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 179 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multireceptor fingerprints in progressive supranuclear palsy.
 

Author(s): Wang Zheng Chiu, Laura Donker Kaat, Agnita J W Boon, Wouter Kamphorst, Axel Schleicher, Karl Zilles, John C van Swieten, Nicola Palomero-Gallagher

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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) with a frontal presentation, characterized by cognitive deficits and behavioral changes, has been recognized as an early clinical picture, distinct from the classical so-called Richardson and parkinsonism presentations. The midcingulate cortex ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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18F-AV-1451 positron emission tomography in Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy.
 

Author(s): Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Young T Hong, Kieren S J Allinson, David Williamson, Robin J Borchert, Saber Sami, Thomas E Cope, W Richard Bevan-Jones, P Simon Jones, Robert Arnold, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Elijah Mak, Li Su, Tim D Fryer, Franklin I Aigbirhio, John T O'Brien, James B Rowe

Journal: Brain. 2017 Mar;140(3):781-791.

 

The ability to assess the distribution and extent of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy in vivo would help to develop biomarkers for these tauopathies and clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies. New radioligands for positron emission tomography ...

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017

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Prevalence of progressive supranuclear palsy in Yonago: change throughout a decade.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Takigawa, Michio Kitayama, Kenji Wada-Isoe, Hisanori Kowa, Kenji Nakashima

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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is sometimes confused with Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, and other disorders. The typical clinical features are categorized as Richardson's syndrome (RS), but other clinical subtypes include ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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The terms "Progressive supranuclear palsy" returned 7 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Young Plasma Transfusions for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 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: 7 Mar 2017

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