Ramon L Rodriguez

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Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation and the role of the neuropsychologist
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 21:162-89. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Sustained benefit of painful legs moving toes syndrome with botulinum toxin type A
    Ramon L Rodriguez
    Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1031-2. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Pearls in patient selection for deep brain stimulation
    Ramon L Rodriguez
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Neurologist 13:253-60. 2007
  4. pmc Cognition and mood in Parkinson's disease in subthalamic nucleus versus globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation: the COMPARE trial
    Michael S Okun
    Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Ann Neurol 65:586-95. 2009
  5. pmc Greater improvement in quality of life following unilateral deep brain stimulation surgery in the globus pallidus as compared to the subthalamic nucleus
    Laura B Zahodne
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, PO Box 100165, Gainesville, FL 32610 0165, USA
    J Neurol 256:1321-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Inappropriate crying and laughing in Parkinson disease and movement disorders
    Mustafa S Siddiqui
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 10:234-40. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms in Parkinson disease correlate with impaired global and specific cognitive performance
    Hubert H Fernandez
    Department of Neurology McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:223-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint A case-based review of troubleshooting deep brain stimulator issues in movement and neuropsychiatric disorders
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 14:532-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Reoperation for suboptimal outcomes after deep brain stimulation surgery
    Tina Marie Ellis
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:754-60; discussion 760-1. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Unilateral GPi-DBS as a treatment for levodopa-induced respiratory dyskinesia in Parkinson disease
    Genko Oyama
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Neurologist 17:282-5. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation and the role of the neuropsychologist
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 21:162-89. 2007
    ..Additionally, this article will review all aspects of the DBS procedure that can result in mood, cognitive, and behavioral effects and what role(s) the neuropsychologist should play in screening and follow-up...
  2. doi request reprint Sustained benefit of painful legs moving toes syndrome with botulinum toxin type A
    Ramon L Rodriguez
    Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1031-2. 2013
    ..We present a patient with PLMT who obtained substantial benefit in both pain and severity of involuntary movement with botulinum toxin type A injections for more than 3 years...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pearls in patient selection for deep brain stimulation
    Ramon L Rodriguez
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Neurologist 13:253-60. 2007
    ..General neurologists and even general practitioners may be called upon to screen potential candidates for DBS. The patient selection process plays an important role in this procedure...
  4. pmc Cognition and mood in Parkinson's disease in subthalamic nucleus versus globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation: the COMPARE trial
    Michael S Okun
    Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Ann Neurol 65:586-95. 2009
    ..Our aim was to compare in a prospective blinded study the cognitive and mood effects of subthalamic nucleus (STN) vs. globus pallidus interna (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson disease...
  5. pmc Greater improvement in quality of life following unilateral deep brain stimulation surgery in the globus pallidus as compared to the subthalamic nucleus
    Laura B Zahodne
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, PO Box 100165, Gainesville, FL 32610 0165, USA
    J Neurol 256:1321-9. 2009
    ..Patients receiving GPi DBS reported greater improvements that cannot be explained by differential mood or motor effects; however, verbal fluency changes may have partially contributed to lesser QoL improvements amongst STN patients...
  6. doi request reprint Inappropriate crying and laughing in Parkinson disease and movement disorders
    Mustafa S Siddiqui
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 10:234-40. 2009
    ..To examine in a pilot study inappropriate crying and laughing (also termed pseudobulbar affect (PBA)) and underlying mood disturbances in a large clinic based population of Parkinson's disease and movement disorder patients...
  7. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms in Parkinson disease correlate with impaired global and specific cognitive performance
    Hubert H Fernandez
    Department of Neurology McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:223-7. 2009
    ..Our study shows that while depressive symptoms correlated with global cognitive performance, naming, verbal memory, and language are the most susceptible cognitive domains affected with depressive symptoms...
  8. doi request reprint A case-based review of troubleshooting deep brain stimulator issues in movement and neuropsychiatric disorders
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 14:532-8. 2008
    ..To review the spectrum of problems that can occur in the DBS patient and to suggest potential troubleshooting tips for identification and management of DBS related issues...
  9. doi request reprint Reoperation for suboptimal outcomes after deep brain stimulation surgery
    Tina Marie Ellis
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:754-60; discussion 760-1. 2008
    ..The goal of the current study was to perform an unblinded retrospective chart review of DBS patients with unsatisfactory outcomes who presented for reoperation...
