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Your Weekly News Update for the Week of June 3, 2019

Monday June 03, 2019
Study Highlights Disparities in Patient and Physician
Perceptions Of Parkinson’s
Parkinson's News Today
In this small study, both patients living with Parkinson's and their physicians provided their evaluation of treatment for and life with Parkinson's. Though physicians and patients gave some similar answers, the researchers concluded that the differences call for greater mutual understanding: “Non-motor symptoms, form of medication delivery, and awareness of support services are areas where physician and patient alignment could be increased to potentially improve patient outcomes."
Man Uses Hockey to Help Others With Parkinson’s 
NBC 13 Iowa
Scott Carlisle was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five years ago; hockey continually helps him with movement and balance: “I’ve been doing it for about five years now. It really helps with my attitude, my movement, the lengthening of the stride, and such. It’s my best medicine,” said Scott. He and his brother Royce started the Pucks for Parkinson’s Foundation, which will host its first hockey tournament this month.
Probiotics May Benefit Patients With Parkinson's 
AJMC Managed Markets Network
"In vitro evidence suggests probiotics may decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, and potentially pathogenic bacterial overgrowth in patients with Parkinson's, according to a study in Frontiers in Immunology. The study was conducted to investigate whether the use of probiotics could benefit patients with Parkinson's."
Possible Objective Assessment of Candidates
for Device-Assisted Therapies
Yahoo! Finance
Global Kinetics Corporation Ltd. announced the publication of a study demonstrating that the use of data from its wearable FDA-cleared watch, the Personal KinetiGraph® (PKG®), can provide an objective approach to identifying Parkinson’s patients who may be candidates for device-assisted therapies (DAT) such as deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Study results were published in a special issue of the journal Sensors titled “Wearable, Smart, Pervasive, and Unconventional Sensing for Health Monitoring: Solutions from Today and for Tomorrow” (https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/19/10/2241/pdf).