All publications of “Paula Ricci Arantes”

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Levodopa versus non-levodopa brain language fMRI in Parkinson’s disease

Paula Ricci Arantes, Heloise Helena Gobato, Bárbara Bordegatto Davoglio, Maria Ângela Maramaldo Barreiros, André Carvalho Felício, Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000200010

Objective:To identify the effect of levodopa in language areas in Parkinson’s disease patients.METHODS:We evaluated 50 patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease, age and gender paired to 47 healthy volunteers. We selected two homogeneous groups of 18 patients taking levodopa and 7 no levodopa patients. The functional magnetic resonance imaging verbal fluency task, with low and high cognitive demands, was performed at a 3T magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Data was analyzed with XBAM software for group maps and ANOVA comparison.RESULTS:Patients […]