Robert A Wilcox
Affiliation: South Australia
Wilcox R, Winkler S, Lohmann K, Klein C. Whispering dysphonia in an Australian family (DYT4): a clinical and genetic reappraisal. Mov Disord. 2011;26:2404-8 pubmed publisher
..DYT4 is a familial form of dystonia unrelated to known dystonia genes and loci. ATP7B mutations do not segregate with the dystonia phenotype, indicating two independent genetic diseases in this family. ..
Wilcox R, Cole M, Wong D, Coyne T, Silburn P, Kerr G. Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation produces sustained improvement in primary progressive freezing of gait. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011;82:1256-9 pubmed publisher
..This case demonstrates that the advantages of PPN-DBS may not be limited to addressing freezing of gait (FOG) in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. The PPN may also be an effective DBS target to address other forms of central gait failure. ..
Todd G, Pearson Dennett V, Wilcox R, Chau M, Thoirs K, Thewlis D, et al
. Adults with a history of illicit amphetamine use exhibit abnormal substantia nigra morphology and parkinsonism. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016;25:27-32 pubmed publisher
..The results support epidemiological findings linking use of amphetamines, particularly methamphetamine, with increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life. ..
Pearson Dennett V, Todd G, Wilcox R, Vogel A, White J, Thewlis D. History of cannabis use is associated with altered gait. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017;178:215-222 pubmed publisher
..Further research is required to investigate if the subtle gait changes observed in this population become more apparent with aging and increased cannabis use. ..