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Coverage from the

International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS) 2019

September 22 - 26, 2019; Nice, France

September 22 - 26, 2019 Nice, France

Conference News

Popular News from MDS 2018

  • 'Accordion' Pill May Reduce Levodopa Fluctuations in Parkinson's 'Accordion' Pill May Reduce Levodopa Fluctuations in Parkinson's A pill that releases an accordion-folded sheet in the stomach prolongs gastroretention of the device and thus, prolonged delivery of drugs to the upper GI tract, where some drugs are absorbed.
  • Ketogenic Diet Helps Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's Ketogenic Diet Helps Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's Both a low fat, high carbohydrate diet and a ketogenic diet improve Parkinson's symptoms, but the ketogenic approach benefited patients' nonmotor symptoms significantly better, a randomized trial shows.
  • Centrally Mediated Pain Common in Parkinson's Disease Centrally Mediated Pain Common in Parkinson's Disease Pain is common in Parkinson's disease, but peripheral factors may not be to blame. Central factors are an important cause of pain so may require centrally acting drugs, a large study suggests.

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