Progressive supranuclear palsy

Common Name(s)

Progressive supranuclear palsy, PSP

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a movement disorder caused by damage to certain nerve cells in the brain. It affects brain cells that control the movement of the eyes. This leads to serious and permanent problems with balance and the way affected people walk. It usually occurs in middle-aged or elderly people. Symptoms are very different in each person, but may include personality changes; and speech, vision or swallowing problems. Doctors sometimes confuse PSP with Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. In most cases, the genetic cause of PSP is unknown. Rarely, the disease is known to result from mutations in the MAPT gene. PSP has no effective treatments, but some symptoms may be managed with medication.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Progressive supranuclear palsy" for support, advocacy or research.

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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CurePSP: Foundation for PSP|CBD and Related Brain Diseases, Inc.

CurePSP strives to increase awareness of PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) and CBD (corticobasal degeneration) and other Atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward treatment, cure and prevention; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, education and hope for affected persons and their families.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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The PSP Association

The PSP Association offers support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while supporting research into treatments and ultimately a cure for these conditions.

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

http://www.theaftd.org

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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CurePSP: Foundation for PSP|CBD and Related Brain Diseases, Inc.

CurePSP strives to increase awareness of PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) and CBD (corticobasal degeneration) and other Atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward treatment, cure and prevention; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, education and hope for affected persons and their families.

http://www.curepsp.org/

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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The PSP Association

The PSP Association offers support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while supporting research into treatments and ultimately a cure for these conditions.

http://www.pspassociation.org.uk/

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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CurePSP Webinars

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CurePSP Forum

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 223 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rho Kinase Inhibition as a Therapeutic for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration.
 

Author(s): Erik G Gentry, Benjamin W Henderson, Andrew E Arrant, Marla Gearing, Yangbo Feng, Nicole C Riddle, Jeremy H Herskowitz

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2016 Jan;36(4):1316-23.

 

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD) are neurodegenerative four-repeat tauopathies with no cure. Mitigating pathogenic tau levels is a rational strategy for tauopathy treatment, but therapeutic targets with clinically available drugs are lacking. ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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Different decision deficits impair response inhibition in progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease.
 

Author(s): Jiaxiang Zhang, Timothy Rittman, Cristina Nombela, Alessandro Fois, Ian Coyle-Gilchrist, Roger A Barker, Laura E Hughes, James B Rowe

Journal: Brain. 2016 Jan;139(Pt 1):161-73.

 

Progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease have distinct underlying neuropathology, but both diseases affect cognitive function in addition to causing a movement disorder. They impair response inhibition and may lead to impulsivity, which can occur even in the presence ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2016

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Impact of Aspiration Pneumonia on the Clinical Course of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Satoshi Tomita, Tomoko Oeda, Atsushi Umemura, Masayuki Kohsaka, Kwiyoung Park, Kenji Yamamoto, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Chiaki Mori, Kimiko Inoue, Harutoshi Fujimura, Hideyuki Sawada

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Although aspiration pneumonia is the most common complication of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), the clinical impact of aspiration pneumonia on disease course and survival has not been fully estimated. Thus, we retrospectively analyzed the prognostic factors and clinical consequences ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2015

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The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Key emerging issues in progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration.
 

Author(s): Keith A Josephs

Journal: J. Neurol.. 2015 Mar;262(3):783-8.

 

It has been approximately 50 years since neurologists were introduced to the entities, "progressive supranuclear palsy" and "corticobasal degeneration". Since the two seminal publications, there have been significant advancements in our understanding of these two neurodegenerative ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2015

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Essential tremor followed by progressive supranuclear palsy: postmortem reports of 11 patients.
 

Author(s): Elan D Louis, Rachel Babij, Karen Ma, Etty Cortés, Jean-Paul G Vonsattel

Journal: J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol.. 2013 Jan;72(1):8-17.

 

For many years, clinicians have commented on the development of signs of parkinsonism among their essential tremor (ET) patients, but the links between ET and parkinsonism are not well understood. We report 11 (12.4%) of 89 ET patients who were prospectively collected at the Essential ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2012

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Progressive supranuclear palsy: new concepts.
 

Author(s): Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini, André Carvalho Felício, Camila Catherine Henriques de Aquino, José Luiz Pedroso

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2010 Dec;68(6):938-46.

 

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a distinctive form of neurodegenerative disease which affects the brainstem and basal ganglia. Patients present supranuclear ophthalmoplegia, postural instability and mild dementia. PSP is defined neuropathologically by the accumulation of neurofibrillary ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2011

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Postural Instability in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; Parkinson's Disease

 

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2012

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PROgressive Supranuclear Palsy CorTico-Basal Syndrome Multiple System Atrophy Longitudinal Study UK
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP); Corticobasal Degeneration; Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

 

Last Updated: 17 May 2016

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A Molecular Anatomic Imaging Analysis of Tau in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

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