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Artane alters unusual nerve impulses and relaxes stiff muscles.

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Artane is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent the same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), haloperidol (Haldol), thiothixene (Navane), and others.

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Pretreatment of rats with agents with strong antimuscarinic activity in the CNS (scopolamine, benztropine, trihexyphenidyl, amitriptyline, and thioridazine) but not their inactive congeners (desipramine, fluphenazine, or haloperidol) led to significant increases in the maximum apparent density of binding sites for 3H-QNB in cerebral cortical or striatal membranes. The dopamine agonist bromocriptine induced a similar effect that was blocked by haloperidol in striatum. None of these treatments altered the apparent affinity of the test ligand. Tolerance to the behavioral activating action of scopolamine developed over two weeks of daily treatment. This change was paralleled by an increase in 3H-QNB binding in cerebral cortex which was dependent on the dose and duration of treatment with scopolamine and persisted for a week following two weeks of treatment. Scopolamine pretreatment led to a significant increase in basal, spontaneous motor activity in the rat, but also to a marked increase in the motor-inhibitory actions of the centrally active muscarinic agonist pilocarpine. These results add to the impression that decreased availability of ACh agonists can significantly increase the availability and functional activity of central muscarinic ACh receptors to reflect "disuse supersensitivity."

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To develop a method to measure trihexyphenidyl, chlorpromazine and clozapine in human blood with GC-MS.

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We report a 56-year-old woman with progressive gait disturbance. Her mother had Parkinson's disease with onset at age 70. She died at age 74 and the post-mortem examination confirmed the diagnosis of Lewy body positive Parkinson's disease. The patient was well until the age of 50(1995) when she noted an onset of resting tremor and difficulty of gait. She also developed delusional ideation and was admitted to a psychiatric service of another hospital, where a major tranquilizer was given. The delusion disappeared but she developed marked rigidity. The major tranquilizer was discontinued and an anticholinergic and amantadine HCl were given. She showed marked improvement to Hoehn and Yahr stage II and was discharged. In 1995, when she was 52 years of the age, she developed delusion again and a major tranquilizer was given. She developed marked parkinsonism again and became Hoehn and Yahr stage V. The major tranquilizer was discontinued and she was treated with levodopa/carbidopa, trihexyphenidyl, bromocriptine, and dops. She improved remarkably to stage II. She was admitted to our service on October 8, 1996 for drug adjustment. She was alert and not demented. She was anxious but delusion or hallucination was noted. Higher cerebral functions were intact. Cranial nerve functions were also intact except for masked face and small voice. Her posture was stooped and steps were small. She showed retropulsion and moderate bradykinesia. Resting tremor was noted in her left hand. Rigidity was noted in both legs. No cerebellar ataxia or weakness was noted. Deep tendon reflexes were within normal range and sensation was intact. Her cranial MRI revealed some atrophic changes in the putamen, in which a T 2-high signal linear lesion was seen along the lateral border of the putamen bilaterally. In addition, posterior part of the putamen showed T 2-low signal intensity change. She was treated with 1.6 mg of talipexole, 6 mg of trihexyphenidyl, and 100 mg of L-dops. She was in stage III of Hoehn and Yahr. She developed neurogenic bladder with a large amount of residual urine for which she required catheterization. She was transferred to another hospital. Despite drug adjustment, she lost response to levodopa and her parkinsonism deteriorated gradually. She also developed syncope orthostatic hypotension. In April of 1998, she developed intracerebral hemorrhage and was admitted again on April 19, 1998. She was unable to stand and showed marked akinesia and rigidity. She was in stage V of Hoehn and Yahr. Her cranial CT scan revealed bilateral high-density lesions in the posterior parietal lobes. She developed dysphagia for which she required gastrostomy. She was transferred to another hospital but her clinical condition deteriorated further. On December 22, 1999, she developed fever and dyspnea and was admitted to our service again. She developed cardial arrest at the emergency room from hypoxia. She was resuscitated; however, she was comatose with loss of brain stem reflexes. Later on she developed generalized myoclonus. She developed cardiac arrest and pronounced dead on December 28, 1999. The patient was discussed in a neurological CPC. The chief discussant arrived at the conclusion that the patient had striatonigral degeneration because of poor response to levodopa in the later course, autonomic failures, and MRI changes. Some other participants thought that the patient had a form of familial Parkinson's disease. Opinions were divided into these two possibilities. Post-mortem examination revealed that the substantia nigra showed intense neuronal loss and gliosis, however, no Lewy bodies were seen. In addition, intracytoplasmic inclusions were seen in oligodendrocytes. The putamen was markedly atrophic in its posterior part with marked gliosis and neuronal loss. The ventromedial part of the pontine nucleus also showed neuronal loss and intracytoplasmic glial inclusions. Pathologic diagnosis was multiple system atrophy. In the parietal lobe, an arteriovenous malformation with bleeding was noted. This is very unique case. Although her mother had Lewy body-positive Parkinson's disease, the patient had Lewy body-negative multiple system atrophy with a-synuclein-positive glial inclusions. Whether this is just a coincidental occurrence or the presence of a genetic load for Parkinson's disease might triggered her multiple system atrophy is an interesting question to be answered in future.

