Review: Catechol O-methyl transferase inhibitors plus L-dopa and some surgical interventions improve Parkinson disease symptoms: COMMENTARY

Jog, Mandar
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study conducted to study the efficacy of different medical interventions to improve the symptoms in patients with early or advanced Parkinson disease (PD). The study reviewed current PD treatment, including pharmacologic, physiotherapeutic, surgical, and psychiatric interventions. Several studies in the use of DAs for the treatment of PD have been published. The review methodology is well explained, and the inclusion of studies seems reasonable. Unfortunately, studies on DAs plus L-dopa within the past 3 years were not included in this meta-analysis.


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