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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial. , Kieburtz K, Tilley BC, Elm JJ, Babcock D, Hauser R, Ross GW, Augustine AH, Augustine EU, Aminoff MJ, Bodis-Wollner IG, Boyd J, Cambi F, Chou K, Christine CW, Cines M, Dahodwala N, Derwent L, Dewey RB, Hawthorne K, Houghton DJ, Kamp C, Leehey M, Lew MF, Liang GS, Luo ST, Mari Z, Morgan JC, Parashos S, Pérez A, Petrovitch H, Rajan S, Reichwein S, Roth JT, Schneider JS, Shannon KM, Simon DK, Simuni T, Singer C, Sudarsky L, Tanner CM, Umeh CC, Williams K, Wills AM JAMA 2015 Feb 10 313(6):584-93.
To be able to offer people a better quality of life — despite the neurological disease — that’s what rings my bell. I mean that was really, for me, what made me want to go into neurology, and specifically into these degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Diagnoses are made based on history and physical examination, which is the old-fashioned kind of medicine. There was a time when that was the only way diagnoses were made. And even though there are a lot of interesting technologies, in my area of neurology, we make all of our diagnoses based on listening to the patient and examining that patient.
It’s wonderfully appealing to be able to sit down with someone, listen to their story, and then figure out what’s wrong with them, tell them about that diagnosis, educate them about their diagnosis, and work together for a plan.
Because neurology has had so few effective treatments for so long, it’s a very explosive field now. It looks like we’re going to have a lot of big breakthroughs in our area in just the next decade or so. This has happened in other areas of neurology — like multiple sclerosis has had a lot of big breakthroughs. But for us, I think we’re on the threshold of some really big science that’s going to affect our patients’ lives everyday.
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