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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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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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Searching for patients with Parkinson’s Disease with urinary symptoms trying two treatments

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking to compare behavioral training and drug treatment for treating urinary symptoms in patients who have Parkinson's disease (PD). The main outcome to be measured is the improvement in urinary symptoms. This trial is recruiting in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Richmond, the U.S.  The details PD is a...

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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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