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Article: Update on the management of parkinson's disease

TitleUpdate on the management of parkinson's disease
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Issue Date1998
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1998, v. 20 n. 1, p. 20-32 How to Cite?
AbstractParkinson's disease is a chronic disabling condition with specific histopathological findings. No cure is yet available although treatment response can be remarkable. Family physicians are often faced with problematic issues on diagnosis and therapy when managing patients with Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is still the mainstay of treatment but its long-term use can be associated with considerable side-effects. We advocate the use of dopamine agonists as de novo therapy in younger onset patients. The application of stereotactic functional surgery has great potential in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45074
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dc.contributor.authorMak, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:16:53Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:16:53Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1998, v. 20 n. 1, p. 20-32en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45074-
dc.description.abstractParkinson's disease is a chronic disabling condition with specific histopathological findings. No cure is yet available although treatment response can be remarkable. Family physicians are often faced with problematic issues on diagnosis and therapy when managing patients with Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is still the mainstay of treatment but its long-term use can be associated with considerable side-effects. We advocate the use of dopamine agonists as de novo therapy in younger onset patients. The application of stereotactic functional surgery has great potential in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMedical sciencesen_HK
dc.titleUpdate on the management of parkinson's diseaseen_HK
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