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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that RTMS improves walking ability in these patients. Some background PD affects brain cells, which are responsible for controlling body functions. This...

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Effects of dual-task group training on movements, mental performance and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Effects of dual-task group training on movements, mental performance and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study analyzed the outcomes of dual-task training (DTT) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The main finding was that DTT led to improved movements and perceived quality of life (QoL) in such patients, compared to single-task physiotherapy. Some background DTT means performing 2 tasks simultaneously, for example,...

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What are the risk factors for depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

What are the risk factors for depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk factors for depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that depression in these patients is associated with anxiety and sleep disorders. Some background PD is the second most common brain disorder. It is associated with physical and mental symptoms such as muscle...

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Deep brain stimulation improves the long-term outcomes of patients with early Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation improves the long-term outcomes of patients with early Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that DBS reduces the need for PD medication while improving long-term outcomes. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells. These cells lose their ability to control...

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Does caffeine improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Does caffeine improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of caffeine on patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that caffeine decreased the risk and progression of PD. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common brain diseases. The brain cells lose their abilities to control body functions. This causes...

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Trimetazidine negatively impacts the symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Trimetazidine negatively impacts the symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of trimetazidine (Vastarel MR) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that the use of trimetazidine should be avoided in PD. Some background PD is one of the most common brain diseases. It affects brain cells which are responsible for several body...

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Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether resistance training improves freezing of gait (FOG) severity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that adapted resistance training significantly improves the outcomes of FOG. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects the brain. Brain...

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Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of prolonged-release melatonin (PRM; Circadin) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and poor sleep quality. Researchers suggested that PRM is a good and safe option do treat these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects 60,000...

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Bladder training improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease and urinary symptoms

Bladder training improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease and urinary symptoms

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bladder training in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and urinary symptoms (US). Researchers suggested that BT improves the outcomes of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells. These cells lose their ability to...

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Safinamide added to L-Dopa improves wearing-off symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Safinamide added to L-Dopa improves wearing-off symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of safinamide (Xadago) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and wearing-OFF symptoms. Researchers suggested that safinamide improved OFF symptoms in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain. Over time, brain cells lose their abilities to...

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Evaluating malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease

Evaluating malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of malnutrition in elderly patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that patients with more advanced PD are more likely to be malnourished. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain cells. These cells lose their ability to control body functions which...

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