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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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Do bisphosphonates prevent fractures in elderly patients with stroke and Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bisphosphonates (BPT) to prevent hip fractures in elderly patients with stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that BPTs reduced the risk of fracture in these patients. Some background The risk of fracture is high in elderly patients with stroke and Parkinson’s...

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Rotigotine transdermal patch is effective in treating depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of rotigotine (Neupro) transdermal patch (RTP) to treat mental symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that RTP significantly improved mental symptoms in these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that affects the brain...

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Istradefylline is effective for the treatment of mood disorders in patients with Parkinson´s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of istradefylline in the treatment of mood disorders in patients with Parkinson´s disease. Researchers suggested that this drug was an effective treatment option to treat mood disorders in these patients. Some background Parkinson´s disease is a chronic disorder that affects...

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Levodopa in the treatment to impulse control disorder in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether abnormal behavior in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and impulse control disorder (ICD) was affected by a change in drug treatment. Researchers suggested that switching from dopamine agonists to levodopa/carbidopa improved ICD outcomes and daily activities. Some background ICD is present in...

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Apomorphine infusion improves quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion (CSAI) in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Researchers suggested that CSAI improves movement symptoms and quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that affects...

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Exercise guidelines to improve walking function in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed exercise recommendations to help patients with impaired gait from Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers suggested that gait-specific exercise can help these patients more than a general exercise program. Some background PD affects between over 1% of adults aged 65 or older. The disease affects certain brain...

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