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.

Research Examines Role of Caffeine, Aspirin, Tobacco in PD

December 11th 2021, 10:05pm

Article

The preliminary analysis, appearing in a preprint journal, looked at lifestyle habits of those with Parkinson disease.

Using AI to Detect Early Signs of Parkinson Disease Through Facial Analysis

December 11th 2021, 2:35pm

Article

Researchers at the University of Rochester are analyzing facial muscle movements through videos taken over webcams or smartphones to train a machine learning algorithm with the hope that it can predict Parkinson disease at an earlier stage.

Defining the Characteristics of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Prodromal PD

December 4th 2021, 12:15pm

Article

Mild cognitive impairment has been proposed as a marker for the prodromal phase of Parkinson disease (PD), but little is known about its presentation in community-dwelling older adults.

Review Suggests Having IBD May Increase Risk of PD

December 1st 2021, 5:50pm

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The meta-analysis sought to clarify previous research, which has explored the idea that Parkinson disease (PD) is tied to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, noting that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been implicated in neuroinflammation.

Review: Neuroprotective, Multimodal Treatment Needed Against Parkinson Disease

November 23rd 2021, 2:00pm

Article

Treatment strategies focused on dopaminergic regeneration rather than symptomatic relief may transform the way Parkinson disease is managed.

Guideline for Treating Motor Symptoms of PD Gets First Update Since 2002

November 17th 2021, 9:45pm

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The guideline reflects findings regarding confidence in evidence about how to care for the motor symptoms in patients with early Parkinson disease (PD), including the comparative efficacy of treatments as well as the comparative risk of adverse events.

Latest News in Parkinson Disease: Preoperative RBD Not Linked to Worse Outcomes, Postmortem White Matter, and More

November 13th 2021, 6:45pm

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An overview of the latest clinical news in Parkinson disease reported across MJH Life Sciences™.

What Factors Influence Place of Death for Patients With PD, MS?

November 12th 2021, 1:55pm

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Recent research from the United Kingdom sought to understand more about factors that may impact the location of death for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Does Having Sleep Apnea Matter Prior to Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease?

November 6th 2021, 10:06pm

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In this new study, researchers examined 50 patients with PD, including 22 with sleep apnea and 28 without; patients were examined both before and after deep brain stimulation.

Results Point to Need for Ways to Manage Social Anxiety That Accompanies Parkinson Disease

November 6th 2021, 1:59am

Article

Researchers found that the degree to which a person with idiopathic Parkinson disease engages in these avoidance tactics—such as putting a hand in the pocket to hide a tremor—is moderately predictive of social anxiety. The trouble is, such strategies may make anxiety worse, and patients can develop social anxiety disorder.