Parkinson Disease

The AJMC® Parkinson Disease compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for progressive nervous system disorder, which affects movement and often includes tremors.

Researchers Identify Intensified Therapy as Marker of Advanced PD

May 20th 2022, 7:30pm

Article

Intensified treatment for Parkinson disease (PD) as noted in patients' electronic medical records can serve as an indicator of more advanced disease.

Case Report Describes Patients With PD Affected by Daytime Limb Movements

May 14th 2022, 10:22am

Article

While periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) and restless leg syndrome (RLS) are well-known in Parkinson disease, similar movements during wakefulness are not as well described.

Here's How to Include Patients With PD in Study Design, Execution, Researchers Say

May 13th 2022, 7:10pm

Article

Although patient-centered research is growing, there are no established standards or best practices geared specifically to address the complex nature of individuals living with Parkinson disease (PD) who may want to participate.

Objective vs Subjective Measures of Sleep Quality in PD Differ When Using Sleep Studies

May 7th 2022, 12:43am

Article

Subjective associations of poor sleep are known to be linked with worse health-related quality of life in Parkinson disease, but correlating objective measures are harder to find.

Patients With PD Continue to Think Highly of Telehealth Services, Survey Finds

April 29th 2022, 3:30pm

Article

Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) were asked their opinions about which medical services they preferred to use via telehealth and which might be better suited to in-person care.

Study to Probe Why Bruxism, Temporomandibular Disorders Appear to Be More Prevalent in PD

April 26th 2022, 10:15am

Article

Recent studies suggest patients with Parkinson disease (PD) suffer from tooth grinding and related pain at higher rates than healthy controls.

Research Lends More Support for Mediterranean Diet to Protect Brain Health

April 21st 2022, 2:35pm

Article

Adherence to a Mediterranean diet, which modulates gut microbiota, offers some protection against Alzheimer disease, but results of the review indicated more research is needed to understand the effect on Parkinson disease.

Major Study Expands in Hopes to Cure Parkinson Disease

April 19th 2022, 4:30pm

Podcast

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month, and on this episode of Managed Care Cast, we take a look at the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a study from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The multicenter, international study aims to end Parkinson disease, which is expected to double worldwide by 2040, to more than 14 million people.

Review Examines Newer Therapies to Manage Off Periods and Motor Complications in PD

April 15th 2022, 11:26pm

Article

AI Can Help Differentiate Parkinson Disease From Essential Tremor

April 8th 2022, 7:27pm

Article

Investigators assessed different machine learning models to see which was best at distinguishing Parkinson disease from essential tremor.