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Bright light therapy improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson disease

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bright light therapy (BLT) in treating depression and sleep quality in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that BLT helps in reducing depressive symptoms and improving the quality of sleep in these patients. Some background Patients with Parkinson's disease may...

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Levodopa oral inhalation powder CVT-301 improves symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of CVT-301 (levodopa oral inhalation powder; Inbrija) for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that CVT-301 can improve the symptoms of patients with PD with manageable side effects. Some background The standard treatment for PD is...

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Subthalamic deep brain stimulation improves posture in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of subthalamic deep brain stimulation (SDBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease and abnormal body position (posture). Researchers suggested that SDBS has an effect on these patients increasing the effect of medication alone. Some background In advanced Parkinson disease, abnormal trunk and neck...

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Levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: when to start treatment?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if levodopa has an effect on Parkinson's disease (PD) progression or just treats the symptoms. Researchers suggested that treatment with levodopa improves the symptoms of these patients, without having an effect on disease progression. Some background The standard treatment for PD is levodopa. Doctors may...

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Physical activity is associated with improved outcomes in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between physical activity and the progression of symptoms in early Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that physical activity is associated with less disease progression. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells. Symptoms can go from muscle rigidity and...

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