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Surgery/deep brain stimulation and medical therapy improves the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether surgery and medical therapy increase the quality of life of patients with advanced Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that surgery combined with medical therapy was associated with improved quality of life for these patients, when compared to therapy alone.   Some background PD is...

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat Parkinson´s symptoms

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at controlling the symptoms of Parkinson´s patients. Researchers suggested that rTMS reduced the symptoms of these patients.   Some background Parkinson’s is a progressive disease. Medications are the main treatment option,...

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Deep brain stimulation and cognitive function in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether receiving deep brain stimulation (DBS) or medical therapy affects the quality of life of patients with Parkinson´s disease. Researchers suggested that DBS is associated with neuropsychological changes that affect the quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is...

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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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