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Physiotherapy combined with auditory cues improves balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of balance training with and without auditory cues (AC) in Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that balance training with AC improves the effectiveness of treatment.  Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disease of the brain. Brain cells are affected and...

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Physiotherapy is an effective treatment option for freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the short and long-term effects of physiotherapy in improving the freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers confirmed the effectiveness of physiotherapy in the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease affects brain cells. These cells lose their...

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Sublingual apomorphine is a safe and effective treatment for off episodes in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of sublingual apomorphine (Apokyn) in the treatment of off times in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this treatment might be a safe and effective option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most...

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Levodopa/Carbidopa intestinal gel is a safe option to treat symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that LCIG is a safe option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. These cells control many mental and...

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Evaluating therapies for the treatment of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of non-surgical or pharmacological treatments for freezing of gait (FOG) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).  Some background FOG is a brief inability to step forward when trying to walk. It is a common PD symptom caused by the loss of abilities of brain cells. FOG increases the risk...

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Deep brain stimulation improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that DBS improves the gait of these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease associated with physical and mental symptoms. Each year, around 60,000...

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Deep brain stimulation improves pain in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in 2 places in the brain in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)-associated pain. Researchers suggested that DBS improves the pain in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain cells. These cells lose their abilities to control...

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Virtual reality rehabilitation improves gait and balance in patients with Parkinson disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) technology in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that VR is associated with improved gait (walking) and balance in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common brain disease that affects brain cells. These cells...

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Blood factors help predicting outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of blood factors predicting the outcomes of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that certain blood factors can help to predict outcomes and deciding for the best treatment. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects the brain cells....

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High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HFMS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that HFMS improves freezing of gait (FOG) in these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by...

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