Long term treatment in Parkinson's disease : Where do we go from here?.
About this work
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).
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