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Levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: when to start treatment?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if levodopa has an effect on Parkinson's disease (PD) progression or just treats the symptoms. Researchers suggested that treatment with levodopa improves the symptoms of these patients, without having an effect on disease progression. Some background The standard treatment for PD is levodopa. Doctors may...

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Physical activity is associated with improved outcomes in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between physical activity and the progression of symptoms in early Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that physical activity is associated with less disease progression. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells. Symptoms can go from muscle rigidity and...

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Intense physical exercise therapy improves symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of exercise therapy to treat the symptoms of patients with Parkinson disease. Researchers suggested that exercise therapy improved the symptoms of these patients in a short-term period. Some background Parkinson disease is a progressive disease that affects brain cells. It causes impaired movements and...

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Automated peripheral stimulation in the treatment of impaired gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of automated peripheral stimulation (APS) in the treatment of gait disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that APS treatment is associated with improved gait in these patients. Some background Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) usually show symptoms...

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Switching from levodopa to an extended release levodopa for patients with fluctuating Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and the dosing of switching from standard levodopa to the new carbidopa/levodopa extended release capsule (C/L ERC; Rytary) to treat Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that C/L ERC was generally well tolerated and preferred by many patients. Some background Parkinson’s...

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An adjusted levodopa dose prevents dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson disease

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated how dyskinesia (DYS; abnormal, uncontrollable movements) affects the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that DYS affects the treatment with levodopa and quality of life of patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder caused by the damage to...

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Remotely-supervised transcranial direct current stimulation to treat motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) when delivered at home, for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that this treatment improves movement symptoms in these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that affects brain cells....

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Early deep brain stimulation helps treating tremors in patients with early Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of early deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease PD. Researchers suggested that DBS may slow down tremor progression in patients with early PD. Some background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic disease that affects certain brain cells. These...

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