Movement Disorders News

Nov 29, 2019
Beware of swimming if you use deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease
Case studies show good swimmers lose ability when device is on.
Nov 25, 2019
Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson disease
The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi.
Nov 21, 2019
Ultrasound treatment for essential tremor may be effective up to three years later
Treatment is used for people whose tremors do not improve with medication.
Nov 19, 2019
Researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome
First longitudinal study highlights positive responses to established catatonia therapies.
Nov 15, 2019
Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson disease: Hope or hype?
Scientists review the evidence for using fecal transplantation and pre- and probiotics in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Nov 11, 2019
Researchers report new insights into Parkinson disease-related mortality
Study identifies risk factors associated with increased mortality in patients with Parkinson disease compared to the general population.
Oct 22, 2019
Researchers identify unique brain changes in people with Huntington disease
Study presents the most detailed analysis to date of the active disease process in the primarily affected brain region of Huntington disease.
Sep 17, 2019
Big data, bench science suggests drug may slow Parkinson disease progression in people
Drug used to treat enlarged prostate appears to improve Parkinson disease symptoms in experimental models and human database analysis.
Sep 06, 2019
Apathy as an indicator of progression in Huntington disease
Researchers associate changes in white matter connectivity in different subtypes of apathy, one of the most common psychiatric syndromes in Huntington disease.
Aug 28, 2019
FDA approves new add-on drug to treat off episodes in adults with Parkinson disease
Patients treated with drug experienced statistically significant decrease from baseline in daily “off” time.
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