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Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether resistance training improves freezing of gait (FOG) severity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that adapted resistance training significantly improves the outcomes of FOG. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects the brain. Brain...

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Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of prolonged-release melatonin (PRM; Circadin) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and poor sleep quality. Researchers suggested that PRM is a good and safe option do treat these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects 60,000...

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Bladder training improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease and urinary symptoms

Bladder training improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease and urinary symptoms

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bladder training in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and urinary symptoms (US). Researchers suggested that BT improves the outcomes of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells. These cells lose their ability to...

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Safinamide added to L-Dopa improves wearing-off symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Safinamide added to L-Dopa improves wearing-off symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of safinamide (Xadago) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and wearing-OFF symptoms. Researchers suggested that safinamide improved OFF symptoms in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain. Over time, brain cells lose their abilities to...

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Evaluating malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease

Evaluating malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of malnutrition in elderly patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that patients with more advanced PD are more likely to be malnourished. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain cells. These cells lose their ability to control body functions which...

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) in treating mental and physical symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that RTMS improves the treatment outcomes of these patients. Some background PD affects 1% of the population over the age of 60...

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Sensory feedback improves anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Sensory feedback improves anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether sensory feedback (SF) improves anxiety symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that SF significantly improves anxiety outcomes in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic condition that affects the brain cells. These cells lose their...

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Non-medication treatments improve depression symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of non-medication treatments for depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) improves depression in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. These cells are responsible...

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Deep brain stimulation and sleep in patients with Parkinson’s disease: is there any impact?

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the impact of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on sleep in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that DBS improves sleep in patients with PD. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects brain cells. These cells lose their ability to control body functions causing physical and...

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Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that ICBT as an addition to the standard treatment improved the outcomes of some of these patients.  Some background PD is a chronic condition...

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Treadmill training combined with virtual reality improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether treadmill training (TT) combined with virtual reality (VR) improves freezing of gait (FOG) in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this therapy improved postural instability in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease is a chronic disease that affects brain...

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What factors increase hospital admissions among patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the most common factors for hospital admission in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that factors such as infections or falls increase hospital stay among these patients.  Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects brain cells. These cells control body functions and...

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