  10. doi request reprint Unilateral GPi-DBS as a treatment for levodopa-induced respiratory dyskinesia in Parkinson disease
    Genko Oyama
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Neurologist 17:282-5. 2011
    ..Respiratory dyskinesia is a rare but disabling complication of levodopa therapy for Parkinson disease; however, its treatment has been limited to medication optimization...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of and the factors associated with drooling in Parkinson's disease
    Joshua Leibner
    College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:475-7. 2010
    ..Experiencing hallucinations was the only factor that correlated with being a drooler and it may be confounded by medications...
  12. doi request reprint Quetiapine improves visual hallucinations in Parkinson disease but not through normalization of sleep architecture: results from a double-blind clinical-polysomnography study
    Hubert H Fernandez
    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, FL, USA
    Int J Neurosci 119:2196-205. 2009
    ..Despite the small sample, this is the first double-blind trial to show quetiapine's efficacy over placebo in controlling VH in the PD population. However, normalization of sleep architecture was not supported as the mechanism...
  13. pmc Cognitive declines one year after unilateral deep brain stimulation surgery in Parkinson's disease: a controlled study using reliable change
    Laura B Zahodne
    Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0165, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 23:385-405. 2009
    ..Finally, use of Reliable Change highlights the impact of individual variability and indicates that fluency declines likely reflect significant changes in a subset of patients who demonstrate a poorer surgical outcome overall...
  14. doi request reprint A closer look at unilateral versus bilateral deep brain stimulation: results of the National Institutes of Health COMPARE cohort
    Houtan A Taba
    Department of Neurology, University of Forlida Movement Disorders Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1224-9. 2010
    ..In this paper, the authors' aim was to examine reasons underpinning decisions to undergo, or alternatively forgo, a second-sided deep brain stimulation (DBS) implantation in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)...
  15. doi request reprint Taking a better history for behavioral issues pre- and post-deep brain stimulation: issues missed by standardized scales
    Oscar Bernal-Pacheco
    Departments of Neurology Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Neuromodulation 16:35-9; discussion 39-40. 2013
    ..To screen for potentially underreported behavioral changes in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) pre- and post-deep brain stimulation (DBS), a retrospective data base review was performed...
  16. pmc Weight changes in subthalamic nucleus vs globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation: results from the COMPARE Parkinson disease deep brain stimulation cohort
    Maren C Locke
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:1233-7; discussion 1237-8. 2011
    ..Parkinson's patients, on average, gain weight after deep brain stimulation (DBS)...
  17. pmc Mood and motor trajectories in Parkinson's disease: multivariate latent growth curve modeling
    Laura B Zahodne
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, P O Box 100165, Gainesville, FL 32610 0165, USA
    Neuropsychology 26:71-80. 2012
    ..The present study sought to characterize and compare trajectories of apathy, depression, and motor symptoms in PD over 18 months...
  18. doi request reprint Brain penetration effects of microelectrodes and deep brain stimulation leads in ventral intermediate nucleus stimulation for essential tremor
    Takashi Morishita
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:491-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of intraoperative MER and lead placement on tremor severity in a cohort of patients with essential tremor...
  19. doi request reprint Clinical cases where lesion therapy was chosen over deep brain stimulation
    Amanda K Hooper
    University of Florida, Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 86:147-52. 2008
    ..Lesion therapy represents a viable alternative and has several important advantages, including a decreased need for access to specialists and clinical follow-up, improved affordability, and a lower infection risk...
  20. doi request reprint Rescue leads: a salvage technique for selected patients with a suboptimal response to standard DBS therapy
    Genko Oyama
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine Shands Hospital, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 17:451-5. 2011
    ..We present four cases where supplementary "rescue" deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads were added for patients who failed to obtain anticipated clinical benefits...
  21. doi request reprint A trial of scheduled deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome: moving away from continuous deep brain stimulation paradigms
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Gainesville, FL, USA
    JAMA Neurol 70:85-94. 2013
    ..To collect the information necessary to design the methods and outcome variables for a larger trial of scheduled deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Tourette syndrome...
  22. pmc Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors associated with greater apathy in Parkinson's disease?
    Laura B Zahodne
    Department of Neurology, Center for Movement Disorders and Neuro restoration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 24:326-30. 2012
    ..Use of monoamine oxidase B inhibitors was associated with less apathy. Longitudinal studies are needed to evaluate a potential SSRI-induced apathy syndrome in PD...
