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Anesthesia in Parkinson Disease Requires Cautious Care

Anesthesia in Parkinson Disease Requires Cautious Care

Anesthetic medications have been identified as a potential cause of morbidity in this population due to their interaction with the drugs used to manage Parkinson disease.

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Comparing Reference Points for Deep Brain Stimulation Location in Parkinson Disease

Comparing Reference Points for Deep Brain Stimulation Location in Parkinson Disease

A significant negative correlation was found between the individual Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor improvement and the Euclidean distance from the stimulation center to the deep brain stimulation "hotspot" when using the medial subthalamic nucleus border as an anatomical reference.

Motor, Cognitive Rehabilitation Program May Improve Quality of Life in Parkinson Disease

Motor, Cognitive Rehabilitation Program May Improve Quality of Life in Parkinson Disease

By 10 weeks, participants in the treatment group reported significant improvements in quality of life.

Resting Tremor Most Common in Early Parkinson Disease

Resting Tremor Most Common in Early Parkinson Disease

Utilizing 123I-FP-CIT SPECT imaging of raphe serotonergic nuclei and putamen dopaminergic terminals may help detect factors that influence response to dopaminergic treatment.

Effect of Escitalopram on Motor, Psychiatric Symptoms in Cervical Dystonia

Effect of Escitalopram on Motor, Psychiatric Symptoms in Cervical Dystonia

Although treatment with botulinum toxin is effective for pain and posturing associated with cervical dystonia, myoclonus and tremor remain difficult to treat and contribute to compromised quality of life for patients with this movement disorder.

Apomorphine Film Effectively Treats Off State in Parkinson Disease

Apomorphine Film Effectively Treats Off State in Parkinson Disease

Apomorphine sublingual film showed superior efficacy for on-demand treatment of OFF episodes in patients with Parkinson's.

Long-Term Tremor Reduction With Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy

Long-Term Tremor Reduction With Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy

The investigators excluded non-responders to MRgFUS, which may have produced an overestimate of the therapy's benefit in the remaining patients.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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