Dr Yassar Alamri

MBChB

PhD Candidate

New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch

PhD Candidate

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

My doctoral research topic is biological and behavioural markers in people with Parkinson’s disease. Firstly, I am examining blood and cerebrospinal fluid for specific proteins (namely anthocyanins, C-type natriuretic peptide and alpha-synuclein). Secondly, I am recording the coordination of hand and eye movements whilst participants perform both lab-based and more natural tasks.

Publications

Provided on request for non-commercial personal use by researchers.

2016

Download Repeated lumbar punctures for non-clinical indications: how do patients feel?
Alamri, Y., MacAskill, M. R., Anderson, T. J. (2016). Repeated lumbar punctures for non-clinical indications: how do patients feel? European Neurology, 76(3-4), 123-124. 10.1159/000449056
Download Plasma exosome concentration may correlate with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease.
Alamri, Y., Vogel, R., MacAskill, M. R., Anderson, T. J. (2016). Plasma exosome concentration may correlate with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 4, 107-108. 10.1016/j.dadm.2016.08.002

2015

Download Anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease patients in Saudi Arabia Global neurology.
Alamri, Y., Al-Busaidi, I. S., MacAskill, M.R., Anderson, T.J. (2015). Anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease patients in Saudi Arabia Global neurology. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 358, 457-458. 10.1016/j.jns.2015.07.051
Download Parkinson’s disease in the Gulf Countries: An updated review.
Alamri, Y., MacAskill, M., Anderson, T., Benamer, H. (2015). Parkinson’s disease in the Gulf Countries: An updated review. European Neurology, 74(3-4), 222-225. 10.1159/000442283
Download Mental health and Parkinson's disease: from the cradle to the grave.
Alamri, YA. (2015). Mental health and Parkinson's disease: from the cradle to the grave. British Journal of General Practice, 65(634), 258-9. 10.3399/bjgp15X684985

2014

Download C-type natriuretic peptide in Parkinson's disease: reduced secretion and response to deprenyl.
Espiner, E. A., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Prickett, T. C. R., Alamri, Y. , Anderson, T.J. (2014). C-type natriuretic peptide in Parkinson's disease: reduced secretion and response to deprenyl. Journal of Neural Transmission, 121(4), 371-378. 10.1007/s00702-013-1123-9

Abstracts and Short papers

2013

Alamri, Y., MacAskill, M., Myall, D., Dalrymple-Alford, J., & Anderson, T. (2013). Animal-naming in Parkinson's disease (Abstract). 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner San Diago, CA: Society for, 431, Program No.10/N5..
MacAskill, M., Alamri, Y., Myall, D., Dalrymple-Alford, J., Anderson, T. (2013). Tea with milk and sugar: gaze and action coordination in a real-world task in Parkinsons disease (Abstract). Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Eye Movement Research, Lund, Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6(3), 512.