Special Issue "Non-motor Disorders in Parkinson Disease and Other Parkinsonian Syndromes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 May 2023 | Viewed by 1702
Interests: Parkinsonian syndromes; dementias and biomarkers
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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common multi-systemic neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by a broad spectrum of motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS). Atypical Parkinsonism is a less common group of sporadic, neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system, but more severe than PD. The most common forms are multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Neuroanatomically, NMS may be subdivided into cortical manifestations (psychosis and cognitive impairment), basal ganglia symptoms (impulse control disorders, apathy, and restlessness or akathisia), brainstem symptoms (depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders), and the peripheral nervous system disturbances (orthostatic hypotension (OH), constipation, pain) and sensory disturbances. NMS is often overlooked by physicians and dismissed by patients making their management difficult, with a major burden for patients and caregivers. Unfortunately, there is very little existing data about NMS, their neurobiology, their potential biomarkers, their monitoring, and their treatment. Moreover, there is a growing evidence of accurate monitoring of NMS by wearables sensors for PD. It is, therefore, essential that researchers and practitioners comprehensively address the factors related to NMS in order to improve quality of life for PD patients.
The aim of this Special Issue is to welcome research articles, opinion/perspective articles, and review articles (narrative review, systematic review, meta-analysis), as well as preclinical studies with animal models.
All the articles will be subject to peer review to ensure quality publications.
Dr. Anastasia Bougea
Dr. Efthalia Angelopoulou
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- Parkinson’s disease (PD)
- non-motor symptoms
- atypical Parkinsonism
- wearables sensors