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New DBS System for Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor Approved

Friday, October 07, 2016—The deep brain stimulation market will soon be expanding, as the FDA has approved St. Jude Medical’s Infinity system for the treatment Parkinson’s disease and esse…

WPC 2016: Study Elucidates the Role of Neuroinflammation in Pre-diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, September 22, 2016—Anti-inflammatory agents could possibly delay progression to a manifest synucleinopathy in subjects with idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder (IRBD), according to new findi…

AANEM 2016: Dysport Found Effective at 2 mL Dilution in Cervical Dystonia

Wednesday, September 21, 2016—A 12-week study presented at the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) suggests that a 2 mL dilution of abobotulinumtox…

Diagnosis and Management of Neurodegenerative Atypical Parkinsonism

Rachel Dolhun, MD

June 2016—"Parkinsonism” and “parkinsonian” are terms broadly used to describe the motor features (i.e., bradykinesia, rigidity, resting tremor) typically associa…

Special Report: AAN Annual Meeting: Video Coverage, Study Highlights, and More

May 2016— Last month, thousands of members of the international neurology community convened in Vancouver for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Practical …

In-Focus: Parkinson’s Disease

April 2016—New Findings Clarify Cognitive Difficulties in Communication for PD patients The ability to keep up with conversations can be a challenge for some patients with Parkinson&r…

SmartCare: How New Technologies Are Changing the Parkinson’s Spectrum

With Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA

April 2016—Over the last half-century, the productivity of the drug development industry has been in steep decline. Pharmaceutical companies are spending more money on the development of…

New and Emerging Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease

Laxman Bahroo, DO, Fahd Amjad, MD, Khashayar Dhastipour, MD, and Fernando Pagan, MD

April 2016—As the therapeutic landscape expands, an increasing range of options and a promising horizon will improve management of motor fluctuations for many patients with Parkinson’s disease.


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