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Decreased approach behavior and nucleus accumbens immediate early gene expression in response to Parkinsonian ultrasonic vocalizations in rats.
Joshua D Pultorak, Cynthia A Kelm-Nelson, Lauren R Holt, Katherine V Blue, Michelle R Ciucci, Aaron M Johnson
Soc Neurosci 2015 Aug;
PMID: 26313334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Choral singing therapy following stroke or Parkinson's disease: an exploration of participants' experiences.
Laura Fogg-Rogers, Stephen Buetow, Alison Talmage, Clare M McCann, Sylvia H S Le„o, Lynette Tippett, Joan Leung, Kathryn M McPherson, Suzanne C Purdy
Disabil Rehabil 2015 Jul; :1-11
PMID: 26200449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Listener Perception of Monopitch, Naturalness, and Intelligibility for Speakers With Parkinson's Disease.
Supraja Anand, Cara E Stepp
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2015 Aug; 58(4):1134-44
PMID: 26102242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Characterization Methods for the Detection of Multiple Voice Disorders: Neurological, Functional, and Organic Diseases.
Juan Orozco-Arroyave, Elkyn Belalcazar-Bolanos, Julian Arias-Londono, Jesus Vargas-Bonilla, Sabine Skodda, Jan Rusz, Florian Honig, Khaled Daqrouq, Elmar Noth
IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2015 Aug;
PMID: 26277012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Nonpharmacological treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Bastiaan R Bloem, Nienke M de Vries, Georg Ebersbach
Mov Disord 2015 Aug;
PMID: 26274930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

The association between saliva control, silent saliva penetration, aspiration, and videofluoroscopic findings in Parkinson's disease patients.
Ali Rajaei, Fereshteh Ashtari, Seyed Abolfazl Azargoon, Ahmad Chitsaz, Mohammad Hussein Nilforoush, Masoud Taheri, Saba Sadeghi
Adv Biomed Res 2015 ; 4:108
PMID: 26261810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

What Engineering Technology Could Do for Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease: a Review of Current Needs and Opportunities.
Jonathan Stamford, Peter Schmidt, Karl Friedl
IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2015 Aug;
PMID: 26259205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Automatic Evaluation of Speech Rhythm Instability and Acceleration in Dysarthrias Associated with Basal Ganglia Dysfunction.
Jan Rusz, Jan Hlavni?ka, Roman ?mejla, Ev?en R??i?ka
Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2015 ; 3:104
PMID: 26258122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Characteristic laryngoscopic findings in Parkinson's disease patients after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation and its correlation with voice disorder.
Takashi Tsuboi, Hirohisa Watanabe, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Reiko Ohdake, Noritaka Yoneyama, Kazuhiro Hara, Mizuki Ito, Masaaki Hirayama, Masahiko Yamamoto, Yasushi Fujimoto, Yasukazu Kajita, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Gen Sobue
J Neural Transm 2015 Aug;
PMID: 26254905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Examining the relationship between speech intensity and self-rated communicative effectiveness in individuals with Parkinson's disease and hypophonia.
Allyson D Dykstra, Scott G Adams, Mandar Jog
J Commun Disord 2015 Jul-Aug; 56:103-12
PMID: 26188950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Subjective Experiences of Speech and Language Therapy in Patients with Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Study.
Laura Spurgeon, Carl E Clarke, Cath Sackley
Rehabil Res Pract 2015 ; 2015:839895
PMID: 26236508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

