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Impulse Control Disorder in Parkinson Disease: 3 Questions
Delirium, psychosis, impulse control disorders: these are among the psychiatric problems associated with dopaminergic medications that control PD motor symptoms. Take the quiz.
Virtual Housecalls for Patients With Parkinson’s?
Virtual housecalls to patients with Parkinson's disease are not only feasible and efficient, but patients appear to like them. Details from a national study tell the story here.
Top 5 CNS Causes of Dizziness
An emphasis on importance of taking a detailed history and careful neurologic examination focused on the vestibular system.
The Gut Has It: Microbes and Parkinson
While it is premature to conclude that changes in intestinal microbes influence the genesis or progression of PD, preliminary evidence indicates that they may be associated with inflammation in the intestinal wall.
6 Essential Nutrition Recommendations for Parkinson Disease
This article provides some straightforward nutritional recommendations that neurologists can share with their patients.
Exenatide for Parkinson Symptoms: Early Results Are Positive
Exenatide, a GLP-1 agonist, has been shown to protect neurons. The authors of two small studies of this agent's effects on motor function in Parkinson disease discuss the evidence here.
Psychosis in Patients With Parkinson Disease Without Dementia
How common is psychosis in PD? Implications? Risk factors? Insights here, and measures that may help.
Odor Identification: Marker for Early Alzheimer Disease?
OI may serve for research purposes as a simple and inexpensive indicator of evolving AD pathology. Details here.
Parkinson Disease: Functional Assessment, Gene Disruptions, and More
New Parkinson disease studies offer insights into topics such as LRRK2 G2019S transgene activity, preclinical drug development, and neuroprotection in Parkinson disease.
FDA Drug and Biologic Approvals for Neurology: 2017 Midyear Review
Seven new drugs were approved for treatment of neurological disorders, including Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.