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Safinamide improves the levodopa-based treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of safinamide (Xadago) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease in a real-life clinical practice. Researchers suggested that safinamide improves the outcomes of the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disease that affects the...

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Safinamide improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of safinamide (Xadago) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this drug improved the treatment outcomes of these patients. Some background PD is the second most common brain disorder in the elderly population. The abilities controlled by the brain...

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Selegiline improves the treatment of patients with early Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness and safety of selegiline (Zelapar) in Japanese patients with early Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that selegiline improved the outcomes of these patients with manageable side effects. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disease that affects the...

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Home-based aerobic exercise improves off-times symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of home-based aerobic exercise (HBAE) to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms. Researchers suggested that HBAE improves wearing-off symptoms.  Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost causing symptoms such as...

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Dancing is associated with better outcomes and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of different exercise regimens on patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that dancing tango improved the body function and movement of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects the brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost causing...

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Deep brain stimulation improves mental and urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the rates of mental and urinary disorders, falls, hospitalizations and death in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving deep brain stimulation (DBS). Researchers suggested that these patients had a lower rate of mental and urinary symptoms and falls. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) breaks the...

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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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