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Apomorphine infusion improves quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion (CSAI) in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Researchers suggested that CSAI improves movement symptoms and quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that affects...

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Exercise guidelines to improve walking function in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed exercise recommendations to help patients with impaired gait from Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that gait-specific exercise can help these patients more than a general exercise program. Some background PD affects between over 1% of adults aged 65 or older. The disease affects certain brain...

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Evaluating a new treatment for gastric symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the effect of DA-9701 (Motilitone) on gastric motility (GM: movements of the digestive system) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that this drug improves GM in these patients. Some background Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have an abnormal digestive function. This can...

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Lee Silverman voice treatment in the treatment of voice symptoms in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two speech treatments in patients with Parkinson´s disease with voice symptoms. Researchers suggested that Lee Silverman voice treatment (LSVT LOUD) is a more effective method when compared to articulation treatment (LSVT ART) in these patients. Some background Around 89% of patients with Parkinson’s...

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Depression is associated with freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the factors associated with freezing of gait (brief incapacity to walk) of patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that depression is associated with this symptom. Some background PD is a long-term disease that affects brain cells. Symptoms generally come slowly with time and may...

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Rasagiline improves symptoms of Japanese patients with early Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of rasagiline (Azilect) in the treatment of Japanese patients with early Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that rasagiline improved the treatment outcomes of these patients. Some background PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. It affects more than 1% of...

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Donepezil may help prevent thought and behaviour decline for patients with Parkinson’s

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of donepezil for treating Parkinson’s disease. Results showed that donepezil [Aricept?] improved patient’s thought and behavior, but did not prevent the progression of Parkinson’s. Some background Parkinson’s disease is caused by the breakdown and death of nerves within the...

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