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The authors report a new case of Shy and Drager syndrome characterized by the severity of the extrapyramidal signs as well as that of orthostatic hypotension and urinary dysfunction. Peripheral adrenergic disturbance was proven, associated with an abnormality of the renin-angiotensin system. The authors describe the various drugs tried experimentally in treatment of the three main symptoms of the disease. A combination of Trihexyphenidyl and Dibenzepine finally appeared to be the most effective. Six months later, there remained a marked improvement in extrapyramidal signs and orthostatic hypotension. By contrast there was no improvement in urological symptoms.

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The possible interactions between a fungicide, thiram, and some drugs acting on the central nervous system were investigated in rats by means of behavioral methods. Potentiation was found after combined treatment with thiram and promethazine, and after thiram and meprobamate. In the case of trihexyphenidyl, an additive interaction was observed. It is presumed that these observations will be of practical toxicological significance.

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1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) produces a parkinsonian state in monkeys and humans and a marked 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethylamine (dopamine) depletion in mouse striatum. In this study, we found that pretreatment with 3-(10,11,-dihydro-5H-dibenzo-[a,d]-cycloheptan-5-ylidene)-1-ethyl- 2- methylpyrrolidine (piroheptine), an anticholinergic drug which also inhibits dopamine uptake completely prevented loss of striatal dopamine in MPTP-treated mice. Trihexyphenidyl partially protected against the neurotoxicity of MPTP. However, clomipramine, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine uptake inhibitor, did not prevent the loss of striatal dopamine. Piroheptine is another agent which was found to prevent MPTP neurotoxicity.

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The co-occurrence of tics and dystonia as an idiopathic condition has only rarely been reported. We report a series of patients with tics and persistent dystonia, with the aim of determining the prevalence and clinical characteristics of this syndrome.

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The main objective in the treatment of blepharospasm is to decrease or cease the unwanted, repeated forced closure of the eyelids. This is best achieved by the use of botulinum toxin. In a minority of patients, botulinum toxin is either ineffective or poorly tolerated. In this group of patients, a trial with oral medication in the following order is warranted: trihexyphenidyl, baclofen, clonazepam, and tetrabenazine. Before going to the next medication, each of these drugs should be administered at the highest tolerated dosage for a period of 1 or 2 months. If, as often happens, all pharmacologic treatment attempts fail, and the patient is too disabled to remain untreated, he or she can be referred to an experienced plastic surgeon for a myectomy of the eyelid protractors. For treatment of apraxia of eyelid opening, botulinum toxin should be administered as the first treatment. If this fails, and vision is significantly impaired, the patient may be referred to a plastic surgeon for a frontalis suspension of the eyelid. Treatments of hemifacial spasm are aimed at decreasing or ending the annoying twitches of one side of the face. In this disorder, interference with vision is not a problem unless the contralateral eye is amblyopic. Despite isolated reports of spasm relief by drugs such as carbamazepine, oral medication is unlikely to be helpful. Botulinum toxin is the preferred treatment in hemifacial spasm patients. In some patients, relief from spasms can only be obtained at the cost of an ipsilateral upper lip droop of varying severity. Patients who are dissatisfied with the results of treatment with botulinum toxin, and are not willing to tolerate their condition, can be referred to an experienced neurosurgeon for microvascular decompression of the facial nerve. Pending success of ongoing attempts to reduce adverse effects, we believe that doxorubicin chemomyectomy, a recent treatment that has been used for both facial spasm and blepharospasm, is best administered in a research setting.

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AIMS To assess the prescribing pattern and to measure some specific aspects of the behaviour of the prescribers (psychiatrists) before and after educational interventions using core drug use indicators. METHODS In the present randomized retrospective controlled pre-post intervention prescription survey of schizophrenia and depression, 100 prescriptions each for schizophrenia and depression were obtained before and after each intervention. The prescriptions were analyzed for the following prescriber-specific indicators: number of drugs prescribed, prescribing by generic names, prescriptions for essential drugs, antiparkinsonian and benzodiazepines, nature of drugs and number of combinations prescribed. Based on the results of pre-intervention data, two interactional workshops were conducted 1 and 6 months after pre-intervention data collection. The first workshop focused on the results of the prescription audit feedback and reasons thereof. The second workshop focused, in addition, on appropriate management of schizophrenia and depression using consensus treatment guidelines with the aim of evolving a consensus on the treatment in a given hospital setting. RESULTS Before intervention, the essential drugs accounted for 80.95 and 96.91% of the total number of drugs prescribed in depression and schizophrenia, respectively. Prescription for essential drugs improved further significantly in the post intervention period to 95.26% (P<0.04) for depression; whereas, in schizophrenia, prescriptions for essential drugs declined to 80.95%. The average number of drugs prescribed per encounter marginally declined in both schizophrenia (2.46±0.94 to 2.34±0.65) and depression (2.09±0.79 to 2.00±0.65) after the second intervention. The patients receiving two or more drugs from the same group together declined from 12 to 9% in schizophrenia, but increased from 5 to 10% in depression after intervention. Trihexyphenidyl, an antiparkinsonian drug, was co-prescribed (90%) with antipsychotic agents (98%) in schizophrenia; however, use of benzodiazepines declined significantly after intervention to 28% compared to 48% in the pre-intervention period. Also, benzodiazepine use was high (68%) and remained so (70%) after interventions in depression cases. CONCLUSION The present study demonstrates excessive use of antiparkinsonian agents in schizophrenia and benzodiazepines in depression. Monitoring for the use of antiparkinsonian and benzodiazepines can form an important component for measuring specific aspects of prescriber's behaviour, which can be used as an indicator for comparisons at different time intervals and between health facilities.

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To study the effects of Qing-Xuan tablets (QXT) on behavior pattern and striatal TNF-alpha in mice model of Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Musician's dystonia is characterized by loss of voluntary motor control in extensively trained movements on an instrument. The condition is difficult to treat. This retrospective study reports on the interventions received by a homogeneous cohort of pianists with musician's dystonia and the subjective and objective changes reported in task performance.

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The study provides some evidence that a large number of the patients may not be well informed about the specific role of BenzhexoI in their treatment and that that some of their assumptions may portend danger for their health and outcome. Health workers may also have neglected to educate them. There is a need to intensify patient education in our clinics.

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1. Activation of muscarinic receptors in rat olfactory bulb stimulates adenylyl cyclase activity. This response was competitively antagonized by the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of trihexyphenidyl with pA2 values of 8.84 and 6.09, respectively. 2. Similarly, in rat striatal homogenates, muscarinic inhibition of adenylyl cyclase activity was antagonized by the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers with pA2 values of 8.75 and 6.12, respectively. 3. In contrast, in rat myocardium the muscarinic inhibition of the adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) formation was more weakly antagonized by trihexyphenidyl, with a particularly marked loss (15 fold) in activity of the (R)-enantiomer. The (R)- and (S)-enantiomers had pA2 values of 7.64 and 5.72, respectively. 4. Each muscarinic response was completely antagonized by increasing concentrations of (R)-trihexyphenidyl with a Hill coefficient not significantly different from unity. 5. The present study shows that the muscarinic receptors coupled to stimulation of adenylyl cyclase in the olfactory bulb display high stereoselectivity for the enantiomers of trihexyphenidyl. The affinities of these receptors for the antagonists are similar to those shown by the striatal receptors. This finding supports the hypothesis that both the muscarinic stimulation of adenylyl cyclase in the olfactory bulb and the muscarinic inhibition of the enzyme in striatum are mediated by activation of a receptor subtype pharmacologically equivalent to the m4 gene product. On the other hand, the weaker affinities and the lower stereoselectivity for the trihexyphenidyl enantiomers exhibited by the muscarinic inhibition of adenylyl cyclase in the heart are consistent with the involvement of M2 receptors in this response.

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Intraventricular administration of 1,6-aminosuberyl-arginine8-vasopressin or somatostatin in rats barrel rotation, a peculiar rotation along the sagittal body axis. The vasopressin-induced barrel rotation was markedly enhanced by fluphenazine, haloperidol, 6-hydroxydopamine or alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine but was unaffected by (D-Ala2, MePhe4, Met(O)5-ol)-enkephalin. The enhancement of the rotation behavior of fluphenazine was prevented by pretreatment with trihexy-phenidyl a muscarinic receptor blocker. These observations clearly show that vasopressin can elicit barrel rotation and that dopaminergic inhibition and cholinergic activation are concomitantly involved.

