International Journal of

Neurology and NeurotherapyISSN: 2378-3001


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/3/5/1058

Stroke is a Risk Factor for Fracture-A 17-Year Follow-Up Study in Men and Women

Penelope Trimpou, Anders Lindahl, Goran Olerod, Per-Olof Hansson, Anders Oden, Lars Wilhelmsen and Kerstin Landin-Wilhelmsen

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 07, 2016

A prospective study was performedof arandom population sample (n = 1616) in Gothenburg, Sweden; 746 men and 870 women, aged 25-64 years in 1995, from the WHO MONICA Project. Fractures were verified by X-ray, CVD events by medical records and lifestyle factors and medical treatment via a questionnaire. Quantitative Calcaneal Ultrasound (QUS) examinations were performed. Fasting blood samples were taken, and in fertile women also on cycle day 7-9....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/3/5/1057

Highlights of Kennedy's Disease

Agustina Pia Marengo, Fernando Guerrero Perez, Rocio Valera Yepes and Carles Villabona Artero

Article Type: Letter to the Editor | First Published: September 23, 2016

The pathogenesis of KD is the polymorphic CAG (cytosine, adenine, guanine) tandem-repeat expansion above 40 repeats in exon 1 of the androgen receptor (AR) gene on chromosome Xq11-12. In normal population the number of CAG codons usually ranges from 12 to 25, with an average size of 21-22. The polymorphism involving the CAD triplet repeat expansion of the AR gene, coding for a polyglutamine tract in the N-terminal transactivation domain of the AR protein, has been involved either in endocrine or...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/3/5/1056

The Prevalence of Spasticity in Veterans Living in a Long-Term Care Facility

Maxim Turchan, Taylor S Hudson, Chandler E Gill, Amanda D Currie, Anna L Molinari, Mallory L Hacker, Fenna T Phibbs, Christopher Tolleson, Sarah H Millan, Lauren E Heusinkveld, Candace J Grisham and David Charles

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 01, 2016

All facility residents and their medical decision makers (if necessary) were approached for enrollment in this study. After consent was obtained, two neurologists specializing in movement disorders independently conducted a brief physical examination to ascertain the presence or absence of spasticity. The prevalence of spasticity in veterans residing in this long-term care facility was 33% (14/43). Forty-three percent (6/14) of subjects determined to have spasticity had at least one sign of spas...

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