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Parkinson’s disease (PD), a central nervous system disease of the autonomic and basal ganglia, neocortex, and spinal cord, is thought to affect about one million people in the United States. Its etiology is thought to include a confluence of factors including age, genetic predisposition, comorbid disease states (e.g., Gaucher’s disease), and environmental factor dynamics. Present in 1% of people over age 65 and 2.5% of those older than 80, its symptoms are the direct result of dopaminergic neuronal degradation along the nigrostriatal tract and include bradykinesia, resting tremor, muscle rigidity, and gait disturbance.
The following healthcare professionals: neurologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in neurology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with PD.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Acorda.
Release Date: March 27, 2018 -- Expiration Date: March 27, 2020
Faculty: Natalie Diaz, MD
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content: cursory refresher and review of PD
Treatment of PD
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Dr. Natalie Diaz, MD, Associate Professor in Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has received research support from Pfizer, Civitas, Chelsea, Adamas, SK Life.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Acorda
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