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Isolated dystonia of trunk and neck muscles without involvement elsewhere has been termed segmental axial dystonia--a rare disorder. We report a 31-year-old man who developed marked dystonia of paraspinal muscles and progressive scoliosis 6 months after a closed head injury. Computed tomography (CT) disclosed three small areas of encephalomalacia, one involving the head of the caudate nucleus. Treatment with trihexyphenidyl resulted in significant improvement of the dystonia and scoliosis.

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We studied the functional role of individual subtypes of muscarinic cholinoceptors in the pathogenesis of neuroleptic parkinsonism in rats. Blockade of M4 receptors prevented the development of extrapyramidal disorders, which was abolished by simultaneous blockade of M2 receptors. The data suggest that various subtypes of muscarinic receptors are involved in the regulation of dopamine concentration.

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Cholinergic muscarinic systems have been shown to influence dopaminergic function in the central nervous system. In addition, previous studies of benztropine analogs that inhibit dopamine uptake and show antagonism at muscarinic receptors show these drugs to be less effective than cocaine in producing its various prototypic effects such as locomotor stimulation. Because previous pharmacological studies on these topics have used nonselective M1 antagonists, we examined the interactions of preferential M1 muscarinic antagonists and cocaine. Dose-dependent increases in extracellular levels of dopamine in selected brain areas, the nucleus accumbens (NAc) shell and core, and the prefrontal cortex, were produced by cocaine but not by the preferential M1 antagonists telenzepine and trihexyphenidyl. When administered with cocaine, however, both M1 antagonists dose-dependently increased the effects of cocaine on dopamine in the NAc shell, and these effects were selective in that they were not obtained in the NAc core or in the prefrontal cortex. Telenzepine also increased locomotor activity, although the effect was small compared with that of cocaine. The locomotor stimulant effects of trihexyphenidyl, in contrast, approached those of cocaine. Telenzepine attenuated, whereas trihexyphenidyl enhanced the locomotor stimulant effects of cocaine, with neither drug facilitating cocaine-induced stereotypy. The present results indicate that preferential antagonist effects at muscarinic M1 receptors do not uniformly alter all of the effects of cocaine, nor do they explain the differences in effects of cocaine and benztropine analogs, and that the alterations in dopamine levels in the NAc shell do not predict the behavioral effects of the interactions with cocaine.

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Central nervous system involvement in Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a very rare clinical manifestation. We report a 15-year-old girl who presented to us with fever, drowsiness, neck swellings, and involuntary closure of both eyelids of 2 days duration. Magnetic resonance imaging brain showed T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery hyperintensities in dorsal midbrain and pons. Cervical lymph node fine-needle aspiration cytology was suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Blepharospasm secondary to infectious etiology is rare. Positron emission computed tomography brain showed increased focal uptake in anterior cingulate gyrus which can be the site of origin of blepharospasm. The patient was managed with steroids and trihexyphenidyl with significant recovery. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a rare disease which has to be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in a case of acute encephalopathy with cervical lymphadenopathy.

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A retrospective case-control study was undertaken with 252 adults selected from the hospital endoscopy database between January 2006 and July 2008. Cases were selected if they had 'capacious', 'megacolon', 'redundant' and/or 'featureless' colonic architecture reported in their first completed colonoscopy (n = 63). Demographic information and medication records were collected for both cases and controls. Logistic regression analysis was performed for each of the medication groups.

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Various hallucinations are unpleasant for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Hallucinations are often related to anti-parkinsonian drugs. Tactile hallucinations rarely occur in patients with PD. In contrast to other types of hallucinations, tactile hallucinations often make physicians wonder if a physical abnormality is the underlying cause. However, the relation of tactile hallucinations to anti-parkinsonian drugs remains uncertain because studies are scant. We describe three patients with PD who had tactile hallucinations that were triggered by dopamine agonists. In our patients, tactile hallucinations occurred in a clear sensorium and persisted for a prolonged time. Two patients had clear visual hallucinations such as of insects, which were associated with tactile hallucinations such as of insects tied to the body. Clear tactile sensoria were unpleasant. Dopamine agonists were initiated or the doses were increased during several periods immediately before the onset of tactile hallucinations. Although the other anti-parkinsonian drugs used, such as amantadine, zonisamide, or trihexyphenidyl, were likely to be partly responsible for the tactile hallucinations, our observations suggest that an increase in the dose of dopamine agonists can trigger tactile hallucinations.

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The effects of slow withdrawal of anticholinergic medication and addition of benzhexol (8 mg/day) have been studied in patients with Parkinson's disease on stable levodopa therapy. Withdrawal of anticholinergic drugs led to measurable and often severe deterioration in about two-thirds of patients. Addition of benzhexol produced a slight but definite additional improvement in those patients in whom anticholinergics were withdrawn before the trial. Anticholinergic drugs thus still have a part to play in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, for they produce benefit in addition to that provided by levodopa.