  23. doi request reprint Effects of dopaminergic medication on objective tasks of deftness, bradykinesia and force control
    Kim C Stewart
    Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Florida Gym Room 151, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Neurol 256:2030-5. 2009
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  24. pmc Do stable patients with a premorbid depression history have a worse outcome after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease?
    Michael S Okun
    UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Gainesville, Florida 32607, USA
    Neurosurgery 69:357-60; discussion 360-1. 2011
    ..Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been associated with mood sequelae in a subset of patients operated on in either the subthalamic nucleus or the globus pallidus internus for the treatment of Parkinson disease...
  25. pmc Differential response of dystonia and parkinsonism following globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (Lubag)
    Genko Oyama
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine Shands Hospital, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 88:329-33. 2010
    ..X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (XDP; DYT3; Lubag) is an adult-onset hereditary progressive dystonia/parkinsonism which is typically minimally responsive to pharmacological treatment...
  26. doi request reprint The number and nature of emergency department encounters in patients with deep brain stimulators
    Andrew S Resnick
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    J Neurol 257:122-31. 2010
    ..The objective of the present study was to review the number and nature of ED encounters in patients with deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices implanted for movement and neuropsychiatric disorders...
  27. pmc The Frequency of Nonmotor Symptoms among Advanced Parkinson Patients May Depend on Instrument Used for Assessment
    Nelson Hwynn
    University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    Parkinsons Dis 2011:290195. 2011
    ..Conclusion The frequency of NMS among advanced PD patients and correlation between patients and caregivers varied with the instrument used. The overall correlation between patient and caregiver was greater with NMS-Q than NMS-S...
  28. doi request reprint An evaluation of rating scales utilized for deep brain stimulation for dystonia
    Frandy Susatia
    Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Neurol 257:44-58. 2010
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  29. doi request reprint Mood and energy determinants of quality of life in dystonia
    Anne Soeder
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Neurol 256:996-1001. 2009
    ..Further studies will be needed to determine the effect of treatment on these associations and whether disturbances in energy are related to sleep disturbances or to primary fatigue issues...
  30. doi request reprint Is rhinorrhea an under-recognized intrinsic symptom of Parkinson disease? A prospective pilot study
    Laura Sedig
    College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Int J Neurosci 120:258-60. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the prevalence of idiopathic rhinorrhea in PD patients versus controls, to determine the correlation between rhinorrhea and anosmia, and the factors associated with rhinorrhea...
  31. doi request reprint Alternate but do not swim: a test for executive motor dysfunction in Parkinson disease
    Adam D Falchook
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 17:702-8. 2011
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  32. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned in deep brain stimulation for movement and neuropsychiatric disorders
    Frank M Skidmore
    Department of Neurology, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, 32610, USA
    CNS Spectr 11:521-36. 2006
    ..Also discussed are the emerging targets, what is known about the cognitive sequelae of DBS, and what has been learned about the complications and therapeutic failures...
  33. ncbi request reprint Depression symptoms in movement disorders: comparing Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and essential tremor
    Kimberly M Miller
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Mov Disord 22:666-72. 2007
    ..Clinicians should be aware that depression is a frequent problem in dystonia and ET, in addition to PD, and inquire about depression symptoms in these patients so that they can be appropriately treated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Laterality, region, and type of motor dysfunction correlate with cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease
    Lindsy N Williams
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Mov Disord 22:141-5. 2007
    ..22, t(105) = -1.95, P = 0.054. We therefore found that right-sided symptoms (for laterality), axial symptoms (for region), and bradykinesia (for type of symptoms) were the best predictors of cognitive function...
  35. ncbi request reprint The "chair test" to aid in the diagnosis of psychogenic gait disorders
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Neurologist 13:87-91. 2007
    ..To evaluate the chair test for diagnosis of psychogenic gait disorders...
  36. doi request reprint Valproate as a treatment for dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS) in Parkinson's disease
    Ashok Sriram
    Department of Neurology, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Neurol 260:521-7. 2013
    ..In this paper, we review a series of four patients who met criteria for DDS, who were all refractory to medication adjustments. The DDS symptoms responded by the addition of valproic acid in all cases...
