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Long term treatment in Parkinson's disease : Where do we go from here?

Nicholas, Simon C.
Date
1980s?
  • Videos


About this work

Description

Leva-dopa has revolutionised the treatment of Parkinson's; a patient is seen before with rigidity and after taking his medicine fully mobile and relaxed. Dr Andrew Lees at the neurology unit at University College Hospital, London, talks about Leva-dopa. There is a 'honeymoon' period and there are a number of long-term side-effects of the drug; these can be even worse then the original disease and are detailed. Wearing off symptoms are outlined. (Simon Nicholas appears briefly in shot about 9 minutes in). Dr Richard Hardie talks about the abruptness of some of the transitions especially in walking and why and how this occurs (shown via medical animations).

Publication/Creation

1980s?

Physical description

1 videocassette (18:40 min.) (VHS) : sound, colour

Copyright note

Roche.
Master.
Submaster.
Access copy.

Creator/production credits

Produced for Roche Products Ltd by Little King Productions Ltd. Directed by Simon Nicholas.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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