Progressive supranuclear palsy

Common Name(s)

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy 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 individuals walk. It usually occurs in middle-aged or elderly people. Symptoms are very different in each person, but may include personality changes, speech, vision and swallowing problems. Doctors sometimes confuse progressive supranuclear palsy with Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Progressive supranuclear palsy has no cure and no effective treatments.  In most cases, the genetic cause of this condition is unknown. Rarely, the disease results from mutations in the MAPT gene.  
 

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

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 mission of the PSP Association is the conquest of PSP, through effective research, education, welfare and communication.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Condition Specific Organizations

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

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 mission of the PSP Association is the conquest of PSP, through effective research, education, welfare and communication.

http://www.pspeur.org

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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CurePSP Webinars

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CurePSP Forum

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 159 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Detection of cerebral hypoperfusion using single photon emission computed tomography image analysis and statistical parametric mapping in patients with Parkinson's disease or progressive supranuclear palsy].
 

Author(s): Kengo Harada, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Matsuya, Izumi Okita

Journal: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi. 2013 Nov;69(11):1281-4.

 

We carried out differential diagnosis of brain blood flow images using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) or progressive supranuclear paralysis (PSP) using statistical parametric mapping (SPM) and to whom we had applied anatomical ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Long-term exercise training for an individual with mixed corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy features: 10-year case report follow-up.
 

Author(s): Teresa M Steffen, Bradley F Boeve, Cheryl M Petersen, Leah Dvorak, Kejal Kantarci

Journal: Phys Ther. 2014 Feb;94(2):289-96.

 

This case report describes the effects of long-term (10-year) participation in a community exercise program for a client with mixed features of corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). The effects of exercise participation on both functional status ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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A longitudinal study of motor, oculomotor and cognitive function in progressive supranuclear palsy.
 

Author(s): Boyd C P Ghosh, Roger H S Carpenter, James B Rowe

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We studied the annual change in measures of motor, oculomotor and cognitive function in progressive supranuclear palsy. This had twin objectives, to assess the potential for clinical parameters to monitor disease progression in clinical trials and to illuminate the progression of pathophysiology.

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Rational therapeutic approaches to progressive supranuclear palsy.
 

Author(s): Maria Stamelou, Rohan de Silva, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Evangelia Boura, Matthias Höllerhage, Wolfgang H Oertel, Ulrich Müller, Günter U Höglinger

Journal: Brain. 2010 Jun;133(Pt 6):1578-90.

 

Progressive supranuclear palsy is a sporadic and progressive neurodegenerative disease, most often presenting as a symmetric, akinetic-rigid syndrome with postural instability, vertical supranuclear gaze palsy and frontal lobe deficits. It belongs to the family of tauopathies and ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2010

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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Use of Lokomat in Patients With Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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Tau Imaging in Subjects With Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration and Healthy Volunteers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; Corticobasal Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

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