One-year Outcome of Bilateral Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: An†Eastern Experience.
Shang-Ming Chiou, Yu-Chin Lin, Hsiang-Ming Huang
World Neurosurg 2015 Jun;
PMID: 26072454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Use of Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test in evaluating the hand dexterity in people with Parkinson's disease.
M K Y Mak, E T L Lau, V W K Tam, C W Y Woo, S K Y Yuen
J Hand Ther 2015 May;
PMID: 26227308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Dysarthria and Quality of Life in neurologically healthy elderly and patients with Parkinson's disease.
Camila Lirani-Silva, Lķcia Figueiredo Mour„o, Lilian Teresa Bucken Gobbi
Codas 2015 May-Jun; 27(3):248-54
PMID: 26222941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Correlation between midline gait function performance and verbal fluency in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Taylor Chomiak, Nicole Meyer, Alexandra Cihal, Julia Johnson, Conrad Crofts, Bin Hu
Aging Clin Exp Res 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26209278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Speech and voice disorders in patients with psychogenic movement disorders.
Josť Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo, Joseph Jankovic
J Neurol 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26194199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Subthalamic nucleus stimulation and spontaneous language production in Parkinson's disease: A double laterality problem.
Katja Batens, Miet De Letter, Robrecht Raedt, Wouter Duyck, Sarah Vanhoutte, Dirk Van Roost, Patrick Santens
Brain Lang 2015 Aug; 147:76-84
PMID: 26099950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Differences in early speech patterns between Parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy and Parkinson's disease.
Young Eun Huh, Jongkyu Park, Mee Kyung Suh, Sang Eun Lee, Jumin Kim, Yuri Jeong, Hee-Tae Kim, Jin Whan Cho
Brain Lang 2015 Aug; 147:14-20
PMID: 25997172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Formulaic Language in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease: Complementary effects of subcortical and cortical dysfunction.
Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, JiHee Choi, Amy Alken, John J Sidtis
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26183940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Motor-Learning-Based Adjustment of Ambulatory Feedback on Vocal Loudness for Patients With Parkinson's Disease.
Joakim Gustafsson, Sten TernstrŲm, Maria SŲdersten, Ellika Schalling
J Voice 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26168903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Incidence and mortality trends of aspiration pneumonia in Parkinson's disease in the United States, 1979-2010.
Umer Akbar, Bhavpreet Dham, Ying He, Nawaz Hack, Samuel Wu, Michelle Troche, Patrick Tighe, Eugene Nelson, Joseph H Friedman, Michael S Okun
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26154915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Multiple repair sequences in everyday conversations involving people with Parkinson's disease.
Sarah Griffiths, Rebecca Barnes, Nicky Britten, Ray Wilkinson
Int J Lang Commun Disord 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26152654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Rate of aspiration pneumonia in hospitalized Parkinson's disease patients: a cross-sectional study.
Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Leonardo Almeida, Juan C Giugni, Bilal Ahmed, Masa-Aki Higuchi, Christopher S Little, John P Chapman, Caroline Mignacca, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Christopher W Hess, Karen Wheeler Hegland, Michael S Okun
BMC Neurol 2015 ; 15:104
PMID: 26141135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVTģ) speech therapy in progressive supranuclear palsy.
P Sale, D Castiglioni, M F De Pandis, M Torti, V Dall'Armi, F G Radicati, F Stocchi
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2015 Jul;
PMID: 26138088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Behavioral treatments for speech in Parkinson's disease: meta-analyses and review of the literature.
Cyril Atkinson-Clement, Jasmin Sadat, Serge Pinto
Neurodegener Dis Manag 2015 ; 5(3):233-48
PMID: 26107322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Person-Centered Care in the Home Setting for Parkinson's Disease: Operation House Call Quality of Care Pilot Study.
Nawaz Hack, Umer Akbar, Erin H Monari, Amanda Eilers, Amanda Thompson-Avila, Nelson H Hwynn, Ashok Sriram, Ihtsham Haq, Angela Hardwick, Irene A Malaty, Michael S Okun
Parkinsons Dis 2015 ; 2015:639494
PMID: 26078912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Multiple-source current steering in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease (the VANTAGE study): a non-randomised, prospective, multicentre, open-label study.
Lars Timmermann, Roshini Jain, Lilly Chen, Mohamed Maarouf, Michael T Barbe, Niels Allert, Thomas BrŁcke, Iris Kaiser, Sebastian Beirer, Fernando Sejio, Esther Suarez, Beatriz Lozano, Claire Haegelen, Marc Vťrin, Mauro Porta, Domenico Servello, Steven Gill, Alan Whone, Nic Van Dyck, Francois Alesch
Lancet Neurol 2015 Jul; 14(7):693-701
PMID: 26027940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Implementation of an Integrative Holistic Healthcare Model for People Living with Parkinson's Disease.
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Allen Prettyman
Gerontologist 2015 Jun; 55 Suppl 1:S146-53
PMID: 26055776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: update on recent discoveries and outlook on future developments.
Philipp Mahlknecht, Patricia Limousin, Thomas Foltynie
J Neurol 2015 Jun;
PMID: 26037016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]