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A 5-week rehabilitation program that improves the physical outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a 5-week rehabilitation program for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that these patients had an improvement in their physical condition. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects brain cells. These cells are responsible for controlling body movements...

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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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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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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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Looking for advanced PD patients to test Exablate ultrasound, a new, one-time, non-surgical procedure for motor symptoms

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The Exablate Neuro study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of focused ultrasound procedures for treating motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who are no longer having success with medications. The details The Exablate Neuro uses focused ultrasound beams to ablate (destroy) a small area on one side of the...

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Deep brain stimulation and cognitive function in patients with Parkinson´s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether receiving deep brain stimulation (DBS) or medical therapy affects the quality of life of patients with Parkinson´s disease. Researchers suggested that DBS is associated with neuropsychological changes that affect the quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson’s disease is...

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How safe is ropinirole compared to other dopamine agonists for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the tolerability and safety of ropinirole (Requip XL) versus other dopamine agonists taken alone or together with levodopa to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study concluded that ropinirole was associated with similar side effects to other dopamine agonists. Some background For many years, dopamine...

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Should deep-brain stimulation treatment be considered earlier in Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the benefits of subthalamic neurostimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s disease that has recently stopped responding well to medication. The study concluded that subthalamic neurostimulation is an appropriate and effective treatment option for early fluctuating Parkinson's. Some background...

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Treatment options for Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explained the different types of treatment available for Parkinson’s disease. The authors outlined several types of oral medications and surgical treatments used to treat motor based symptoms. Some background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disorder where the number of...

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