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Long-term satisfaction following deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term satisfaction following deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study concluded that patients were satisfied with their decision to undergo DBS, however pre-operative expectations were high and were not associated with satisfaction...

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Deep brain stimulation or medical therapy: which is more effective for advanced Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and/or medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. This study concluded that DBS plus medical therapy improved Parkinson's symptoms and quality of life compared to medical therapy alone. Some background Levodopa remains the...

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How safe is ropinirole compared to other dopamine agonists for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the tolerability and safety of ropinirole (Requip XL) versus other dopamine agonists taken alone or together with levodopa to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study concluded that ropinirole was associated with similar side effects to other dopamine agonists. Some background For many years, dopamine...

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Evaluating the benefits and safety of intensive exercise in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of intensive exercise in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The authors concluded that intensive exercise is safe and may improve muscle strength in patients with PD. Some background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition that causes a deterioration in motor...

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Transcranial direct stimulation: what are the effects on cognitive and motor functions in older adults?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of transcranial direct stimulation (tDCS) on cognitive and motor performance in healthy older adults. This study concluded that tDCS significantly improved performance across a variety of tasks. Some background Normal aging is associated with gradual decline in cognitive function, particularly in...

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How safe and effective are long-acting dopamine agonists for Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of long-acting non-ergot dopamine agonists in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This study concluded that these treatments helped reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms but were associated with side effects. Some background Dopamine agonists have been used for both early...

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Should deep-brain stimulation treatment be considered earlier in Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the benefits of subthalamic neurostimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s disease that has recently stopped responding well to medication. The study concluded that subthalamic neurostimulation is an appropriate and effective treatment option for early fluctuating Parkinson's. Some background...

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Can cognitive problems related to Parkinson’s be improved with training?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the use of a cognitive training program to improve function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The authors concluded that this program led to improvements in mental processing speed, visual memory and functional disability. Some background It is common for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to...

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