Parkinson’s Disease

Advancing Pain Management: Human Studies

Advancing Pain Management: Human Studies

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Research on monogenic disorders has made vital contributions to all aspects of medical care, including our understanding of pain pathophysiology.

Inhaled Levodopa for 'Off' Periods in Parkinson Disease

Inhaled Levodopa for 'Off' Periods in Parkinson Disease

Levodopa pill can wear off, but a powdered version can help patients during off periods.

Statins May Be Protective Against Parkinson's in Diabetes

Statins May Be Protective Against Parkinson's in Diabetes

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The study suggests that statins may serve a greater purpose beyond control of lipids and cardiovascular events.

Active Music Therapy May Be Beneficial in Parkinson's

Active Music Therapy May Be Beneficial in Parkinson's

Researchers saw a beneficial effect in tests examining frontal lobe function and improvement in memory.

Dopaminergic Control of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons May Cause Antipsychotic-Associated Parkinsonism

Dopaminergic Control of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons May Cause Antipsychotic-Associated Parkinsonism

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Research examines the underlying mechanisms for the disabling adverse effects associated with antipsychotic medications.

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

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To date, there are no validated biomarkers to independently assess Parkinson Disease diagnosis and prognosis, or to measure disease severity.

No Evidence for Transmission of Alzheimer Pathology Through Blood Transfusions

No Evidence for Transmission of Alzheimer Pathology Through Blood Transfusions

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If transmission of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia of any type, AD, or PD does occur, it is rare.

Parkinson Disease Incidence On The Rise Among American Men

Parkinson Disease Incidence On The Rise Among American Men

Declining smoking rates could be associated with higher incidence of parkinsonism and PD.

FDA Approves Nuplazid for Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

FDA Approves Nuplazid for Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

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The drug is the first of its kind to address PD psychosis without having an ill effect on motor symptoms.

Physical Activity Level Affects Rate of Cognitive Decline

Physical Activity Level Affects Rate of Cognitive Decline

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Declines in processing sleep and episodic memory were observed in those with low levels of activity.

Possibly From Placebo Effect, Acupuncture Improves Fatigue in Parkinson's

Possibly From Placebo Effect, Acupuncture Improves Fatigue in Parkinson's

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The researchers observed between-group differences between real and sham acupuncture treatment.

Antipsychotics May Boost Early Death Risk in Parkinson's

Antipsychotics May Boost Early Death Risk in Parkinson's

Unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only shows an association.

Rosacea May Increase Risk of Parkinson's

Rosacea May Increase Risk of Parkinson's

Research found an association, but no cause-and-effect relationship, between rosacea and Parkinson's.

Cognitive Decline Has Greater Impact on Speech in Parkinson's

Cognitive Decline Has Greater Impact on Speech in Parkinson's

Those with cognitive difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words.

Memory-Enhancing Supplements: What's the Evidence?

Memory-Enhancing Supplements: What's the Evidence?

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Study reports on the availability of safety and efficacy data for over-the-counter supplements for improving brain health.

Subjective Memory Complaints Rarely Discussed With Docs

Subjective Memory Complaints Rarely Discussed With Docs

Of adults aged 45 years and older reporting recent check-up, only 25.2% reported SMCs.

Physical Therapy May Not Help Parkinson's Patients

Physical Therapy May Not Help Parkinson's Patients

However, results should be interpreted with attention to the study details, Mayo doc says.

Lower Risk of Parkinson's In Men With Higher Uric Acid Concentration

Lower Risk of Parkinson's In Men With Higher Uric Acid Concentration

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Men with higher urate concentrations had a lower future risk of developing Parkinson's, suggesting that urate could have a protective factor.

Dementia Med Lowers Risk of Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Dementia Med Lowers Risk of Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45% less likely to have an accident.

Could Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Simvastatin Treat Parkinson's?

Could Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Simvastatin Treat Parkinson's?

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Results from a recent multiple sclerosis trial with simvastatin indicate that it could be an effective treatment to slow progression of Parkinson's.

Anticholinergic Drugs Not Harmful to Parkinson's Patients

Anticholinergic Drugs Not Harmful to Parkinson's Patients

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There was no difference in cognition between Parkinson's patients taking a high and lower level of anticholinergic medications.

Parkinson's and Smoking: A Neuroprotective Role for Nicotine?

Parkinson's and Smoking: A Neuroprotective Role for Nicotine?

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Research has shown a confounding link between nicotine and reduced risk of Parkinson's disease.

Hepatitis C a Possible Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease

Hepatitis C a Possible Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease

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Patients with hepatitis C were 2.5 times more likely to develop Parkinson's before adjustments.

Drug That Protects Dopamine Cells Eyed as Parkinson's Treatment

Drug That Protects Dopamine Cells Eyed as Parkinson's Treatment

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In a mouse model of Parkinson's, LBT-3727 was able to protect dopamine-producing cells.

Pesticide-Contaminated Milk May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Pesticide-Contaminated Milk May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease

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After performing brain autopsies, researchers found pesticide residue in 90% of the participants.

Visual Response Test Could Be Biomarker for Early Parkinson's

Visual Response Test Could Be Biomarker for Early Parkinson's

Based on visual responses of fruit flies, the ones with mutations toward Parkinson's had increase neuronal activity to stimulation.

Rare Genetic Variants Linked to Familial Parkinson's Disease Risk

Rare Genetic Variants Linked to Familial Parkinson's Disease Risk

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Researchers identified two genes with potentially damaging genetic variants that could affect familial Parkinson's susceptibility.

New Compound May Reduce Parkinson Drug's Adverse Effects

New Compound May Reduce Parkinson Drug's Adverse Effects

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects, such as restless muscle movements.

New Criteria Developed to Better Diagnose, Treat Parkinson's

New Criteria Developed to Better Diagnose, Treat Parkinson's

The new criteria emphasizes that Parkinson's is more than a motor disorder, emphasizing the early stages of the disease.

No Conclusive Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Parkinson's

No Conclusive Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Parkinson's

Inconsistent conclusion among studies looking at the association may be the result of retrospective assessments, definition of drinkers.

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