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Multidisciplinary rehabilitation improves quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether an intensive rehabilitation treatment improves the quality of life of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this treatment could improve the quality of life of these patients in the short and long terms. Some background PD is a progressive disease that affects body movement, balance...

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Mirabegron treatment for overactive bladder symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at using Mirabegron (Myrbetriq) to treat overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study concluded that mirabegron is safe and effective for OAB symptoms in patients with PD.  Some background PD is a progressive disease caused by loss of brain cells that make a substance...

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Parkinson’s Disease at a cellular level: Recent research

Parkinson’s Disease at a cellular level: Recent research

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Blog, Parkinson's Disease | 4 comments

Parkinson’s disease affects around one million people in the US and between seven and ten million worldwide. In people with Parkinson’s disease, the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine die off.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that helps send messages in the brain. It is involved in many functions such as movement, reward, memory,...

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Magnetic stimulation of the brain for the treatment of depression associated with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat depression in patients with Parkinson´s disease. Researchers suggested that rTMS is associated with positive effects in the treatment of depression in these patients.   Some background Parkinson´s disease is caused by the...

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Evaluating the side effects and impact of medical cannabis on Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the side effects and impact of medical cannabis on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study concluded that medical cannabis improved PD symptoms and did not cause major side effects. Some background PD is a progressive disease caused by loss of brain cells that make dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical...

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Low vitamin D affects the sense of smell of patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if low levels of vitamin D are associated with symptoms in the sense of smell of patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a dysfunction in the sense of smell.   Some background PD is caused by the loss of certain brain cells. The...

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Physical exercise prevents falls in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of physical exercise in the improvement of gait and balance and reduction of falls in patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that physical training improves gait ability and balance in these patients. Some background Falls are common in patients with PD which can lead to...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Non-ergot dopamine agonists do not increase the risk of heart failure in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether non-ergot dopamine agonists (DA) are associated with heart failure. Researchers suggested that DA therapy is not related to heart disease. Some background Levodopa is a main treatment option for Parkinson’s disease. Long-term use of levodopa, however, can lead to motor complications. Ergot and...

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