  37. pmc The prevalence of fatigue following deep brain stimulation surgery in Parkinson's disease and association with quality of life
    Benzi M Kluger
    Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver, P O Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Parkinsons Dis 2012:769506. 2012
    ..Fatigue was significantly associated with quality of life, depression, and anxiety. Depression preoperatively was the only predictive factor of fatigue. Fatigue is common following DBS surgery and significantly impacts quality of life...
  38. ncbi request reprint Identifying candidates for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: the role of the primary care physician
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, USA
    Geriatrics 62:18-24. 2007
    ..Potential candidates who score well on this questionnaire can be referred for presurgical multidisciplinary evaluation at an experienced DBS implanting center...
  39. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation of the internal segment of the globus pallidus in delayed runaway dyskinesia
    John Graff-Radford
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:1181-4. 2006
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Side onset influences motor impairments in Parkinson disease
    Kim C Stewart
    Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 15:781-3. 2009
    ..The low numbers of left-handed subjects and the significant percentage of left-handers with a dominant left hemisphere prevented a clear interpretation of our findings in left-handed subjects...
  41. doi request reprint Selection of deep brain stimulation candidates in private neurology practices: referral may be simpler than a computerized triage system
    Genko Oyama
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Neuromodulation 15:246-50; discussion 250. 2012
    ..Academic Centers in Selection of DBS Candidates [COMPRESS], NeuroTrax Corp., Bellaire, TX, USA) with traditional triage by a movement disorders specialized neurologist as the gold standard...
  42. ncbi request reprint Testosterone therapy in men with Parkinson disease: results of the TEST-PD Study
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:729-35. 2006
    ..Previously, we reported that testosterone deficiency is more common in patients with PD compared with age-matched control subjects, and we also reported in 2 small open-label studies that some nonmotor symptoms responded favorably to TT...
  43. pmc The four As associated with pathological Parkinson disease gamblers: anxiety, anger, age, and agonists
    Michael A Shapiro
    Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 3:161-7. 2007
    ..Thus in this cohort, we have uncovered the several characteristics of the most likely PD compulsive gambler, namely: (young) age, "angry", "anxious", and using a (dopamine) agonist...
  44. ncbi request reprint Dual electrode thalamic deep brain stimulation for the treatment of posttraumatic and multiple sclerosis tremor
    Kelly D Foote
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:ONS-280-5; discussion ONS-285-6. 2006
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  45. ncbi request reprint Management of referred deep brain stimulation failures: a retrospective analysis from 2 movement disorders centers
    Michael S Okun
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Arch Neurol 62:1250-5. 2005
    ..An attempt is made herein to evaluate the reasons for DBS failure in a series of such patients and to make recommendations to improve overall DBS outcomes...
  46. doi request reprint The relationship between anosmia, constipation, and orthostasis and Parkinson's disease duration: results of a pilot study
    Amit L Ramjit
    College of Medicine, University of Florida Gainesville, FL32608, USA
    Int J Neurosci 120:67-70. 2010
    ..038 and .04 respectively). Our study suggests that increasing levels of dopaminergic therapy inhibits reflexive tachycardia. Furthermore, our study suggests that anosmia and constipation progress with the primary disease process...
  47. doi request reprint Postural/Gait and cognitive function as predictors of driving performance in Parkinson's disease
    Alexander M Crizzle
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32601 0164, USA
    J Parkinsons Dis 3:153-60. 2013
    ..The primary influence of motor symptoms on driving performance remains unclear due to the inconsistent use of various motor rating scales used in prior studies...
  48. doi request reprint Did General Douglas MacArthur have Parkinson disease? A video and archival analysis
    Lauren N Bowen
    Department of Neurology, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Neurology 76:1668-72. 2011
    ..Historians have suggested that MacArthur had Parkinson disease (PD), and that this may have influenced his military judgment. There is little evidence to support or to refute this suggestion...
  49. pmc Prevalence of hypersexual behavior in Parkinson's disease patients: Not restricted to males and dopamine agonist use
    Christine A Cooper
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Int J Gen Med 2:57-61. 2009
    ..Ultimately, given the innate sensitivity of the topic and survey limitations, it is very likely that hypersexual behavior in our cohort, as it is in the general PD population, has been under-reported...
  50. pmc Emerging opportunities for serotypes of botulinum neurotoxins
    Zhongxing Peng Chen
    University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Department of Neurology, 3450 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    Toxins (Basel) 4:1196-222. 2012
    ..However, other BoNT serotypes are under study for possible clinical use and new clinical indications;..