Parkinson disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta.
Cardinal symptoms include rest...
Diagnosis is based on clinical features of bradykinesia, resting tremor, asymmetry of symptoms, and response to dopaminergic therapy.
Gold standard for diagnosis is neuropathologic exam.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation with standard physical and occupational therapy components to improve functional outcomes
Physiotherapy to help with gait reeducation, enhance...
Increase dietary fluids and fiber and increase activity for constipation.
For dysphagia, consider soft food, swallowing evaluation, and increased time for meals.
Avoid large, high-fat m...
G20 Parkinson’s disease
G21.9 Secondary parkinsonism, unspecified
G31.83 Dementia with Lewy bodies
G21.11 Neuroleptic induced parkinsonism
G21.19 Other drug induced secondary parkinsonism
The classic description for PD is shaky, stiff, slow, and stumbling.
Emphasize the importance of exercise and movement to help preserve function.
Pharmacotherapeutic regimens need to be ...
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