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Movement Disorders Tourette Syndrome Benefits From Deep Brain Stimulation

Tourette Syndrome Benefits From Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation is associated with symptomatic improvement for patients with Tourette syndrome.

Movement Disorders Specialized Physiotherapy for Parkinson's Reduces Costs, Disease-Related Complications

Specialized Physiotherapy for Parkinson's Reduces Costs, Disease-Related Complications

The ParkinsonNet network was associated with reduced overall health care costs.

Movement Disorders Serum Caffeine, Metabolites May Serve as Biomarkers for Parkinson Disease

Serum Caffeine, Metabolites May Serve as Biomarkers for Parkinson Disease

The neuroprotective effect of caffeine has previously been examined in epidemiologic studies.

Movement Disorders Amantadine Now Available to Treat Parkinson Disease Dyskinesia

Amantadine Now Available to Treat Parkinson Disease Dyskinesia

Adamas announced that Gocovri extended-release capsules are now available for the treatment of dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.

Movement Disorders Gait Stability in Parkinson's Improved With Robotic Training

Gait Stability in Parkinson's Improved With Robotic Training

In patients with Parkinson disease, cable-driven robot training is linked with improved response to perturbations and increased gait stability.

Movement Disorders Levodopa Dose in Parkinson's Linked to Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Levodopa Dose in Parkinson's Linked to Compulsive Sexual Behavior

The incidence of impulsive compulsive behaviors in patients with Parkinson's may be related to excessive stimulation of dopamine.

Movement Disorders Parkinson Disease Dementia Does Not Benefit From Deep Brain Stimulation

Parkinson Disease Dementia Does Not Benefit From Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation does not show significant improvements in cognitive outcomes for patients with Parkinson disease dementia.

Movement Disorders Anxiety May Help Predict Freezing of Gait in Parkinson Disease

Anxiety May Help Predict Freezing of Gait in Parkinson Disease

The findings suggest that efforts to help prevent anxiety may help reduce risk for gait freezing.

Movement Disorders Amyloid, Tau Patterns in Parkinson's Do Not Differ Based on Cognitive Status

Amyloid, Tau Patterns in Parkinson's Do Not Differ Based on Cognitive Status

In Parkinson's patients who are cognitively normal or have mild cognitive impairment, patterns of cortical β-amyloid and tau are not different.

Movement Disorders Motor-Cognitive Dual Task Not Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson's

Motor-Cognitive Dual Task Not Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson's

Investigators determined the association between motor-cognitive dual task gait performance and cognitive impairment.

Movement Disorders Treadmill Exercise Safe for Patients With Parkinson Disease

Treadmill Exercise Safe for Patients With Parkinson Disease

High-intensity treadmill exercise appears to be a safe and tolerable option for physical activity in patients with Parkinson disease.

Movement Disorders FDA Approves Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson Disease

FDA Approves Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson Disease

The FDA has approved the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System for the treatment of Parkinson disease.

Movement Disorders Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Survival in Parkinson Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Survival in Parkinson Disease

Compared with patients undergoing medical management, patients who underwent deep brains stimulation had more than a 30% reduced risk for mortality.

Movement Disorders Depression in Parkinson Disease Linked to Impaired White Matter Integrity

Depression in Parkinson Disease Linked to Impaired White Matter Integrity

Patient's with depression that have Parkinson's disease have impaired white matter integrity.

Movement Disorders Men With Parkinson Disease More Likely to Have Caregiver

Men With Parkinson Disease More Likely to Have Caregiver

More men with Parkinson's disease have caregivers than women.

Movement Disorders Prognostic Significance of Weight Loss in Patients With Early Parkinsonism

Prognostic Significance of Weight Loss in Patients With Early Parkinsonism

Investigators analyzed data for baseline factors that may influence weight loss in early parkinson's disease.

Movement Disorders Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Promising for Reducing Refractory Tremor in Parkinson Disease

Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Promising for Reducing Refractory Tremor in Parkinson Disease

The efficacy of focused ultrasound thalamotomy was evaluated for management of medically refractory, tremor-dominant Parkinson disease.

Movement Disorders Parkinson Disease Onset Associated With Reductions in Migraine Frequency, Severity

Parkinson Disease Onset Associated With Reductions in Migraine Frequency, Severity

Patients with Parkinson disease had reductions in the intensity, frequency and overall severity of their headaches and migraines.

Movement Disorders Valbenazine Assessed for Long-Term Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia

Valbenazine Assessed for Long-Term Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia

Ingrezza was well-tolerated in patients with tardive dyskinesia.

Movement Disorders Reports of Agranulocytosis Prompt Monitoring for Investigational Parkinson's Drug

Reports of Agranulocytosis Prompt Monitoring for Investigational Parkinson's Drug

Tozadenant is being investigated as an adjunctive treatment to levodopa in Parkinson disease patients to reduce 'off' time.

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