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The threat of chemical warfare agents like nerve agents requires life saving measures of medical pretreatment combined with treatment after exposure. Pretreatment (pyridostigmine) may cause some side effects in a small number of individuals. A comprehensive research on animals has been performed to clarify effects on behavior. The results from these studies are far from unambiguous, since pyridostigmine may produce adverse effects on behavior in animals buy artane in relatively high doses, but not in a consistent way. Other animal studies have examined the potential of drugs like physostigmine, galantamine, benactyzine, trihexyphenidyl, and procyclidine, but they all produce marked behavioral impairment at doses sufficient to contribute to protection against a convulsant dose of soman. Attempts have also been made to develop a combination of drugs capable of assuring full protection (prophylaxis) against nerve agents. However, common to all combinations is that they at anticonvulsant doses cause behavioral deficits. Therefore, the use of limited pretreatment doses may be performed without marked side effects followed by post-exposure therapy with a combination of drugs.

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Sensory symptoms related to pain perception have been reported to occur in 30-50% of parkinsonian patients. Two patients with Parkinson's disease are reported, in whom painful sensory phenomena preceded or accompanied the buy artane disease process. In both patients the sensory phenomena were unresponsive to therapy with oral narcotics, anti-inflammatory drugs or administration of levodopa/carbidopa. Benzhexol (4-6 mg/day) produced dramatic amelioration of symptoms, indicating a role for the cholinergic system in the pathophysiology of abnormal sensory symptoms in Parkinson's disease and possibly in human analgesia in general.

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Two adolescents who developed severe extrapyramidal and hypothalamic reactions due to haloperidol therapy are describe. This is a rarely reported result of utilizing this medication in children buy artane and youth, and caution is urged in its use. Prolonged reactions have occurred.

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The authors report 5 patients with bipolar disorders in the context of primary idiopathic dystonia. Four patients had DSM-III-R bipolar disorder, mixed, and one had cyclothymic disorder as diagnosed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID). All cases of bipolar disorder manifested rapid cycling. Three patients with bipolar disorder experienced onset of this illness soon after the onset of cervicocranial dystonia (5 neck dystonia, 4 craniofacial, 2 brachial, 1 vocal cord, 1 thoracic). These cases apparently represent a first buy artane report of bipolar disorders in dystonia. Clinical management, relevant literature, and putative neurobiology are reviewed.

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis buy artane (SSPE) can present with atypical clinical signs which may result in delayed diagnosis and treatment. We present a child with SSPE whose initial manifestation was parkinsonism.

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We used the case/noncase method in the French PharmacoVigilance Database (FPVD). Cases were reports of memory loss in the FPVD between January 2000 and December 2009. Noncases were all other reports during the same period. To assess the association buy artane between memory impairment and drug intake, we calculated an odds ratio with its 95% confidence interval.

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Physical examination alone is not sufficient to detect involved muscles, and repeated, simultaneous EMG-guided application of BTA may be helpful. In addition to clinical measurements, changes in EMG activity due to treatment can be used as a physiologic measure in evaluating treatment response. buy artane Increased activity of noninjected muscles and a switch from one most active muscle to another are not related to BTA treatment, but are probably pathophysiologic phenomena of CD itself.

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The therapeutic effect of Parkinson' s disease combined with GAB treated with combined therapy of Tolterodine with low dose and electroacupuncture is superior to that of complete dose of Tolterodine with oral administration, with less adverse reactions. And it also can improve the motor symptom of buy artane Parkinson's disease patients.

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A patient with severe variant angina that was refractory to conventional treatment became symptom free when she was treated with benzhexol (trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride), a cholinergic blocking agent used in the management of Parkinson's disease. There was buy artane a brief psychotic reaction when a large dose was taken and some memory impairment on the maintenance dose. Benzhexol should be used with caution but may prove to be an additional therapeutic agent in the management of severe variant angina.

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Thirty-two schizophrenic (DSM-III-R) inpatients on long-term stable antipsychotic and trihexyphenidyl treatment entered the study. Antipsychotics were kept constant, but trihexyphenidyl was replaced by placebo under single-blind conditions for 1 week, and the the patients were randomly assigned to either amantadine 100 mg b.i.d. or biperiden 2 mg b.i.d. treatment under double-blind conditions for 2 weeks. After a second 1-week placebo period, the test drugs were crossed over under double-blind conditions. Assessments of tardive dyskinesia (Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale [AIMS]) and of parkinsonian extrapyramidal side effects (Simpson-Angus Neurologic Rating buy artane Scale) were made pretreatment and posttreatment.

