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Have COVID-19 restrictions negatively affected people with Parkinson’s disease?

Have COVID-19 restrictions negatively affected people with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how motor symptoms progressed in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It found that motor symptoms progressed more quickly during the first 15 months of the pandemic than during the 15 months before it. Some background PD symptoms involving muscles and...

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Can deep brain stimulation improve stomach problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Can deep brain stimulation improve stomach problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and stomach problems. It found that DBS was associated with an improvement in stomach disorders and a reduced need for medication. Some background PD is a neurologic condition that can be difficult to treat as...

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Is continuous levodopa-carbidopa infusion effective in people with severe dyskinesia?

Is continuous levodopa-carbidopa infusion effective in people with severe dyskinesia?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG; Duodopa) for the treatment of severe dyskinesia in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). It found that LCIG improved symptoms in most patients but that dose adjustments were needed throughout treatment. Some background Parkinson's...

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Smoking may increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Smoking may increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between smoking cigarettes and psychosis in patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that smoking may increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in PD patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain cells over time. Brain cells are responsible...

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Physical therapy and listening to music improves the quality of life of patients with Parkinson´s disease.

Physical therapy and listening to music improves the quality of life of patients with Parkinson´s disease.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a treatment program with physical therapy and music (PTM) for patients with Parkinson´s disease. Researchers suggested that PTM improved the quality of life of these patients.  Some background Parkinson´s disease affects brain cells. These cells stop controlling body functions...

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Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel improves off symptoms in the long-term in patients with advanced Parkinson´s disease

Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel improves off symptoms in the long-term in patients with advanced Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the long-term effects of levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG; Duodopa®) in patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD) and wearing-off symptoms. This study concluded that LCIG reduced off-time and improved off-symptoms in the long-term in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that...

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Is carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension a good treatment for Parkinson’s disease?

Is carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension a good treatment for Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article studied whether carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension (CLES; Duopa) treatment improves the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The authors found that CLES improved both quality of life and the ability of patients to perform daily activities. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is...

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Helicobacter pylori treatment improves symptoms in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease

Helicobacter pylori treatment improves symptoms in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated how Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and its treatment affect the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that HP treatment improves the symptoms of patients with PD. Some background PD commonly affects older people. It affects the brain cells causing symptoms such...

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