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Please let me know if there is a relation between Parkinson's disease and brain hemorrhage?

Please let me know if there is a relation between Parkinson's disease and brain hemorrhage?

Not directly: But folks who have parkinson's are elderly and may have comorbidities such as hypertension, or amyloid angiomatosis, and possibly prior stroke issues. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Parkinson's disease - dbs deep brain stimulation, what does this do?

Parkinson's disease - dbs deep brain stimulation, what does this do?

Electrical stim.: This involves an exacting neurosurgical procedure and wire placement is critical, but the device can control tremors, imbalance, and on-off deterioration, and might remarkably transform capacity of advanced patients to function. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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What areas of the brain will Parkinson's disease affect?

What areas of the brain will Parkinson's disease affect?

The substantia nigra: Parkinson's disease destroys the dopaminergic neurons that live in a part of the midbrain called the substantia nigra (dark substance). The loss of Dopamine causes the basal ganglia to malfunction and this causes the slowness, tremor and dementia. ...Read more

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Can brain surgery treat Parkinson's disease?

Can brain surgery treat Parkinson's disease?

Yes, it sure can!!: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time). Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results. ...Read more

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How risky is brain operation in Parkinson's disease?

How risky is brain operation in Parkinson's disease?

Routine risk: More and more dbs units are being surgically implanted into brains of parkinson pts, and if there is need for surgery for another reason, risk should be about similar to pts without the disorder. Main problem in this age group is the presence of medicine for cardiac or stroke prevention which could prolong bleeding if not stopped pre-operatively. ...Read more

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Does brain surgery for Parkinson's disease really work?

Does brain surgery for Parkinson's disease really work?

Yes: In the proper patient, brain surgery for parkinson;s disease does work. One surgery that is done is the implantation of deep brain stimulators. These are electrodes that are placed in the brain and are connected to stimulation units implanted on the chest wall. There are specialized neurosurgery centers that are doing these procedures. Your neurologist should be able to give you some direction. ...Read more

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Is deep brain stimulation any help for Parkinson's disease?

Is deep brain stimulation any help for Parkinson's disease?

Yes: The motor symptoms are often helped. Consider a consultation with an expert clinic specializing in this area. Not everyone is a candidate and all surgery has risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is deep brain stimulation suggested for Parkinson's disease?

Yes Class 1 evidence: There is high quality medical evidence for significant benefit from dbs in parkinson's disease. See this link: http://jama.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=183161. ...Read more

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