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The natural history and response to different treatments were assessed in 31 consecutive patients with blepharospasm (BS) and/or oromandibular dystonia (OMD). The mean age at onset was 52.4 years and there was a female preponderance of 2.5 to 1. Ocular symptoms preceded the onset of blepharospasm in more than 50% of the affected patients, whereas psychiatric and dental problems prior to the onset of focal dystonia were found in 10% and 13% of the cases respectively. Dystonia elsewhere, mainly in the craniocervical area, was found in 23% of patients and appeared to follow a somatotopic progression. The first 2-3 years of history were crucial for the spread of dystonia to other face and body parts. When OMD was the first symptom, a lower tendency of dystonia to progress elsewhere was observed. A putative cause was found in 14% of patients who showed clinical and radiographic evidence of basal ganglia or rostral brainstem-diencephalon lesions. The response to different drugs was inconsistent although transient improvement was induced by haloperidol in 6 patients, buy artane by L-Dopa plus deprenyl in 3 patients, by trihexyphenidyl in 2 patients and by clonazepam in 2 patients. One, apparently spontaneous, remission was observed. Botulinum A toxin was injected in the orbicularis oculi of 8 patients affected by BS: moderate to marked improvement lasting 5 to 30 weeks (mean 14.5 weeks) was achieved in all cases; transient ptosis, lasting 1 to 3 weeks, occurred in 3 cases.

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Ischemic colitis is a rare adverse effect of antipsychotic medications and is most commonly associated with the phenothiazine class of antipsychotics and atypical antipsychotics such as clozapine and olanzapine. The risk is further increased when antipsychotics are taken in conjunction with anticholinergics. A 27-year-old man with a history of bipolar disorder and depression presented to the emergency department with 6 days of constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, and nonbloody vomiting. He later developed multiple episodes of hematochezia and fever. Within the preceding 2 weeks, his medication regimen of buy artane divalproex sodium, aripiprazole, and trihexyphenidyl, had been changed to olanzapine, benztropine, and bupropion. The patient's physical examination showed diffuse abdominal tenderness, guarding, and distension and laboratory tests revealed a leukocytosis. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen/pelvis showed colitis extending from the splenic flexure to the sigmoid colon, without evidence of perforation. A colonoscopy revealed severe ischemic colitis involving the descending and sigmoid colon, which was confirmed on biopsy. Given the temporal association between the new medications and onset of symptoms, the patient's ischemic colitis was likely caused by olanzapine or the combination of olanzapine and benztropine, likely secondary to their anticholinergic properties. Thus, providers should take a thorough history and counsel patients regarding the risks of constipation when starting antipsychotic medications, particularly those with anticholinergic activity. Despite the fact that ischemic colitis is such a rare adverse effect of antipsychotic medications, it is important to consider because of its potentially fatal outcomes.

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or single positron emission computed tomography ( Periactin Medication SPECT) or both were performed and the responses of surface electromyography (EMG) were examined in seven cases of Meige's syndrome. MRI or SPECT or both demonstrated lesions of the basal ganglia, the thalamus, or both in five of the cases. Surface EMG revealed abnormal burst discharges in the orbicularis oculi and a failure of reciprocal muscular activity between the frontalis and orbicularis oculi in all the cases. These findings suggest that voluntary motor control and reciprocal activity in the basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits are impaired in Meige's syndrome. In addition, good responses were seen to clonazepam, tiapride and trihexyphenidyl in these cases. Therefore, we conclude that dopaminergic, cholinergic, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) ergic imbalances in the disorders of the basal ganglia and thalamus in Meige's syndrome cause control in the excitatory and inhibitory pathways to be lost, resulting in the failure of integration in reciprocal muscular activity and voluntary motor control. This failure subsequently causes the symptoms of Meige's syndrome.

