Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: New Insights into Pathophysiology and Rehabilitative Approaches


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1Golgi Redaelli Institute, Milan, Italy

2University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

3John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK


Parkinson’s Disease: New Insights into Pathophysiology and Rehabilitative Approaches

Description

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease with major impact on patients' lives and on the society as a whole. Experimental studies have demonstrated that intensive exercise contributes to brain repair and perhaps reversing the progressive functional damage of this disease. New insights into the benefits of exercise in improving motor and nonmotor symptoms of PD suggest that physical activities may require specific characteristics to be of benefit.

Increasing attention is focused on pathophysiology of disease informing novel rehabilitative interventions and complementary strategies. For example, there is renewed interest in the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) supplementing drug and physiotherapy. Several TMS paradigms can modulate underlying cortical activity, and there is considerable interest in employing these paradigms as part of therapeutic or restorative therapy.

We invite overview and original papers describing current and expected challenges for rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease and new insights into pathophysiology and rehabilitative approaches. Both experimental and theoretical papers are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease with a particular focus on metabolic, hormonal, and nondopaminergic neurochemistry
  • Physical therapy in Parkinson’s disease to ameliorate motor and nonmotor symptoms
  • Complementary approaches to traditional physical therapy
  • Advances in technology to monitor and aid physical therapy in Parkinson’s disease

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3121727
  • - Editorial

Parkinson’s Disease: New Insights into Pathophysiology and Rehabilitative Approaches

Vincenza Frisardi | Andrea Santamato | Binith Cheeran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9832839
  • - Review Article

Pathophysiology of Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease as the Rationale for Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation

Francesca Magrinelli | Alessandro Picelli | ... | Stefano Tamburin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2531812
  • - Review Article

Can a Positive Allosteric Modulation of GABAergic Receptors Improve Motor Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease? The Potential Role of Zolpidem in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Antonio Daniele | Francesco Panza | ... | Davide Seripa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7536862
  • - Research Article

Blindfolded Balance Training in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Sensory-Motor Strategy to Improve the Gait

M. Tramontano | S. Bonnì | ... | A. Peppe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6465793
  • - Review Article

Genetic Profile, Environmental Exposure, and Their Interaction in Parkinson’s Disease

Letizia Polito | Antonio Greco | Davide Seripa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 902738
  • - Research Article

Postural and Balance Disorders in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Prospective Open-Label Feasibility Study with Two Months of Action Observation Treatment

Andrea Santamato | Maurizio Ranieri | ... | Francesco Panza
Parkinson’s Disease
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Acceptance rate41%
Submission to final decision78 days
Acceptance to publication35 days
CiteScore3.600
Impact Factor1.758
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