Recent Advances in the Management of Parkinson's Disease There have been remarkable advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) over the last several years. Many new medications and surgical procedures are now available. In addition, much more is known about the long-term effects of pharmacological treatment. It is now clear that the early choice of initial treatments ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2000
Recent Advances in the Management of Parkinson's Disease
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  • Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr.
    Department of Neurology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
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Article   |   December 01, 2000
Recent Advances in the Management of Parkinson's Disease
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2000, Vol. 10, 11-17. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.4.11
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2000, Vol. 10, 11-17. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.4.11
There have been remarkable advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) over the last several years. Many new medications and surgical procedures are now available. In addition, much more is known about the long-term effects of pharmacological treatment. It is now clear that the early choice of initial treatments can have a profound impact on later stages of the disease, particularly in relation to the risk of long-term complications. Indeed, the desire to avoid the long-term complications of pharmacological treatment drives current treatment algorithms.
In this article, I will address general issues in diagnosis and management and review the major categories of new treatments available for the management of Parkinson’s disease. Future directions for treatment also will be discussed.
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