencing (ES) was performed on DNA extracted from postnatal samples in 12 cases with fetal akinesia identified by prenatal ultrasound and a normal chromosomal micro-array analysis result. This test targets coding exons for 4200 clinically relevant disease-causing genes. Read More

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Case Report: Takotsubo Syndrome Associated With Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 22;8:614562. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Centre Cochin University Hospital, Intensive Care Medicine Department, Paris, France.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is triggered by emotional or physical stress. It is defined as a reversible myocardial dysfunction, usually with apical ballooning aspect due to apical akinesia associated with hyperkinetic basal left ventricular contraction. Described in cases of viral infections such as influenza, only few have been reported associated with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the recent pandemic. Read More

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February 2021

Deformations associated with arthrogryposis.

Judith G Hall

Am J Med Genet A 2021 Mar 8. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

University of British Columbia and Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, USA.

Fetal movement is essential to normal human development. If the fetus does not move for whatever reason, then multiple organs and organ systems develop secondary and tertiary effects not normally present. Most of these are deformations with secondary structural damage. Read More

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Stereotaxic Intracranial Delivery of Chemicals, Proteins or Viral Vectors to Study Parkinson's Disease.

J Vis Exp 2021 02 18(168). Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Cell Biology and Gene Expression Section, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder traditionally defined by resting tremor and akinesia, primarily due to loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Affected brain areas display intraneuronal fibrillar inclusions consisting mainly of alpha-synuclein (asyn) proteins. No animal model thus far has recapitulated all characteristics of this disease. Read More

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February 2021

[Forms of anesthesia in ophthalmology].

Ophthalmologe 2021 Apr 2;118(4):413-428. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Universität Köln, Köln, Deutschland.

The range of anesthesiological procedures in ophthalmology has not changed significantly over the last decades, with local anesthesia clearly coming to the fore. The development of minimally invasive surgical techniques requires significantly less analgesia and economic constraints to shorten operating times. The increasing proportion of outpatient ophthalmic surgery requires a short analgesia of the surgical area with as few complications as possible. Read More

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Case report: takotsubo cardiomyopathy after transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Jan 20;5(1):ytaa457. Epub 2020 Dec 20.

Centre Cardiologique du Nord, 32-36 Rue des Moulins Gémeaux, 93200 Saint-Denis, France.

Background : Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a first-line therapeutic option in patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at increased surgical risk. Despite its success, the TAVI procedure has been associated with acute life-threatening complications as myocardial infarction secondary to periprocedural coronary occlusion, annular rupture, or vascular injury.

Case Summary : A 79-year-old woman with a dysfunctional bioprosthetic valve following previous surgical valve replacement was hospitalized in our institution to perform a Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (ViV TAVR). Read More

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January 2021

[Therapeutic strategy for Parkinson's disease: targeting zinc-binding protein in astrocytes].

Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi 2021 ;156(2):76-80

Department of Medical Neurobiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with motor symptoms, such as tremor, akinesia/bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability due to a loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons; PD patients also exhibit non-motor symptoms, such as hyposmia, orthostatic hypotension and constipation, which precede motor symptoms. Pathologically, Lewy bodies and neurites, which contains α-synuclein, are observed in the central and peripheral nervous system. To date, it is hypothesized that PD pathology appears first in the olfactory bulb and the enteric nervous system, and propagates progressively through the substantia nigra to finally reach the cerebral cortex. Read More

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Deciphering the saccade velocity profile of progressive supranuclear palsy: A sign of latent cerebellar/brainstem dysfunction?

Clin Neurophysiol 2021 Feb 3. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Department of Human Neurophysiology, School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.

Objective: To study whether the velocity profile of horizontal saccades could be used as an indicator of brainstem and cerebellar output dysfunction, depending on progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) subtype.

Methods: We compared the velocity profiles in 32 PSP patients of various subtypes with 38 age-matched normal subjects, including Richardson syndrome (RS), PSP-parkinsonism (PSPp), and pure akinesia (PAGF), and cerebellar subtypes of PSP (PSPc).

Results: PSP patients showed reduced peak velocity along with increased duration, especially in the deceleration phase. Read More

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February 2021

Motor Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation Alters Cortical Activity and Shows Therapeutic Utility for Treatment of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms in a Rat Model.

Neuroscience 2021 04 23;460:88-106. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA; Department of Neurology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) alters neuronal function and network communication to improve motor symptoms. The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is the most common DBS target for PD, but some patients experience adverse effects on memory and cognition. Previously, we reported that DBS of the ventral anterior (VA) and ventrolateral (VL) nuclei of the thalamus and at the interface between the two (VA|VL), collectively VA-VL, relieved forelimb akinesia in the hemiparkinsonian 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) rat model. Read More

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Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in a patient with acute coronary syndrome and without the apical akinesia: Potential alternative mechanisms causing a dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction other than a compensatory basal hyperkinesis.

Echocardiography 2021 Mar 24;38(3):460-468. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kasai City Hospital, Hyogo, Japan.

The mechanism for dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is thought to be apical infarction with compensatory hyperkinesia of the residual normally perfused basal segments of the myocardium. However, herein, we report a patient with ACS and dynamic LVOTO (peak gradient of 250 mm Hg at rest) that could not be secondary to apical akinesia. We propose a potential alternative mechanism leading to dynamic LVOTO in ACS, namely, the interplay between sigmoid septum, basal hyperkinesis, and outflow tract narrowing induced by afterload reduction due to acute myocardial ischemia itself. Read More

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Structure and function of corticospinal projection originating from supplementary motor area.

