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Non-invasive brain stimulation improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that NIBS showed a positive effect on these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects certain brain cells. The symptoms can go from muscle rigidity and tremors to impaired...

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

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of hydrotherapy (HT; physical exercises in a pool) on balance, movements, and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that HT may improve the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common disease around...

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Incobotulinumtoxin A in the treatment of excessive salivation in patients with neurological conditions

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of incobotulinumtoxin A (IBTA) for the treatment of excessive salivation (sialorrhea) in patients with Parkinson disease or stroke. Researchers suggested that IBTA might be a well-tolerated option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Sialorrhea (excessive...

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Continuous treatment with levodopa/carbidopa improves wearing off periods in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of continuous (non-stop) levodopa/carbidopa (LC) treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this treatment is associated with improved outcomes for these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects 7 to 10 million people worldwide. It causes...

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Intense physical exercise improves mobility in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of an 8-week high-intensity physical exercise on overall movement of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this type of exercise is associated with improved mobility in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disorder that affects nearly 6.1 million people...

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Increasing carbidopa dose together with levodopa, and entacapone treatment improves the outcomes in Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether increasing the doses of carbidopa/levodopa treatment improves the outcomes of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that higher doses of carbidopa together with levodopa and entacapone should be considered as an option for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease. Some...

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Bright light therapy improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bright light therapy (BLT) in treating depression and sleep quality in patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that BLT helps in reducing depressive symptoms and improving the quality of sleep in these patients. Some background Patients with Parkinson's disease may...

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Levodopa oral inhalation powder CVT-301 improves symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of CVT-301 (levodopa oral inhalation powder; Inbrija) for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that CVT-301 can improve the symptoms of patients with PD with manageable side effects. Some background The standard treatment for PD is...

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Subthalamic deep brain stimulation improves posture in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of subthalamic deep brain stimulation (SDBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease and abnormal body position (posture). Researchers suggested that SDBS has an effect on these patients increasing the effect of medication alone. Some background In advanced Parkinson disease, abnormal trunk and neck...

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