Posts Tagged ‘DiseaseParkinson’

Are musculoskeletal problems in Parkinson’s disease neglected

Parkinson’s disease – PD patients do not receive adequate treatment for musculoskeletal problems. This was the conclusion reached by Kim YE et al. from the Department of Neurology and Movement Disorder Center, Parkinson Study Group, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The researches found the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems was significantly higher in the Parkinson disease (PD) group compared to controls. However these musculoskeletal problems in the PD group tended to receive less treatment than that of the control group despite PD patients having a higher prevalence than in the controls.

The contribution of movement activation and inhibition in Parkinson’s Disease

Writing in Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 05/08/2013 Disbrow EA et al.use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) to look at  circuits within the basal ganglia that coordinate activation and inhibition involved in action selection as well as execution in PD patients. The researchers are from the VA Northern California Health Care System, CA, USA and the Department of Neurology, UC Davis, CA, USA.


Motor and non motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Non motor symptoms NMS of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) include sleep dysfunction, dementia and depression and these are key determinants of patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by a progressive degenerative disorder with both motor symptoms, such as bradykinesia, rest tremor, and rigidity and also non-motor symptoms (NMS). Both motor and NMS contribute to significant morbidity and disability.
Writing in European Journal of Neurology, 04/23/2013 Dr. Martinez and his colleagues from National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence and Institute of Neurology, Kings College Hospital London, United Kingdom discuss the performance of the Movement Disorder Society–Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS–UPDRS): Part I – Non–Motor Aspects of Experiences of Daily Living (nM–EDL) and compare this with the Non–Motor Symptoms Scale (NMSS).