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Attentional resource allocation and swallowing safety in Parkinson's disease: A dual task study.
Michelle S Troche, Michael S Okun, John C Rosenbek, Lori J Altmann, Christine M Sapienza
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2014 Apr; 20(4):439-43
PMID: 24444532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Kinect Adventures!? for people with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study.
J E Pompeu, L A Arduini, A R Botelho, M B F Fonseca, S M A A Pompeu, C Torriani-Pasin, J E Deutsch
Physiotherapy 2013 Dec;
PMID: 24703891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Predictive factors of speech intelligibility following subthalamic nucleus stimulation in consecutive patients with Parkinson's disease.
Elina Tripoliti, Patricia Limousin, Tom Foltynie, Joseph Candelario, Iciar Aviles-Olmos, Marwan I Hariz, Ludvic Zrinzo
Mov Disord 2014 Apr; 29(4):532-8
PMID: 24532491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A randomized, phase 2 clinical trial of lithium carbonate in Machado-Joseph disease.
Jonas Alex Morales Saute, Raphael Machado de Castilhos, Thais Lampert Monte, Artur Francisco Schumacher-Schuh, Karina Carvalho Donis, Rui D'Ávila, Gabriele Nunes Souza, Aline Dutra Russo, Gabriel Vasata Furtado, Tailise Conte Gheno, Diogo Onofre Gomes de Souza, Luis Valmor Cruz Portela, Maria-Luiza Saraiva-Pereira, Suzi Alvez Camey, Vanessa Bielefeld Leotti Torman, Carlos Roberto de Mello Rieder, Laura Bannach Jardim
Mov Disord 2014 Apr; 29(4):568-73
PMID: 24399647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A Differential Item Functioning (DIF) Analysis of the Communicative Participation Item Bank (CPIB): Comparing Individuals With Parkinson's Disease From the United States and New Zealand.
Carolyn Baylor, Megan J McAuliffe, Louise E Hughes, Kathryn Yorkston, Tim Anderson, Jiseon Kim, Dagmar Amtmann
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb; 57(1):90-5
PMID: 24687470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Quantitative assessment of interutterance stability: application to dysarthria.
Fred Cummins, Anja Lowit, Frits van Brenk
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb; 57(1):81-9
PMID: 24687469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Impact of Clear, Loud and Slow Speech on Scaled Intelligibility and Speech Severity in Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
Kris Tjaden, Joan E Sussman, Gregory E Wilding
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb;
PMID: 24687042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Cognitive-perceptual examination of remediation approaches to hypokinetic dysarthria.
Megan J McAuliffe, Sarah E Kerr, Elizabeth M R Gibson, Tim Anderson, Patrick J Lashell
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb;
PMID: 24687031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Multiple factors are involved in the dysarthria associated with Parkinson's disease: A review with implications for clinical practice and research.
Shimon Sapir
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb;
PMID: 24686571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Articulatory closure proficiency in Parkinson's disease patients following deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus and caudal zona incerta.
Fredrik Karlsson, Katarina Olofsson, Patric Blomstedt, Jan Linder, Erik Nordh, Jan van Doorn
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb;
PMID: 24686561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Reading Comprehension in Parkinson's Disease.
Laura L Murray, Stefanie Rutledge
Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2014 Mar;
PMID: 24686432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hybridizing Conversational and Clear Speech to Investigate the Source of Increased Intelligibility in Parkinson's Disease.
Kris Tjaden, Alexander Kain, Jennifer Lam
J Speech Lang Hear Res 2014 Feb;
PMID: 24686409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Swallowing Outcomes Following Unilateral STN vs. GPi Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis.
Michelle S Troche, Alexandra E Brandimore, Kelly D Foote, Takashi Morishita, Dennis Chen, Karen W Hegland, Michael S Okun
Dysphagia 2014 Mar;
PMID: 24652582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Effects of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT® LOUD) on Hypomimia in Parkinson's Disease.
Aleksey I Dumer, Harriet Oster, David McCabe, Laura A Rabin, Jennifer L Spielman, Lorraine O Ramig, Joan C Borod
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2014 Mar; 20(3):302-12
PMID: 24524211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Parkinsonism in elderly rheumatoid arthritis patients.
C Bes, B Altunrende, ? Y?lmaz Türko?lu, N Y?ld?z, M Soy
Clin Ter 2014 ; 165(1):19-21
PMID: 24589945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

The effects of dual tasking on handwriting in patients with Parkinson's disease.
S Broeder, E Nackaerts, A Nieuwboer, B C M Smits-Engelsman, S P Swinnen, E Heremans
Neuroscience 2014 Mar; 263:193-202
PMID: 24447597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Integrative parietal cortex processes: neurological and psychiatric aspects.
Silmar Teixeira, Sergio Machado, Bruna Velasques, Antonio Sanfim, Daniel Minc, Caroline Peressutti, Juliana Bittencourt, Henning Budde, Mauricio Cagy, Renato Anghinah, Luis F Basile, Roberto Piedade, Pedro Ribeiro, Cláudia Diniz, Consuelo Cartier, Mariana Gongora, Farmy Silva, Fernanda Manaia, Julio Guilherme Silva
J Neurol Sci 2014 Mar; 338(1-2):12-22
PMID: 24398346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Acoustic and Perceptual Consequences of Clear and Loud Speech.
Kris Tjaden, Emily Richards, Christina Kuo, Greg Wilding, Joan Sussman
Folia Phoniatr Logop 2014 Feb; 65(4):214-220
PMID: 24504015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A waitlist-controlled trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety in Parkinson's disease.
Lakkhina Troeung, Sarah J Egan, Natalie Gasson
BMC Psychiatry 2014 ; 14:19
PMID: 24467781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Effect of subthalamic stimulation on voice and speech in Parkinson's disease: for the better or worse?
Sabine Skodda, Wenke Grönheit, Uwe Schlegel, Martin Südmeyer, Alfons Schnitzler, Lars Wojtecki
Front Neurol 2014 Jan; 4:218
PMID: 24454305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Increased vocal intensity due to the Lombard effect in speakers with Parkinson's disease: Simultaneous laryngeal and respiratory strategies.
Elaine T Stathopoulos, Jessica E Huber, Kelly Richardson, Jennifer Kamphaus, Devan Decicco, Meghan Darling, Katrina Fulcher, Joan E Sussman
J Commun Disord 2013 Dec;
PMID: 24438910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]