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

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 214 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

PET-CT imaging in a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy.
 

Author(s): Anderson Benine Belezia, Victor Hugo Rocha Marussi, James Yared, José Luiz Pedroso, Orlando G Barsottini, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Lázaro Luiz Faria do Amaral

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Apr;73(4):364-5.

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

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Aspiration pneumonia and bronchopneumonia in progressive supranuclear palsy treated with qing fei tang: two case reports.
 

Author(s): Ichiro Nozaki, Yuko Kato-Motozaki, Tokuhei Ikeda, Kazuya Takahashi, Atsuro Tagami, Chiho Ishida, Kiyonobu Komai

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Qing fei tang, which is used for various respiratory diseases, is useful for reducing relapse of aspiration pneumonia and bronchopneumonia in stroke, but the effect remains unknown in Parkinson's syndrome. We report two cases of Japanese patients with progressive supranuclear palsy ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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Pain in multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy compared to Parkinson's disease.
 

Author(s): Lewis Kass-Iliyya, Christopher Kobylecki, Kathryn R McDonald, Alexander Gerhard, Monty A Silverdale

Journal: Brain Behav. 2015 May;5(5):e00320.

 

Pain is a common nonmotor symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). The pathophysiology of pain in PD is not well understood. Pain characteristics have rarely been studied in atypical parkinsonian disorders such as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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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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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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Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of C2N-8E12 in Subjects With Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 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: 12 Nov 2015

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