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This study evaluated the potency and rapidity of some anticholinergics (atropine, biperiden, and trihexyphenidyl) and benzodiazepines (diazepam and midazolam) as an anticonvulsant treatment against seizures induced by six Lanoxin Review nerve agents (tabun, sarin, soman, cyclosarin, VR, and VX) and summarized the relationship between anticonvulsant activity and nerve agent-induced lethality and neuropathology. Guinea pigs, previously implanted with cortical electrodes for EEG recording, were pretreated with pyridostigmine bromide (0.026 mg/kg im) 30 min prior to challenge with 2x LD50 dose (sc) of a given nerve agent; in a separate experiment, animals were challenged with 5x LD50 sc of soman. One minute after agent challenge the animals were treated im with 2 mg/kg atropine SO(4) admixed with 25 mg/kg 2-PAM Cl. Five minutes after the start of EEG seizures, animals were treated im with different doses of anticholinergics or benzodiazepines and observed for seizure termination. The time to seizure onset, the time to seizure termination, and 24-h lethality were recorded. The anticonvulsant ED50 of each drug for termination of seizures induced by each agent was calculated and compared. Brain tissue from animals that survived 24 h was examined for pathology. All drugs were capable of terminating seizure activity, with midazolam and trihexyphenidyl being significantly more potent than the other drugs, and midazolam being more rapid in controlling seizure than atropine, trihexyphenidyl, or diazepam against each agent. Seizures induced by sarin or VX required lower doses of all the test anticonvulsants. The dose of a given drug that was an effective anticonvulsant against a 2x LD50 challenge of soman was equally effective against seizures induced by a 5x LD50 challenge. All nerve agents were capable of producing neuropathology. Seizure control was strongly associated with protection against acute lethality and brain pathology.

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The prevalence of sialorrhea is between 10% and 58% in cerebral palsy and has clinical and social consequences. It is caused by oral motor dysfunction, dysphagia, and intraoral sensitivity disorder. The severity and impact of sialorrhea are assessed through objective or subjective methods. Several types of therapeutic management are described: training of sensory awareness and oral motor skills, drug therapy, botulinum toxin injection Ventolin Cost , and surgical treatment.

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Twenty-one chronic schizophrenics were stabilized with chlorpromazine therapy at their therapeutic dosage for one month. Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride or identical placebo was then added according to a double-blind, split crossover design. The duration of each half of the crossover was 15 days. Steady state blood samples were drawn three Cymbalta Maximum Dose times weekly during the experimental period and the amount of chlorpromazine was determined. The results indicated there were no differences in the levels obtained between the trihexyphenidyl and the placebo phases. A two-hour postdrug blood sample was also drawn at the end of each phase and again, there were no differences between the two conditions. The importance of these results is discussed.

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1. Effects of anti-Parkinsonian drugs on neurobehavioural changes induced by bilateral lesions of dopaminergic neurons were investigated in rats. 2. Dopaminergic neurons in rats were lesioned bilaterally by injection of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA; 8 micrograms) into the medial forebrain bundle at the level of the posterolateral hypothalamus. As a result, a decrease in locomotor activity and marked catalepsy and prolongation of grasping time were observed. 3. Levodopa, talipexole, bromocriptine and theophylline dose-dependently antagonized the decrease in locomotor activity induced by bilateral 6-OHDA lesions. These drugs also showed antagonistic effects on the appearance of catalepsy and prolongation of grasping time induced by bilateral 6-OHDA lesions. In contrast, trihexyphenidyl showed no antagonizing effect on the neurobehavioural changes induced by 6-OHDA lesions at any concentration tested. 4. Combined treatment with levodopa and talipexole antagonized the neurobehavioural changes induced by bilateral 6-OHDA lesions, Anafranil Dosage whereas no marked changes were observed when either drug was administered separately. The same findings were noted with the simultaneous use of either levodopa (2 mg/kg) and theophylline (2 mg/kg) or talipexole (0.005 mg/kg) and theophylline (2 mg/kg). 5. These results indicate that this model may be useful for estimating the effects of drugs in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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Intermittent high-frequency electrical stimulation of the caudate nucleus induces contralateralhead-turning in rats. The anti-Parkinson drugs, L-dopa, amantadine and apomorphine, raise the threshold for or completely inhibit head-turning Buy Kemadrin . There was a high correlation between the predicted clinical potency and these drugs based on inhibition of head-turning and their respective clinical anti-Parkinson potency. The centrally acting anticholinergic drugs also antagonized head-turning but there was not a good correlation between the predicted and acutal anti-Parkinson doses used in man. In order to determine if these drugs blocked head-turning by acting on the caudate nucleus, a combination cannula and stimulating electrode was used to administer drugs directly into the same area of the caudate nucleus being stimulated electrically. Dopamine, amantadine and apomorphine each antagonized head-turning when infused into the same site, at doses which did not produce concurrent overt sterotyped behavior. Time- and dose-response data with all three drugs suggest a direct inhibitory action on the caudate nucleus consistent with their proposed mechanism for treatment of Parkinson symptomatology. Head-turning appears to be a useful animal model for the development of new, specific anti-Parkinson drugs and for the study of possible mechanism(s) of action of existing drugs.

