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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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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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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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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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Searching for patients to test a mobile rehabilitation app for Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study is examining the safety and effectiveness of the 9zest mobile rehabilitation app for independent older adults with Parkinson’s disease. The main outcomes to be measured are number of falls during exercise and the usability of the app. This study is recruiting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The details The 9zest app delivers...

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Searching for patients to test opicapone for Parkinson’s Disease

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

In a nutshell This study is investigating the metabolism and safety of opicapone in patients with Parkinson’s disease who are already taking levodopa/carbidopa. This study is recruiting in Glendale and Long Beach, California as well as Farmington Hills, Michigan. The details Opicapone is a new COMT inhibitor. This type of treatment prolongs the...

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Long-term satisfaction following deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term satisfaction following deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study concluded that patients were satisfied with their decision to undergo DBS, however pre-operative expectations were high and were not associated with satisfaction...

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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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