Therapy for Parkinson’s

People suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease could benefit long term from continuous delivery of medication through a device similar to an insulin pump, a recent study found. Published in Nature partner journals with the Parkinson’s foundation, the real world study followed 110 patients being treated at the Pitie Salpetrieve hospital. The second most common neurodegenerative disease, Parkinson’s is sometimes treated with the apomorphine to lessen symptoms such as shaking, stiffness or slowness. It helps replace the dopamine typically lacking in Parkinson’s patients, but taken orally it can cause dopamine to spike and then drop, leading to dyskinesia or muscle spasms.

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