HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New research shows major sleep disturbances overlooked in management of patients with Parkinson's disease

Once Daily Cabergoline Successfully Controls Sleep Disturbances

Up to 96 percent of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience serious sleep disturbances caused by many factors,1 however, these symptoms are often overlooked by doctors. As a consequence many patients suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired cognitive ability and an overall diminished quality of life, warned researchers presenting at the International Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (14th-18th October, 2000; Copenhagen).

To improve PD management, researchers presented encouraging findings on new ways of monitoring PD symptoms, including sleep disturbance and motor problems. In two separate presentations, researchers presented data using a newly designed Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS), a patient-administered questionnaire which could help clinicians diagnose nocturnal disability quickly and provide a useful tool to monitor response to treatment. Actigrapy, the second test discussed, measures limb motor activity and circadian variations by use of a special device called an Actigraph. Using both testing methods, investigators evaluated the efficacy of the long-acting dopamine agonist cabergoline (CABASER/CABASERIL tablets) on sleep disturbances in PD patients and found cabergoline offers important benefits, possibly due to its long duration of action, in achieving significant improvement of the symptoms underlying PD during the night as well as the day.

Dr K. Ray Chaudhuri, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College Hospital, London, explained that current methods lack quantitative aspects, thereby making them inadequate for the precise assessment of symptoms and treatment. The most commonly employed sleep questionnaire that is traditionally used in clinical practice is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Although motor disturbances are an important cause of sleep disturbance, the ESS scale o
'"/>

Contact: Roseann Ward
roseann.ward@ketchumcomms.co.uk
44-207-465-8752
Ketchum
24-Oct-2000


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
2. U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
3. Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
4. Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
5. RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
6. UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
7. Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
8. US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
9. Ethical discussion should come before research
10. Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
11. Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers

Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 HeartMath® Inc., recognized ... stress, heart rate variability (HRV), heart coherence and ... extensive HRV databases and algorithms to chipset manufacturers ... enable HeartMath’s partners to offer its HRV solutions, ... as well as its normative HRV databases and ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Project Veritas is releasing a video ... MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber to public ... the interview, which is being distributed on YouTube. , ... mislabeling in the Affordable Care Act in order to ... billion dollar per year tax grab. , “President Obama ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... News) -- Greater participation in music classes may benefit ... followed kids in the nonprofit Harmony Project, which provides ... Angeles. Over two years, children who actively participated ... brain processes speech and reading, compared to those with ... active participation in music classes occurred in the same ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Cancer researchers have just published an important ... deadly malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted ... Click here to read it now. , Doctors ... and New York’s Langone Medical Center performed complete genetic ... in an effort to pinpoint the genes that are ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... OutMarket , a provider of marketing ... Cheat Sheets ,” a guide that exposes the insider ... the top ten social media networks. , Social ... engagement, and customer service. It can also increase new ... on new networks and weather constantly changing algorithms, they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HeartMath® Inc.’s HRV Platform Solutions Available for Licensing 2Health News:HeartMath® Inc.’s HRV Platform Solutions Available for Licensing 3Health News:Project Veritas: James O’Keefe Interviews the Man Who Discovered Jonathan Gruber Videos 2Health News:Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says 2Health News:New Study Reveals Genetic Mutations That May Trigger Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:OutMarket Releases Cheat Sheets for Social Media Marketing 2Health News:OutMarket Releases Cheat Sheets for Social Media Marketing 3
(Date:12/15/2014)... , December 15, 2014 ... drugs for aggressive drug resistant cancers, today announces that ... a private placing from new and existing investors. ... to support the development of its pipeline of innovative ... for its lead drug candidate, BGB324, a first-in-class selective ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... MEETING, Pa. , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today it has been added to the ... NASDAQ Biotechnology Index will become effective upon market ... NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is designed to track the ... are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Washington State are not the only ... Oregon , Alaska , and ... 2014 elections. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141212/164152 ... The benefits of legalizing cannabis are manifold. There are the ... revenue for state and local governments, in addition to reduced ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BerGenBio Completes NOK90 Million Fundraising 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 4CannaInsider.com Estimates 200,000 New Jobs in the Cannabis Industry by 2015 2
Cached News: