Parkinson's Disease

How to distinguish bradykinesia from psychomotor retardation

How to distinguish bradykinesia from psychomotor retardation

If a patient is truly bradykinetic, their blink rate will be decreased.

Can exercise help patients with Parkinson disease?

Can exercise help patients with Parkinson disease?

Minimally supervised exercise programs benefited patients with milder Parkinson disease.

Daily activity staves off Parkinson disease

Daily activity staves off Parkinson disease

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Moderate, daily physical activity has been linked to a decreased risk of Parkinson disease.

Neuropsychiatric woes in Parkinson disease

Neuropsychiatric woes in Parkinson disease

Approximately two-thirds of patients with Parkinson disease and depression were not taking an antidepressant at any visit.

Aerobic exercise benefits patients with Parkinson disease

Aerobic exercise benefits patients with Parkinson disease

Walking 45 minutes three days per week improved motor function and quality of life in patients with Parkinson disease.

Parkinson's gene therapy improves motor function

Parkinson's gene therapy improves motor function

ProSavin encodes three enzymes that the brain needs for dopamine production.

Inosine raises urate levels in Parkinson's disease

Inosine raises urate levels in Parkinson's disease

Serum and cerebrospinal fluid urate levels raised with inosine treatment in early Parkinson's.

Pesticide, solvent exposure increases Parkinson's risk

Pesticide, solvent exposure increases Parkinson's risk

High-quality case control studies show Parkinson's risk up with exposure to pesticides, herbicide and solvents.

Use a laser to get patients walking

Use a laser to get patients walking

A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.

When is surgical intervention advisable for Parkinson disease?

When is surgical intervention advisable for Parkinson disease?

Is there a window of opportunity when surgical intervention is most successful for patient's with Parkinson disease?

Violent sleep bouts: An early sign of Parkinson's disease?

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A normally quit, older man who has been happily married for 50 years fights battles in his sleep and awakes to find his wife beaten and bruised. What could be the cause?

Gene therapy may reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms

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Novel treatment reduced movement impairment in patients with Parkinson's disease.

New drug options for dementia and Parkinson's disease

New drug options for dementia and Parkinson's disease

A thorough understanding of the therapies available to patients with dementia or Parkinson's disease is essential to improving outcomes.

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