Parkinson Disease

Blood Pressure Linked With Fall Risk in Patients With Parkinson Disease

September 17th 2020, 1:00pm

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People with Parkinson disease (PD) were found to be more likely than those without the condition to have orthostatic hypotension, a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing that can exacerbate the risk of falling.

Assessing Immunotherapies Targeting α-Synuclein in Parkinson Disease

September 14th 2020, 10:00pm

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A review discusses what immunotherapies are currently being evaluated to target α-synuclein, an abnormal protein suggested to have a central role in the pathogenesis of PD.

Review Associates Exercise With Improved Quality of Life, Immune Response in Parkinson Disease

September 11th 2020, 3:25pm

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Exercise was identified as a potential intervention to improve quality of life and heighten immune response among patients with Parkinson disease.

Combination Therapy Shown to Improve Sleep Disturbance in Patients With Parkinson Disease

September 9th 2020, 6:15pm

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Among patients with advanced Parkinson disease and motor fluctuations, a combination of levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone was shown to improve motor and sleep symptoms.

Can Diet Reduce Risk of Parkinson Disease?

September 4th 2020, 5:30pm

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A healthy diet consisting of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains in middle age may be associated with fewer non-motor symptoms known to precede the diagnosis of Parkinson disease, according to study findings.

Short-term Integrated Palliative Care Reduces Costs for Patients With Long-term Neurological Conditions

August 31st 2020, 7:15pm

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There was no statistically significant difference in patient-reported outcomes for short-term integrated palliative care compared with standard care in those with long-term neurological conditions.

Managing Comorbid Parkinson Disease, Diabetes

August 27th 2020, 7:00pm

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Researchers explore the standard pathophysiological and molecular linkages between Parkinson disease (PD) and diabetes, as well as the role of diabetes therapies in the pathological pathways and progression of PD.

Dementia, Hypertension Linked to COVID-19 Mortality in Parkinson Disease

August 25th 2020, 9:45pm

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Among patients with Parkinson disease (PD), co-occurrence of dementia and hypertension, as well as duration of PD, were significantly associated with mortality due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a recent study.

What Benefits Can Dietary Management Provide Patients With Parkinson Disease?

August 22nd 2020, 2:00pm

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Researchers find that monitoring dietary intake in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) could detect possible micronutrient insufficiencies that may exacerbate adverse effects such as constipation. Expanding knowledge on correct medication intake among patients with PD was also cited.

Switching Off Influential Enzyme May Shield Brain From Parkinson-Related Damage

August 21st 2020, 6:30pm

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Switching off a “master regulator” of the epigenome called TET2 may protect the brain from the inflammatory damage and neurodegeneration caused by Parkinson disease, according to recent study findings.