Search Results Tagged With Diagnosis and Progression
Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease
Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s sufferers.
May 30, 2016
Mid stage PD is marked by motor complications. Medications are still effective but no longer control symptoms smoothly throughout the day.
Motor complications described below are divided into two…
May 05, 2016
The toll Parkinson’s disease has on individuals can be devastating. Caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in a central part of the brain, it can make walking difficult or even impossible, and caus…
March 15, 2014
Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling aslee…
July 10, 2014
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have developed a tool to improve the monitoring of patients with Parkinson disease based on a system of “wearable” sensors which constantly…
February 03, 2015
Although a number of treatments exist to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, to date, none reliably slow the progression of the disease. In 2013, a molecule called GM1 ganglioside showed pr…
December 02, 2015
The scientists were searching for a protein in the cells that could indicate early Parkinson's disease. They took the biopsies from one salivary gland to test for it.
February 05, 2016
Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a strong role in the development of Parkinson's disease. While it's not clear i…
June 22, 2017
A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders.
April 06, 2015
Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to compl…
August 12, 2015