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New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease DVD

This DVD contains lectures recorded at the MDS workshop New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease on October 29, 2010 (Durham, North Carolina). Parkinson's disease (PD) is a major neurological disorder that affects tens of millions of people worldwide; it is a chronic, progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that leads to severe disability in many patients, and is a major healthcare issue, especially among the elderly. PD is caused by the loss of normal dopamine signaling in the brain, resulting in a range of characteristic movement, mobility and posture symptoms. While mainstay therapies, such as levodopa or dopamine agonists, provide significant initial benefit to patients with PD, there is increasing need for new therapies for this disorder. This course combined case-based presentations and didactic lecture to provide updates on new clinical and non-clinical treatments for advanced Parkinson's disease.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, you should be able to accomplish the following: Explain your approach for addressing the motor complications of advanced Parkinson's disease; Develop a strategy to incorporate the newer therapies that are useful for treatment of motor complications; Describe your treatment plan for these non-motor complications in PD; Discuss the rationale for treatment in case-based examples of advanced PD patients with motor and non-motor complications.

Intended Audience
This course is recommended for Movement Disorder specialists, general neurologists, primary care physicians and junior investigators.


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