Parkinson Disease

Review Discusses Physical Impact of Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

July 30, 2020

Article

Researchers discuss the implications of nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease, which can contribute to major sleep, ocular, olfactory, throat, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, or musculoskeletal disorders.

Concussion Associated With Greater Risk of Parkinson Disease, Dementia

July 28, 2020

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Individuals who had experienced a concussion were found to be at a greater risk of Parkinson disease, mood and anxiety disorders (MADs), dementia, and hyperactivity disorder, with concussed women indicated as a notable at-risk population for MADs, according to study findings published today.

What Are the Implications of OFF Periods, Economic Burden in Parkinson Disease?

July 24, 2020

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A recent webinar discussed what causes symptom recurrence in patients with Parkinson disease and what implications this has for health outcomes and health care cost.

MJFF COVID-19 Survey Highlights Adverse Implications for Patients With Parkinson Disease

July 23, 2020

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Findings from the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survey, based on patient-reported information from Fox Insight, highlight the known adverse effects of general infections on worsening of motor and nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). However, there still remains insufficient data on the specified risk of COVID-19 in the PD community, noted Vanessa Arnedo, vice president of Research Cohorts for MJFF, and Ethan Brown, MD, neurologist and principal investigator of the MJFF COVID-19 survey.

Vision Issues in Patients With Parkinson Disease Linked With Behavioral, Cognitive Impairment

July 17, 2020

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Patients with Parkinson disease who experience visual impairment were found to be more prone to behavioral issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as dementia and death, according to study findings.

What Can Improve On-Time Administration of Parkinson Disease Medications?

July 14, 2020

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A quality improvement project led by a multidisciplinary team was found to significantly improve on-time administration of levodopa and other medications for patients with Parkinson disease, according to study findings.

Study Suggests Deep Brain Stimulation Does Not Increase Risk of Dementia in Patients With Parkinson Disease

July 10, 2020

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In patients with Parkinson disease (PD) who underwent deep brain stimulation, dementia prevalence and incidence were not found to be higher than those in the general PD population, according to study findings.

What Are Common Catalysts of Early Morning OFF Periods in Patients With Parkinson Disease?

July 06, 2020

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Seven symptoms were identified as most predictive of early morning OFF periods (EMO) in patients with Parkinson disease, which may assist in understanding and managing potential determinants and negative health effects of EMO.

Alexithymia Linked With Reduced QOL, Increased Caregiver Burden in Parkinson Disease

July 03, 2020

Article

Health-related quality of life and caregiver burden were both significantly correlated with alexithymia in patients with Parkinson disease, with the sub-component “identifying feelings” serving as a key factor.

Can Progression of Parkinson Disease Be Slowed?

July 01, 2020

Article

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) implanted in early-stage Parkinson disease (PD) was found to decrease the risk of disease progression. If findings are replicated in a larger trial recently approved by the FDA, DBS would be the first therapy proven to slow the progression of any element in PD.