Parkinson's Disease Posts on Medivizor
Navigation Menu

Parkinson’s Disease Posts on Medivizor

Probiotics improve constipation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Probiotics improve constipation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether probiotics (PBs) improve constipation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that PBs treatment improves constipation in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain. These cells lose their ability to control body functions leaving patients...

Read More

Respiratory training improves breathing in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Respiratory training improves breathing in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 23, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of different respiratory training (RT) exercises in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that RT should be considered to treat these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects over 10 million people worldwide. The disease affects certain brain...

Read More

An overview of different physiotherapy treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease

An overview of different physiotherapy treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of different physiotherapy (PT) treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Some background PD is a chronic disease with progressive symptoms. It affects the brain cells that are responsible for certain body functions. Symptoms can be physical such as tremors and mental...

Read More

Carbidopa/Levodopa extended release capsules in patients with Parkinson’s disease with and without dyskinesia: a comparison

Carbidopa/Levodopa extended release capsules in patients with Parkinson’s disease with and without dyskinesia: a comparison

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared carbidopa–levodopa (CL) extended-release (ER) with immediate-release (IR) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and dyskinesia (dys). Researchers suggested that conversion from CL-ER to CL-IR works best in patients without dys or with minor dys. Some background PD affects certain brain cells....

Read More

Rivastigmine is associated with improvements in patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia and low blood pressure when standing

Rivastigmine is associated with improvements in patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia and low blood pressure when standing

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if orthostatic hypotension (OH) affects the effectiveness of rivastigmine (Exelon) in patients with Parkinson’s disease and dementia (PDD). Researchers suggested that rivastigmine is associated with better outcomes in patients with OH. Some background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic...

Read More

Adapted resistance training with instability improves gait disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Adapted resistance training with instability improves gait disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of resistance training with instability (RTI) in treating gait disorders in PD. Researchers suggested that RTI improves gait in these patients. Some background PD affects 60,000 Americans every year. This disease attacks the brain cells which control body functions. These body functions are...

Read More

Are vitamin B6 blood levels affected by levodopa/carbidopa therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Are vitamin B6 blood levels affected by levodopa/carbidopa therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the role of levodopa/carbidopa (LC; Sinemet) therapy on vitamin B6 levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that vitamin B6 might have an important role in Parkinson’s disease and its levels might be affected by LC therapy. Some background PD affects brain cells which...

Read More

Increased levodopa doses are associated with dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Increased levodopa doses are associated with dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between levodopa treatment and time to dyskinesia (DYS) development in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that a quick increase in levodopa dose is associated with early DYS. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects the brain cells. Body...

Read More

Evaluating the effects of DA-9701 on gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Evaluating the effects of DA-9701 on gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the effectiveness of DA-9701 (Motilitone) on gastrointestinal symptom-related quality of life (GIS-QoL) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who are on stable dopaminergic medications. The main finding was that DA-9701 improved GIS-QoL in such patients. Some background Gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS)...

Read More

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

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

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that RTMS improves walking ability in these patients. Some background PD affects brain cells, which are responsible for controlling body functions. This...

Read More

Effects of dual-task group training on movements, mental performance and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Effects of dual-task group training on movements, mental performance and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell The study analyzed the outcomes of dual-task training (DTT) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The main finding was that DTT led to improved movements and perceived quality of life (QoL) in such patients, compared to single-task physiotherapy. Some background DTT means performing 2 tasks simultaneously, for example,...

Read More