Neuroradiology 2021 Feb 20. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, NO. 20 Chazhong Road, Taijiang District, Fuzhou, 350004, China.

Purpose: The importance of supplementary motor area (SMA) for motor function and compensation for primary motor area (M1) has received increased attention.

Methods: We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to evaluate structure and function of corticospinal projection originating from SMA. Fibers of corticospinal projection originating from M1 (CST) and SMA (ACST) were analyzed. Read More

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February 2021

Takotsubo syndrome associated with autoimmune limbic encephalitis: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Feb 11;21(1):86. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, 35-1 Chigasaki-chuo, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 224-8503, Japan.

Background: Central nervous system diseases are common triggers of Takotsubo syndrome. We herein report a rare case of Takotsubo syndrome associated with autoimmune limbic encephalitis.

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old Japanese woman presented to our emergency room with disturbed consciousness. Read More

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February 2021

Abnormal Cortico-Basal Ganglia Neurotransmission in a Mouse Model of l-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesia.

J Neurosci 2021 Mar 9;41(12):2668-2683. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Division of System Neurophysiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki 444-8585, Japan

l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD); however, long-term treatment induces l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). To elucidate its pathophysiology, we developed a mouse model of LID by daily administration of l-DOPA to PD male ICR mice treated with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), and recorded the spontaneous and cortically evoked neuronal activity in the external segment of the globus pallidus (GPe) and substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr), the connecting and output nuclei of the basal ganglia, respectively, in awake conditions. Spontaneous firing rates of GPe neurons were decreased in the dyskinesia-off state (≥24 h after l-DOPA injection) and increased in the dyskinesia-on state (20-100 min after l-DOPA injection while showing dyskinesia), while those of SNr neurons showed no significant changes. Read More

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takotsubo .

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Jan 11;5(1):ytaa477. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A. Gemelli, 8-00168 Rome, Italy.

Background : Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a disease characterized by an acute and reversible myocardial injury typically precipitated by stressful and/or emotional triggers. Despite extensive research, its pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Spasm of epicardial coronary arteries has been proposed as a potential pathogenic factor in TTS. Read More

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January 2021

Recurrent Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by emotionally stressful events: A case report.

World J Clin Cases 2021 Jan;9(3):677-684

Department of Electrocardiology, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi'an 710068, Shaanxi Province, China.

Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction triggered by emotional or physical stress. Only 1%-2% of patients with acute coronary syndrome are diagnosed with TCM. Although obstructive coronary artery disease is frequently considered to be the cause of chest pain, TCM should be considered in some clinical settings. Read More

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January 2021

Thalamic projections to the subthalamic nucleus contribute to movement initiation and rescue of parkinsonian symptoms.

Sci Adv 2021 Feb 5;7(6). Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.

The parafascicular nucleus (Pf) of the thalamus provides major projections to the basal ganglia, a set of subcortical nuclei involved in action initiation. Here, we show that Pf projections to the subthalamic nucleus (STN), but not to the striatum, are responsible for movement initiation. Because the STN is a major target of deep brain stimulation treatments for Parkinson's disease, we tested the effect of selective stimulation of Pf-STN projections in a mouse model of PD. Read More

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February 2021

Effects of Levodopa on quality of sleep and nocturnal movements in Parkinson's Disease.

J Neurol 2021 Feb 5. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, Kiel, Germany.

Background: Sleep disturbances are common in Parkinson's Disease (PD), with nocturnal akinesia being one of the most burdensome. Levodopa is frequently used in clinical routine to improve nocturnal akinesia, although evidence is not well proven.

Methods: We assessed associations of Levodopa intake with quality of sleep and perception of nocturnal akinesia in three PD cohorts, using the Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS-2) in two cohorts and a question on nocturnal immobility in one cohort. Read More

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February 2021

A Comprehensive Phenotype of Non-motor Impairments and Distribution of Alpha-Synuclein Deposition in Parkinsonism-Induced Mice by a Combination Injection of MPTP and Probenecid.

Front Aging Neurosci 2020 13;12:599045. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Integrative Parkinson's Disease Research Group, Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by non-motor symptoms as well as motor deficits. The non-motor symptoms rarely appear individually and occur simultaneously with motor deficits or independently. However, a comprehensive research on the non-motor symptoms using an experimental model of PD remains poorly understood. Read More

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January 2021

Restrictive Dermopathy - A Rare Congenital Skin Disorder.

Indian J Dermatol 2020 Nov-Dec;65(6):519-521

Department of Dermatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Restrictive dermopathy is a rare, autosomal recessive, lethal congenital skin disorder. This congenital genodermatosis could be mistaken for various other similar skin disorders. Diagnosis is a must in the context of genetic counseling for the subsequent pregnancy. Read More

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January 2021

The gut microbiota metabolite propionate ameliorates intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction-mediated Parkinson's disease via the AKT signaling pathway.

Neuroreport 2021 02;32(3):244-251

Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Wujin Hospital of Jiangsu University, The Wujin Clinical College of Xuzhou Medical University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Objective: Parkinson's disease is a common neurodegenerative disease. Here, we investigated the protective effect and potential mechanisms of propionate on the intestinal epithelial barrier in mice with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced Parkinson's disease.

Methods: Gas chromatography was used to determine short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) concentrations in the fecal samples of Parkinson's disease patients and healthy controls. Read More

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February 2021