Parkinson's Disease/Movement Disorders

 
 

Parkinson's Disease/Movement Disorders

  • Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease William Koller, MD, PhD, discusses a treatment strategy for an early-onset person with parkinsonism who is on large amounts of medication, has severe off periods, and most likely has dyskinesias.
  • Atypical Neuroleptics, Hallucinations, and Parkinsonian Symptoms A patient with Lewy body dementia is experiencing intense auditory and visual hallucinations. Learn more about atypical neuroleptics in patients with parkinsonian symptoms.
  • Diagnosis of Parkinsonian-like Motor Symptoms Parkinsonian-like motor symptoms associated with various conditions often have very similar presentations. What is the most appropriate method to arrive at a definitive diagnosis?
  • Selegiline in the Early Treatment of Parkinson's Disease How is this agent optimally used for PD treatment?
  • Tardive Dystonia Following Antipsychotic Treatment The treatment of tardive dystonia requires a different therapeutic strategy from that of classic tardive dyskinesia.
  • Talampanel for PD-Related Dyskinesias Talampanel is currently under study for the management of severe dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease (PD). What are the most critical data to date regarding this compound?
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for PD Which of the targets is most effective in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease?
  • Antidepressants and Parkinson's Disease What antidepressant medication is preferred for patients with PD, and would that recommendation change depending on which dopamine agonist the patient receives?
  • Parkinson's-Related Sleep Disorders What is the optimal treatment of severe sleep disorders in nondemented patients with Parkinson's disease, particularly for agitated arousals in the middle of the night?
  • Psychosis and Parkinson's Disease Is this patient's paranoia related to Parkinson's disease? How are the psychiatric symptoms best managed in the context of both conditions?
  • Limb Contractures in Parkinsonian Patients Although rare, limb contractures associated with PD can lead to severe deformities in hands and feet. Learn about possible etiology, differential diagnosis, and management strategies here.
  • The New Combination Tablet for Parkinson's Disease Read this expert's advice for important considerations regarding management of patients who are switching to the new combination levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone tablet.
  • Rapid Cognitive Deterioration With Parkinsonism and Seizures A number of possible diagnoses must be considered in this puzzling case. Which do you think is correct?
  • How to Diagnose Parkinson's Disease Are lab or imaging tests available, or do we rely on clinical evaluation?
  • Differentiating Organic vs Psychogenic Tremor A number of factors help the clinician to differentiate these 2 types of tremors.
  • Lewy Body-Related Dementia or Parkinson's Disease? The patient had a presumptive PD diagnosis until further evaluation.
  • Surgery for Parkinson's Disease New surgical options now exist for patients with Parkinson's disease.
  • Atypical Parkinsonism Do effective treatment options exist for these types of movement disorders?
  • Ask the Experts - Does the Concept of Cerebrovascular-Induced... Lower body parkinsonism -- gait difficulty with festination and altered postural reflexes, but no tremor, upper limb bradykinesia, or rigidity -- was at one time said to be indicative of "arteriosclerotic" parkinsonism, that is, related to cerebrovascular disease. Do these concepts still hold? What is the differential diagnosis?
  • Ask the Experts - Can Estrogen Influence the Clinical Course of... Is there any estrogen-dependent difference in the clinical course of Parkinson's disease (PD)? If so, has estradiol (or any other estrogen) been shown to have any therapeutic effect on the treatment of PD?