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.
Inhaled Levodopa Product Launches in Germany
The product, sold as Inbrija, is commercialized in Germany through an agreement with Esteve Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
Plasma IGF-1 Could Be Important Parkinson Disease Biomarker
Levels of the hormone increase with disease severity, a new study has found.
Frequent Nightmares in Older Men May Signal Later PD, Study Says
A new study suggests that men who have disturbing dreams more than once a week have a risk that is more than twice as high as the population of developing Parkinson disease (PD).
Genetic Risk Scores for Alzheimer Disease May Have Implications for Parkinson Disease
The findings from the study indicate that higher genetic risk score for Alzheimer disease (AD) are associated with cognitive declines in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), while higher genetic risk scores for PD signify an increased risk of PD, albeit with slower clinical progression after diagnosis.
Study Looks at Longitudinal Changes in Caregivers of Patients With PD
While the burden on caregivers of family members with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease (PD) is well known, data on longitudinal trajectories of this burden are limited; this study followed caregivers for 2 years.
Researchers Identify Intensified Therapy as Marker of Advanced PD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Review Examines Newer Therapies to Manage Off Periods and Motor Complications in PD
AI Can Help Differentiate Parkinson Disease From Essential Tremor
Investigators assessed different machine learning models to see which was best at distinguishing Parkinson disease from essential tremor.
Diabetes, High A1C Linked With Increased Cognitive Impairment in PD
Analyses of blood-based markers showed an association between diabetes and higher glycated hemoglobin with cognitive impairment among those with Parkinson disease.
Review Highlights Urological Complications, Therapies for Parkinson Disease
A review expanded on urological complications associated with Parkinson disease (PD), as well as therapies for these complications.
Review Calls for Further Research on Surgical Approaches to Parkinson Disease Modification
A recent review highlighted the benefits of conducting further research on surgical disease modification to slow the progression of Parkinson disease.
Virtual Reality, Motor Imagery Techniques Helpful in PD, Study Finds
A recent study found that virtual reality and motor imagery techniques, such as games for the Wii console, can be more helpful for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) than physical therapy.
Statin Use Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinsonism, Study Finds
Using statins led to a lower risk of parkinsonism, according to new research, which also found that statin use had an affect on the buildup of placques in the brain.
Examining Adjuvant Therapies in PD When Levodopa Wanes
A randomized clinical trial examined patient quality of life in Parkinson disease (PD) when adding different adjuvant therapies to levodopa to help control dyskinesia and a flaring of symptoms during OFF periods to see if one drug class had any benefit over another.
Treadmill Training Beneficial for Patients With Parkinson Disease
This review sought to give more information about the types of treadmill training that might be beneficial for patients with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders engaged in physical rehabilitation programs.
Epilepsy, Hearing Loss Might Signal Future PD Diagnosis, Study Says
Review Suggests IBS Signals Higher Risk for Parkinson Disease Later in Life
Parkinson disease is believed to have a prodromal phase, long before neuronal death occurs, and some studies have focused on the gut-brain axis to look for clues.
Virtual Reality Training Improves Balance for Patients With Parkinson Disease
A recent literature review found that balance training conducted via virtual reality is beneficial at improving symptoms in Parkinson disease.
Researchers Describe Possible Cellular Driver of Parkinson Disease Development
Recent research describes the cascade of neuronal death and the spread of abnormal protein aggregates throughout the brain in Parkinson disease.
Survey Finds Interest in Marijuana for Symptom Control in Norwegian Patients With PD
Marijuana is not legal in Norway, where a survey of patients with Parkinson disease (PD) found a little more than 11% were current or former consumers of cannabis.
Study Tries to Unravel Vitamin D Pathway in Brains of Patients With PD
Vitamin D is thought to have neuroprotective effects and it is usually lacking in patients with Parkinson disease (PD).
Heart Attack Survivors Have Reduced Risk of PD, Secondary Parkinsonism
The findings about this inverse relationship were based on national health registries in Denmark.
Uncovering Specific Influences on HRQOL in PD Patients by Gender in China
Researchers sought to discover if a study specific to China would show similar patterns in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between male and female patients with Parkinson disease (PD).
Developing PD at an Older Age Impacts Disease Course, Study Finds
The researchers said they did the study with the aim of finding more information about the interaction between age and Parkinson disease (PD) in an effort to improve patient management and therapy development.
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