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Your Weekly News Update for the Week of 2.11.19

Monday February 11, 2019
Experts Propose Revising the Criteria for Diagnosis of Parkinson's
Science Daily
Over the past 25 years, it has become clear that some symptoms of Parkinson's occur decades before the development of motor symptoms and clinical diagnosis, and that monitoring these emerging symptoms may provide important insights into the origin and development of the condition. Understanding this 'prodromal' phase, along with the development of new treatments, may enable earlier treatment to prevent Parkinson's from developing.
Study Highlights Importance of Personalized
Parkinson’s Treatment
Parkinson's News Today
In this "Movement Disorders" study, researchers compared three different and common treatments of advanced Parkinson's. They measured non-motor and other outcomes in a group of people with Parkinson's whose treatments were either: deep-brain stimulation (DBS), introjejunal levodopa infusion (IJLI), and Apokyn (apomorphine) infusion. The study observes the effects of each approach, suggesting that Parkinson's requires personalized treatment for every individual.
The Involvement of the Gut in Parkinson's: Hype or Hope?
Journal of Parkinson's Disease via Science Daily
There is growing evidence that at least in some patients with Parkinson's, the condition may begin in the gut. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts explore the last two decades of research about the gut-brain axis in Parkinson's and look ahead at the possible development and impact of these research areas in the next two decades.
Boise Area Spotlight on HOPE
On Thursday February 14th at 3:00 pm Mountain (2:00 pm Pacific), Brad Perry (NW Parkinson's Idaho Liaison & Advocate) will be on air with the Idaho Speakeasy radio show on Radio Boise.
Tune in FM 89.9 or FM 93.5 local or https://radioboise.org to listen online.