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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a ... the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment ... a life sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of ... position, Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future ... today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes ... stand in the way of academic and community service ... scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... The vast majority of dialysis patients currently ... are usually 3 times a week, with treatment times ... time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen can ... patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly dialysis ... centers for some duration of time. Residents ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: