Parkinson Disease

Researchers Wirelessly Record Long-term Brain Activity in Patients With Parkinson Disease

May 4th 2021, 7:21pm

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Researchers were successful in wirelessly recording the direct brain activity of patients with Parkinson disease, while also showcasing the first demonstration of adaptive deep brain stimulation at home.

Study Identifies Impact of Parkinson Disease Variations on Progression Risk

April 30th 2021, 7:30pm

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Patients with the GBA mutation of Parkinson disease (PD) were shown to exhibit more severe cognitive decline than patients with idiopathic PD and those with both the GBA and LRRK2 G2019S mutations of PD.

Which Parkinson Symptoms Cause the Most Trouble as Disease Progresses?

April 27th 2021, 6:22pm

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According to a poll conducted by Parkinson’s UK, issues such as walking, speaking, and balance and falls proved most significantly burdensome as the condition progresses, whereas tremor and psychological health becomes less important.

Novel Test Can Detect Onset of Neurodegenerative Disease Before Symptoms Present

April 23rd 2021, 6:00pm

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A recently published study found that the DCTclock, a test for cognitive assessment, was associated with greater detection of biomarkers related with cognitive decline in patients who had yet to show any symptoms when compared with traditional testing methods.

Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Long Term in Improving Motor Function in Parkinson Disease

April 21st 2021, 7:30pm

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In comparing the efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the subthalmic nucleus and globus pallidus, both approaches were similarly effective in improving motor function in people with Parkinson disease, with benefits maintained after 10 years.

Machine Learning Technology May Help Decipher Biological Language of Cancer, Parkinson Disease

April 17th 2021, 2:00pm

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Algorithms similar to those used by Amazon and Netflix may help to unravel the biological language of cancer, Parkinson disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Sleepwalking, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Linked With Parkinson Disease Risk in Men

April 15th 2021, 8:50pm

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Symptoms of sleepwalking and/or REM sleep behavior disorder in men were significantly associated with higher odds of having Parkinson disease (PD), with PD-related neurodegeneration potentially impairing arousal regulation during sleep.

Why Crossing Obstacles Is Difficult for People With Parkinson Disease

April 10th 2021, 3:00pm

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Researchers found that people with Parkinson disease have 53% lower step length synergy while crossing obstacles than those without the condition, potentially providing a target approach to address fall risk in patients.

Multidimensional Rehab Program Found to Improve Functional, Cognitive Disability in Parkinson Disease

April 8th 2021, 8:30pm

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A multidimesional rehabilitation program characterized by cognitive, physical, occupational, and speech therapies was found to improve functional and cognitive abilities in people with mild to moderate Parkinson disease.

Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline in At-Risk Patients With Parkinson Disease

March 31st 2021, 8:00pm

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Exercise may reduce vulnerability to cognitive decline among at-risk patients with Parkinson disease who have the gene variant APOE ε4.