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EEG findings in patients with vascular parkinsonism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9808273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the conventional and quantitative EEGs of patients with vascular parkinsonism (VP) differ from those of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The EEGs of 13 patients with vascular parkinsonism and 14 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease were scored on a simple scale regarding aspects of conventional EEG variables. Alpha band power asymmetry and EEG slowing (increased delta and theta power) were calculated by the neurometrics method of quantitative EEG data evaluation. RESULTS: Analysis of both conventional and quantitative EEG data shows that VP patients had significantly less EEG slowing than PD patients. CONCLUSION: This study shows that the EEG in a group of patients with vascular parkinsonism differ from a patient group with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Our results indicate that VP patients are not PD patients with subcortical vascular lesions, because then they would have had at least as much EEG slowing as PD patients.
Authors:
J C Zijlmans; J W Pasman; M W Horstink; D F Stegeman; M A van't Hof; D J Poortvliet; S L Notermans; E J Jonkman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-07     Completed Date:  1999-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Analysis of Variance
Antiparkinson Agents / therapeutic use
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications*
Diagnosis, Differential
Electroencephalography* / drug effects
Female
Gait
Humans
Levodopa / therapeutic use
Male
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis
Parkinson Disease, Secondary / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiparkinson Agents; 0/Levodopa

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