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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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Safinamide improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease treated with levodopa

Safinamide improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease treated with levodopa

Posted by on Apr 24, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness and safety of safinamide (Xadago) treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that safinamide improves the outcomes of patients also taking levodopa. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It...

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Tibial nerve stimulation improves urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Tibial nerve stimulation improves urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Researchers suggested that PTNS is associated with improved outcomes in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects over...

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Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation improves treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation improves treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of subthalamic nucleus (SN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that SN-DBS is safe and associated with improved treatment outcomes for these patients. Some background PD affects the brain cells. The brain cells of patients...

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