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Ron Postuma, MD, M.Sc.

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Keywords


Parkinson's disease

Research Focus


My research focuses on Parkinson's disease, especially non-motor aspects such as sleep.

Selected Publications


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  • Postuma RB, Lang AE, Munhoz RP, Charland K, Pelletier A, Moscovich M, Filla L, Zanatta D, Rios Romenets S, Altman R, Chuang R, Shah B. Caffeine for treatment of Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial. Neurology. 2012 Aug 14;79(7):651-8. doi: 0.1212/WNL.0b013e318263570d. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Erratum in: Neurology. 2012 Oct 16;79(16):1744. PMID: 22855866.

  • Altman RD, Lang AE, Postuma RB. Caffeine in Parkinson's disease: a pilot open-label, dose-escalation study. Mov Disord. 2011 Nov;26(13):2427-31. doi: 10.1002/mds.23873. Epub 2011 Sep 27. PMID: 21953603.

  • Postuma RB, Lang AE, Gagnon JF, Pelletier A, Montplaisir JY. How does parkinsonism start? Prodromal parkinsonism motor changes in idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder. Brain. 2012 Jun;135(Pt 6):1860-70. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws093. Epub 2012 May 4. PMID: 22561644.

  • Postuma RB, Gagnon JF, Vendette M, Charland K, Montplaisir J. REM sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson's disease is associated with specific motor features. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Oct;79(10):1117-21. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2008.149195. Epub 2008 Aug 5. PMID: 18682443.

  • Rios Romenets S, Creti L, Fichten C, Bailes S, Libman E, Pelletier A, Postuma RB. Doxepin and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia in patients with Parkinson's disease -- a randomized study. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Jul;19(7):670-5. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2013.03.003. Epub 2013 Apr 2. PMID: 23561946.