Parkinson Disease

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Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mostly presents in later life with generalized slowing of movements (bradykinesia) and at least one other symptom of resting tremor or rigidity. Other associated features are a loss of smell, sleep dysfunction, mood disorders, excess salivation, constipation, and excessive periodic limb movements in sleep. This activity reviews the pathophysiology, presentation, and diagnosis of Parkinson disease and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease.
  • Review the presentation of a patient with Parkinson disease.
  • Outline the treatment and management options available for Parkinson disease.
  • Explain interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and outcomes in patients with Parkinson disease.

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Great information

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The material always helps me to keep in mind the essential to know about Parkinson disease.

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Wonderful

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This was a great review that is also beneficial for paramedics/ students to consider causes of falls and orthostatic hypotension among other things. Thank you

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History and Physical An earlier feature of PD is tremor, typically unilateral and present at rest, which is usually the reason for seeking help at a neurology clinic. After using the hands, such as to pick up a book, the tremor may vanish for some minutes, only to return when the patient is NOT distracted and resting once again. This is the so-called reemerging tremor that is typical of PD. I added the word NOT above. Isn't that what is inferred?

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