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Scientific discovery may change treatment of Parkinson

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Scientific discovery may change treatment of Parkinson

Date:

March 22, 2017

Source:

Turun yliopisto (University of Turku)

Summary:

When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging does not reflect the number of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, as previously assumed.

 

full article https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322094512.htm

 

Mapping the future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease

Date:

March 22, 2017

Source:

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Summary:

A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers advocates targeting therapies to distinct 'nodes or clusters' of patients based on specific symptoms or molecular features of their disease.

full https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322143129.htm

 

 

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I don't understand it all but my MDS talks about bio markers being the hottest thing in research right now

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 10:42 AM, Tamara said:

Scientific discovery may change treatment of Parkinson

Date:

March 22, 2017

Source:

Turun yliopisto (University of Turku)

Summary:

When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging does not reflect the number of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, as previously assumed.

 

full article https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322094512.htm

 

Mapping the future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease

Date:

March 22, 2017

Source:

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Summary:

A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers advocates targeting therapies to distinct 'nodes or clusters' of patients based on specific symptoms or molecular features of their disease.

full https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322143129.htm

 

 

Thanks for the info, very informative, especially in my case.  I think Dr Okun mentioned this in an older thread, stating it measures your dopamine uptake, but not your actual dopamine.  Count me (I think) in the category of the previously reported 5-15% error rate on scans.  When my MDS says "you have all of the symptoms, but a negative scan", something is going on.

Two more boxes to check off at my next appointment include the sudden onset of Rhinorrhea and drooling.  Rhinorrhea comes on like a bloody nose.  You don't realize anything until your nose drips on the food you're eating.  The drooling; well it's also self-explanatory.  Just embarrassing!

My next apt is 25 days away.  We'll see what happens, and if she is willing to throw the results of my Scan in the G-file.  I will definitely post the results...

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