Vascular parkinsonism

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Vascular parkinsonism

Vascular parkinsonism (VP) is one of the atypical forms of parkinsonism. Parkinsonism is a term for conditions which cause shaking (tremor), slowness of movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity) of arms, legs or and trouble with balance (postural instability). Parkinson Disease is the most common form of parkinsonism, accounting for 85% of all cases. In contrast, VP accounts for 2-5% of all cases of parkinsonisms. People with VP are usually older and are more likely to first have difficulty walking rather than shaking or tremors. Individuals with VP are also more likely to have difficulties with their lower body. This means they will have a hard time getting up and walking, but have no problems using their arms and hands. They may also have a history of falling, dementia or decline in intellectual functions, and incontinence. They are more likely to have inappropriate emotional responses, such as crying over events that normally wouldn’t cause one to cry. Risks factors for developing VP include diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. There are no specific tests for VP or other parkinsonisms. It is recommended that if you are experiencing symptoms, you see a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. Individuals with VP do not respond to the medications used for Parkinson disease. If the individual has high blood pressure or diabetes, it is important that these conditions be treated, usually with medication. Physical therapy is the most important treatment for those with VP. Like Parkinson disease, VP is progressive, meaning the symptoms become worse over time, although in some cases the changes are very slow. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with VP, talk with your neurologist to determine the best treatment plan. Support groups are also good resources of support and information.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Vascular parkinsonism" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Patient with the GLA p.E66Q Mutation Exhibiting Vascular Parkinsonism and Bilateral Pulvinar Lesions.
 

Author(s): Yuji Tomizawa, Ayami Okuzumi, Hiromi Shiotsuki, Kazuyuki Noda, Nobutaka Hattori, Yasuyuki Okuma

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(19):2503-6.

 

A 76-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to gait difficulty. Brain imaging indicated bilateral pulvinar lesions and moderate white matter lesions. The serum α-galactosidase A levels were measured for the differential diagnosis of bilateral pulvinar lesions and were found ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2015

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Vascular parkinsonism: a case series of 17 patients.
 

Author(s): Thiago Cardoso Vale, Paulo Caramelli, Francisco Cardoso

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Oct;71(10):757-62.

 

To report the clinical and neuroimaging findings in a case series of vascular parkinsonism (VP).

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2013

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Drug-induced camptocormia: a lesson regarding vascular Parkinsonism.
 

Author(s): Yoshiaki Nakayama, Hideto Miwa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(19):2843-4.

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2012

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The terms "Vascular parkinsonism" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vascular Parkinsonism: deconstructing a syndrome.
 

Author(s): Joaquin A Vizcarra, Anthony E Lang, Kapil D Sethi, Alberto J Espay

Journal: Mov. Disord.. 2015 Jun;30(7):886-94.

 

Progressive ambulatory impairment and abnormal white matter (WM) signal on neuroimaging come together under the diagnostic umbrella of vascular parkinsonism (VaP). A critical appraisal of the literature, however, suggests that (1) no abnormal structural imaging pattern is specific ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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Vascular parkinsonism: a clinical review.
 

Author(s): Hani T S Benamer, Donald G Grosset

Journal: Eur. Neurol.. 2009 ;61(1):11-5.

 

Over the last 75 years there has been continuous debate about the existence of vascular parkinsonism (VP). The condition has been named and renamed several times, with terms such as arteriosclerotic parkinsonism, arteriosclerotic pseudo-parkinsonism and lower-body parkinsonism. Despite ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2008

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18F-DTBZ PET and Multi-modal MRI in the Patients With Vascular Parkinsonism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vascular Parkinsonism

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2017

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More Than a Movement Disorder: Applying Palliative Care to Parkinson's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Parkinson Disease; Parkinsonism; Lewy Body Disease; Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive; Parkinsonism Vascular; Multiple System Atrophy; Corticobasal Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2017

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Post-prandial Hypotension and Sleepiness in Parkinson's Disease and Other Synucleinopathies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Parkinsonian Disorders

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2017

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