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Anti-cholinergic drugs are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and they can improve motor disability in some patients and may alter the expression of dyskinesia. We report the effects of anticholinergic and pro-cholinergic agents administered alone and combined with L-DOPA, on motor function in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-l,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated common marmosets. Administration of atropine to MPTP-treated marmosets, not previously exposed to L-DOPA, improved motor disability but this did not occur with other centrally acting anti-cholinergics. Motor disability was worsened by centrally acting pro-cholinergics. However, neither peripherally acting anti- nor pro-cholinergics produced any effect on motor disability or dyskinesia. In MPTP-treated marmosets previously primed with L-DOPA to exhibit dyskinesia, acute L-DOPA challenge induced both chorea and dystonia. In these animals, centrally acting anti-cholinergics including atropine and trihexyphenidyl reversed motor deficits, but induced chorea. Combined with L-DOPA, both centrally and peripherally acting anti-cholinergics reduced peak locomotor activity and produced more chorea than dystonia compared to L-DOPA alone. Centrally acting pro-cholinergics decreased locomotor activity, worsened motor disability and induced dystonia. Co-administered Plavix New Drug with L-DOPA, pro-cholinergics reduced locomotor activity and decreased chorea while increasing dystonia compared with L-DOPA alone. In conclusion, anti-cholinergics can increase chorea with and without L-DOPA but improve motor disability. Pro-cholinergics decrease the proportion of chorea when combined with L-DOPA, increase motor disability and antagonise L-DOPA’s effectiveness. These data suggest that there may be a case for revisiting the use of anti-cholinergic drugs in the treatment of PD.

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The ultimate goal is to discover new treatments that can lead to measurable improvement in functional outcome for affected children. In order to accomplish this goal, we must have consistent definitions and accurate measurements to determine the diagnosis and severity for each child in a clinic or research trial. Recent progress in defining childhood movement disorders has led to consensus definitions of different types of hypertonia. There has also been progress in Exelon Capsules the development of outcome measures that relate to meaningful functional performance in a variety of skill areas. Most exciting is the prospect of new treatments, and we survey the current non-medical, medical, and surgical therapies for childhood motor disorders.

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10 long-term schizophrenic patients with tardive dyskinesia were studied over 14 weeks Omnicef Peds Dosage and maintained on their usual neuroleptic medications while anticholinergic antiparkinson drugs were employed and then discontinued, and the cycle then repeated. Discontinuation of anticholinergic medications resulted in improvement in dyskinetic movements and vice versa. Estimation of haloperidol equivalents in serum at four times suggested that changes in severity of tardive dyskinesia were not caused by changes in blood levels of neuroleptics. Levels of pituitary hormones were also estimated at four times. Prolactin levels tended to diminish in men over the course of the experiment. Growth hormone and thyrotropin values were mainly stable. However, the growth hormone levels peaked during the final 'off anticholinergic' condition and thyrotropin levels were consistently elevated.

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1. The effects of a potential anti-Parkinson drug, benapryzine, have been compared with those of benzhexol, atropine and procaine on the excitatory responses induced by acetylcholine and L-glutamate on feline cortical neurones using the microiontophoretic technique.2. All the drugs tested reduced the excitatory responses evoked by acetylcholine and L-glutamate. However, benapryzine, benzhexol and procaine more effectively reduced the excitatory responses to L-glutamate than those to acetylcholine whereas atropine was more effective against acetylcholine-induced excitation.3. In the presence of procaine the amplitude of the extracellular spikes was decreased. This effect was also observed during applications of benapryzine and benzhexol.4. Tests on the isolated frog sciatic nerve indicated that benapryzine and benzhexol had local anaesthetic actions respectively greater than and equivalent to those of procaine.5. It was concluded that the effects of benapryzine and benzhexol on cortical neurones were probably related to their local anaesthetic properties. The possibility that a local anaesthetic action may account for the effects of these drugs and of many other commonly used anti-Parkinson drugs in Parkinson's disease is discussed.

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Immature female rats (21 days of age) were chronically intraperitoneally treated with guanethidine or muscarinic agents. The effects on the timing of puberty and ovarian wet weight, protein and total RNA and DNA contents were studied. While guanethidine (20.0 mg/kg/day) was ineffective, trihexyphenidyl and especially propantheline (15.0 mg/kg/day) delayed vaginal opening (by 23%) and the first vaginal oestrus (by 28%), and lowered ovarian weight (by 37%) and other ovarian growth parameters. Carbachol (0.2 mg/kg/day) reversed the effects of propantheline. Thus, in contrast to the adrenergic system, the cholinergic system appears to substantially contribute to the accurate onset of female puberty and ovarian growth in the rat.