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Noncontact Boxing Exercise Assessed for Parkinson Disease Benefit

September 19, 2021

By Matt Hoffman

The FIGHT-PD study is expected to complete and read out interim results before the end of 2021. It aims to assess the exercise program’s safety, tolerability, and efficacy in Parkinson disease.

Omaveloxolone Continues to Demonstrate Positive Effect on Friedrich Ataxia

September 19, 2021

By Marco Meglio

Patients previously randomized to omaveloxolone in the core study period continued to show no worsening on modified Friedrich Ataxia Rating Scale relative to their original baseline after nearly 2.5 years of treatment.

Home Health DBS Management Proves Feasible for Parkinson Disease

September 18, 2021

By Matt Hoffman

Patients who underwent deep brain stimulation procedures that were managed postoperatively in the home reported significantly fewer clinic visits with similar MDS-UPDRS scores to standard of care.

Medical Cannabis Improves Related Pain, Symptoms of Dystonia

September 18, 2021

By Abby Reinhard

Investigators noted the psychiatric adverse effects of treatment with medical cannabis, requiring patient monitoring after initiation.

Prasinezumab Shows Potential Effect of Delaying Motor Progression in Parkinson Disease

September 18, 2021

By Marco Meglio

Despite not meeting the primary end point, those in the early-start group showed reduced change from baseline in MDS-UPDRS-III scores compared with the delayed-start group at both weeks 52 and 104.

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