华西虚拟期刊

华西虚拟期刊

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Parkinson's disease (PD) with akinetic rigidity (PDAR) is more likely to develop cognitive deficits compared to PD with tremor-dominant symptoms (PDTD). The default mode network (DMN) is highly relevant for cognitive processes, so this study tested the functional connectivity (FC) of DMN in cognitively unimpaired PDAR patients. Resting-state fMRI data were collected in 21 cognitively unimpaired early stage drug-naive patients with PDAR and 21 healthy controls (HC). PD patients were matched closely to HCs for demographic and cognitive variables. FC of DMN was evaluated by seed-based correlation approach. Compared to HCs, despite comparable cognitive performance and no statistically discernible GM volume differences, a disruption in the DMN of PDAR subjects was detected. A decreased FC of DMN was found, specifically prominent in the poste