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In the Pipeline: Parkinson’s Management: “Now Breath In…”

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2013—An inhalable form of levodopa aims to assist during “off” periods

The Other Kind of Kicking: RLS in Pregnancy

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

January/February 2013—Women are much more likely to develop RLS after becoming pregnant. Here, specialists discuss how to manage the condition

Identifying Candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD

November/December 2012—Appropriate patient selection, pre-operative assessments, and careful patient counseling are all essential components to successful DBS in PD.

New Study Offers Insights on STN vs. GPi Bilateral DBS for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

A Q&A With Rob M. A. De Bie, MD And Vincent J. J. Odekerken, MD

November/December 2012—The newly published results of the NSTAPS study, a randomised controlled trial, found that STN DBS offered greater improvement in motor symptoms and effects on disability.

Restless Legs Syndrome: An Update

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

November/December 2012—The past six months have seen new research and new treatment guidelines for RLS. We take a closer look here.

The Pen Test

Daniel A. Jones, MD, ABPN, ABSM

May/June 2012—A proposed test to measure fine finger control in Parkinson’s is accessible and cost effective. Can it catch on?

The Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome

Deborah Hall MD, PhD and Elizabeth Berry-Kravis MD, PhD, Kathleen M. Shannon, MD, Section Editor

July/August 2009—Relatively recently described, FXTAS is a progressive genetic disorder for which there is no cure, but symptomatic therapy is indicated.

 
 

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