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Vol. 29, No. 3-4, 2007
Issue release date: February 2008
Section title: Original Paper
Neuroepidemiology 2007;29:163–169
(DOI:10.1159/000111578)

The Management Approaches to Dyskinesia Vary from Country to Country

Woitalla D.a · Mueller T.a · Russ H.b · Hock K.b · Haeger D.-A.b
aDepartment of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University, Bochum, and bMerck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: November 27, 2007
Issue release date: February 2008

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

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Abstract

Many Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients treated with levodopa develop motor fluctuations and/or dyskinesia. This large, retrospective study was conducted to compare the prevalence and treatment of dyskinesia in PD patients in seven countries. A total of 380 physicians were interviewed and completed patient record forms retrospectively for their last 5 patients with dyskinesia (total 1,900). The overall prevalence of dyskinesia in PD patients was 34%, but the rate varied from 24 to 51% according to geographical location. This study showed that 51.0% of Japanese physicians and 50.6% of UK physicians were dissatisfied with current treatment strategies for dyskinesia. Regardless of geographical location, physicians were dissatisfied with the current treatment strategies for dyskinesia.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: November 27, 2007
Issue release date: February 2008

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NED


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