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Urinary exercise therapy helps improving urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of exercise therapy for urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this therapy should be considered as initial treatment for these patients. Some background PD affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost causing...

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Accordion pill (carbidopa-levodopa) is associated with reduced motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a new carbidopa–levodopa treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this treatment is associated with a better control of the symptoms. Some background Nearly one million people will have Parkinson's disease (PD) in the US by 2020. This disease...

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Nanodrugs

Nanodrugs

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Nanodrugs have been around for some time. In fact, over 250 drugs using nanotechnology that  have been approved by the FDA and are in clinical use. The name nanodrug or nanopharmaceuticals refers to the size of the particle that is created to house the medication. A nano is very tiny: nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in at least one of its...

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Deep brain stimulation generator replacement surgery in end-stage Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the complication rates after deep brain stimulation (DBS) device replacement in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this surgery is of low risk for these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The body functions controlled by these cells are lost...

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Gocovri treatment decreases dyskinesia and off times in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Gocovri (amantadine) in the treatment of dyskinesia (DYS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this treatment improves DYS symptoms. Some background PD affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost, such as muscle function and...

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Rehabilitation program to treat forward trunk flexion in Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a four-week therapy program on forward trunk flexion (FTF) in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this training program improved FTF. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. These cells are responsible for different...

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Suicide rates after deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated suicide (the act of causing one’s own death) rates after deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that suicide can occur in these patients up to 3 years after DBS. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects certain brain cells. These cells...

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Does singing improve communication in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of singing in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that singing can increase voice and respiratory function in these patients. Some background Parkinson disease attacks certain brain cells. The body functions controlled by those cells, such as muscle...

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Do speech difficulties have a predictive value in Parkinson’s disease outcomes?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated speech (talking) symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that these symptoms are associated with low levels of dopamine and poorer outcomes. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells and dopamine levels. This can cause tremors, muscle rigidity or...

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High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves swallowing in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-RTMS) on patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and dysphagia (problems with swallowing). Researchers suggested that HF-RTMS improves swallowing in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic...

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Can dance improve motor symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of dance on treating the symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that dance might improve the symptoms of these patients. Some background Parkinson disease is a chronic disease that affects mainly older populations. This disease affects the brain cells causing...

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