Parkinson’s Disease: 30 tips and an inner view

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Background

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common serious movement disorder in the world, affecting about 1% of adults older than 55 years. It represents the most common example of a family of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by variable degrees of “parkinsonism” which is defined as a paucity and slowness of movement (bradykinesia), tremor at rest, rigidity, shuffling gait, and flexed posture. Parkinsonism results from a reduction of dopaminergic transmission ...

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The Brugada Syndrome

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History

54 years old make, brought to the Emergency Room (ER) at Miguel Server Hospital when he was found semi unconscious. He was seen working a few hours earlier in an apparently normal way; he arrives to the ER in an obnubilate state, with evident right hemiparesis and motor aphasia.

History of Personal Past Illnesses

His family members referred that he had a non-treated diabetes (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (high ...

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Mortal Nightmare

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Folk and fairy tales tells of deadly visions that visit us in our sleep. The example that comes into mind is a healthy man who goes to bed and is heard to cry out during his sleep, the next morning he is dead. The same example is seen repeatedly elsewhere. Can you imagine what it is to die in one’s sleep? No wonder folklore, mythology and the like took the matter quite descriptively. We find more background via a most ...

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