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Findings of a study show that patients with Parkinson disease demonstrated abnormally facilitated premotor-motor interaction when deep brain stimulation was switched off.
“These data emphasize the need for interventions to increase [moderate-vigorous physical activity] in PD and the importance of objective monitoring using wearable technology,” researchers wrote.

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This retrospective database analysis evaluated the demographic, functional, and clinical characteristics of nursing facility residents (NFR) with Parkinson disease (PD) compared with those with PD psychosis.
Despite Parkinson disease diagnosis challenges, new research shines light on a potential noninvasive diagnostic test. Professor of neurology at the Brain Research Institute Gal Bitan, PhD, discusses his recent study findings.
Rob di Bie, MD, PhD, neurologist and professor of Movement Disorders at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine, discusses the long-term effects of a specific PD medication and the impact of starting the drug early.

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Michael Fralick, MD, FRCPC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses his recent study that examined a medication approved for psuedobulbar affect, which he found was regularly being prescribed to patients with PD and dementia. He explains why these…
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