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Accordion pill (carbidopa-levodopa) is associated with reduced motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a new carbidopa–levodopa treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that this treatment is associated with a better control of the symptoms. Some background Nearly one million people will have Parkinson's disease (PD) in the US by 2020. This disease...

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Gocovri treatment decreases dyskinesia and off times in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Gocovri (amantadine) in the treatment of dyskinesia (DYS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that this treatment improves DYS symptoms. Some background PD affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost, such as muscle function and...

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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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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat Parkinson´s symptoms

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at controlling the symptoms of Parkinson´s patients. Researchers suggested that rTMS reduced the symptoms of these patients.   Some background Parkinson’s is a progressive disease. Medications are the main treatment option,...

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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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