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Evaluating the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease.

Evaluating the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease.

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease (PD). The data showed that in the long-term, the maintenance of high regular physical activity levels and exercise habits were strongly associated with better clinical outcomes of PD symptoms. Some...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of ropinirole for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of ropinirole for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of ropinirole (Requip) for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The data showed that ropinirole was effective in improving motor function and daily living of patients with PD but was associated with an increase in side effects. Some background Parkinson's...

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Is AADC gene therapy a valuable option for patients with moderately advanced Parkinson Disease?

Is AADC gene therapy a valuable option for patients with moderately advanced Parkinson Disease?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this work, the authors studied whether VY-AADC01 (NBIb-1817) gene therapy was safe and effective in patients with moderately advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with motor fluctuations. The authors showed that this treatment caused an improvement in motor function, quality of life, and a decrease in the level of...

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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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