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Eye changes in patients with Parkinson’s disease could predict mental impairment

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association retinal changes (RC) and Parkinson's disease (PD) stage. Researchers suggested that retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye) changes could be a predictive factor for mental symptoms in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. As these...

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Depression may be associated with impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the role of depression in impulse control disorders (ICD) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that depression is associated with ICD in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost causing...

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A 5-week rehabilitation program that improves the physical outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a 5-week rehabilitation program for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that these patients had an improvement in their physical condition. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects brain cells. These cells are responsible for controlling body movements...

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Is levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel an effective treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG; Duodopa) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that LCIG alone is a safe and effective option as a treatment for these patients. Some background Parkinson disease affects brain cells. These cells...

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The effect of deep brain stimulation on speech in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of frequency and electrode location in deep brain stimulation (DBS) on speech problems in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that DBS with dorsal electrodes can worsen certain speech problems in these patients. Some background PD affects certain brain cells. These cells...

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Rotigotine skin patch improves swallowing in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of rotigotine (Neupro) patch in treating dysphagia (DYS; difficulty in swallowing) in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that rotigotine was associated with greater improvements in DYS in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disease...

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Intermittent theta burst stimulation improves cognitive performance in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repeat sessions of intermittent theta burst stimulation (ITBS) treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease with decreased reasoning functioning. Researchers suggested that ITBS might improve overall mental performance in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD)...

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The impact of levodopa side effects in the quality of life of patients with Parkinson disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of levodopa treatment on the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that levodopa is associated with negative side effects that decrease the quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common brain...

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Sedentary behavior negatively impacts the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether sedentary behavior (SB) decreases the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that being more active improves the quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost...

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Urinary exercise therapy helps improving urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of exercise therapy for urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this therapy should be considered as initial treatment for these patients. Some background PD affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost causing...

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Accordion pill (carbidopa-levodopa) is associated with reduced motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a new carbidopa–levodopa treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this treatment is associated with a better control of the symptoms. Some background Nearly one million people will have Parkinson's disease (PD) in the US by 2020. This disease...

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