Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

General Information

Multiple System Atrophy by Horacio Kaufmann:
http://www.mssm.edu/neurology/autodis/disorders/msa/msapaper.pdf

Multiple System Atrophy by Joseph Jankovic, M.D.:
http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/neurol/jankovic/pdfs/MSA.pdf

About Health TV with Jeanne Blake and Dr. Freeman:
http://www.abouthealth.com/assets/newimages/MSA.pdf#search=%22
multiple%20system%20atrophy%202006%20%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Multiple System Atrophy by Andre Diedrich and David Robertson:
http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic671.htm

Multiple System Atrophy by Laurie Swan and Jerome Dupont:
http://www.ptjournal.org/cgi/reprint/79/5/488

Multiple System Atrophy by WE MOVE:
http://www.wemove.org/msa/

Primary Autonomic Failure: Three Clinical Presentations of One Disease? by Horacio Kaufmann:
http://www.mssm.edu/neurology/autodis/disorders/parkinson/Primary.pdf

MSA Pamphlet by The Parkinsonism Society of New Zeeland:
http://www.weka.net.nz/weka/weka.nsf/Files/msa+pamphlet/$file/msa+pamphlet
.PDF#search=%22multiple%20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Multiple System Atrophy in Singapore by RDG Jamora, A Gupta, AKY Tan & LCS Tan:
http://www.annals.edu.sg/pdf/34VolNo9200510/V34N9p553.pdf

Causes and mechanisms

Brain Degeneration Linked to Fatal Attractions of Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders by John Q. Trojanowski and Virginia M.-Y. Lee:
http://www.j-alz.com/issues/3/3(1)/trojanowski_p117.pdf

Absence of A-synuclein MRNA Expression in Normal and Multiple System Atrophy Oligodendroglia by D. W. Miller, J. M. Johnson, S. M. Solano, Z. R. Hollingsworth, D. G. Standaert, A. B. Young:
http://www.hcnr.med.harvard.edu/programs/atrc/online%20
library%20PDFs/Miller_JNT_2005.pdf#search=%22multiple%
20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Visual Event-Related Potential Changes in Two Sub-Types of Multiple System Atrophy: MSA-C and MSA-P by T. Kamitani, Y. Kuroiwa, L. Wang, M. Li, Y. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, T. Ikegami, S. Matsubara:
http://www.biac.duke.edu/library/papers/2002_JNeurol_Kamitani
.pdf#search=%22multiple%20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Voxel-based Analysis of Multiple System Atrophy of Cerebellar Type: Complementary Results by Combining Voxel Based Morphometry and Voxel-based Relaxometry by Karsten Specht, Martina Minnerop, Jonas Muller-Hubenthal and Thomas Glockgether:
http://fmri.uib.no/pdf/publikasjoner/Specht_Minnerop_VBM
_VBR_MSA_NI_v25_p287_2005.pdf#search=%22multiple%
20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Hypotension and/or hypertension

Idiopathic Orthostatic Hypotension and other Autonomic Failure Syndromes by Dianna Quan:
http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic609.htm

Sympathetically Mediated Hypertension in Autonomic Failure by John R. Shannon, Jens Jordan, Andre Diedrich, Bojan Pohar, Bonnie K. Black,
David Robertson and Italo Biaggioni:
http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/101/23/2710

Hypertensive cardiovascular damage in patients with primary autonomic failure by Vagaonescu TD, Saadia D, Tuhrim S, Phillips RA, Kaufmann H.:
http://www.mssm.edu/neurology/autodis/disorders/paf/Hypertensive.pdf

Impairment

Neuropsychological functions in progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and Parkinson’s disease:
http://www.neurologyindia.com/article.asp?issn=0028-3886;year=2006;volume=54;issue=3;spage=268;epage=272;aulast=Krishnan

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s Phenomenon after Sympathetic Denervation in Patients with Primary Autonomic Failure: Questionnaire Survey by Rajeev Mallipeddi and Christopher J Mathias:
http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/316/7129/438

Support Groups

SDS/MSA Support Group (A great resource for information and support):
http://www.shy-drager.org/

Tests/Detection

REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder Differentiates Pure Autonomic Failure from Multiple System Atrophy with Autonomic Failure by Giuseppe Plazzi,Pietro Cortelli,Pasquale Montagna,Alessandro De Monte,Raffaella Corsini,Manuela Contin,Federica Provini,Giulia Pierangeli,Elio Lugaresi:
http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/64/5/683

Multiple System Atrophy Presenting as Central Sleep Apnoea by L.J. Cormican, S. Higgins, A.C. Davidson, R. Howard and A.J. Williams:
http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/reprint/24/2/323.pdf#search
=%22multiple%20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple System Atrophy: An Update by Gregor Wenning and Felix Geser:
http://www.acnr.co.uk/pdfs/volume3issue6/v3i6reviewart1.pdf#
search=%22multiple%20system%20atrophy%20filetype%3Apdf%22

Could Treatment with DOPS do for Autonomic Failure what Dopa did for Parkinson’s Disease? by Horacio Kaufmann:http://www.mssm.edu/neurology/autodis/disorders/paf/DOPS.pdf

The Anemia of Primary Autonomic Failure and its Reversal with Recombinant Erythropoietin by Italo Biaggioni, David Robertson, Sanford Krantz, Mark Jones, and Virginia Haile:
http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/01aug94/anemia.htm

The Pressor Response to Water Drinking in Humans by Jens Jordan, John R. Shannon, Bonnie K. Black, Yasmine Ali, Mary Farley;Fernando Costa, Andre Diedrich, Rose Marie Robertson, Italo Biaggioni and
David Robertson:
http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/101/5/504

The Hypertension of Autonomic Failure and its Treatment by John Shannon, Jens Jordan, Fernando Costa, Rose Marie Robertson, and Italo Biaggioni:
http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/30/5/1062